HC Pitt’s Xmas Playlist

The holidays just aren’t complete without music. Luckily, here at Her Campus Pitt, we’re fanatics for the holidays (as you can tell by the length of our Christmas playlist.)

1. Every song from Home for Christmas by *NSYNC

2. “Underneath the Tree” by Kelly Clarkson

3. “Someday at Christmas” by The Jackson 5

4. “Winter Things” by Ariana Grande

5. “Happy Xmas (the War is Over) covered by Miley Cyrus

6. “Music Box Blues” by Trans-Siberian Orchestra

7. Any version of “Carol of the Bells” originally by Mykola Leontovych

8. “All I Want is You” by Justin Bieber

9. “All I Want for Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey (the real Christmas classic)

10. “Mistletoe” by Justin Bieber

11. “Last Christmas” originally by Wham! (The Taylor Swift version was also very loved.)

12. “(There’s no Place Like) Home for the Holidays” by Perry Como

13. “Please Come Home for Christmas” by the Eagles

14. Any and all the Pentatonix Christmas albums

15. The entirety of the “Nutcracker” soundtrack by Tchaikovsky

16. “Christmas Wrapping” by the Waitresses

17. “What Christmas Means to Me” by Stevie Wonder

18. “Santa Baby” originally by Eartha Kitt and covered by Ariana Grande

19. “It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas” by Perry Como

20. “The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)” by Nat King Cole

What I love about Her Campus Pitt’s Christmas playlist is that it spans several generations and incorporates covers with old favorites. To me, there’s nothing like the oldies: Nat King Cole, Perry Como and Frank Sinatra just to name a few – these acts have timeless voices. There’s also a reason why their songs keep getting covered by modern artists: they make you feel warm and cozy on the inside. But groups like Pentatonix are transforming those oldies and giving them new life so that they will continue to stick around for decades to come.

Image by Sabrina Martin

You can find the Spotify playlist here! There may be repeats of the same song by different artists, but that’s okay! It gives you an opportunity to compare which version you like the best, and maybe start a heated Christmas dinner debate.