Simplify your holiday playlist

Last Updated August 2020

Few people have a lukewarm opinion on the music that dominates the airwaves during the holiday season: You either love it or hate it.

At BestReviews, we absolutely love it — with a couple exceptions, of course. And for your convenience, we polled the team to put together a playlist that you can simply plug-and-play through your speakers. It’s got some standbys that you’d expect to see (because there is no such thing as a holiday playlist without our first song), and some lesser spun options as well. 

If you want to seamlessly download the entire two+ hour playlist, follow this link and add the Spotify playlist to your library. We made it long enough that you can simply put it on for your holiday party without having to worry about repeats.


  1. All I Want for Christmas is You - Mariah Carey

  2. Rocking Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee

  3. The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole

  4. Last Christmas - Wham!

  5. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Andy Williams

  6. Little Saint Nick (1991 Remix) - The Beach Boys

  7. Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms

  8. A Holly Jolly Christmas - Burl Ives

  9. Santa Claus is Coming to Town - The Jackson 5

  10. Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley

  11. White Christmas - Bing Crosby

  12. Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! - Frank Sinatra

  13. Run, Rudolph, Run - Chuck Berry

  14. Christmas Time is Here - Vince Guaraldi Trio

  15. Sleigh Ride - The Ronettes

  16. Santa Claus is Coming to Town (Live) - Bruce Springsteen

  17. Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt

  18. Happy Holiday / The Holiday Season - Andy Williams

  19. Carol of the Bells - Mykola Leontovych

  20. Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas) - Bing Crosby

  21. Wonderful Christmastime - Paul McCartney

  22. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Mariah Carey

  23. Santa Tell Me - Ariana Grande

  24. Hallelujah - Pentatonix

  25. Underneath the Tree - Kelly Clarkson

  26. Christmas All Over Again - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

  27. My Only Wish (This Year) - Britney Spears

  28. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays - *NSYNC

  29. What Christmas Means to Me - Stevie Wonder

  30. Step Into Christmas - Elton John

Download the playlist directly to your Spotify library here.