The Ultimate Christmas Music Playlist

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It’s not Christmas until you dream of walking in a winter wonderland or decking the halls! My Ultimate Christmas Music Playlist is filled with personal favorites, modern-day hits and a few classics to keep the mood festive. Whether you’re wrapping presents or hosting a Christmas party, this playlist will keep things cheery and bright.

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve been listening to a Christmas music playlist since early November. Yep, I’m one of “those people.” I just can’t get enough of the songs on that list.

Because I thought you might enjoy it too (and I couldn’t let the year pass without a Christmas playlist), today I’m bringing you: My Ultimate Christmas Music Playlist.

If you’ve been following IBC for a while, you might remember I shared several holiday playlists last year. But don’t worry if you missed them; all of them are linked later in this post.

My ultimate Christmas music playlist

Since I realize music tastes are subjective, I’m calling this “my” playlist. These are my favorite Christmas songs.

I think most of us have certain Christmas songs by certain artists that tug at our heartstrings this time of year. These songs bring back magical moments and remind us of Christmases past.

For me, many of the songs from one of Jewel’s albums—the first Christmas album I bought—stir up strong memories of holidays when I was a teen.

I also instantly time travel to my younger years when I hear Kenny G’s Christmas album—my mom was a big fan. “Winter Song,” though somewhat melancholy, fills me with joy anytime I listen to it. And I could go on…

Ornament hanging in the tree

I suspect many holiday songs are memory-inducing for you as well. I hope this playlist and all my Christmas playlists help stir up a little yuletide magic in your heart.

While listening to the playlists I created last year, I went back into each and added a handful of new songs. In my opinion, each is a great playlist in its own way. You can listen to them via the links below or by clicking on the images.

The ultimate Christmas music playlist

Here’s my ultimate playlist full of my favorite Christmas songs! This is my newest and most diverse Christmas music playlist. You can listen using the player above or directly on Spotify by clicking here.

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More Christmas Playlists You’ll Enjoy

If you have a specific type of Christmas playlist in mind, then maybe one of these four playlists is better suited for you!

Classic Christmas

This is perfect for those who can’t get enough of the oldies. It contains classic songs from decades ago, including artists like Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby, The Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder, Nat King Cole, Elton John, and more.

As you can tell, there’s a little something for everyone. The classics always put me in a nostalgic mood, and I love listening to them while decorating the house or cooking up some of my Christmas desserts.

You can find my Classic Christmas playlist directly on Spotify, or you can find a link to listen to here.


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Country Christmas

I don’t know about you, but I think country music suits Christmas wonderfully. The acoustic guitar and country twang just makes me want to sing along to every song. In this playlist, I have hits by Carrie Underwood, Sugarland, Dan + Shay, Luke Bryan, Dolly Parton, and more.

So many of these songs are my favorites and make me feel all cozy. They’re ideal for those who love listing to country radio and, if you’re like me, playing along in the car where nobody can hear me sing!

Play the Country Christmas Music Playlist.

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Pop / Modern

While I adore the classics, getting a fresh take on some old songs or even some new classics in the making is nice too! I love that every year, big artists are putting out some Christmas singles or even whole albums that I can update my Christmas playlists with.

I love to play these contemporary playlists when I’m entertaining. They always keep the mood jolly and fun, with a few slower and sweet tunes mixed in.

You’ll find artists like Ariana Grande, Kelly Clarkson, Meghan Trainor, Sam Smith, Christina Aguilera, and more.

Check out the Pop and Modern Christmas Music Playlist.

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Folk / Acoustic

Folksy singer-songwriters know a thing or two about Christmas. I often turn to this music when I’m having a night in with myself or a few friends. The songs make me feel warm and fuzzy, and they’re best listened to with a cup of hot cocoa in hand and snuggled up to the fireplace.

This playlist includes songs by artists like The Lumineers, Brandi Carlile, Mumford and Sons, She & Him, James Taylor, Jack Johnson, and more.

Listen to my Folksy Christmas Music Playlist.

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Those are my go-to Christmas music playlists for you to enjoy! Thank you so much for spending a bit of your holiday with me. I hope my Christmas music playlists add a little “fa la la la la” to your day.

I’m always looking to add more music to my playlists. Let me know if you have some go-to or new Christmas songs to add!

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