40 Christmas Songs For The Ultimate Millennial Christmas Playlist

40 Christmas Songs For The Ultimate Millennial Christmas Playlist

1. "All I Want for Christmas is You" by Mariah Carey
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One of the best parts about Christmas is that there is a whole genre of music dedicated to celebrating one day out of the whole year, and so many different songs, that produce so many emotions, but we love them.

In no particular order, here is the ultimate playlist of Christmas songs that every millennial listens to every year to get into a festive mood.


1. "All I Want for Christmas is You" by Mariah Carey

2. "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays" by *NSYNC

3. "Mistletoe" by Justin Bieber

4. "Santa Tell Me" by Ariana Grande

5. "Believe" by Josh Groban

6. "That's Christmas to Me" by Pentatonix

7. "When Christmas Comes to Town" from The Polar Express by Matthew Hall and Meagan Moore

8. "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" by Michael Bublé

9. "Wonderful Christmastime" by Paul McCartney

10. "Underneath the Tree" by Kelly Clarkson

11. "Last Christmas" by Ariana Grande

12. "White Winter Hymnal" by Pentatonix

13. "Winter Wonderland" by Jason Mraz

14. "Frosty the Snowman" by Gene Autry

15. "Go Tell it on the Mountain" by Pentatonix

16. "Carol of the Bells" by Pentatonix

17. "The Greatest Time of Year"' by Aly & AJ

18. "Drummer Boy" by Justin Bieber

19. "Christmas Wrapping" by The Waitresses

20. "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" by Pentatonix

21. "All I Want for Christmas is You" by Michael Bublé

22. "Jingle Bells" by Michael Buble ft. The Puppini Sisters

23. "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" by Pentatonix

24. "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by Michael Bublé

25. "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" by Pentatonix

26. "The 12 Days Of Christmas" by Straight No Chaser

27. "The Twelve Pains of Christmas" by Bob Rivers

28. "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" by Michael Bublé

29. "Feliz Navidad" by Glee Cast

30. "Winter Wonderland" by Pentatonix

31. "Last Christmas" by Glee Cast

32. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" by Gene Autry

33. "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" by Nashville Cast

34. "Mary, Did You Know?" by Pentatonix

35. "Welcome Christmas" by Glee Cast

36. "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" by Miley Cyrus

37. "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" by Glee Cast

38. "Shake up Christmas – Xmas Anthem" by Train

39. "O Come, All Ye Faithful" by Pentatonix

40. "I'll Be Home for Christmas" by Pentatonix

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