Editors’ Notes Sure, holiday music is carols and chorales, Bing Crosby doing “White Christmas” and “Silent Night,” and all that good stuff. But it’s also about fresh takes on familiar moods: Festive, giving, fun, but a little reflective, too—a pause before the New Year to take stock of the one that just passed. Focusing on newer interpretations of the classics and more recent entries into the canon, here’s a playlist of holiday pop hits to keep you in the spirit.

SONG
ALBUM
Sleigh Ride
3:21
 
What Christmas Means to Me (feat. Stevie Wonder)
2:41
 
Last Christmas
3:24
 
4:58
 
Winter Wonderland / Don't Worry Be Happy (feat. Tori Kelly)
3:27
 
Little Drummer Boy
5:30
 
It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas
3:27
 
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
4:03
 
When You Believe (with Maren Morris)
3:52
 
White Christmas
2:34
 
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire)
4:15
 
One Wish (For Christmas)
4:12
 
One More Sleep
3:59
 
Underneath the Mistletoe
3:50
 
Believe
4:03
 
Last Christmas
3:32
 
Wrapped in Red
3:36
 
Wonderful Christmastime
2:35
 
I Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
4:04
 
Christmas Tree Farm
3:47
 
Like It's Christmas
3:20
 
Cozy Little Christmas
3:02
 
Do You Hear What I Hear
4:11
 
Mistletoe
3:02
 
A Hand For Mrs. Claus
2:29
 
All I Want For Christmas Is You
4:01
 
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (feat. Esperanza Spalding)
3:43
 
Deck the Halls
2:46
 
4:23
 
White Christmas (Live from "A Very Gaga Thanksgiving")
3:22
 
Underneath the Tree
3:49
 
Hallelujah
4:28
 
Santa's Coming For Us
3:26
 
Santa Tell Me
3:24
 
One I've Been Missing
3:12
 
Make It to Christmas
3:30
 
Christmas in New York
3:15
 
Grown-Up Christmas List (feat. Kelly Clarkson)
4:41
 
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
2:50
 
I'll Be Home For Christmas
4:27
 
Oh Holy Night
3:47
 
With You This Christmas
2:26
 
Count on Christmas
2:59
 
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays
4:15
 
Stopped Believing in Santa
3:35
 
Snowed In
3:08
 
3:01
 
You Make It Feel Like Christmas (feat. Blake Shelton)
2:37
 
Christmas Every Day
3:39
 
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree (feat. Grace VanderWaal)
2:57
 
Winter Wonderland
2:29
 
Christmas Time
4:01
 
Ladies, It’s Cold Outside
3:07
 
Candy Cane Lane
3:32
 
Happy Xmas (War Is Over) [feat. Sean Ono Lennon]
3:40
 
Christmas Must Be Something More
3:52
 
You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch (feat. Sabrina Carpenter)
2:48
 
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year (feat. Sam Hurley)
3:10
 
O Holy Night
2:53
 
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays
3:57
 
Wonderful Christmastime (Full Length Version)
4:17
 
Looks Like a Cold, Cold Winter
3:00
 
Last Christmas
6:44
 
3:33
 
My Only Wish (This Year)
4:16
 
This Christmas
3:30
 
Little Drummer Boy
4:19
 
Winter Things
2:38
 
Silent Night
3:15
 
Jingle Bells
1:49
 
Kiss You This Christmas
2:45
 
Santa Baby
2:34
 
Only You (with James Corden)
3:05
 
Ghost of Christmas Past
3:24
 
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
3:46
 
Christmas Without You
3:15
 
Someday at Christmas
2:51
 
Christmas Lights
4:02
 
O Holy Night
3:14
 
Winter Wonderland
2:24
 
Step into Christmas
4:32
 
Season of Love
3:40
 
Finally It's Christmas
3:45
 
Christmas Eve
3:00
 
Dear Santa (English Version)
3:58
 
Shake Up Christmas
3:52
 
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
2:57
 
A Holly Jolly Christmas
2:03
 
Under the Christmas Lights
2:50
 
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
2:00
 
Christmas Is Here (feat. Late Night Alumni)
2:47
 
Christmas In the Sand
3:47
 
Merry Christmas, Baby (feat. Dr. John)
5:43
 
Christmas C'mon (feat. Becky G)
3:50
 
Jingle Bell Rock
2:03
 
Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
3:27
 
Carol of the Bells A.k.a Opera of the Bells
4:34
 
Merry Christmas Darling
3:18
 
Frosty the Snowman
2:10
 

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