It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Snow is falling, parades are in full swing, kids are on their best behavior for Santa, last-minute shoppers are in a frenzy and Christmas trees are for sale on every corner.
Last month, you made your playlist and checked it twice, but this time around, you want to add a little holiday cheer. Well, we’ve got the perfect Christmas playlist for your upcoming road trip or your annual Christmas bash; the choice is yours.
1. Mariah Carey: All I Want For Christmas Is You
Hearing this tune will take you back to when you fell in (what you thought to be) love with your first crush.
2. Lou Rawls: Silver Bells
Soon, it will be Christmas Day. And this song’s sure to get you in the mood for the times spent with family bundled up around the fireplace.
3. Jackson Five: Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town
Hooray for Santa Claus! He always brings good cheer to those who were naughty or nice, unless their parents really meant business. And what better way to take a trip down memory lane as you reminisce on the times you wrote letters to Santa.
4. Michael Buble: Let It Snow
The idea of being trapped in your home because of the snow was awesome in your younger years, but this time around, you might not be so excited about it.
5. Scotty McCreery: Holly Jolly Christmas
You’ll want to bob your head from left to right as you sing along to this happy song, which is nothing short of jolly.
6. The Temptations: Silent Night
Your Christmas playlist simply isn’t complete without this classic tune. Plus, you’ll have a chance to show off those vocal chords and hit a few high notes. Just don’t forget earplugs for the other passengers.
7. Jose Feliciano: Feliz Navidad
Embrace your ethnic roots, or take a second to switch languages for a moment through this fun tune. Feliz Navidad (Merry Christmas)!
8. Bing Crosby: Frosty the Snowman
Another kid-friendly tune, but also appropriate for the young at heart (because age ain’t nothing but a number).
9. Dean Martin: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
This song is sure to get the small passengers in your car jumping. Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and, well you know the rest.
10. Frank Sinatra: Jingle Bells
Have you ever been granted the opportunity to ride in a one-horse opened sleigh? Probably not, but this tune’s a load of fun to sing along to on those long stretches.
11. Nat King Cole: The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)
Remember the times you used to ride along in the back seat and hit all the notes in your deepest voice? Ah, the memories.