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Welcome To HC’s Gen Z Holiday Playlist

Holiday playlists are a tricky beast to tackle. What at first seems like a mountain of different songs to climb quickly morphs into several mountains, which are all made up of 100 versions of the same songs. Before you know it, you’ve accidentally added four renditions of “Winter Wonderland” to your queue! To help sift through the masses, from new Christmas songs to the classics, several members of the Her Campus team contributed their seasonal favorites. Featuring Christmas, Hanukkah, and ~wintery~ vibes all around, HC created the ultimate holiday playlist for the season – and we also squeezed in the beloved pop-punk revival, as well as a touch of sad girl winter, if you will. My emotions? All over the place. But my Christmas spirit? Out of this world.

So, without further ado, happy streaming to all and to all a good night!

1. Winter Song – Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson, added by Iman

2. Wonderful CHRISTMASTIME – Paul McCartney, added by Lexie

3. What Christmas Should Be – Hilary Duff, added by Emily B

4. Last Christmas – Ariana Grande, added by Victoria

5. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays – *NSYNC, added by Ashley

6. Candy Cane Lane – Sia, added by Brie

7. Yule Shoot Your Eye Out – Fall Out Boy, added by Danielle

8. Have YourSelf A Merry Little Christmas – Ella Fitzgerald, added by Meguire

9. That’s Christmas To Me – Pentatonix, added by Eboni

10. Mistletoe is For Quitters – Forever The Sickest Kids, added by Cara B

11. Cold December – Matt Costa, added by Emily M

12. Christmas Tree Farm – Taylor Swift, added by Sammi

13. 8NIGHTS – Dafna and Cameron Desnoes, added by Victoria

14. Oh! Santa – Mariah Carey, added by Brie

15. My Only Wish (This Year) – Britney Spears, added by Danielle

16. Step Into Christmas – Elton John, added by Ellie

17. Mistletoe – Justin Bieber, added by Emily M

18. Light’s On – Tyler, The Creator, Ryan Beatty, and Santigold, added by Victoria

19. I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Frank Sinatra, added by Carol

20. Nothing For Christmas – New Found Glory, added by Cara B

21. White Winter Hymnal – Pentatonix, added by Sammi

22. Carol Of The Bells – Lindsey Stirling, added by Tianna

23. The Greatest Time Of Year – Aly & AJ, added by Erica

24. Winter Song – The HEad and The HEart, added by Emily M

25. Merry Christmas Baby – Otis Redding, added by Cara B

26. Santa Baby – Taylor Swift, added by Julianne

27. Christmas Time Again – Ashanti, added by Alexis

28. It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas – Michael Bublé, added by Tianna

29. Snowman – Sia, added by Addie

30. Glittery – Kacey Musgraves, added by Kaitlin

31. Let It Snow – Boyz II Men, added by Amadi

32. I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas Gayle Peevey, added by Dori

33. Like It’s Christmas – The Jonas Brothers, added by Julianne

34. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – Miley Cyrus, added by Emily M

35. Give You Everything – Buzzy Lee, added by Erica

36. El Burrito Sabanero Marco Pastor Estelles, added by Izzie

37. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – Darlene Love, added by Cara B

38. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – The Jackson 5, added by Hannah

39. LoVe Is Christmas – Sara Bareilles, added by Tianna

40. Deck The Rooftop – The Glee Cast, added by Sammi

41. Underneath The Tree – Kelly Clarkson, added by Hannah

42. Hey Santa – Ashanti, added by Alexis

43. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey, added by Amadi

44. Winterqueen – Phish, added by Emily M

45. Holly Jolly Christmas – Michale Bublé, added by Emily S

46. Little Saint Nick – The Beach Boys, added by Cara B

47. Wrapped In Red – Kelly Clarkson, added by Erica

48. hilo – the holidays By Kuana Torres Kahele, added by Andrea

49. River – Jessica vosk, added by Sammi

50. Winter Wonderland – Lady Gaga And Tony Bennett, added by Marissa

Sammi is the Lifestyle Editor at HerCampus.com, overseeing content strategy for the lifestyle, decor, Her Future, Her20s, culture & entertainment sections. She first got involved with HC as the Social Media Manager and Senior Editor of Her Campus at Siena, where she graduated with a degree in Biology of all things. She moonlights as an EMT, and in her free time can be found playing post-apocalyptic video games, trying on new lipsticks, begging for Taylor Swift's attention on Twitter or planning her next trip to Broadway.
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