Not feeling the Christmas cheer just yet? These Christmas hits will definitely get you into the festive mood and singing along before you know it!
Christmas is coming, and for better or worse, the holiday season also signals the end for the ever-eventful 2020. With COVID-19 measures continuing to put a dampener on large gatherings and travel plans, getting into that holiday mood might not come as naturally as before. But, what exactly contributes to that Christmas spirit?
Maybe it’s the gifts we give and receive, or the Christmas trees and lights along (the much emptier) Orchard Road. If you can’t resist humming along to festive tunes blasting on mall PA systems, this playlist is for you! Here are twelve timeless Christmas hits to get you going, and twelve more to really bring you that Christmas cheer!
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- It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas — Michael Bublé
- Last Christmas — Wham!
- Let It Snow! — Dean Martin
- Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree — Brenda Lee
- All I Want For Christmas Is You — Mariah Carey
- Sleigh Ride — The Ronettes
- Feliz Navidad — José Feliciano
- Holly Jolly Christmas — Burl Ives
- Wonderful Christmastime — Paul McCartney
- Do They Know It’s Christmas? — Band Aid
- Santa Claus Is Coming to Town! — The Jackson 5
- The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You) — Nat King Cole
Now, many of these need no introduction, and here’s betting you already know the words to them too. But, because you’ve probably heard them before at one mall or another, here are twelve more songs that will add more festive feels to your Christmas playlist!
Instrumentals for that extra magic
Instrumental music is, well, instrumental in creating an atmosphere, and are especially great when you’re all done with Christmas karaoke. What they lack in singing is often made up for with other instruments to carry a melody, while others add texture to the background.
More instrumental magic:
Something for the kids
… And one delicious cookie! ♫
Besides presents, music by familiar characters is one of the ways to get children excited for Christmas. Granted, many of us young at heart should have no problems enjoying these tunes too.
More Christmas songs for kids:
- Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer — Sesame Street
- All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth) — Alvin & The Chipmunks
- Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas — Kermit the Frog
- Deck The Halls — Mickey & His Friends
- Jingle Bells — Mickey and the Gang
A modern Christmas
Besides traditional carols and popular tracks that have withstood the test of time, there are also many new Christmas bops infused with modern music styles. We’ll know in a few years if these prove to be as enduring as their predecessors.
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AutoApp Christmas Playlist: Vol. 1
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