December is officially upon us! Whether you’re hosting Secret Santa with your besties or wrapping presents by the tree, a good Christmas playlist is a must. If you find yourself playing Mariah Carey one too many times, these holiday divas are here to spice up your queue and sprinkle some Christmas cheer.
1.) “Santa, Can’t You Hear Me” – Kelly Clarkson & Ariana Grande
Nothing says Mariah Carey vibes like two honorary pop divas themselves. This duo is truly a match made in Christmas heaven and we’ll never be over it. Karaoke night anyone?
2.) “It’s Christmas Time” – Olivia O’Brien
If you recognize this one, it’s probably because you’ve heard the much less cheery original, “We’re All Gonna Die.” This reimagined bop gives us all the bad bitch energy (which is essential for the perfect girls’ night).
3.) “The Christmas Song” – Kiana Ledé
Need a smooth jam to help you through a gingerbread house competition? Kiana has you covered. Her take on this classic tune is a modern R&B dream.
4.) “I Wish” – Mabel & Joel Corry
Fair warning: once you hear this chorus, it will be impossible to get out of your head. Not to mention, Mabel’s addition of the jingle bells in the background makes this song totally festive, which we love. Repurposed jams for the holiday season are always favorites!
5.) “Cheetah-licious Christmas” – The Cheetah Girls
Honestly, it just felt wrong to not include The Cheetah Girls’ Christmas album in this lineup. You’re never too old to have a cheetah-licous Christmas!
6.) “25th” – Tori Kelly
Baking cookies with your significant other would be 10 times sweeter adding Tori Kelly’s honey-dipped vocals into the recipe.
7.) “December Baby” – JoJo
Prepare to be OBSESSED with these vocals. It’s practically begging to be the background of an aesthetic Christmas wish list on TikTok. And, how cute is baby JoJo on the cover?
8.) “Christmas C’mon” – Lindsey Stirling & Becky G
Take a scene from The Nutcracker, give it a jazzy rhythm, add a Latin pop princess, and you have a brilliant pop Christmas song!
9.) “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” – Kelsea Ballerini
This cover has all the feels. A dramatic reflective moment in the snow would be the ideal setting for this magical Judy Garland favorite, but we’ll settle for an adorable slow dance under the mistletoe.
10.) “White Christmas (Live)” – Lady Gaga
The ultimate winding down agenda: light a candle, brew some hot chocolate, and put a Lady Gaga Christmas song on.
Even the best Christmas party playlist could always use a little more girl power! Will you be adding any of these to your holiday favorites this season?