Let’s be honest: the best part of the holiday season is all the songs that come with it. But not everyone (read: scrooges) enjoys festive music. Luckily, there is one very private and safe space for enjoying all of your holiday music: Your car.
We put together a list of our 30 top holiday songs for ultimate car jamming (and sometimes headbanging – see #30). From Mariah Carey to Elvis to Bing Crosby to DMX (yes, even DMX), these are jams sure to make your sleigh bells ring, if you’re listening.
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- Last Christmas – Wham!
- Wrapped in Red – Kelly Clarkson
Kelly’s entire Christmas album, “Wrapped in red” is gold – any pick from this vocal queen’s masterpiece is a certified winner.
- Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – DMX
Let the sweet dulcet tones of national treasure DMX lull you to a frenzied, anxious sleep.
- Winter Wonderland – Bing Crosby
- Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Miley Cyrus
- Christmas in Harlem – Kanye West
- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Judy Garland
- Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Bruce Springsteen
- Let it Go – Frozen
- Do You Hear What I Hear? – Whitney Houston
- Silver Bells – Dean Martin
- The First Noel – Frank Sinatra
- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – Bing Crosby
- Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley
- Holly Jolly Christmas – Michael Buble
- Mistletoe – Justin Bieber
- Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays – *NSYNC
- My Only Wish (This Year) – Britney Spears
Bubble-gum pop meets Christmas longing. It’s classic Britney.
- The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late) – Alvin & The Chipmunks
- Underneath the Tree – Kelly Clarkson
- A Holly Jolly Christmas – Burl Ives
- Happy XMas (War is Over) – John Lennon
- Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – U2
- Christmas Tree – Lady Gaga
Listener beware: This song is not for the faint of heart.
- I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – Jackson 5
- Carol of the Bells – Destiny’s Child
Yes, this is just as glorious as it sounds on paper.
- Every Christmas – Kelly Clarkson
- Santa Tell Me – Ariana Grande
- All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
Timeless. Ageless. Flawless.
- Christmas Eve / Sarajevo – Trans-Siberian Orchestra