4 Magical Christmas Music Playlists

christmas playlists

Christmas music is AWESOME.

I’ve been making Christmas playlists since high school, back when I was really cool and made personalized mixed cds for all of my friends (truly, will I ever be that cool again?? Here’s hoping.)

Now thanks to Spotify, finding new and interesting Christmas music is much easier than it used to be, but even so, I have a soft spot for the classics. Those memory-ridden tunes from days of yore.
You’ll find a mixture of old and new classics here, but I did my best to keep the quality A+. For as many great songs of the season there are, there must be at least 3x the number of strange, somber, and just plain bad Christmas songs out there.

I divided these Christmas playlists into four categories: classics, extra fun classics (aka my favorites), modern/ modern-ish, and dreamy (the most eclectic mix by far).
I had intended to create a party playlist with Run DMC’s Christmas in Hollis and NSYNC’s Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday headlining, but I found it too difficult to assemble fully without repeating titles– I may put one together a little later on and share!

Mistletoe + Holly

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The classics! If this doesn’t get you in the Christmas spirit I’m not sure what will.

My personal favorite on the list: The Nutcracker Suite by Les Brown & His Band of Renown. You may recognize it from Elf.

classic christmas songs list


Oh What Fun!

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Peppy, silly, and fun classics- most which happen to be my all time favorite Christmas songs.

Louis Armstrong’s Cool Yule and ‘Zat You Santa Claus? are cream of the crop.

christmas music playlist


Wonderful Christmastime

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A collection of modern and (modern-ish) Christmas covers and original songs, including a few classics like its namesake by Paul McCartney.

modern music christmas playlist


Dreams By The Fire

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The dreamiest, most relaxing Christmas songs I could find. Also the most challenging list to put together! Fats Waller’s Winter Weather is my absolute favorite.

Perfect for a holiday nap by the Christmas tree, fireside snuggles, or sipping eggnog on Christmas eve.

relaxing christmas songs

I hope that you enjoy this collection of Christmas playlists.
Happy Holidays, and happy listening!

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