Top 10 Songs On My Nice List

The best way to start the Christmas season is with the best Christmas songs around The Best Christmas Songs

The best way to start the Christmas season is with the best Christmas songs around

Adri Weber, Staff Writer

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, it’s time for the “official” holiday transition to happen. Families have begun to pack away the turkeys and hay bales to instead decorate with shiny lights and little Santa Clauses. Of course, this means that Christmas songs will once again make their annual appearance. For everyone making a new christmas playlist this year, here’s some must-haves to add.

10. Little Saint Nick- The Beach Boys

This song is the perfect mix of holiday joy and summer spirit. Since it’s not as common of a song, you won’t be irked by the constant radio repeats that happen with some songs every year. Plus, The Beach Boys are a classic band with great voices to listen to. Overall, a very good song that should be on your go-to Christmas playlist.

9. Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer- Elmo & Patsy

Now, this song is a little more hit or miss for some people. Some tend to frown on the fact that the song technically talks about grandma getting hit by reindeer, but the tune is very catchy! However, there is a phenomenal movie that goes along with this song that gives great childhood nostalgia to any watcher. Therefore, this song is perfect to listen to during the holidays if you want to feel like a kid again.

8. Santa Tell Me- Ariana Grande

Although Santa Tell Me isn’t considered a Christmas classic, it’s fairly popular and well-known for a Christmas song coming from a pop artist. The upbeat music and witty lyrics make it hard to not get up and dance. This song reminds me of going Christmas shopping in the mall while looking for the perfect gift for a little cousin or sibling.

7. Christmas Is The Time To Say “I Love You”- Billy Squier

This is perfect for those people who want a song that’s a little less played, but still captures that warm christmas season feeling. There’s a hint of rock and roll that is sure to get some toes tapping! Listening to this song, it’s hard to not crack a smile thinking about the holidays no matter what time of year it is.

6. Melé Kalikimaka- Bing Crosby & The Andrews Sisters

Of course we can’t have a christmas song list without something from Bing Crosby! This is, once again, another beachy feeling song for the cold Christmas weather. With the help of The Andrews Sisters, Crosby provides the perfect mix of summer and winter in one song. It also provides some useful information for anyone visiting Hawaii over Christmas!

5. Snoopy’s Christmas- The Royal Guardsmen

Snoopy’s Christmas may not be a song many people have heard, but trust me when I say it deserves more recognition. A fun little christmas jingle about the classic rivalry between the beloved Peanuts character Snoopy and the Red Baron is perfect for cookie making with friends and family. This song has both a great story in the lyrics and a fun marching tune, which combines to make a phenomenal song!

4. Mistletoe- Justin Bieber

Calling all JB fans, this one’s for you guys! Even though this song has been through a lot over the years, it has outlasted many other Christmas pop songs. While this song is pretty cheesy and might be more of a guilty pleasure, for some, you can’t lie and say you don’t sing along when it comes on the radio. Also, a lot of people know this song so it’s great to sing together with friends and family.

3. Last Christmas- Wham!

Last Christmas is one of those Christmas songs that isn’t actually about the Christmas season itself, but still somehow found itself at the center of the holiday. That doesn’t mean we can’t put it on this list though! This song is heard every Christmas without fail. In fact, when this song is played, you just know it’s the holiday season again.

2. Mary Did You Know?- Pentatonix

This is a beautiful song to help us remember the true meaning of Christmas. Pentatonix has such a unique sound with all of their songs, which helps give off a reverent feeling when listening to this song. The talent seen in Mary Did You Know gives chills up and down the spine when you really soak in the meaning. For those who want to remember the reason for the season, this one’s for you.

1. All I Want For Christmas Is You- Mariah Carey

Last, but certainly not least, is perhaps the most classic Christmas song to this day—All I Want For Christmas Is You. If you need a song that the whole car can sing along to, this might be your best bet. It’s almost impossible to escape the Christmas season without hearing this song at least once. But I mean, what even is the Christmas season without Mariah?

Now after reviewing this list, some may disagree, but I think this is the perfect mix for a happy holiday season! Whether you listen to these while putting up decorations, baking desserts or shopping for loved ones, these ten songs are sure to make things even more holly and jolly this year!