Christmas comes once a year and it’s important to put together a perfect playlist for the season. Festive songs are already tuning everywhere signaling the arrival of holidays. Want to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year and need an awesome Christmas songs playlist? We have curated an awesome playlist that you can listen to sway away your Grinch mood and have a good time. Either it’s Jingle Bells or Stealing Christmas from “The Grinch”, these songs will light up your house and fill the air with love and peace.
Here are the best Christmas songs for 2020:
Christmas Saves The Year – Twenty one pilots
Twenty One Pilots gave us an inspirational Christmas song amidst COVID-19 named “Christmas Saves The Year”. Coronavirus devastated our lives in an unimaginable way and Christmas is not going to be as jolly as it was before. But regardless, Twenty One Pilots released their first-ever Christmas song to emphasize the most important things in life. The chorus is the centerpiece of the song:
“But everybody wants to make it home this year,
even if the world is crumblin’ down
’cause everybody’s got somebody who’s got their name on a shelf
with cheap décor and flavored cheer,
You rest assured that Christmas save the year”
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All I want for Christmas is you – Mariah Carey
Maria Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is an ultimate go-to song for the Christmas holidays which never gets old. The song was co-written by Carey and her songwriting partner Walter Afanasieff. Released in 1994, “All I Want For Christmas Is You” has been landing on Billboard Holiday 100 constantly over the years. You might want to sit down and listen to Mariah Carey all day long till the holiday ends.
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Mistletoe – Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber released Mistletoe as a holiday song in 2011 for his Christmas album “Under The Mistletoe”. Mistletoe is an acoustic R&B/reggae that will make you get up and dance. Justin Bieber in an interview said “They’re going to be singing this song every Christmas” and he wasn’t wrong. He gave a happy song but still, he couldn’t take away the charisma of “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey which still ranks at #1 for the best Christmas song of all time.
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Santa Tell Me – Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande released “Santa Tell me” in 2014 and it went on to be an instant classic Christmas song. The song explains how she is fed up with Santa because he doesn’t give her what she wants in her life. In her lyrics, she asks St. Nick to not make her fall in love with someone who won’t be there for the next Christmas. Santa Tell Me is a perfect song for those who are broken-hearted and alone during the festive time.
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Last Christmas – Wham!
Last Christmas by Wham never topped the holiday song charts until 2017 even though the song was released in 1984. Everyone knows it was one of the must-have Christmas songs that you can rhyme along everywhere you go. George Michael’s “Careless Whisper” and “Faith” were two of his all-time biggest hit and “Last Christmas” now tops the list of one of best holiday songs.
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Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen / John Legend (2020)
Leonard Cohan’s “Hallelujah” is one of those greatest songs that have been sung, interpreted, and covered by hundreds of other singers and bands. You can say “Hallelujah is kind of a song that can be played on every occasion, or every holiday and just one song that you cannot get out of your head. In 2020, John Legend released his version of Hallelujah, in collaboration with Carrie Underwood under the album “Country Christmas Greatest Hits Vol. 3”. The lyric to the John Legend version of “Hallelujah” is wonderfully written to generate a Christmas vibe and is ranked as one of the best Christmas songs of 2020.
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Please Come Home For Christmas – Jon Bon Jovi
“Please Come Home For Christmas” is 1994 single which was first released to the album “A Very Special Christmas 2 (1992). It is a classic holiday song that explains Bon Jovi’s love interest. The music video stars Cindy Crawford as Bon Jovi’s lover and wants her to come home for Christmas. Bon Jovi didn’t sing many holiday songs throughout his career but this is one of those holiday songs that will be sung for a long time.
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Like It’s Christmas – The Jonas Brothers
Jonas Brothers released their first-holiday song “Like It’s Christmas” after 11 years in November 2019. In the same year, the song reached the #1 position to top the list for US billboard charts. The chorus is the heartbeat:
“You make every day feel like it’s Christmas
Never wanna stop
Feelin’ like the first thing on your wishlist
Right up at the top …”
“Like It’s Christmas” is a happy song that explains why everyone needs to enjoy their life and be happy as if it was Christmas every day. It won the heart of millions and played on every Christmas holiday.
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Where Are You Christmas – Faith Hill
Released 20 years ago in 2000, “Where Are You Christmas” was made for 2020. Faith Hill might not be a time traveler but her lyrics traveled way ahead of their time. If you are a 90’s kid, you have probably heard this classic hit from “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. Yes! You heard it right. This song has been played over I don’t know how many times but always makes you feel like something is changing and it will never be the same again. The lyrics “My world is changing, I’m rearranging/Does that mean Christmas changes too” synchronizes with the current situation of the world perfectly.
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Make It To Christmas – Alessia Cara
Although Christmas is magical with all the lights, gifts, and music, it might be tough for some people. “Make It To Christmas” is a song for those whose relationships are on the brink of collapsing. Alessia Cara sings with a hope to make her longtime relationship survive through the holidays that just tugs at our heartstrings. Yes, the video shows Christmas bells and music filled with harmonies but the lyrics tell a different story, a tragic tale instead, “Darling, I know that our love is going cold, please can we make it to Christmas?”
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Santa’s Coming For Us – Sia
“Santa’s Coming For Us” is another hit from Sia’s holiday album “Everyday is Christmas”. The song is a new modern version of Classic “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”. It is a joyful Christmas song that is truly artistic and Sia once again succeeds to maintain her creativity and integrity in her song. The song explains the excitement in our hearts during the Christmas countdown. Are you excited for Christmas in 2020? “Santa’s Coming For Us” is the song that will help you forget about everything that is happening across the world and focus on the good things that are yet to come in 2021.
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Driving Home For Christmas – Chris Rea
If you are traveling home for this Christmas, “Driving Home For Christmas” by Chris Rea is a must-have song that you want to play over a radio while driving home. This joyful song will make you happy and excited that you can’t stop yourself from singing along. The opening lyrics: “I’m driving home for Christmas Oh, I can’t wait to see those faces” and the chorus: “So I sing for you/though you can’t hear me/When I get through and feel you near me” built up the whole meaning of why you are traveling home for Christmas. Christmas is a festival when celebrated with your family or friends and just another day when celebrated alone.
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8 Days of Christmas – Destiny’s Child
Destiny’s Child always makes you stand up on your feet and get the holiday party started. The song came out around 19 years ago but to this day it’s a song you can’t forget to play during Christmas. This R&B act from Destiny’s Child for their holiday album, 8 days of Christmas is pretty much all you need to cheer up. The song is equally divided between hip-hop and contemporary pop that directly targets a crossover paradise. Nonetheless, 8 days of Christmas built an excellent vibe for the holiday season for audiences across the world.
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