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