If you’re tired of childish carols and church hymns, this is the playlist for you. Here is a list of the top 10 best songs to get you into the Christmas spirit without all the rum-pa-pum-pum.
1. All I Want For Christmas (Is You) “ Mariah Carey
This song is an absolute must-have on every girl’s Christmas playlist. Its got glamour, romance and holiday cheer. Not to mention, Mariah Carey’s voice is spectacular. What’s not to love?
2. Baby Its Cold Outside “ Jessica Simpson & Nick Lachey
Sickly sweet? Perhaps. But what better time than the Christmas season to fall-head-over-heels in love? (Just try not to think about this duet couple’s failed marriage as you listen to their song.)
3. Let It Snow “ Michael Bublé©
Michael Bublé© may have a Frank Sinatra-like sound but he also has just the right amount of modernity. The smooth, sultry vocals and jazzy piano on Let It Snow make this song perfect for sharing a bottle of wine with friends over the holidays.
4. This Christmas “ Trey Songz
Don’t let the gangster persona be off-putting. On This Christmas, Trey shows off his sentimental side with an ode to his holiday lady. (Note: For a good laugh, check out his collaboration with Flo Rida, Jingle Bells.)
5. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas “ Katharine McPhee
This song may be on the more traditional side but it certainly wont put you to sleep. With Katharine’s angelic voice and the song’s pleasant lyrics, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas is perfect for a quiet night at home.
6. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas “ Keyshia Cole
Keyshia Cole’s voice is crystal-clear and sultry on her version of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. For a romantic holiday evening with your significant other, this song will definitely set the mood.
7. Christmas Tonight ft. Hillary Scott “ Dave Barnes
Back-to-back Christmas parties can get exhausting. If you and your man need a cozy night at home, put on this laid-back, acoustic track and prepare to cuddle. (The music video is really cute too!)
8. Shake Up Christmas “ Train
It may be a bit cheesy and over the top but Shake Up Christmas definitely lives up to its name. Add this track to your Christmas playlist if you’re looking for something upbeat and lively.
9. Colbie Caillat “ Mistletoe
If you thought Colbie Caillat was just a Californian beach babe, have a listen to her song, Mistletoe. Her easy-going vibe works surprisingly well as she sings about the spirit of Christmas.
10. Santa Baby “ Madonna
It may not be the most modern Christmas song, but Madonna’s Santa Baby definitely deserves a spot on this list. If you’ve been more naughty than nice this year, this sexy song is for you (and your lucky guy).