July may be over but we’re celebrating all summer long! Christmas at the beach, Christmas in July, twinkle lights on palm trees, and warm weather holidays. Listen to summery, upbeat, country, holiday classics to beat the summer heat. Featuring Mariah Carey, Kenny Chesney, Kelly Clarkson, Jake Owen, and more.
The Ultimate Xmas Playlist with festive classics from Mariah Carey, John Legend, Kelly Clarkson, Pentatonix, Elvis, Wham!, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett & more! All I Want For Christmas is THIS holiday playlist!
1. Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You (Official Video)
If we had to crown a queen of Christmas, after this song, there’s no doubt it would be Mariah Carey… ’nuff said.
2. Andy Williams – It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Official Music Video)
Has there ever been another Christmas song that so perfectly describes the holiday season in a single lyric? It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
3. Wham! – Last Christmas (Christmas Songs – Fireplace Video)
Gone, but never forgotten, Wham! blessed us with “Last Christmas” in 1984. With its merry jingle and eternally memorable chorus, it can be easy to overlook the sad beauty in this song’s lyrics.
4. Kenny Chesney – All I Want for Christmas Is a Real Good Tan (Fireplace Video – Christmas Songs)
5. Ariana Grande – Santa Tell Me (Audio)
If anyone’s got the vocal chops to try to compete with Mariah Carey in singing Christmas music, it’s Ariana Grande.
6. Justin Bieber – Mistletoe (Official Music Video)
7. Jake Owen – Mele Kalikimaka (Fireplace Video – Christmas Songs)
8. NSYNC – Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays (Official Lyric Video)
Whatever happened to boy bands releasing Christmas albums? Maybe they heard this one from *NSYNC and realized there was no point competing.
9. Meghan Trainor – Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree (Official Audio)
10. Kelly Clarkson – Underneath the Tree (Fireplace Video – Christmas Songs)
As usual, Kelly Clarkson gives it her all in this Christmas song with lyrics that have a similar theme to Mariah Carey’s classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”
11. Katy Perry – Cozy Little Christmas
12. Alabama – Christmas in Dixie (Fireplace Video – Christmas Songs)
13. Destiny’s Child – 8 Days of Christmas (Official HD Video)
14. Bruce Springsteen – Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (Fireplace Video – Christmas Songs)
You better watch out, you better not cry, The Boss is here to tell you why!
15. Brad Paisley – Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy (Fireplace Video – Christmas Songs)
16. Britney Spears – My Only Wish (This Year) (Fireplace Video – Christmas Songs)
Maybe one of the last modern true classics of the Christmas season, Britney Spears’ “My Only Wish This Year” is definitely one to spin at your Christmas party.
17. Gwen Stefani – You Make It Feel Like Christmas (Audio) ft. Blake Shelton
18. Jackson 5 – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (Official Video)
Before he became “Bad” or a “Smooth Criminal,” it’s easy to imagine 12-year-old Michael Jackson being excited for Santa when they covered this Christmas classic in 1970.
19. Kelly Clarkson – Run Run Rudolph (Fireplace Video – Christmas Songs)
20. Christina Aguilera – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Fireplace Video – Christmas Songs)
21. Chris Brown – This Christmas (Fireplace Video – Christmas Songs)
Chris Brown exhibits exceptional vocals on his version of this Christmas classic.
22. Ed Sheeran & Elton John – Merry Christmas [Official Lyric Video]
The two most iconic redheaded artists of all time on a Christmas song – what could go wrong?
23. Jonas Brothers – Like It’s Christmas (Official Lyric Video)
This Jonas Brothers original Christmas song hit #1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart in December 2019.
24. José Feliciano – Feliz Navidad (Fireplace Video – Christmas Songs)
Fifty years after the release of this Christmas classic, composer José Feliciano said he included the English lyric to ensure the song would be played on English-language radio stations.
25. Dolly Parton – Hard Candy Christmas (Fireplace Video – Christmas Songs)
26. Meghan Trainor – My Kind Of Present (Official Lyric Video)
27. Run-D.M.C – Christmas In Hollis (Official Lyric Video)
28. Kelly Clarkson & Ariana Grande – Santa, Can’t You Hear Me (Official Audio)
29. Paul McCartney – Wonderful Christmastime
30. Train – Shake Up Christmas (Official Video)
31. The Beach Boys – Little Saint Nick (Official Lyric Video)
There are a lot of Christmas songs about cozy dates, but how many were actually written on a date? Brian Wilson wrote the lyrics while out on a date and then rushed home to finish the music.
32. The Ronettes – Sleigh Ride (Official Music Video)
The composer of this key-changing classic actually first came up with the idea for this holiday song during a summer heatwave!
33. Shakin’ Stevens – Merry Christmas Everyone (Official 4K Video)
34. John Legend – What Christmas Means to Me (Official Audio) ft. Stevie Wonder
It doesn’t matter what your name is, if you’re recording a song with Stevie Wonder, you’re not the only legend in the room.
35. Christina Aguilera – This Christmas (Official Audio)
36. Duke Ellington – Sugar Rum Cherry (Official Lyric Video)
37. Perry Como – White Christmas (Official Lyric Video)
38. Andy Williams – A Song and a Christmas Tree (The Twelve Days of Christmas)
39. Frank Sinatra – Baby It’s Cold Outside (Official Lyric Video)
40. Andy Williams – Silent Night, Holy Night (Official Lyric Video)
41. Ray Conniff & The Ray Conniff Singers – Ring Christmas Bells (Official Lyric Video)
42. Alan Jackson – Honky Tonk Christmas (Official Lyric Video)
43. Andy Williams – The First Noël (Official Lyric Video)
Andy Williams’ 1963 Christmas album was the perfect mix of then-modern songs and new takes on Christmas music, including this version of “The First Noel.”
44. Destiny’s Child – This Christmas (Official Audio)
45. Darlene Love – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) (Official Music Video)
It may be difficult to believe now, but this Christmas song wasn’t a massive hit until years after it was released.
46. Frank Sinatra – Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (Official Music Video)
Ol’ Blue Eyes got it right with this holiday song – battling a snowstorm home really doesn’t feel as bad after a night in with that special someone.
47. Whitney Houston – One Wish (For Christmas) (Official Video)
Whitney Houston’s vocals are as powerful as ever on this Christmas song from her 2003 release ‘One Wish: The Holiday Album.’
48. Eartha Kitt – Santa Baby (Official Audio)
Santa’s naughty or nice list normally decides whether kids get a doll or a lump of coal. But hopefully Eartha Kitt got her yacht, duplex, and ’54 convertible…
49. Pentatonix – White Winter Hymnal (Fleet Foxes Cover) (Official Video)
50. Dean Martin – Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
51. Elvis Presley – Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) (Official Audio)
Gene Autry, who originally wrote and performed this Christmas song, had the idea for it after people were calling “Here comes Santa Claus” as he rode his horse in the 1946 Santa Claus Lane Parade in Los Angeles.
52. Tony Bennett – My Favorite Things (Official Video)
Hopefully no one who listens to this song will be surprised to find out that Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” wasn’t where this melody originated.