19 Songs Every Killer Christmas Playlist Needs
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19 Songs Every Killer Christmas Playlist Needs

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

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19 Songs Every Killer Christmas Playlist Needs
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A great man once said,"The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear." Ok, so that man was Will Ferrell in Elf, but he has a point don't you think? Because is it really the Christmas season if you don't have a great playlist to fill your days with the holiday spirit?

Here are 19 songs that are needed for every killer Christmas playlist.

1. "Last Christmas", Wham!

The song that everyone claims to hate, but secretly belt out loud when they are home alone.

Lyrics with the most Christmas spirit: "Last Christmas I gave you my hear, but the very next day you gave it away. This year, to save me from tears, I'll give it to someone special."

2. "All I Want For Christmas Is You", Mariah Carey

I mean come on, is there any song that is more easily identifiable with a rocking Christmas playlist than this one? After the clock strikes midnight on Thanksgiving I'm playing this one on repeat.

Lyrics with the most Christmas spirit: "Oh I just want you for my own, more than you could ever know. Make my wish come true, Baby all I want for Christmas is you."

3. "Believe", Josh Groban

This one will put you in the feels and make you wish for the days where you believed in Santa. By the time the second verse rolls around you'll be filled with the Christmas spirit all over again.

Lyrics with the most Christmas spirit: "Believe in what you feel inside and give your dreams the wings to fly. You have everything you need, if you just believe."

4. "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas", Michael Buble

Michael Buble's voice is the most joyful thing about the holiday season.

Lyrics with the most Christmas spirit: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas; soon the bells will star. And the thing that will make them ring, is the carol that you sing right within your heart."

5. "Mary Did You Know", Pentatonix

When I sing along to this song I convince myself that I could begin my own acapella group.

Lyrics with the most Christmas spirit: "Mary did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation?"

6. "I'll Be Home", Meghan Trainor

This song basically just makes you want to be home with the people you love.

Lyrics with the most Christmas spirit: "I'll find my way back home, and light up every tree. We will hang our stockings for you and one for me. 'Cause Santa called to make sure I'm prepared. He said, "Pack your bags and tell them You'll be there."

7. "Winter Wonderland", Tony Bennett

It's called White Christmas for a reason.

Lyrics with the most Christmas spirit: "A beautiful sight we're happy tonight walking in a winter wonderland."

8. "Jingle Bell Rock", Bobby Helms

Extra points if you get your friends to dress up and dance Mean Girl style to this song.

Lyrics with the most Christmas spirit: "Dancing and prancing, in Jingle Bell Square, in the frosty air."

9. "A Holly Jolly Christmas", Burl Ives

The title of this one speaks for itself.

Lyrics with the most Christmas spirit: "Have a holly jolly Christmas, Oh by golly have a holly jolly Christmas this year."

10. "O Come All Ye Faithful", Pentatonix

This version is so upbeat and it still amazes me that there isn't a single instrument being used.

Lyrics with the most Christmas Spirit: "O come, all ye faithful. Joyful and triumphant."

11. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, Brenda Lee

Perfect for a Christmas dance party.

Lyrics with the most Christmas spirit: "Rockin' around the Christmas tree. Let the Christmas spirit ring."

12. "Let It Snow", Dean Martin

Bonus: You can play this song all the way through the winter.

Lyrics with the most Christmas spirit: Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful, and since we've no place to go, Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

13. "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer", Gene Autry

It seems only right to include the first Christmas song I could ever sing in its entirety.

Lyrics with the most Christmas spirit: "Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, you'll go down in history".

14. "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", Michael Buble

Yes I know, more Buble. I couldn't help it.

Lyrics with the most Christmas Spirit: "He's making a list, he's checking it twice; He's gonna find out who's naughty or nice. Santa Claus is coming to town".

15. "White Christmas", Bing Crosby


You're probably noticing a pattern here. I just really have a thing for white Christmases.

Lyrics with the most Christmas spirit: "May your days be merry and bright, and may all your Christmases be white."

16. "Silent Night", Sara Ramirez

My hands-down favorite Christmas song to hear at Church.

Lyrics with the most Christmas spirit: "Silent Night. Holy Night. All is calm, all is bright."

17. "Sleigh Ride", Andy Williams

I bet you started bobbing your head to this tune just by reading the title.

Lyrics with the most Christmas spirit: "Just hear those sleigh bells jingle-ing, ring-ting tingle-ing, too. Come on, it's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you!"

18. "Deck The Halls", Nat King Cole

Classic. Proof that songs you can sing along to are the best songs.

Lyrics with the most Christmas spirit: "'Tis the season to be jolly, Fa la la la la la la la!"

19. "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", Frank Sinatra

Because you can't have a Christmas playlist without any Sinatra tunes.

Lyrics with the most Christmas Spirit: "Hang a shining star upon the highest bough, oh and have yourself a merry little Christmas now".


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