Music Musings: 20 Songs to Download for the Ultimate Holiday Playlist

By  November 27, 2012

Chestnuts will soon be roasting over open fires, Jack Frost has already started nipping at our noses, and soon enough, we’ll all be walking in a winter wonderland. It’s holiday season and whether you observe Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or even Festivus, all can agree that it’s the most wonderful time of the year. However you spread your holiday cheer, there is one thing that can get people far and wide into the gift-giving spirit: holiday hits. Lend your ears to the smooth, mellow baritone of Nat “King” Cole in “The Christmas Song,” sway to Madonna‘s sexy remake of Eartha Kitt’s “Santa Baby,” or go the instrumental route with the original 1904 composition of “Carol of the Bells.” Whether you’re a fan of holiday originals, or if you prefer modern-day spins on classic tunes, you’re in for an ultimate holiday playlist that’ll make you wish the holiday season lasted year round.

  1. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! | Michael Bublé (2003)
  2. Christmas in Hollis | Run D.M.C. (1987)
  3. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus | John Mellencamp (1987)
  4. Do You Hear What I Hear? | Vanessa Williams (1996)
  5. Under My Tree | *NSYNC (1998)
  6. Last Christmas | Taylor Swift (2007)
  7. Step Into Christmas | Elton John (1973)
  8. Let It Snow | Boyz II Men (1993)
  9. The Christmas Song | Nat “King” Cole (1960)
  10. Santa Baby | Madonna (1987)
  11. The Hanukkah Song | Adam Sandler (1994)
  12. Carol of the Bells | composed by Mykola Leontovych (1904)
  13. This Christmas | Donny Hathaway (1970)
  14. Winter Wonderland | Jason Mraz
  15. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town | Jackson 5 (1970)
  16. 8 Days of Christmas | Destiny’s Child (2007)
  17. Silver Bells | Kenny G
  18. Christmas Tree | Lady Gaga (2008)
  19. All I Want for Christmas is You | Mariah Carey (1994)
  20. It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year | Andy Williams (1963)