Everyone is prepping for the holidays. You can see it when you stroll down New York’s Fifth Avenue and see the wonderfully decorated store windows, you can feel it when you see people shopping frantically and you can smell it thanks to the gingerbread cookies that are very popular during this time of year. Most of all, you can hear it every time you turn on the radio. Christmas songs are a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Here are some of the best Christmas songs you need for this holiday season.
The classic Christmas songs do not get old; they only get better with time. Like aged wine, classic Christmas songs appeal to all kinds of people. Who doesn’t love the Carpenters’ rendition of I’ll be Home for Christmas or Bing Crosby’s Silver Bells? Many recording artists have tried to make a “hit” during the holidays but usually fail. This is because nostalgia is attached to classic Christmas songs. Many people also develop fond memories from songs they hear when they were young and become attached to it. This is why parents play certain Christmas songs during the holiday and pass the fondness to their children. It can be hard to beat classic songs like O Holy Night and It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas.
Pop has been around since the 80’s and shows no sign to fading away. Many people like pop songs because the melody and lyrics are simple making them easy to memorize and play. Some of the most popular Christmas pop songs that you need on you playlist include Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You, Kelly Clarkson’s Underneath the Tree, Justin Bieber’s Mistletoe and Madonna’s Santa Baby for a bit of holiday joy and cheer.
Sometimes, the best way to make a classic Christmas song seem like new is to re-record it. The old versions weren’t bad, it’s just fun to hear them being sung by other people. It is also easier for the new generation to get into the Christmas spirit when they hear tunes sung by their idols. Some of the best new renditions to include in your playlist for this season are Ariana Grande’s Last Christmas, Mary J. Blige’s This Christmas and Sam Smith’s Have Yourself A Merry Christmas.
Christmas isn’t Christmas if you don’t have somebody to share it with. As they say, the more the merrier, so why not Christmas duets? Not only are they cool additions to your playlist, you can also partner with a co-worker to sing karaoke during your office Christmas party. Here are some cool Christmas duets for your playlist and karaoke idea: Micheal Bublé & Carly Rae Jepsen’s Rockn’ Around The Christmas Tree, Snoop Dogg & Anna Kendrick’s Winter Wonderland, and Zooey Deschanel & Leon Redbone’s Baby, It’s Cold Outside.
Let’s not forget to include feel good songs that are fun not only to listen to but to sing along with. Your Christmas playlist won’t be complete without Jingle Bells, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, Let it Snow, Silver Bells, Feliz Navidad, and Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire.