It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for music (and literally everything else, too)!
We challenged ourselves to pick the Christmas songs we believe to be the greatest of all time (GOAT), and trust us, this was no easy task.
Hopefully, these can help you craft your perfect playlist and get you in the holiday spirit!
Let’s start with our top ten old classics…
Don’t turn on us when we say that older Christmas music is the best Christmas music, okay? But yes, we said it. Old Christmas music is better!
Nothing – and we mean NOTHING – can put you in the Christmas spirit like these timeless goodies can (we promise!).
Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
Sleigh Ride – The Ronettes
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Frank Sinatra
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Andy Williams
Happy Holiday / The Holiday Season – Andy Williams
You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch – Thurl Ravenscroft
A Holly Jolly Christmas – Burl Ives
Feliz Navidad – José Feliciano
Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley
Now for our top ten new age jams…
Of course, we have some new Christmas guilty pleasures…and yes, most of them are by Michael Bublé (can we just crown him the Christmas music king at this point?).
It seems like every artist who has ever tried to have a music career gave Christmas music a go, but only a few became true hits and are now a crucial part of our Christmas time queue!
Here are our favorites:
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas – Michael Bublé
Holly Jolly Christmas – Michael Bublé
Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Michael Bublé
All I Want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey
Christmas / Sarajevo 12/24 – Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Mistletoe – Justin Bieber
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays – *NSYNC
Hallelujah – Pentatonix
Like It’s Christmas – Jonas Brothers
There is no holiday that gives us music like Christmas does, so there is NO shame in overplaying it until the big day on December 25th!
Happy listening, ladies! …and more importantly, happy holidays!