Not all Christmas songs are naff or cringe, which is why we’ve picked the most festive pop, jazz and RnB songs you should add to your Christmas playlist this year. We haven’t started playing our festive tunes in the TWC offices yet, but might just as well start very soon!
You might be surrounded by Christmas music already, whether it’s at your work Christmas party, whilst doing your Christmas shopping, or pretty much whenever you’re turning on your TV or radio, but when it comes to making your own playlist, you’ll want the perfect mix of everyone’s favourites, as well slightly less familiar tunes to keep the evening interesting.
Without further ado, keep scrolling down and put your Santa hat on and your dancing shoes to fully get into the festive spirit with our list of some of the best songs below.
I think it’s safe to say that Mariah’s Christmas classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You” has definitely made it to the top of our list. Originally made in 1994, this tune has been re-entering the top 40 hits every single year since 2007, and has greatly helped Mariah Carey’s somewhat varied reputation. Now known as the “Queen of Christmas”, Mariah Carey’s hit definitely has its place in your playlist. Frankly, only a festive fool would leave this one out and not want to get up and sing their lungs out to this one!
Known as probably one of the most romantic Christmas songs of all time, Darlene Love’s “Christmas (Baby please come home)” hit has also made our list, twice in a row! We’re not sure whether it’s her perfect vocals or the vintage production that makes us love this song so much, but this tune is without a doubt one of the most perfect Christmas song we’ve ever listened to, especially if you’re planning on organising a cheeky date…
You know it! We literally couldn’t celebrate Christmas without a bit of Destiny’s Child blasting in our offices, which is why we’ve included the girl’s “8 Days of Christmas” to our popping playlist this year. Beyonce, Kelly and Michelle have seriously turned our holiday favourite into a great RnB hit and we absolutely love it. Tell us, which of the three performers is your favourite?
We’re a pretty international group here at TWC which is we we had to add “O Tannenbaum” to this list. As soon as you’ll press play, you’ll get submerged by instant cool vibes with this classy jazz version of the Charlie Brown Christmas tune. Let’s remember however that the original one was composed by German teacher Ernst Anschutz in 1824 folks!
I’m not sure if you’re familiar with Sufjan Stevens, but he is by far one of my favourite artists. You night know him for recently being nominated for best original song at the 2018 Oscars for acclaimed film Call Me By Your Name. “O come o come Emmanuel” is by far one of my favourite (and less known) Christmas songs of all time. I absolutely love his voice, and if you’re looking to renew your playlist and add some new tunes, you’ve got add this one at the top.
Finally, we thought we would end this fun article with the most rockabilly ditty tune of the Christmas charts, can you guess which one we mean? Bobby Helms’ “Jingle Bell Rock” has been in the top charts since 1957, and we’re not really surprised. This song is internationally known as one of the most classic holiday songs and is still today a party top 1! Of course, we all think about team comedy film Mean Girls when listening to this song, but it’s important to remember the original one below.
Tell us, what’s your all time favourite Christmas tune? Let us know in the comments below! But in the meantime, should we do some Christmas Eve outfit shopping?
Ready to ruffle some feathers this year?
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