Tired of Old Christmas Songs? We’ve Curated a Bangin’ Holiday Playlist Just for You!
By Sarah Alblowi
Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell not! Looks like 2018 is blessing us with newly released Christmas albums from top-notch artists. Whether you’re hosting a holiday party or jamming the AUX cord, have your playlist prepared! Move over Mariah Carey and Michael Bublé, and show these modern upbeat Christmas songs some love!
I Am The Grinch – Tyler The Creator
Yonkers, a Tyler The Creator best, makes him the last artist you’d associate with Christmas. Well, Tyler just released “I Am The Grinch” and it didn’t fail to incorporate his signature style, making it hands down one of the best weirdly unique Christmas songs!
What Christmas Means to Me – John Legend ft. Stevie Wonder
John Legend is melting our hearts once again, this time with 14 songs in his “A Legendary Christmas” album. Surprisingly, this is his first Christmas album and the songs featuring Esperanza Spalding and Stevie Wonder over classical jazz is everything you didn’t know your Christmas needed.
My Old Santa Claus – Sia
Australian Superstar, Sia released her “Everyday Is Christmas” album that features 10 songs in the raspy rough voice we all love. Definitely a good twist you don’t want to miss!
Winter Wonderland – Jessie J ft. Boyz II Men
Jessie J, another artist jumping on the first Christmas album wagon this year, “This Christmas Day”, featuring Babyface and Boys II Men with recreated classic including Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town, Jingle Bell Rock, and more unique Jessie J creations.
You Make it Feel Like Christmas – Gwen Stefani ft. Blake Shelton
Gwen Stefani’s “Christmas Day” featuring romantic duets with hubby, Blake Shelton, is spreading extra love. The red lips, hugging gown, and over the elbow gloves is a Stefani glamour mood to die for. Check out the blonde goddess’ version of “Santa Baby” and more.
White Christmas – Eric Clapton
This ridiculously adorable animated video to Eric Clapton’s guitar jam in album “Happy Xmas” has Santa listening! Just as good as the classics, if not more, have a listen to his album immediately here!
Sweater Weather – Pentatonix
The remake of The Neighbourhood’s Sweater Weather is not the only must-listen from the Pentatonix’s “Christmas Is Here!”. The Christmas album is giving us Pitch Perfect vibes with the American group’s vocal harmonies. Claps, snaps, and beatboxing resemble an upbeat choir like experience.
Looks Like a Cold, Cold Winter – Ingrid Michaelson
A song filled with peppermint mocha vibes! Ingrid Michaelson’s angelic voice for classic old school tunes will definitely sprinkle happiness to your day!