Compiling the perfect playlist for your holiday party is almost as challenging as hosting the event itself. Sure, on the day of the festivities you've got to cook the meal , decorate the table , and entertain your guests, but putting together the right mix of songs requires a similar level of expertise. For every playlist, you need a balanced assortment of old and new, cheery and chill. These modern Christmas songs run the gamut from cool rock covers to party pop anthems — and we know there's something on our list for everyone's musical taste. And to make sure your playlist has a bit of everything, you can also include the best classic Christmas songs of all time. Twenty-five years after its release, Mariah Carey's ultimate holiday bop is still the go-to tune to get any party started. And while you can't see her play in this rendition of "Carol of the Bells," the track is just as mesmerizing as the music videos that made her famous. Christmas is a magical time, but it can also be tough on relationships. Wonder first covered the song on his album Someday at Christmas , and so we love that Legend kept him on the track in his version.
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Skip navigation! Story from Music. If you need inspiration, check out the Queen herself coaching her kids through the chorus. No matter what you're celebrating, where you're celebrating, or whom you're celebrating with, no seasonal gathering is complete without at least one solid holiday music jam session. Due to the essential nature of such songs, we've rounded up the best, most singable, and most heartwarming ones for you. But one thing needs to be said: these hits are all sung by pop stars. Some of them, like Carey's Christmas classic, are originals. And some are Disney stars or top Billboard artists decided to release their take on a holiday classic. After binge-listening to them all, it is clear that many of them are far superior to the originals no offense, Bing Crosby. Here are the best holiday pop songs — covers, originals, remixes, and all.
The following is a list of popular Christmas songs recorded by various artists, many of which have hit on various charts mostly in the United States some only released in the artist's home country. A year indicates the original year of release for that artist's recorded version of the single or track, which may not necessarily be the first year the artist's version charted on one or more popular music charts by various music trade publications. However, many tracks were re-released as singles in subsequent years. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikipedia list article. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
From '80s hits to boyband singles and beyond, these originals are must-have additions to your holiday playlist. If you're looking for even newer releases, check out our list of Christmas songs dropped this year. This breakup anthem surprisingly doubles as an undeniable holiday staple. Listening now is even more bittersweet with George Michael's passing last Christmas Phil Collins, Boy George, Wham!