Have a holly jolly Christmas! It’s the best time of the year–or at least I think so! As much as I love the fall, Christmas is hands down my favorite holiday season, and what’s not to love? The beautiful decor, the festive films, and, most importantly, the feel-good tunes. I don’t know about you, but holiday music puts me in the most wonderful mood! Sure, there are a few songs that have become overplayed and clichéd, but the essence of every song is ultimately the same, and while presents are awesome (I mean, who doesn’t like to receive gifts?), holiday songs remind us of the real reason behind this holiday season: to spread peace on earth and joy to the world. So, whether you’re feeling like a Grinch or have been blasting holiday music since Thanksgiving (like me), hopefully these contemporary and traditional tunes will have you rockin’ around the Christmas tree in no time!
The First Noel- Leslie Odom, Jr.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays- *NSYNC
Christmas Time- Christina Aguilera
All I Want For Christmas Is You- Mariah Carey
Last Christmas- Wham!
8 Days of Christmas- Destiny’s Child (you’re welcome)
Sleigh Ride- TLC
O Come, All Ye Faithful- Penatonix
Silent Night- The Temptations
Santa Clause Goes Straight to the Ghetto- James Brown
Happy XMas (War is Over)- John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Please Come Home for Christmas- Charles Brown
Santa Clause is Coming to Town- Jackson 5
Let It Snow- Boyz II Men
Santa Tell Me- Ariana Grande
The Hannakuh Song- Adam Sandler
This Christmas- Donny Hathaway
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)-Darlene Love
The Christmas Song- Nat King Cole
Peace on Earth/ The Little Drummer Boy- Bing Crosby and David Bowie