Top 10 Contemporary Christmas Songs Playlist + Honorable Mentions

It’s the first day of Decemeber, y’all! Which means non-stop Christmas music without annoying people! (Hey, don’t judge me for listening to “Christmas & Chill” in September!) So, today I’m sharing my top 10 contemporary Christmas songs.

I love original Christmas songs, and spins done on classics.
I made a YouTube playlist of the top ten, plus the honorable mentions, which can be found at the end of this post.

Top 10 Contemporary Christmas Songs

(#1) “All I Want For Christmas Is You” ~Mariah Carey

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Obviously, the number one spot goes to the number one diva, The Queen of Christmas! It’s not Christmas until you play this song!
I think everyone is guilty of belting this song out at the top of their lungs.
This song is so great, it’s made over $50 million in royalties, and enters the number one spot on the Billboard’s Holiday 100 Chart every year.
Also, here’s an interesting article on “8 things you didn’t know about ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’”

(#2) “December” ~Ariana Grande

❄️🍪 ♡♩ ♪

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This original song is from her “Christmas & Chill” album (which I’m so obsessed with!). The chorus is so catchy when she sings “Merry Christmas, here I am, boy. Gonna love you, gonna give you all I can, boy. Merry Christmas, here I am, boy. I’m the present and you know it, here I am, boy”

(#3) “Mary, Did You Know?” ~Pentatonix

These a cappella superstars’ rendition of this song is aca-awesome! Their voices are so strong, it will give you chills.

(#4) Carol of the Bells – Pentatonix

I love when Celtic Woman sings this song with their angelic voices, but Pentatonix spices up yet another song with their a cappella skills.

(#5) “Oh Santa” ~Mariah Carey

If nothing on this list makes you dance, this one definitely will! And major kudos to Mariah for those trills!

(#6) “My Grown Up Christmas List” ~Kelly Clarkson

There are many covers of this song, but the first American Idol winner’s is my + Add New Categoryfavorite. The song is about meeting with Santa, and instead of asking for material things, she asks for the world to be better. She sings, “No more lives torn apart. That wars would never start…And right would always win…This is my grown up Christmas list.”

(#7) “Snow In California” ~Ariana Grande

no i don't wanna live without love ♡

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This song is an original smooth, R&B song. Your head will automatically start nodding along when the beat drops!
And I’m also guilty of playing this one when it’s not Christmas (#SorryNotSorry!).

(#8) “Mistletoe” ~Justin Beiber

This is the “old Bieber” that everyone is always talking about lol. I love both old and new Bieber, and this song to cute and catchy. And the music video is absolutely adorable.

(#9) “Run Run Rudolph” ~Kelly Clarkson

This original pop rock hit is so refreshing! And will make you dance!

(#10) “Santa Tell Me” ~Ariana Grande

This is from her 2014 album “Christmas Kisses.” It’s been described as a “feel-good song.” In the chorus she sings “Santa, tell me if you’re really there / Don’t make me fall in love again if he won’t be here next year.”

Honorable Mentions:
  • “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” ~Mariah Carey
  • “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” ~Pentatonix
  • “Santa Baby” ~Ariana Grande ft. Liz Gillies
  • “Love Is Everything” ~Ariana Grande
  • “Little Drummer Boy” ~Pentatonix
  • “Wit This Christmas” ~Ariana Grande

Contemporary Christmas Songs Playlist:

What are your favorite contemporary Christmas songs? Chat with me in the comments below.

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  1. Vany

    December 14, 2016 at 1:02 PM

    Mariah Carey, my ultimate favorite! I love everything Mariah, and her version of “All I want for Christmas” is the ish. She is the best!
    I love Christmas music too. As soon as we’re done celebrating Thanksgiving, I start blasting Christmas music in the house, car etc… Guaranteed to drive my fiancé crazy. Lol!

  2. Sunny Morgan

    December 1, 2016 at 1:32 PM

    Girl, yes!! Ariana Grande’s Christmas music gives me so much life. And yeah, the quintessential “All I Want For Christmas Is You” should be on everyone’s playlist! Loved seeing what your faves are!

    1. Desire Chanteuse

      December 1, 2016 at 1:57 PM

      IKR! I play ‘Christmas & Chill’ all year long because it’s so good!

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