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Dec 06 2017
by Joyce Cam

From Old to New Songs, This The Perfect Holiday Playlist

By Joyce Cam - Dec 06 2017
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Mariah Carey's back at the top of the Billboard charts? There's a sudden hint of gingerbread and pine in the air? Feeling extremely happy for no reason? You know what that means; it's officially the holiday season! No matter what you celebrate, the holiday season is full of family, fuzzy socks, heavy blankets, hot chocolate and love. The perfect way to get into the holiday spirit is with these classic hits, old and new, that will for sure get you feeling like it's the most wonderful time of the year!

1. All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey


This is the epitome of holiday cheer. Mariah Carey's classic All I Want For Christmas Is You will always be THE holiday song. 

2. Blue Christmas by Elvis Presley

Of course, The King has to be included in this playlist with his classic song Blue Christmas!

3. Someday At Christmas by Jackson 5

This catchy song sung by the angelic voices of Jackson 5 will truly have you in the holiday mood!

4. Last Christmas by Wham!

There is nothing more nostalgic than this classic by Wham!.

5. It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year by Andy Williams

The truest song of the holiday season! It really is the most wonderful time of the year!

6. Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee

Make decorating a little more festive and turn this song on!

7. Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms

All I have to say is, Mean Girls

8. A Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives

This song literally makes me want to drown in hot chocolate and peppermint. 

9. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! by Dean Martin

This song will get you into the holiday spirit, even if there is no snow!

10. White Christmas by Bing Crosby

Doesn't get any more CLASSIC than this!

11. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer by Gene Autry

A song about our favorite underdog, Rudolph. 

12. You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch by Thurl Ravenscroft

Our favorite holiday monster, The Grinch, has become one of my favorite parts of the season. 

13. Feliz Navidad by José Feliciano

Another classic hit that makes the holidays truly festive!

14. It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas by Michael Bublé

Another staple to the PERFECT holiday playlist is my man, Michael Bublé. His voice really does make it feel more like the holiday season.

15. Mistletoe by Justin Bieber

Who else is trying to be under the mistletoe with Justin? 

16. Santa Tell Me by Ariana Grande

The perfect pop song for the holidays!

17. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey is the queen of holiday tunes.

18. Winter Wonderland by Michael Bublé

... and the king of the holiday season. 

19. Baby, It’s Cold Outside, sung by Glee Cast

My Glee heart explodes with this version of Baby, It's Cold Outside. 

20. Deck The Halls, sung by Pentatonix

An old classic given a new spin. Pentatonix is too talented for this world. 

21. Winter Wonderland / Don’t Worry Be Happy by Pentatonix and Tori Kelly

Pentatonix AND Tori Kelley? We love vocal legends!

22. Santa Baby, sung by Ariana Grande and Liz Gillies

Another classic revamped by Ariana Grande and Liz Gillies. 

23. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, sung by Sam Smith

Sam Smith's voice makes the holiday season 10x more enjoyable. 

24. This Christmas, sung by Chris Brown

A legendary R&B twist on the holidays.

25. Vince Guaraldi Trio by Christmas Is Coming

Throw it back with everyone's favorite, The Peanuts! 

The holiday season is truly such a magical time of the year. With stress levels reaching an all-time high, release some of these cheery tunes! The holiday season cures us of the crazy year we've had. Congrats on making it through an interesting year and good luck with finals! Happy holidays! 

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Joyce Cam - University of California, Berkeley

Joyce attends the University of California, Berkeley. Follow her on twitter/instagram @Joyce_Cam !

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