Add these fes­tive favourites to your hol­i­day playlist and spread some cheer

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From one-hit won­ders to time­less clas­sics, these are the fes­tive beats to play on re­peat

Merry Christ­mas by Mariah Carey Em­brace your in­ner diva and belt out “All I Want For Christ­mas Is You” on re­peat. Last Christ­mas by Wham! This pop song has heart­break, a ski chalet and Ge­orge Michael’s great hair. Christ­mas & Chill by Ar­i­ana Grande If you’re a fan of Ar­i­ana’s vo­cal range, you’ll love these orig­i­nal R&B bal­lads. James Brown Sings Christ­mas Songs Get your end-of-year party started with this fes­tive funk mu­sic. Elvis’s Christ­mas Al­bum Hip-swiv­el­ling hol­i­day tunes with a bit of rock’n’roll and coun­try. Fairy­tale of New York by Pogues When the mood calls for some­thing more nos­tal­gic, put on this Ir­ish folk song. Some­day At Christ­mas by Ste­vie Won­der Start your Christ­mas morn­ing in style with some heart­felt Mo­town mu­sic. Christ­mas Rap by Var­i­ous Artists Pre­fer hip-hop to tra­di­tional hymns? Give this com­pi­la­tion a lis­ten. Christ­mas Rap­pin’ by Kur­tis Blow A rap record about Santa drop­ping by a house party. A Jolly Christ­mas from Frank Si­na­tra Let Si­na­tra fill you with mem­o­ries of Christ­mases past. Un­der the Mistle­toe by Justin Bieber This cheesy pop al­bum fea­tures Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men and more. The Beach Boys’ Christ­mas Al­bum Surf-rock car­ols per­fect for trips to the beach. 40 Christ­mas Hits by Bing Crosby What is Christ­mas without Crosby croon­ing in ev­ery su­per­mar­ket? Christ­mas in Har­lem by Kanye West We think you’ll find the lyrics to this track on Santa’s naughty list! Happy Xmas (War Is Over) by John & Yoko Ono/The Plas­tic Ono Band This call for peace feels more rel­e­vant than ever. Merry Christ­mas by Ra­mones Turn up the vol­ume when you play this punk an­them. Jack­son 5 Christ­mas Al­bum Clas­sic car­ols that you can dance to. Won­der­ful Christ­mas­time by Paul Mc­Cart­ney Crit­ics can’t de­cide if they love or loathe this track. Christ­mas by Michael Bublé Lis­ten to these smooth ren­di­tions un­der the mistle­toe. Blue Xmas by Miles Davis A jazz record with a so­cial mes­sage that’s more Scrooge than Santa.

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