Decorating a tree, putting up tinsel, hanging mistletoe, and making gingerbread houses - Christmas time is one that's all about celebrations and merrymaking. But nothing sets the holiday mood like Christmas music. And as we continue life in lockdown, we can't help but miss hearing all those Christmas carols. So, to ring the festive season, we've put together a few of our favorite tracks to really bring in the holiday spirit.
This classic number has been recorded more times than we can count — from Frank Sinatra to Sam Smith. But, there’s nothing like Judy Garland’s emotional rendition to really give you those Christmas feels.
Eartha Kitt’s holiday tune is probably one of her most well-known songs ever. A little smooth jazz coupled with Kitt’s purring voice and an extravagant Christmas wish list — it’s no wonder that this cheeky number is a beloved tune to this day!
Let’s face it, it’s not Christmas without Mariah Carey’s pop masterpiece. But did you know that Carey almost didn’t release the song, feeling that an original Christmas piece wouldn’t resonate with the audience? Well, those doubts were surely put to rest!
You don’t have to be a Belieber to be a fan of this one. The mellow beats, feel-good melody, and Justin Bieber’s breezy voice are sure to give you all the warm, fuzzy feelings — and even some Jason Mraz vibes
If you’re throwing a Christmas party, don’t forget about Jessie J’s remake of Kay Starr’s hit song. The toe-tapping beat with it’s swinging jazz melody will put you in the merriest of moods as you wait for the man with the bag.
This upbeat Christmas hit from Stevie Wonder is filled with infectious joy and captures the very essence of the holidays. In other words, this is the definition of Christmas as a song.
Inspired by Mariah Carey’s Christmas hit, Kelly Clarkson’s holiday track takes on a bubbly R&B sound with a slightly faster tempo and a killer saxophone solo. And we predict that it might just become another Christmas classic!
This beloved tune is sung as a flirty call-and-response between a man and his lady friend. And when it became a victim of ‘cancel culture’, John Legend and Kelly Clarkson took it upon themselves to give the lyrics a little tweak — letting the public enjoy this Christmas staple once again!
So, whether you’re browsing online for presents, hanging up stockings, or decorating the tree, just play these songs to liven things up a bit. Be sure to let us know if this playlist made the nice list. Happy Holidays from all of us at Jockey!