I abide by three simple rules: hang up your towel after you shower, don’t feed the dog people food and no Christmas music until after Thanksgiving. Well, Gigglers, I broke that last rule this year. I listened to Christmas music in early November to help you prepare for the holidays. Yes, I pored through iTunes and scoured Spotify to find the best songs to get you in the Christmas spirit. What resulted was a playlist of the holiday’s finest.
Some songs have the original artist you recognize from the radio year after year, while some are a more updated version. You’ll see a lot of classics on the list, because frankly, they’re hard to beat. I compiled a fun mix of old and new; the perfect playlist to jumpstart your ho ho holiday season!
Let’s be clear: there are Christmas songs, and then there are Christmas carols. Songs are about the season, while carols are more religious. To keep me focused, I stuck to just Christmas songs. Even then it was nearly impossible to narrow it down, but here are the 10 best Christmas songs, hands down, and in no particular order.
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year performed by Robert Mersey and Andy Williams
Baby, It’s Cold Outside performed by She & Him
Blue Christmas performed by Elvis Presley
It’s Christmas! Let’s Be Glad! performed by Sufjan Stevens
Santa Baby performed by Miss Piggy
The only YouTube videos I could find of this were homemade tributes complete with stuffed Miss Piggy dolls (I’ll let you find those yourselves… they’re really something), but trust me when I say to listen to this little piggy’s rendition of ‘Santa Baby’ from The Muppets: A Green and Red Christmas.
Fairytale Of New York performed by The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl
What Christmas Means To Me performed by Stevie Wonder
Marshmallow World performed by Francesca Battistelli
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) performed by Nat King Cole Trio
All I Want For Christmas Is You performed by Mariah Carey
Happy holidays, Gigglers! Whatever you’re celebrating, I hope it’s the best. And because this list shouldn’t be limited to 10 (hell, or Christmas even), let me know your favorite holiday song in the comments.
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