Famous crooners Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and Bing Crosby sang it best when they confessed, “Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful” because, during the colder months, it’s so joyful to be warm and cozy indoors. There’s something about this change in weather that brings families and friends closer together to create those extra-special memories. Every family and culture may have its unique way of celebrating, but the important part is being together.
And all of that enjoyment can be even more fun if you add some festive tunes to your holiday traditions and get-togethers. Allow us to take another thing off of your to-do list by providing some recommendations for our favorite holiday-inspired cheerful music. Below is a list of the best Spotify playlists to get you in the holiday spirit. Grab that eggnog, put on that holiday sweater (ugly or not!), jam out to The Everymom’s favorite holiday playlists, and dance the wintery night away!
Christmas isn’t Christmas without the vintage songs of Dean Martin’s “Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!”, Nat King Cole’s “The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You),” Darlene Love’s “A Marshmallow World,” and Bing Crosby’s “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.” It’s also special when we introduce our kids to songs that have withstood the test of time and have been the merry soundtrack of our lives.
This playlist will inspire you to have it on repeat for all eight nights of Hanukkah because it adds all the festive spirit you would want during this holiday. It even includes some fun songs by Barenaked Ladies and Idina Menzel! Have this Hanukkah playlist in the background while your family plays dreidel or while you prepare delicious latkes.
Motown music really needs no explanation because the incredible sounds speak for themselves. It has produced some of the best artists in American music of all time. This playlist takes those masterful artists and showcases their holiday spirit Motown-style. You’ve got The Jackson 5, James Brown, and The Temptations all singing the best Christmas songs while you’re dancing around the tree! This playlist is about the length of an album at 13 songs. If you’re looking for a longer playlist, checkout Soul Christmas 2022 or Motown Records’ official Christmas playlist.
This playlist includes family-friendly holiday tunes your kids will love that you might not find on other lists, like “Ring in the Season” from Olaf’s Frozen Adventure and Jo Jo Siwa’s version of “Run Run Rudolph.” As a bonus, if you’re looking for songs for holidays that happen throughout the year, like Thanksgiving and Easter, try this other Holiday Songs for Kids playlist that includes tunes to get little ones moving 365 days a year (i.e. “The Turkey Pokey” and “The Bunny Hop”).
If you want everything and the kitchen sink when it comes to holiday music, this hodgepodge playlist is just for you. It’s also nice and long (13 hours of tunes!) so you can keep it playing throughout your baking, gift wrapping, and special family bonding time. I love any playlist that has Wham!, The Ronettes, John Legend, NSYNC and Britney Spears all in one joyful music list! Added bonus, this playlist starts off with the queen of Christmas herself, Mariah Carey, as she serenades us with her “All I Want for Christmas is You.”
If you’re looking for songs that are old and songs that are new, this playlist has you covered. It has a nice sprinkle of everything to give you that holiday variety to keep your spirits high. From Sia, to The Waitresses, to Ariana Grande, and Kelly Clarkson, this Christmas playlist will get even Santa dancing in his sleigh!
We know you’re running around doing all sorts of holiday errands and sometimes you just want some low-key songs to get you through the day in a joyful way. This playlist has an epic-amount of holiday songs—all instrumental! Think of any holiday song and this playlist probably has the instrumental version of it. Relax and chill with this ultimate holiday playlist.
The crux of the holiday season is about making memories with those we love. We hope these Spotify playlists can add that sparkle to your festivities so you truly feel like it’s the most magical time of the year.
This article was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated for timeliness.