15 Songs That Should Be on Your Holiday Playlist

Sick of the old Christmas stand-bys and novelty songs that play on a radio loop this time of year? Lord knows we’ve heard enough “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer” to last us a lifetime. Never fear – we’ve got the holiday pop tunes to return some cheer into your life. Add these to your Christmas playlist and you’ll be dancing around the Christmas tree in no time!

1. “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” by ‘NSync


This is the perfect tune of holiday baking and decorating. Turn it up and get into the spirit!

2. “Christmas Time” by Christina Aguilera


A super catchy Christmas concoction from Xtina.

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


The queen of all Christmas tunes. Bow down.

4. “8 Days of Christmas” by Destiny’s Child


“On the 8th day of Christmas my baby gave to me, a pair of Chloe shades and a diamond belly ring.” This song will take you right back to Christmas 2001.

5. “My Only Wish (This Year)” by Britney Spears


No playlist is complete without a little 2000s era Britney.

6. “This Gift” by 98 Degrees


Oh, the harmonious stylings of 98 Degrees. What would Christmas be without them?

7. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by She & Him


Zooey Deschanel has the perfect voice for crooning Christmas classics. Bonus points to her for starring in one of the best Christmas movies of all time, Elf.

8. “Santa Tell Me” by Ariana Grande


She’s been compared to Mariah Carey, and though this song has yet to catch on quite like Mariah’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” it’s still a fun new one to add to the playlist.

9. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Sam Smith


Sam Smith does his own take on this classic, and his voice makes us want to snuggle up with a nice peppermint hot chocolate.

10. “Home for Christmas” by ‘NSync


Really, you should probably just include the entire ‘NSync Christmas album.

11. “Mistletoe” by Colbie Caillat


Here’s a dreamy, romantic holiday song for when you’re missing someone special.

12. “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” by Band Aid 30


A remake of the original 1984 song recorded by various artists to raise awareness of the famine in Ethiopia. This time, they’re raising awareness for the Ebola crisis in Western Africa. You can download the song for a good cause and it features some of the biggest pop acts around – One Direction, Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora and more.

13. “Christmas Tree” by Lady Gaga


This is for all the naughty ones on Christmas.

14. “Mistletoe” by Justin Bieber


Ah, back when Bieber was young and innocent and probably still believed in Santa.

15. “Underneath the Tree” by Kelly Clarkson


We dare you not to bop along to this completly underrated Christmas tune. .

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