Christmas Holiday Music Playlist
There are some Christmas songs that you don’t want to ever hear again, but you also have to admit that there are a few tunes that are quite catchy. If you’re wonderking what kind of Christmas party music to play while celebrating the occasion, here are a few suggestions to add to your Christmas playlist:
“Do They Know It’s Christmas?” – Band Aid
Written by Bob Geldorf and Midge Udre as a response to the famine in Ethiopia in the 80s, the song featured vocals from the biggest British and Irish musical acts of that time. The group that got together to record the single was called Band Aid and their song was released on 3 December 1984.
Although reactions to the song were mixed, it was a big hit as it managed to stay on top of the charts for five weeks. It was even the biggest success on the UK charts during that decade. While far from brilliant, the proceeds from the song was meant to help those in need.
“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”
Meredith Wilson wrote this song in 1951 and it has spawned many covers throughout the years. How better to mark the beginning of the season than with a song that details scenes of Christmas?
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
While the tone of the song isn’t exactly merry, the lyrics of the song suggest of good times. The song was written for a 1944 Judy Garland film called Meet Me in St Louis.
“Little Drummer Boy”
One of the most popular Christmas songs, the lyrics talk about a poor young boy summoned by the Magi to the nativity. Having no gift for the infant Jesus, the boy starts playing his drum. Just like other popular tunes for Christmas, this was covered by many artists even until today.
“Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town”
Christmas is a time to be merry but this song reminds us that Santa will be nice only if you’re nice. Although the lyrics are fairly simple, the tune is quite catchy enough - even children love it.
“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”
Christmas songs have been recorded in almost every genre of music and this one by Brenda Lee in 1958 is no exception. What makes it cool though is it has both a rock and roll flair but also has country tones to it.
“Last Christmas” – Wham
While this Christmas tune is being jilted by a lover, there’s no question about its appeal. It’s been covered over the years by artists including Taylor Swift and Coldpay. Released in 1984, the song’s message is still one that resonates today.
“All I Want for Christmas Is You” – Mariah Carey
Christmas musicis supposed to be fun, and this song is a definition of having a good time. True, the tune is a plea to be with a loved one but it’s got all the right hooks and even sleigh bells to lift everyone’s spirits in what’s supposed to be “the most wonderful time of the year.”
We hope you enjoyed our Christmas Playlist. This would make a wonderful playlist for long journeys visting family and friends this Christmas. If you are looking for potential gift ideas, browse our full selection of Christmas bouquets bursting with the richest warm and green festive tones.