10 Songs that Belong on Your Christmas Playlist

Christmas time is, by far, my favorite time of the year. If you’re anything like me in this regard, you probably love the music that comes with this season. The following songs are my “must haves” for a rockin’(around the Christmas tree) playlist. 


  1. Believe (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Avycrez66o ) by Josh Groban
  • This song will instantly bring you back to being a young kid, sitting on your couch watching the Polar Express. 


  1. Hallelujah (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdcpktVceQk ) by Pentatonix
  • I would argue that this is the best rendition of Hallelujah ever performed.


  1. I’ll Be Home for Christmas (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yhI35F2NB0 ) by Michael Bublé
  • Because it’s not Christmas without Michael Bublé.


  1. Mary, Did You Know? (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-WvIwCkNxY ) by Pentatonix 
  • The Pentatonix are too good to only be included on this list once. Plus, this song is by far my favorite on their “That’s Christmas to Me” album.


  1. What Christmas Means to Me (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrJtnn2T-3c ) by Paul Young
  • This song has been performed time and time again, but this version is my favorite. I could be impartial because it reminds me of shopping on Christmas Eve with my Dad, but it’s still a great song.


  1. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flA5ndOyZbI ) by John Lennon
  • This song could even make the Grinch smile.


  1. Someday at Christmas (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7-0DCA534I ) by Stevie Wonder
  • This song is my favorite Christmas song of ALL time. 


  1. Santa Can’t Stay (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW7b3WwQxcE ) by Dwight Yoakam
  • I guarantee your feet will be tapping to the beat within the first 30 seconds.


  1. Holly Leaves and Christmas Trees (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=168xb_qCPco ) by Elvis Presley
  • The King of Rock and Roll did not disappoint with this song. 


  1. All I Want for Christmas Is You (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRyhqobl0skn ) by Mariah Carey
  • This song might be last on the list, but it is definitely not least. After all, no Christmas playlist is complete without this Mariah Carey song.