Top 20 Christmas Songs for a Cozy and Festive December

Published on: December 2, 2019
People Wearing Santa Hats and Celebrating

We’ve compiled a one-of-a-kind Christmas playlist just for you because the holidays and Musak don’t mix. And, since your local mall, grocery store and radio station have probably been playing Christmas music since Halloween, we know you know what we’re talking about.

But who has time for compiling a classic Christmas song list between working, traveling for Thanksgiving, and shopping for presents?

This year, you can cross that job off your list because we did the hard work, just for you. So, let these songs set the mood for your holiday get-togethers, be they cocktail parties, relaxing with a special someone in front of the fire or opening gifts on Christmas Eve. (And, here’s a hint: shop here for classic and affordable items for the baseball, football, basketball and hockey fans in your life. You’ll benefit by having more time to enjoy the season and these tunes.)

“Sleigh Ride,” The Ronettes

“Christmas Time is Here,” Vince Guaraldi Trio

“Please Come Home for Christmas,” Charles Brown

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” Dean Martin

“The Christmas Waltz,” Frank Sinatra

“Make it to Christmas,” Alessia Cara

“Christmas Wrapping,” The Waitresses

“A Hand for Mrs. Claus,” Idina Menzel featuring Ariana Grande

“Santa Baby,” Eartha Kitt

“You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” Dr. Suess

“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” Bare Naked Ladies featuring Sarah MacLachlan

“The Christmas Song,” Ella Fitzgerald

“Run Rudolph Run,” Chuck Berry

“Blue Xmas,” Miles Davis

“Medley: O Holy Night,” Ray Conniff and the Ray Conniff Singers

“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” Chris Botti

“Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” Bill Evans

“Here Comes Santa Claus,” Gene Autry

“Good Morning Blues,” (The Real Tuesday Weld Clerkenwell Remix), Count Basie and His Orchestra

“Zat You, Santa Claus?,” (The Heavy Remix) Louis Armstrong

We couldn’t resist throwing in a couple of bonus tracks to get your New Year rolling. Here’s to 2020!

“On Green Dolphin Street,” Bill Evans

“What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?,” (Mangini vs. Pallin Remix) Ella Fitzgerald

May your holidays be merry and your New Year be bright!