Need A Playlist For Your Holiday Get-together? – Here Are 2017’s Best Christmas Songs

It’s Christmas Day and you and your loved ones are all sitting around a table talking and eating. During those moments when you have mashed potatoes stuffed in your mouth, there’s a bit of silence. What’s that you need? A playlist of holiday music to fill in those awkward mashed potato moments perhaps? Well Trend Prive has you covered. Below is a list of new Christmas releases so you’re not stuck listening to the same version of ‘Silent Night’ endlessly.

 

Them Things – (Christmas) Baby Please Come Home
Is it festive? Check. Is it psyched-out? Check. Does it leave you wanting to listen to it on repeat? Most definitely check.

 

Sia – Santa’s Coming For Us
I know what you were thinking. What could possibly make this holiday season any better? The answer to that question is in the link right above. If that original track wasn’t enough to satisfy your insatiable needs, Sia has an entire album out, ‘Everyday Is Christmas’ to entertain you.

 

Brett Eldredge – It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
Okay, so, technically the album this track is off of was released in 2016, but: 1. two of the songs (‘Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!’ as well) came out this year 2. we all know Sinatra-sounding tunes are a must so who really cares and 3. this list was missing a country-without-being-country element that was needed.

Wolf Alice – Santa Baby
Think Madonna’s version of Eartha Kitt’s 1953 classic as the one and only? Think again, because this indie band’s cover for Spotify is giving Madonna a run for her money.

 

Gwen Stefani – My Gift Is You
It’s pop-soul goodness from the queen of ska-punk. Produced by busbee, the song is about her new beau Blake Shelton and choosing love over material items. Moral of the story: your boyfriend should mean more to you than your new Michael Kors bag.

 

Pentatonix – Deck The Halls
Honestly, there’s no other artist (well maybe Mariah Carey) who does Christmas better than Pentatonix. As if 2016’s ‘A Pentatonix Christmas’ wasn’t good enough, here we have another addition to a capella greatness.

 

Josh Groban – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Add Josh to the list of “we do Christmas better than the rest”, because this is pure class.

DMX – Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
You read that right. DMX doing a cover of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. Miracle’s never cease to exist.

Rostam – Fairytale of New York
A former member of Vampire Weekend covering The Pogue’s? Yes, please.

 

Shania Twain & Nick Jonas – Say All You Want for Christmas
Confession: I’m a huge Shania Twain fan, but no one needs to know about my adoration of her ‘Come On Over’ album, so this’ll stay our little secret. To say I was happy to hear she was teaming up with Nick Jonas – who’s had a pretty decent 2017 with two releases ‘Remember I Told You’ and ‘Find You’ – was an understatement. An unexpected Christmas match in heaven.

 

Ellie Goulding – O Holy Night
Soft and soothing, this cover is good for those moments when you just want to close your eyes and take a breather from all the stress of the holiday.

Sam Smith – River
A cover of Joni Mitchell’s 1971 classic done for the same Spotify playlist (really, there’s some curious tracks on it, check it out). Sam Smith’s vocals are, as always, stunning and will take you out into the frostbitten cold while being snuggly warm inside.

Among other new holiday releases to check out: Blake Shelton (who has a duet on Stefani’s Christmas album), Panic! at the Disco, Lindsey Stirling, Good Charlotte, everyone’s favorite boyband 98 Degrees, Kelly Clarkson, and Fifth Harmony.

Sarah Medeiros

Music Writer

A music obsessive with side interests in everything under the sun, but particularly: herbalism, nutrition, literature, and travel. Possessor of a completely healthy compulsion to listen to every Queen album on a bi-weekly basis.

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