Top 10 Christmas Songs to Put You in the Festive Mood

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Scarlett Goldstein

Scarlett Goldstein

Last updated:  2023-04-03 18:00:08

The festive season is already the most cheerful time of the year – you spend your time with family, buy gifts for each other, and smile a lot. Everyone is in a rush, but it's all paradise. Christmas songs like Christmas movies spice up the whole vibe since they're bubbly, optimistic, all about gifts, bells, and decorations. We'll present you with these top ten exciting festive tunes to listen to while you're decorating your Christmas tree this year!

10. "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" by Frank Sinatra

Turn this tune on to feel Santa's season overwhelming you

From Justin Bieber to Michael Bublé or the legendary Bruce Springsteen, just everyone tried to sing "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town." Of course, whether you have a favorite version or not depends on your personal taste. For this list, we chose Frank Sinatra, which is a classic!

Frank Sinatra is the one who made this tune gleam; it obviously glistens like Christmas lights. The song's vibe is very traditional, nostalgic and goes so well with his aesthetic. You decide if you believe that Santa Claus is coming to town, but when Sinatra belts it out, it feels so real!

9. "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" by Michael Bublé

This song is an excellent introducer to the best time of the year

Suppose Mariah Carey and Kelly Clarkson are the female synonyms for Christmas divas. In that case, Michael Bublé counts as one of the most beloved male Christmas singers! "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" is a real shining gem from his festive discography. Meredith Wilson wrote it back in 1951, but Bublé is the one who really brought this hit to life.

Moreover, the song starts off magical, fairytale-like, and we could definitely hear stuff like this in festive romantic movies. Bublé's voice sounds like Christmas itself, resonant and straightforward; it's jolly and brings serenity. A whole package!

8. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" by Sam Smith

Who thought that Sam Smith would pull off a Christmas anthem?

When it comes to Christmas anthems, artists usually cover the well-known classics rather than making new original songs. That's the case with "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," since numerous musicians tried to make their own version of this sweet melody and delicate emotions.

Sam Smith is precisely someone who can make things delicate and smooth with his heavenly voice, so his version of this track really shines and lets his velvety vocals bloom. Maybe you're used to spending your holidays with the happiest tunes and ringing bells. Still, if you're about to let your emotions out, perhaps you're looking for a recommendation like this!

7. "Snow in California" by Ariana Grande

On this EP, Grande covered the famous "Last Christmas" as well

Ariana Grande is a young queen of Christmas tunes – such a successor to the most beloved classics. Everyone knows how much she loves the December holidays, so she gifted her fanbase with two Christmas EP-s, "Christmas & Chill" and "Christmas Kisses."

Although her "Christmas & Chill" brought Grande much bigger fame, "Christmas Kisses" is obviously filled with the most quality bops for the season! "Snow in California" shines like original Christmas songs of the newer generation rarely do. It's a playful anthem about longing and wishing to stay with your sweetheart so he doesn't leave the town for holidays. So sweet!

6. "Underneath the Tree" by Kelly Clarkson

This one is often compared with "All I Want For Christmas Is You" for its love theme

The debate about who is the queen of Christmas, Kelly Clarkson or Mariah Carey, lives on every year. And if you ask us, both are incredible! However, if Kelly is your ultimate 25th of December queen, you'll adore "Underneath the Tree" the most. This track obviously has it all!

Clarkson sings "Underneath the Tree" so effortlessly, showcasing her powerful vocals and her lighthearted optimism in the positive and cheerful vibe. For this beautiful tune, and for her whole Christmas album, Kelly will for sure find the way to your playlist as soon as December comes.

5. "White Christmas" by Michael Bublé

The stars of all genres tried to remake "White Christmas" – do you have your personal favorite?

Once again, Michael Bublé simply knows how to put you in a real festive mood. Honestly, the whole list could be about him only! So, when it comes to "White Christmas," it's one of the biggest evergreen hits when Christmas comes, so we guess you all have that one favorite version.

Bublé makes Christmas hits shine bright exactly because his voice is smooth yet classic, so he keeps the classy vibe and remarkable features of the song, but does it in his way. "White Christmas" in his production is cheerful and nostalgic, and Shania Twain's voice adds to the quality.

4. "Santa Tell Me" by Ariana Grande

The crew had so much fun on the set of this music video

Grande already got her mention on this list, but how could we skip her original bop? A bop about finding a new sweetheart in December and praying he will stay after the shiny bright season ends? There is a special bond you feel with people in these times. However, no one promises they'll stay afterward, so this song felt relatable, and it quickly found its way to the charts!

Grande is known for her desire to always be with someone during the holidays and share the excitement. Nevertheless, on this track, she is "avoiding every mistletoe" until she knows it's true love that he thinks of! This is not the only time when Ari dedicated her song to Santa since she also covered the classic "Santa Baby" in the past.

3. "Last Christmas" by Wham!

"Last Christmas" aged like fine wine and always finds its way to the charts

What's that one Christmas song that every artist ever tried to cover that became an instant classic, and now you can't imagine your holidays without it? We're pretty sure that your answer would be this George Michael's masterpiece! Maybe you listened to it so much and in so many different versions that you didn't even know he created it in 1984!

There's something so captivating about this story that is already so close to our hearts, and we don't think it will ever go away. Since the day it got its fame, "Last Christmas" was covered by Ariana Grande, Gwen Stefani, Taylor Swift, Hilary Duff, and many other musicians. Do you have a favorite cover, or you're sticking to the original?

2. "All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey

This is probably the most famous Christmas song on this list

Close your eyes and imagine the lyric "I don't want a lot for Christmas, there is just one thing I need…" We bet you know how it goes after that. After such a classic that is "Last Christmas," who would forget to mention Mariah Carey's banger that takes over the charts as soon as all the houses decorate their Christmas trees?

The same moment when December approaches us, you hear "All I Want For Christmas Is You" just everywhere, and that doesn't seem to change. It will take a lot of time to make a song that is as prominent as this one. However, Carey tries to outdo herself, so she released a new smash "Oh Santa!" with Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson.

1. "Christmas Tree Farm" by Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift was actually raised on a Christmas tree farm, so the hit is pretty much autobiographical

We have no idea how this Christmas bop isn't already a classic. Released in 2019, "Christmas Tree Farm" is a fresh, festive tune. Still, it has the full potential of having billions of streams during the season! After the first listen, you'll notice this song was supposed to be played in every mall. It's just everywhere on the streets while you're buying all the Christmas gifts for your family!

"Christmas Tree Farm" is not the first Christmas anthem that the artist of the decade, Taylor Swift, ever released. Still, it's undoubtedly her best, and one of the signs that the real festive vibe is not dead in the newer music. We love the classics, but we're happy with the latest tunes with bells and violins and the optimism this season brings!

Since this top ten list probably awoke a whole new season vibe in you, we hope you'll enjoy your time with family and friends and sing these tunes with them! Hopefully, you'll kiss someone under the mistletoe and share this connection and love everyone should feel when it's Christmas.

What's your favorite Christmas song from this list? Did we forget any classics you play every December? Share your playlists with us!

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