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Playlist :: The 100 Best Holiday Songs

Playlist :: The 100 Best Holiday Songs

Do you hear what I hear? It’s time for The Trend Tribe’s Holiday 2012 Playlist comprised of our top 100 favorite holiday songs and Christmas carols. This is always a big hit with our readers always asking for this list so we kicked up the jam this year and we’ve compiled the playlist for you! Yep, that’s right, we’ve done everything for you, just hit play!

LISTEN ::  The Trend Tribe’s Holiday 2012 Playlist

This year, we are starting early. If Target can launch their holiday commercials & decorations in October and Starbucks can start with the red cups before Halloween, so can The Trend Tribe! There is really not much to it, you either love ’em or hate ’em. Me? Well let’s just say I am very particular about the holiday tunes that make it on my iPod.

I love the classics like Nat King Cole singing A Christmas Song, Joni Mitchell’s River and imagining Elvis Presley swinging his nether region in Blue Christmas; however I really enjoy the more contemporary carols like I Wish It Were Christmas Today, Lady Gaga’s Christmas Tree and A New York Christmas as well. Having a good mixture shuffling through your playlist by different artists is very important so that your can avoid becoming burnt out on Fa-la-la-la‘s too soon.


– Nicole

  1. RiverJoni Mitchell 
  2. Last Christmas – Wham!
  3. Christmas Treat – Julian Casablancas
  4. Ave Maria – Chris Cornell
  5. Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley
  6. Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home) – U2
  7. Let Me Sleep (It’s Christmas Time) – Pearl Jam
  8. Christmas Tree – Lady Gaga
  9. Christmas In Hollis – RUN-DMC
  10. Christmas Song – Dave Matthews
  11. O Come All Ye Faithful – Weezer
  12. O Holy Night – Andre Bocelli
  13. Wonderful Christmastime – Paul Mc Cartney
  14. I Saw Three Ships – Sting
  15. Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band Aid
  16. Christmas Wrapping – The Waitresses
  17. Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town – Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
  18. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) – John & Yoko
  19. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Frank Sinatra
  20. Little Drummer Boy | Peace on Earth – David Bowie and Bing Crosby
  21. Sleigh Ride – KT Tunstall
  22. My Favorite Things – John Coltrane
  23. Winter Wonderland – Jason Mraz
  24. Most Wonderful Time of the YearScott Weiland
  25. Christmas All Over Again – Tom Petty
  26. Christmas – The Who
  27. Christmastime – The Smashing Pumpkins
  28. Father Christmas – The Kinks
  29. Little Saint Nick – The Beach Boys
  30. O Tannenbaum Nat King Cole
  31. White Christmas – Katy Perry
  32. Merry Xmas Everybody – Camp Freddy
  33. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – She & Him
  34. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer – Jack Johnson
  35. 12 Days of Christmas – Relient K
  36. 2000 Miles – Pretenders
  37. White Christmas – Vonda Shepard and Robert Downey Jr.
  38. Silent Night – Neil Diamond
  39. Happy Christmas (War Is Over) – Maroon 5
  40. A New York Christmas – Rob Thomas
  41. Away In A Manger – Johnny Cash
  42. I Won’t Be Home For Christmas – Blink-182
  43. Oi To The World – No Doubt
  44. Please Come Home For Christmas – Jon Bon Jovi
  45. Run Rudolph Run – Bryan Adams
  46. Santa Baby – Madonna
  47. Zat You, Santa Claus? – Louis Armstrong
  48. Santa Bring My Baby – The Smithereens
  49. MistletoeJustin Bieber
  50. The Chimpunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late) – Alvin & The Chipmunks
  51. Christmas Lights – Coldplay
  52. Frosty The Snowman – Jimmy Durante
  53. Baby, It’s Cold Outside – James Taylor and Natalie Cole
  54. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – Jackson 5
  55. Jingle Bell Rock – Hall & Oates
  56. Silver Bells – Bob Dylan
  57. I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm – Tony Bennett
  58. Adeste Fideles – Brian McKnight
  59. Someday At Christmas – Stevie Wonder
  60. Jingle Bells – Diana Krall
  61. I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Josh Groban
  62. Christmas Time Is Here – Sarah McLachlan
  63. Holly Jolly Christmas – Michael Buble
  64. Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah – Barenaked Ladies
  65. It Must Have Been The Mistletoe – Barbra Streisand
  66. It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas – Dean Martin
  67. Do You Hear What I Hear? – Whitney Houston
  68. Deck The Halls  – R.E.M.
  69. Joy To The World – Johnny Cash
  70. Christmas Day – Dido
  71. Chanukah Song – Adam Sandler
  72. Here Comes Santa Claus – Willie Nelson
  73. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Tony Bennett
  74. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Glee Cast, My Chemical Romance
  75. Dominick The Donkey – Lou Monte
  76. Christmas – Blues Traveler
  77. Shake Up Christmas – Train
  78. Let It Snow – Rosemary Clooney
  79. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – Carrie Underwood
  80. Angels We Have Heard On High – Christina Aguilera
  81. A Marshmallow World – Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald
  82. December Child – Cyndi Lauper
  83. Every Year, Every Christmas – Patti LaBelle
  84. I Have a Little Dreidel – Barenaked Ladies
  85. The Man With All The Toys – The Beach Boys
  86. The Nutcracker Suite – The Brian Setzer Orchestra
  87. This Christmas (Hang All The Mistletoe) – Macy Gray
  88. We Wish You A Merry Christmas – John Denver & The Muppets
  89. What Child Is This? – Vanessa Williams
  90. Feliz Navidad – Jose Feliciano
  91. O Holy Night – Melissa Etheridge
  92. The Bells Of St. Mary – Sheryl Crow
  93. The Carol of the Bells – Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
  94. Give Love On Christmas Day – New Edition
  95. The Christmas Waltz – Kristen Chenoweth
  96. You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch – Aimee Mann
  97. It’s Christmas Time – Smokey Robinson
  98. Drunk On Christmas – Jimmy Fallon featuring John Rich
  99. Auld Lang Syne – James Taylor
  100. Readers choice!

Did I forget any? What is your favorite song during the holidays? 

– Nicole

A NJ transplant living in SoCal, Nicole Standley, digs pop culture, fancy-dancy hotels, cool shindigs, live shows, highfalutin restaurants, and all-things: music, fashion and events. Twitter: @nicoledstandley

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Founder + Editor-In-Chief, Nicole is a NJ transplant living in SoCal, who digs pop culture, fancy-dancy hotels, cool shindigs, live shows, highfalutin restaurants, and all-things: music, fashion and events. Twitter: @nicoledstandley


  1. I always like Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You”

    • You’re wish is our command! Each night we are going add any that our readers request. Happy Holidays!

  2. What a great list! I would add ‘Merry Christmas’ by The Ramones and ‘Merry Christmas’ by The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and EVERYTHING by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton’s Christmas album! I am also a sucker for Herb Alpert and the Tiajuana Brass’s album. 🙂

    • Ummm…how did I miss Merry Christmas by The Ramones? And I LOVE MMB! *runs and fixes the list*

  3. This now has me so excited for holiday songs I may have to start listenting to them already! My favorite time of the year!

    • Mine also! And to think Christmas carols used to drive me bananas! I can’t wait until you are home so you can groove to this mix.

  4. Bah Humbug. I just can’t. Not at least until Dec. 1st.

    • Pfffft. That’s all.

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