Your Go-To Christmas Playlist with a Little Something for Everyone

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This year, turn up the volume on this Christmas playlist, which includes a bunch of new songs from popular 2014 artists as well as older tunes that deserve a place on this list, regardless of the year.

The following Christmas playlist will guarantee to bring you the holiday cheer as well as a few (probably much-needed at family time) laughs. Every year, it seems artists near and far try to crank out their own Christmas holiday albums, and rarely are we that impressed with the outcome. However, there are some artists who do classic holiday songs just right, adding their own twists that jump the divide between “eh” and “incredible”. These 21 songs in this Christmas playlist pay homage to the holiday season and include a little something for everybody, including hip-hop, alternative, jazz and a capella lovers.

Now, all that’s left is an occasion. Whether it’s the background to a Christmas-themed party, your office or study space or in the house as you go about your day, this Christmas playlist is just what you need to feel uplifted. So, put on the reindeer sweater, turn up the volume and indulge in this holiday season.

1. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” – Sam Smith

2. “Happy Christmas Baby” – The Boy Least Likely To

3. “Santa Tell Me” – Ariana Grande

4. “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” – Death Cab For Cutie

5. “Christmas In Hollis” – RUN-DMC

6. “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” – ‘N Sync

7. “Joy To The World” – Sufjan Stevens

8. “Santa Baby” – Madonna

9. “Mary, Did You Know?” – Pentatonix

10. “I’ll Be Home” – Meghan Trainor

11. “Christmas In Harlem” – Kanye West

12. “O Holy Night” – Weezer

13. “Baby It’s Cold Outside” – Idina Menzel & Michael Bublé

14. “All I Want For Christmas Is You” – Mariah Carey

15. “All I Want For Christmas” – Trey Songz

15. “Christmas Wrapping” – The Saturdays

17. “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” Yoko Ono & The Flaming Lips

18. “Sleigh Ride” – Fun.

19. “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear” – Norah Jones

20. “Carol Of The Bells” – Sixpence None The Richer

21. “Santa Claus Goes Straight To The Ghetto” – Snoop Dogg

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