Ultimate Holiday Playlist 2018

Caroline Wilking, Staff Writer

This Christmas, get your groove on with these 25 songs to last all the way until the night Santa comes.

  1. “All I Want for Christmas is You” – Mariah Carey: It truly would not be Christmas without Mariah Carey’s iconic singing. Gather up your friends and have fun screaming these lyrics from the rooftop.
  2. “Hallelujah” – Pentatonix: This song has been covered an incredible amount of times, but Pentatonix’s version stands out from the rest. This song is the perfect emotional addition to your playlist.
  3. “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” – *NSYNC: Another classic, this song will make you want to get up and dance.
  4. “Christmas Lights” – Coldplay: “Christmas Lights” is a bit of a sadder song, but it is the perfect background music for staring out of your bedroom window at night, watching the snowflakes fall.
  5. “Mary, Did You Know?” – Pentatonix: Here’s another lovely Pentatonix song. It’s a beautiful arrangement, and everyone should listen to it at least once.
  6. “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” – Band Aid: If you’ve ever turned on your radio during the Christmas season, you know this song.
  7. “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” – John Lennon: The singing of the children’s choir accompanied by Lennon’s melody is simply unforgettable.
  8. “Last Christmas” – Wham!: It’s got a catchy chorus and a relatable plot.
  9. “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” – Michael Bubl√©: What kind of holiday playlist would this be without Michael Bubl√©?
  10. “Jingle Bells” – Frank Sinatra: This isn’t your classic jingle bells. Sinatra puts a jazzy twist on your favorite repetitive song.
  11. “Blue Christmas” – Elvis Presley: This is our nostalgic throwback jam.
  12. “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” – Andy Williams: It really is the most wonderful time of the year!
  13. “Silver Bells” – Dean Martin: This song just makes you want to sing along.
  14. “Mele Kalikimaka” – Bing Crosby: Another well-known Christmas track that’s fun for all.
  15. “Crabs For Christmas” – Honky Tonk Confidential: Oh, I want crabs for Christmas. Oh, only crabs will do! If you’re in Maryland in December, you know how important this song is.
  16. “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” – Lindsey Stirling: This beautiful violin cover makes life feel like the Nutcracker for 2 minutes and 38 seconds.
  17. “What Child Is This” – Lindsey Stirling: Whether you sing the “Greensleeves” or original lyrics, this song is incredible.
  18. “White Winter Hymnal” – Pentatonix: Remember when the choir sang this last Christmas? The Pentatonix version is almost as good.
  19. “The First Noel” – Pentatonix: This is a classic Christmas carol and an enjoyable listen.
  20. “Little Drummer Boy” – Darlene Zschech: You’ll be pa-rum-pum-pum-pum-ing all season long!
  21. “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” – Pentatonix: This song is driving and powerful, and it is perfect for getting into the Christmas spirit.
  22. “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo” – Trans-Siberian Orchestra: It’s an amazing orchestral piece! If you’ve never heard this song, you’re in for a wild ride.
  23. “We Three Kings” – Alexander Jean: This arrangement is quite different from most.
  24. “Do You Hear What I Hear?” – Destiny’s Child: When you put Destiny’s Child and Christmas together, you get this masterpiece.
  25. “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” – Pentatonix: It’s a classic advent song. Get ready for Christmas!

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Merry Christmas and keep jamming!