The ultimate Christmas songs playlist

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Christmas is finally around the corner and I am SO ready for it! There’s just over a week until we wake up to a stocking at the foot of our bed and we spend the rest of the day (and Boxing Day, let’s be honest) stuffing ourselves with mince pies and yule log. And the Christmas spirit is absolutely EVERYWHERE. From festive decorations inside our homes and impressive Christmas lights on the streets, to warm mulled wine, advent calendars, classic Christmas movies, mistletoe and Christmas jumpers, there’s no doubt this festive time of the year is a favourite for many. Oh, and let’s not forget the Christmas markets, gingerbread houses, Secret Santa and  Christmas carols of course!

Traditionally carols, and more recently Christmas pop songs, have inevitably become a major part of the festive holidays, particularly in the UK and US. The variety of styles range rom rock ‘n’ roll classics such as “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday” or “Jingle Bell Rock”, to boyband pop like East 17 singing “Stay Another Day” in their iconic white winter coats. Being Christmas Number 1 is an achievement many aspire to, no matter the background – just have a look at the yearly X Factor winners, Mr Blobby, Rage Against the Machine or even Bill Nighy singing  “Christmas Is All Around” in Love Actually!

Finding a good Christmas compilation isn’t always easy. Luckily, every year Sam’s family play an absolutely brilliant Christmas songs cassette his Dad made many years ago. It has aaaaall the classics. We’ve wrapped these and added more songs to create the only Christmas songs playlist you need in your life. With over two and a half hours of Christmas songs, there’s enough music to get you through your Christmas dinner.

Happy listening!

The ultimate Christmas songs tracklist 

We’ve shown you our Ultimate Christmas Playlist (which you can also find here), but what about those of you who don’t currently use Spotify? No worries, we’ve included the Ultimate Christmas Songs Tracklist below for you to personalise it and make it your own:

  1.  The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) – Nat King Cole
  2.  Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band Aid 1984
  3.  I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday – Wizzard
  4.  Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin’ Stevens
  5.  Last Christmas – Wham!
  6.  Step Into Christmas  Elton John
  7.  In Dulce Jubilo – Mike Oldfield
  8.  Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – Michael Bublé
  9.  Wonderful Christmastime – Paul McCartney
  10.  Fairytale of New York – The Pogues, Kirsty MacColl
  11.  Winter Wonderland  Bing Crosby
  12.  Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – The Jackson 5
  13.  Jingle Bell Rock  Daryl Hall & John Oates
  14.  Sleigh Ride  The Ronettes
  15.  Happy Xmas (War Is Over)  John Lennon, Harlem Community Choir, Plastic Ono Band & Yoko Ono
  16.  I Believe in Father Christmas – Greg Lake
  17.  A Spaceman Came Travelling – Chris de Burgh
  18.  Stop the Cavalry – Jona Lewie
  19.  Little Saint Nick  The Beach Boys, Mark Linett, Sweet, Larry Walsh
  20.  Thank God It’s Christmas  Queen
  21.  When a Child Is Born – Johnny Mathis
  22.  White Christmas  Bing Crosby, Ken Darby Singers, John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra
  23.  Mary’s Boy Child / Oh My Lord  Boney M.
  24.  Do They Know It’s Christmas?  Band Aid 20
  25.  All I Want for Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
  26.  It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year  Andy Williams
  27.  Feliz Navidad – José Feliciano
  28.  Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!  Frank Sinatra, B. Swanson Quartet
  29.  Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town – Bruce Springsteen
  30.  Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy  David Bowie, Bing Crosby
  31.  God Rest Ye, Merry Gentleman – Kenny G
  32.  Driving Home For Christmas – Chris Rea
  33.  8 Days of Christmas  Destiny’s Child
  34.  It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas – Michael Bublé
  35.  Stay Another Day – East 17
  36.  Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End) – The Darkness
  37.  Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! – Dean Martin
  38.  Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree  Mel & Kim
  39.  Saviour’s Day – Cliff Richard
  40.  Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
  41.  It’s Beginning To Look Like Christmas – Bing Crosby
  42.  Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Michael Bublé
  43.  Maestro (The Holiday Theme) – Hans Zimmer

Hopefully our Christmas Playlist will help make your Christmas extra special. What do you think of our Christmas songs selection? Do you think we’ve missed any? If you really loved our Christmas Songs Playlist, please leave us a comment and show us some love on social media using the buttons below 🙂

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  1. Ellie

    I love the fairytale of new york and step into christmas soooo much, christmas classics!
    Love this playlist, thanks for sharing 🙂
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    1. blushrougette

      Thanks Ellie! x


  2. aisasami

    What an awesome list! My favorite Christmas song right now is a Japanese tune called “Christmas Eve” by Tatsuro Yamashita. I also have an Xmas playlist going on with my blog with lots of Xmas songs featured! Check it out!


    1. blushrougette

      Thank you! I love a good Christmas playlist, we’ll have to check it out! x


  3. Elizabeth

    You’ve got all the best songs on here! Great list!!!


    1. blushrougette

      Thanks Elizabeth! x


  4. Jane Palmen

    So good to see you appreciating the infamous Christmas playlist Xx


    1. blushrougette

      I love it! x


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