After months of desperately waiting to be able to crack out Christmas music on Spotify, finally you can proudly play those jolly hits all day long. No matter whether you’re looking for something soothing or all out fabulous, we’ve put together a bunch of festive playlists to suit even the most niche of music tastes.
Read on for the best Christmas music on Spotify.
We’re not at all surprised that this boppy playlist has received over a million streams—from Ariana Grande to Wham, and of course lots of Michael Buble for good measure, this is the go-to when you’re putting up the tree or lovingly baking that first ham of the season and feel like really having a boogie to all of your favourite hits you've been waiting all year long to put on guilt-free.
There’s something that gets us particularly nostalgic about a folk tune at Christmas time, particularly when separated from your loved ones. This playlist is jam-packed full of new takes on some sweet oldies as well as some brand new hits from some Aussie indie legends as well as some of the best international songbirds around. We reckon you can get away with listening to this one any old time of the year.
Cosy Christmas Jazz
Another more sophisticated take on the usual culprits, this is the type of playlist you put on to curl up with after a big day of family and frivolity with a glass of vino in hand. Plenty of sax and trumpet straight out of the holiday movies, this is a definitely fave in our homes. A great safe choice if you’ve got the older rellies coming over too.
Okay hear us out, this playlist is not just for the hardcore punk lovers but for any Christmas fanatic who loves a good bop. With features from The Wombats, New Found Glory and Fountains of Waynes, there’s definitely a bit of a 90s flavour that will make any Millennial nostalgic. Give it a go, you might be surprised.
Kids Christmas Music
Perfect for the little ones, this super fun sweet collection of classics and modern takes on the usual hits is fantastic to get the kiddies singing along and excited for the arrival of the guy in the big red suit—you may even get a little break from the madness while they dance along too if you’re lucky.
Oh baby, this is the perfect smooth blend of all things funky and fresh combined with those beloved catchy tunes. From Stevie Wonder, Jackson 5, John Legend and Otis Redding, this playlist features all the coolest cats and biggest crooners in the game ready to serenade you through the silly season.
We believe lullabies certainly just aren’t for babes, and think these gentle tunes are just what the doctor ordered after a day of feasting, gift-giving and catching up with all the extended rellies. Great for winding down or for just popping on before bed to settle those weary minds and bodies, we know this one’s a winner.
Electronic lovers, don’t think we’ve forgotten about you. This dance and electronic compilation is the ideal sythny concoction for those who love their December tunes just remixed and pumped right on up to get them in the holiday spirit. Great for getting ready to go out or for when the party heads to your place, there’s no way you can’t get pumped when this one is on.
Christmas Acoustic Hits
Sometimes you want a slightly festive vibe but with a few less bells and whistles than the usual Mariah Carey on repeat. This playlist is calm, low-key and relaxed for when you’re sitting down for lunch with friends over the Chrissy break and just want some sweet chic background tunes. Full of all the classics you love recreated in lovely mellow new ways.
Feel Good Christmas
A stack of upbeat, feel fabulous, groovy tunes to get you moving and grooving through the festive good times to come. Filled with stacks of Louis Prima, Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin and of course the one and only Frank Sinatra, you’ll have no choice but to get your feet tapping to these energetic beats.
Prefer a festive marathon? Check all the Christmas movies to watch on Netflix this year.
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