Hey y’all- hope your first week back at work/school after Thanksgiving is going well. It’s always a bit hard getting back into the swing of things. Also, hope y’all got some Christmas shopping knocked out, and got some things on your personal wish list during the Cyber Week sales. Now that I’m through covering all the Black Friday-Cyber Monday sale madness, I thought it would be fun to get into the Christmas spirit by sharing my Christmas music playlist!

I honestly love a variety of Christmas music-Motown, pop, classical, country, and more. I enjoy both traditional Christmas carols, original modern Christmas songs, and classic Christmas carols with a modern twist. Confession-I discovered a couple songs in this playlist while watching Hallmark movies. I really liked the song playing in the background of the movie. So I asked Siri what song it was, and she filled me in. I’m also not ashamed to include some kiddie faves on this list, including “The Chipmunk Song”, and Mickey Mouse & his pals singing “Jingle Bells” and “Deck the Halls.”

This playlist is definitely not exhaustive with respect to Christmas music I love. But when I think about my favorite Christmas tunes, the songs in this playlist come to mind first.  Since I don’t start listening to Christmas music until the day after Thanksgiving, I’ve been enjoying re-visiting my tried and true favorites.

I’ve grouped them into categories. You can click on any song to listen on Spotify. At the bottom, there is a Spotify widget where you can view the whole playlist and listen to a preview of each song too

Motown

What Christmas Means to Me” (Stevie Wonder)
Jingle Bells” (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles)
Joy to the World” (The Supremes)
My Favorite Things” (The Supremes)
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” (Jackson 5)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (The Temptations)
Go Tell it on the Mountain” (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles)
I Believe in Christmas Eve” (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles)
Deck the Halls/Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella” (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles)

Heard on Hallmark

We’re Gonna Have a Happy Christmas” (Paul Fletcher, Patrick Sturrock, Emily Taylor)
Christmas Is That Time of Year” (Andrew Kingslow, Laura Dowling)

Pop

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” (*NSYNC)
All I Want for Christmas Is You” (Mariah Carey)
This Christmas” (Joe)
My Only Wish” (Britney Spears)
Little Saint Nick” (The Beach Boys)
Santa Stole My Lady” (Fitz and the Tantrums)
Step into Christmas” (Elton John)

Country

Do You Hear What I Hear” (Carrie Underwood)
Candy Cane Christmas” (Darius Rucker)
Christmas Must Be Something More” (Taylor Swift)
Silent Night” (Taylor Swift)
Santa Baby” (Kellie Pickler)
On This Winter’s Night” (Lady Antebellum)
Last Christmas” (Taylor Swift)
Jingle Bell Rock” (Julianne Hough)
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” (Julianne Hough)

Classical

Linus & Lucy” (Charlie Brown Christmas/Vince Guarldi Trio)
Joy to the World” (Mannheim Steamroller)
Holiday Flight” from “Home Alone” (John Williams, Boston Pops)
The Nutcracker Suite” (Brian Setzer Orchestra)
Waltz of the Snowflakes” (from The Nutcracker)
Russian/Candy Cane from Act 2” (from the Nutcracker)
Sleigh Ride” (Boston Pops)

Characters and Cartoons

Jingle Bells” (Mickey Mouse & friends)
Christmas Don’t Be Late (The Chipmunk Song)” (Alvin and the Chipmunks)
Deck the Halls” (Mickey Mouse & friends)

Other

He Has Come for Us (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen)” (Meredith Andrews)
Emmanuel” (Amy Grant)
O Little Town of Bethlehem” (Amy Grant)

Download the whole playlist on Spotify here. Hope y’all enjoyed this post. I’d love to hear what some of YOUR favorite Christmas songs are. Also, did you just start listening to Christmas music this past week, or have you been listening since the beginning of November?

I look forward to sharing more Christmas content with y’all. In case you missed it, you can check out last week’s post on 10 Dresses to Wear to Christmas Party.

-xoxo Liz

 

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