When it comes to a Christmas party, no detail can be forgotten. You need cheery holiday décor decked all around your halls, more cookies than even Santa could eat, booze for the elves (duh), and a holiday playlist that will keep the party going and send all of your guests to the dancefloor.
But, in the midst of all your party planning, a small thing such as a party playlist can easily be forgotten. Before you know it, your home will be filled with guests with nothing in the air but holiday cheer and dead silence. If that’s happened to you, worry no longer! We’ve curated a playlist of 15 upbeat holiday-themed songs that will fit any fete this December.
Roll up the sleeves on your ugly sweater, shoot back another glass of your favorite boozy eggnog, and head to the dancefloor with this party-ready playlist.
1. “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” Jackson 5
2. “Man With the Bag,” Jessie J
3. “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays,” *NSYNC
4. “Santa Baby,” Madonna
5. “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” Brenda Lee
6. “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” Jessica Simpson
7. “Christmas in Hollis,” Run DMC
8. “One More Sleep,” Leona Lewis
9. “Frosty the Snowman,” The Ronettes
10. “Last Christmas,” Carly Rae Jepsen
11. “Drummer Boy,” Justin Bieber
12. “Run Rudolph Run,” Chuck Berry
13. “Underneath the Tree,” Kelly Clarkson
14. “Linus and Lucy,” Vince Guaraldi Trio
15. “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” Mariah Carey
Additional reporting by Lauren Gordon.