Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone! We at She’s a Full on Monet hope you’re having an amazing time, whether you’re celebrating by yourself or with others.
Today we wanted to keep it lighthearted and give you some good listens to take you through your day! Today is kinda the last day it’s socially acceptable to listen to Christmas music (but if you keep it going, go you!) and we think you should spend the day indulging. So we’ve rounded up the best Spotify and Pandora Christmas music playlists! There’s something for everyone in this list, even the person who’s sick of traditional Christmas music. Make sure your Bluetooth speakers are geared up and ready, and get ready to press play on all our playlist recs!
Best Spotify Christmas Playlists
Ok, I’ll just get this one out of the way now — this playlist has all the classic favs for everyone who loves classic Christmas music! It’s one of the most comprehensive playlists of favorite Christmas songs on Spotify and offers almost 3 hours of listening fun.
This playlist combines classic favs with some newer Christmas pop hits, and probably includes songs you’ve never heard before! It’s a fresh take on a Christmas playlist that will keep you on your toes while giving you some warm nostalgic vibes.
Want something playing in the background during your game time or happy hour? Then this playlist is perfect for you! It offers almost 3 hours of listening to jazzified instrumental versions of your Christmas favs. This is one of my personal favorites!
This is a playlist you can set and leave on the whole day — it’s a whopping 10 hours and 18 minutes of music! If you want some new, original takes on classic Christmas songs, give this playlist a listen. Folk artists sing their own renditions of all the favs, and honestly, I’m obsessed.
If you’re anything like me, you’re seriously missing the coffeehouse vibes this year. Enter: Spotify’s Christmas Coffeehouse playlist. This one is full of stripped-down versions of all the Christmas classics. Try it out while you sip on your morning cup of joe!
Choir nerds like me, rejoice! These classical Christmas songs are gorgeous and will seriously ring in the day like no other. If classical music makes you feel warm and fuzzy (again, this may just be for my choral folks out there), you’ve got to listen to this one!
Want to have a dance party to some upbeat Christmas songs? Then this playlist is what you should listen to! It’s sure to give you some Christmas joy and seriously good vibes all day.
Phoebe Bridgers, Andrew Belle, Snow Patrol, HAIM, and Sufjan Stevens? Sign me the heck up! This playlist brings all your favorite indie artists together with some classics and some songs you’ve definitely never heard before. This one is perfect to listen to in the evening, as the day’s festivities start to wind down and you’re looking for a calmer vibe.
I gotta be honest, this one isn’t particularly my vibe, but hip hop fans will definitely appreciate it! Just don’t listen to it in front of the kids — most of the songs are explicit. My personal fav is Tyler, the Creator’s version of “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.” But maybe that’s just my inner kid speaking.
This one’s for all you soul fans out there! With “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” by Amy Winehouse, you know you’re in for a treat with this one. And it’s a great mix of old and new songs, so everyone will hear something they love on this playlist!
Thank you, Samantha Irby, for the weirdest playlist on this list. From Irby herself: “please listen on shuffle because i only make playlists when i’m fucking stoned and if you listen straight through? you can tell.”
Best Pandora Christmas Playlists
This is the most popular (67 million listeners) and most traditional of Pandora’s holiday channels playing all your tried and true favorites. Perfect for decorating the tree, opening presents, and holiday get togethers.
This one is more contemporary than the standard Christmas channel, playing all the latest holiday hits and more of today’s artists. You know you’re gonna hear Mariah Carey for sure!
Got kids at home? Or just a Disney fan? This one is made for you with Disney’s versions of all the holiday songs plus some Disney originals. I love how some of the songs are always new to me, and of course I love hearing Mickey’s voice on Christmas!
There’s “snow” place like the gym this Christmas (home gym of course) to get ready for lots of egg nog and holiday cookie madness. If you want to keep your holiday mood even on the Peloton, this one’s perfect. Remixes, jazzy holiday tunes and lots of motivation!
From Weezer to the Flaming Lips and the Pet Shop Boys, this station is perfect for when you’ve gotten a little tired of the traditional Christmas songs and you want to change it up. Lots of acoustic versions and unique twists will keep you vibing.
Want to keep the tempo up and avoid all the sleepy holiday songs? There’s nothing more jarring than a playlist that goes from “Run, Run Rudolph” to “Silent Night” — this station will keep things lively and get your booty moving. Dance along to your favorite holiday hits.
What are your best Christmas playlists? Share with us in the comments!
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