December hasn’t even started yet, but we are already preparing the panetone and doing a revival of the Christmas lights. Especially after this crazy and unusual year we’ve had due to the pandemic, Christmas and New Year are a silver lining that the end of 2020 is bringing to everyone. And like every party time, there’s one thing that no one should forget to prepare: the music! Thinking about that, we made a selection of eight songs, either classical or more contemporary ones, that can surely join your playlist to bring joy, hope and a dancing vibe to your holiday time. Check them all below!
- It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas – Michael Bublé
Michael Bublé couldn’t be a more suitable artist to begin our playlist: it is really beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and this song will make you feel that Santa is already knocking on your door. With a jazz rhythm, Bublé sings this original song of Bing Crosby amazingly, and this is only one of the others great covers that are part of his special album “Christmas”.
- First Christmas That I Loved You – Shameik Moore
It’s a lovely romantical song from the soundtrack of the movie “Let It Snow”, Netflix’s adaptation of the homonymous book written by Maureen Johnson, John Green and Lauren Myracle. It’s a Christmas movie with three different stories that somehow connect to each other, and “First Christmas That I Loved You”, besides being a great background song to the story, is performed by the character Stuart Bale (Shameik Moore), a famous singer on the movie plot. It’s a song to fall in love with, and brings that teenager rom-com energy to warm up your heart during the holiday.
- Christmas In The Sand – Colbie Caillat
Have you ever wondered how it would be if Santa Claus was spending the holiday not among the snowflakes of North Pole, but catching a wave on the beach? Well, Colbie Caillat did that, and the great melody of “Christmas In The Sand” is matched with a funny lyric about a beachy Christmas with peppermint candy canes and Rudolph playing in the sand. It’s a great option to bring a ray of sunshine among all the lyrics about snowflakes, winter coats and hot chocolate – specially for brazilians, whose Christmas is celebrated during summer.
- Like It’s Christmas – Jonas Brothers
After the Jonas Brothers comeback, two special Christmas songs were released, and we just can’t help joining at least one of them in this list. “Like It’s Christmas” was the holiday release of the trio in 2019, and it has a catchy rhythm that will make you keep humming it until New Year.
- Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
Jingle Bell Rock was released in 1957, but never gets old for Christmas time. It is a classical from the american singer Bobby Helms, and will show you what a bright time is to rock the night away.
You probably know this song from the iconic scene of the movie “Mean Girls”- but if you don’t, we recommend you to do a double program: listen to the music and watch this ageless masterpiece.
- Mistletoe – Justin Bieber
Kissing under a mistletoe is a tradition that many people have already aimed to live in Christmas, at least once. This song is a romantical composition related to the tradition, who says that if you’re under a mistletoe with someone, you should both kiss, in order to bring luck and happiness for the new year. Therefore, with this song you can remember a Christmas tradition and enjoy the 2011 Justin Bieber’s voice: it’s the nostalgia you need for the holiday.
- All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
It is impossible to do a Christmas song list and not remember this classical hit. Christmas and Mariah Carey are like synonyms, and every year “All I Want For Christmas Is You” becomes a trend during this holiday time. In 2019, the single reached the number 1 of Billboard Hot 100, after 25 years of its release.
There’s nothing much to say about this song, cause it is basically a Christmas anthem already. Just listen to it, watch the video clip, and I’m sure you will keep dancing with the jingle bells all day long.
- Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas – Dolly Parton & Michael Bublé
Last, but not least, here we have the newest release of this selection: a Dolly Parton song featuring Michael Bublé. They released it on October 2, and later on it got an animated music video with a kind of story between the characters of Bublé and Parton.
The video was already compared to some Christmas specials such as “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” and “Charlie Brown”. With the song playing in the background, this cartoon style brings a nice and warm cozy feeling when you are listening to it. It’s a perfect melody to enjoy the afternoon after the Christmas family meeting, or to dance with your lover during a holiday dinner together.