The Best Christmas Songs Of All Time To Add To Your Holiday Playlist

Holly Jolly Christmas
By: Balqis Ariffin
December 23, 2021

There are only a few days left before Christmas greets us with its magical touch and we at Glitz couldn’t contain our excitement anymore TBH. But frankly, we can’t wait to indulge in a smorgasbord of traditional Christmas delicacies and start our day with a glass of chilled eggnog. Although Christmas is all about relaxing and spending time with your loved ones, we can’t help but feel kinda stressed the weeks before that. Let’s be real, we have to brainstorm our minds to come up with the best Christmas outfit ideas and gifts too. If you’re hosting a dinner party, there’s a lot of workload from the menu, decorations, guest list and songs. To alleviate some of the stress from your shoulders, we have gathered the best Christmas songs of all time that are perfect for dinner parties or even your holiday playlist. Whether you prefer traditional or even modern Christmas songs, this curated playlist is perfect for you. 

Our Pick on the Best Christmas Songs 

1. “All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey

Well, no one can say no to this song by Mariah Carey. In fact, the first thing that comes to mind whenever we think of the best Christmas songs is “All I Want for Christmas Is You”. With a total of over 718 million views on Youtube, you can certainly expect radio blasting this song all over. It was also released again back in 2019 with a new rendition and video clip. With lyrics that remind us of our long lost crush and Christmas, perhaps it is the perfect time for you to admit those feelings.

2.“Last Christmas” by Wham!

If you’re feeling a little bit melancholy and prefer to wear your pyjamas throughout the first day of Christmas, you should add “Last Christmas” by Wham! to your list. Written by George Michael, this song exudes the feeling of hopefulness and optimism. Added with the sweet tone of the singer, it is perfect to reminisce about your love life. 

3.”Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” Judy Garland

Released in 1944, ”Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” Judy Garland is a classic Christmas song that first appeared in Meet Me In St. Louis musical. For those who didn’t know the first version of the song actually features sombre lyrics but luckily the lyrics were later on edited. If you’re into Frank Sintra, you will be glad to know that he also recorded the song but with revised lyrics.

4. “Santa Tell Me” by Ariana Grande

“Santa Tell Me” by Ariana Grande which was released in 2014 takes a modern twist inspired by Christmas. This pop song has an upbeat tone with a hint of R&B, so it is not surprising that it is a hit worldwide. 

5. “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee

The moment we hear this song, it truly reminds us of the all time favourite movie, Home Alone. If you need a little throwback, the song was featured in the background when Kevin McCallister cleverly pretended that there was a Christmas party at his house to discourage the burglars. Other singers including Miley Cyrus, Kacey Musgraves and Camila Cabello also recorded their own version of this song.

6. “Jingle Bell Rock” by Bobby Helms

Thanks to the  “Jingle Bell Rock” sung by Bobby Helms, we are blessed with iconic dance moves. Indeed, we’re referring to the scene from Mean Girls when Cady, Regina, Karen and Gretchen danced to this song during a showcase. 

7.”White Christmas” by Bing Crosby

We can’t imagine Christmas day without listening to this classic song by Bing Crosby. The lyrics are creatively written to reminisce past times and needless to say it will take anyone back to their distant memories. Since the song has achieved commercial success, other artists also covered this top Christmas song.

8.“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas” by Michael Bublé

Blessed with a baritone voice tone, Michael Bublé can take any song and turn them into a timeless creation. He has released a plethora of Christmas songs but “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas” is highly loved by many people. 

9.“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Andy Williams

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Andy Williams is the epitome of a jolly holiday. It has an upbeat tone accompanied by lyrics that takes listeners back to the precious moment they spend with their loved ones. 

10.’The Christmas Song,’ Nat King Cole

We save the best for last! The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole is a staple during Christmas eve, so it truly deserves a spot on the list of the best Christmas songs. This song features a blend of jazz and pop genres that is perfect for any dinner party. 

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