If you ask anyone, they will tell you that Christmas is my favourite holiday. Not because of the presents and the decorations, although I’m not going to lie and say I don’t adore them too, but because of the spirit that arises this time of year. I think many people forget that Christmas is a time of love and giving. It’s not about buying the most expensive gift or having the most Christmas decorations; it’s about showing those around you that they are loved and spending time with those that mean the most to you. It’s a time of giving, and what better gift is there than the gift of music. So without further ado, here are 15 songs that are on my Christmas playlist: 10 that are original Christmas songs and 5 that are pop covers of famous Christmas songs.
Both of these songs are off Ariana’s first Christmas EP, Christmas Kisses. They are two of my favourite Christmas songs and I honestly listen to them on repeat, along with the whole EP. Snow in California is about wanting the one you love to stay with you for a few more days over the Christmas period whilst Santa Tell Me is about wanting to know if the one you’re falling in love with will be around the following year. Both of these songs I feel quite a few people can relate to.
Megan and Liz released this song last December about going home for the holidays and what this involves both physically and emotionally.
This is one of the slower songs on the list but it’s also one of the most emotional songs. It’s about being thankful during the holidays and about giving back to others.
Every time I hear this song, I just want to get up and dance! It’s a fun upbeat song that is perfect for dancing around the Christmas tree to or in the kitchen whilst making mince pies. I personally think that the Christmas spirit should last the whole year round – just think about how much better the world would be if we all focused more on giving and loving others.
This is another dance anthem. As someone who loves fairy lights, Christmas is my favourite part of the year as it means I can put up as many lights as I like and no one can say anything because it’s Christmas. Every year on Christmas Eve, my family and I drive around to see everyone’s Christmas decorations which always seem to get better and better every year!
As a child, I used to adore snow as it meant days off school and making snowmen. However, as an adult, I realise just how inconvenient it is and as someone who gets cold easily, I hate how cold it gets outside when it does snow. Therefore a song about snow is perfect for me. I also love the message the song gives out about being yourself and being proud of your differences.
This is another song to dance around the Christmas tree or in the kitchen to. It’s about how the decorations and presents mean nothing if you’re not with the person that you love. As I have said previously, it’s the people that make Christmas.
I’m not normally a fan of Justin Bieber but this song is my guilty pleasure. It’s about being with the one you love at Christmas. It also reminds me of the fact that I have never seen Mistletoe in real life…
This song is about wanting to be in New York for Christmas which I can 100% relate to as for as long as I can remember, I have dreamt about being in New York at Christmas time, and this year it is actually coming true!! I am so excited!!
Comment below your favourite Christmas song!