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50 festive songs for your holiday party

By: Simone Castello

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Community & Current Events

50 festive songs for your holiday party

By: Simone Castello
The appetizers are ready and the champagne is flowing. All that's left is to compile the ultimate playlist to get your guests in the mood and holiday spirit. Fear not! We've got you covered. 

From the classic tunes to the contemporary hits, here's our collection of songs you simply must play at your next festive gathering!

THE TIMELESS CLASSICS: Carols and songs that will stay with us forever


Artist Song
1. Elvis Presley Here Comes Santa Claus
2. Sarah McLachlan What Child Is This (Greensleeves)
3. Michael Buble Silent Night
4. Nat King Cole O Tannenbaum
5. Johnny Reid Hark The Herald Angels Sing
6. Barenaked Ladies God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
7. Bing Crosby White Christmas
8. Nat King Cole The Christmas Song
9. Tony Bennett Winter Wonderland
10. Michael Buble I'll Be Home For Christmas
11. Celine Dion O Holy Night
12. Bing Crosby Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
13. Michael Buble Holly Jolly Christmas
14. Frank Sinatra Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
15. Bing Crosby Silver Bells
16. Nat King Cole O Little Town Of Bethlehem
17. Josh Groban It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
18. Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
19. Perry Como Home For The Holidays
20. Judy Garland Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
21. Nat King Cole The First Noel
22. The Ronettes I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
23. Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters Jingle Bells
24. Ella Fitzgerald Sleigh Ride
25. Mariah Carey Auld Lang Syne


THE CONTEMPORARY HITS: Festive Christmas and holiday songs that always get us in the mood


Artist Song
1. Mariah Carey All I Want For Christmas Is You
2. U2 Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
3. Band Aid Do They Know It's Christmas?
4. Bon Jovi Please Come Home For Christmas
5. Darlene Love All Alone On Christmas
6. Vince Guaraldi Trio Christmas Time Is Here
7. Jose Feliciano Feliz Navidad
8. Boney M. Mary's Boy Child
9. Brenda Lee Rocking Around The Christmas Tree
10. *NSYNC Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays
11. Boyz II Men Let It Snow
12. Rosemary Clooney & Bing Crosby Baby, It's Cold Outside
13. Michael Buble Santa Baby
14. Bing Crosby Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian Christmas)
15. Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas / Sarajevo
16. The Beach Boys Little Saint Nick
17. Wham! Last Christmas!
18. Elton John Step Into Christmas
19. Whitney Houston Do You Hear What I Hear?
20. Run-DMC Christmas In Hollis
21. Kelly Clarkson Underneath The Tree
22. Faith Hill Where Are You, Christmas?
23. The Irish Rovers Grandma Got Run-Over By A Reindeer
24. Ella Fitzgerald Sleigh Ride
25. Destiny's Child 8 Days Of Christmas


Plus, download our free bonus track from Measha Brueggergosman to add to your playlist. 

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