55 Holiday Songs to Add to Your Christmas Playlist

Do you find yourself singing along to holiday classics or turning up the radio to listen to a new Christmas song? For decades, Christmas music has been a major part of the holiday season. Finding the best songs for your Christmas celebrations is essential for creating a holiday atmosphere to remember. Be forewarned, you may find yourself singing out loud in front of guests.

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  1. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Andy Williams
  2. White Christmas – Bing Crosby
  3. Last Christmas – Wham!
  4. All I Want for Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
  5. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) – Nat King Cole
  6. Christmas Time Is Here – Vince Guaraldi Trio
  7. Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24 – Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  8. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Judy Garland
  9. Frosty the Snowman – Gene Autry
  10. Angels We Have Heard on High – Josh Groban & Brian McKnight
  11. Let It Be Christmas – Alan Jackson
  12. Underneath the Tree – Kelly Clarkston
  13. Christmas Cookies – George Strait
  14. Sleigh Ride – Ella Fitzgerald
  15. Little Saint Nick – The Beach Boys
  16. Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian Christmas Song) – Bing Crosby
  17. Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt
  18. Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley
  19. Run, Rudolph, Run – Chuck Berry
  20. Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
  21. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
  22. Carol of the Bells – Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  23. The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)
  24. Jingle Bells – Ella Fitzgerald
  25. Christmas, Baby Please Come Home – Darlene Love
  26. Winter Wonderland – Dean Martin
  27. A Holly Jolly Christmas – Burl Ives
  28. Merry Christmas, Baby – Otis Redding
  29. Happy X-Mas (War is Over) – John Lennon
  30. Please Come Home for Christmas – The Eagles
  31. Where Are You Christmas – Faith Hill
  32. Feliz Navidad – José Feliciano
  33. Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Dean Martin
  34. Silent Night – Boys II Men
  35. Merry Christmas Darling – The Carpenters
  36. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – Jackson 5
  37. Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy – David Bowie & Bing Crosby
  38. Wonderful Christmastime – Paul McCartney
  39. Hard Candy Christmas – Dolly Parton
  40. Deck The Halls – Mannheim Steamroller
  41. Do They Know It’s Christmas?
  42. Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town – Bruce Springsteen
  43. Fairytale of New York – The Pogues
  44. We Need a Little Christmas – Angela Lansbury
  45. Believe – Josh Groban
  46. Joy to the World – Aretha Franklin
  47. O Come, All Ye Faithful – Faith Hill
  48. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – Michael Bublé
  49. Mary, Did You Know – Mary J. Blige
  50. Christmas Isn’t Canceled (Just You) – Kelly Clarkson
  51. When My Heart Finds Christmas – Harry Connick Jr
  52. Pretty Paper – Willie Nelson
  53. Snow – Leslie Odom Jr.
  54. My Favorite Things – Julie Andrews
  55. O Holy Night – Céline Dion

What’s your favorite? Merry Christmas!

30 Quotes for Christmas

Do you need a Christmas quote to add to your website, blog, or social media posts? The following quotes are also great for writing inside Christmas cards.

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  1. “Christmas is the day that holds all time together.” – Alexander Smith
  2. “Nothing ever seems too bad, too hard, or too sad when you’ve got a Christmas tree in the living room.” – Nora Roberts
  3. “Some Christmas tree ornaments do more than glitter and glow, they represent a gift of love given a long time ago.” – Tom Baker
  4. “Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.” – Thomas S. Monson
  5. “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” –  Norman Vincent Peale
  6. “I love the Christmas-tide, and yet, I notice this, each year I live; I always like the gifts I get, But how I love the gifts I give!” – Carolyn Wells
  7. “Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.” –  Mary Ellen Chase
  8. “Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.” – Ruth Carter Stapleton
  9. “Santa Claus is anyone who loves another and seeks to make them happy; who gives himself by thought or word or deed in every gift that he bestows.” – Edwin Osgood Grover
  10. “Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don’t quite know how to put our love into words.” – Harlan Miller
  11. “As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year.” – David Grayson
  12. “Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.” Edna Ferber
  13. “God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If he gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it.” – Pope Francis
  14. “Christmas is joy, religious joy, an inner joy of light and peace.” –  Pope Francis
  15. “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” –  Charles Dickens
  16. “Christmas…is not an external event at all, but a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart.” – Freya Stark
  17. “For it is in giving that we receive.” – Francis of Assisi
  18. “Christmas is, or course, the time to be home-in heart as well as body.” – Garry Moore
  19. “I love the excitement, the childlike spirit of innocence and just about everything that goes along with Christmas.’ –  Hillary Scott
  20. “Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.” –  Dale Evans
  21. “Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.” – Charles M. Schulz
  22. “I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another, it’s about the Christian ethic, it’s about kindness.” –  Carrie Fisher
  23. “Faith is salted and peppered through everything at Christmas. And I love at least one night by the Christmas tree to sing and feel the quiet holiness of that time that’s set apart to celebrate love, friendship, and God’s gift of the Christ child.” – Amy Grant
  24. “T’was the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” –  Clement Clarke Moore
  25. “Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!” – Charles Dickens
  26. “Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store.” – Dr. Seuss
  27. “Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection.” – Winston Churchill
  28. “The earth has grown old with its burden of care, but at Christmas it always is young, the heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair, and its soul full of music breaks the air, when the song of angels is sung.” –  Phillips Brooks
  29. “A good conscience is a continual Christmas.” –  Benjamin Franklin
  30. “Mankind is a great, an immense family. This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas.” – Pope John XXIII

Have a wonderful Christmas season!

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