The 40 Holiday Songs You Should Play Right Now

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Have yourself a merry little Christmas (playlist!). From Bing Crosby to Beyoncé, here’s our pick of the best festive Christmas songs that’ll keep your toes tappin’ all season long. Some classic. Some modern-day covers. But all will get you and your family in a great holiday mood.

Grab that cocoa and join us, won't you?


O Holy Night – Josh Groban

Happy Christmas – Maroon 5

The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole

Baby, It's Cold Outside – She & Him

Mele Kalikimaka – The Puppini Sisters

Little Saint Nick – The Beach Boys

Santa Baby – Ariana Grande

Christmas Time Is Here – Vince Guaraldi Trio

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas – Gayle Peeves

Christmas Wrapping – The Waitresses

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays – *Nsync

Do They Know It's Christmas? – Band Aid

Last Christmas – Wham!

Wonderful Christmastime – Paul McCartney

Ludacrismas – Ludacris

Frosty the Snowman – Jimmy Durante

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas ¬– Michael Bublé

White Christmas – Bing Crosby

Underneath the Tree – Kelly Clarkson

Dominic the Donkey – Eriss Roberto

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Sam Smith

Carol of the Bells – Trans-Siberian Orchestra

8 Days of Hanukah – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

All I Want for Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey

Little Drummer Boy – Jennifer Nettles & Idina Menzel

Jingle Bells – Barbra Streisand

Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town – Fred Astaire

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – The Jackson 5

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Frank Sinatra

Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – Amy Grant

Silent Night – Beyoncé

A Holly Jolly Christmas – Burl Ives

Feliz Navidad – José Feliciano

Hallelujah – Pentatonix

Let It Snow – Brett Eldridge

My Only Wish (This Year) – Britney Spears

The Hanukkah Song – Adam Sandler

Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – Lady Antebellum

Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer – Elmo & Patsy

So how did we do? Did your favorites make the list? Perhaps you found another tune to add to your playlist or an all-new Christmas anthem. Either way, we hope you have fun getting your yuletide cheer on!

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