Christmas may look different this year, but we can all still appreciate the joy that is music. Christmas Carols make the winter that much better and can help us all get in the holiday spirit, despite the struggles that this year has brought everyone.
There are a ton of different Christmas Carols that are timeless classics, but thankfully, there are also different versions of each classic that changes with the times. I researched and collected all of them into one list to get the holiday season started off in modern style.
1. All I Want for Christmas Is You by Fifth Harmony
Mariah Carey's Christmas hit is timeless on its own, but the notes and melody of this rendition is perfect to add to anyone's updated Christmas playlist.
2. Baby It's Cold Outside by Idina Menzel & Michael Bublé
An adorable music video and a timeless and modern duet, what more could anybody ask for?
3. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by Pentatonix
A great acapella rendition of a classic Christmas carol
4. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) by Michael Bublé
His Christmas album is my all-time favorite modern Christmas album, and this rendition truly makes me feel warm inside even on the coldest winter days.
5. Winter Wonderland / Here Comes Santa Claus by Snoop Dogg x Anna Kendrick
TikTok has been taking this song by storm and there even is a TikTok dance to this collaboration that we all needed.
6. Last Christmas by Ariana Grande
A more upbeat remix with lots of drums in this carol originally made famous by Wham!
7. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Sam Smith
They truly have the sweetest voice to make any Christmas melody that much smoother.
8. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town by Justin Bieber
Fetus Justin Bieber covers Santa Claus is Coming to Town for the animated Christmas film, Arthur Christmas.
9. Jingle Bell Rock by Glee
The Glee Cast even has their own Christmas album with multiple modern Christmas classics.
10. Carol of the Bells by Lindsey Stirling
This electric violin cover definitely spices up this timeless Christmas classic.
11. Feliz Navidad by Kacey Musgraves
A country version of the classic Spanish Christmas carol that everyone can love.
12. Santa Baby by Summer Walker, Love Renaissance
An R&B modern version to this sexy Christmas Carol.