Happy Hol-la-days!: A Holiday Music Guide

…because the holidays are incomplete without some festive songs to accompany them.

Happy Hol-la-days!: A Holiday Music Guide

Raven Sanchez, Staff Writer

December has begun and it is time to start celebrating and planning for the holidays. For most, the holidays are a time of joy; they are a time to live life a little differently, even if it is only until January. Despite this, the holidays are also an extremely busy time of the year. People are going to various parties, shopping until they drop, and watching movies and specials until they tire of them. The holidays are a bustling and wonderful time no matter how they are celebrated, but it seems they are never complete without an assortment of holiday music. If a person does not have a holiday playlist, they find that quality holiday music can be difficult to search for. Luckily for Coronado students, there is a way to cease the struggles of creating a holiday playlist. Below are lists of songs for December’s many holidays that will really make the holidays feel like home.



  1. All I Want for Christmas Is You- Mariah Carey
  2. Little Saint Nick- The Beach Boys
  3. Wonderful Christmastime- Paul McCartney
  4. Last Christmas- Wham!
  5. Christmas Eve/ Sarajevo (instrumental)- Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  6. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town- The Jackson 5
  7. Feliz Navidad- Jose Feliciano
  8. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree- Brenda Lee
  9. Blue Christmas- Elvis Presley
  10. Underneath the Tree- Kelly Clarkson
  11. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year- Andy Williams
  12. It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas- Michael Buble
  13. You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch- Thurl Ravenscroft
  14. Holiday- Vampire Weekend
  15. I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus- The Jackson 5
  16. I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas- Gayla Peevey
  17. Jingle Bell Rock- Bobby Helms
  18. Carol of the Bells a.k.a. Opera of the Bells- Destiny’s Child
  19. Do You Hear What I Hear- Carrie Underwood
  20. It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas- Bing Crosby
  21. Little Drummer Boy/ Peace on Earth- David Bowie and Bing Crosby
  22. Mary, Did You Know?- Pentatonix
  23. I’ll Be Home For Christmas- Jackie Evancho
  24. White Christmas- Gwen Stefani
  25. Baby. It’s Cold Outside (feat. Meghan Trainor)- Brett Eldredge
  26. Santa Tell Me- Ariana Grande
  27. Holly Jolly Christmas- Burl Ives
  28. Winter Wonderland- Jason Mraz
  29. Santa Claus is Coming To Town- The Jackson 5
  30. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer- Kacey Musgraves
  31. Last Christmas- Ariana Grande
  32. Silver Bells- Bing Crosby
  33. Sleigh Ride- TLC
  34. White Christmas- Michael Buble and Shania Twain
  35. Thank God It’s Christmas- Queen
  36. Sleigh Ride- Recorded at Spotify Studios NYC- Miley Cyrus
  37. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas- Judy Garland
  38. Jingle Bell Rock- Hall & Oates
  39. The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)- Nat King Cole
  40. Mele Kalikimaka- Bing Crosby and The Andrew Sisters
  41. Shake Up Christmas- Train
  42. Count on Christmas- Bebe Rexha
  43. Christmas C’Mon- Lindsey Stirling and Becky G.
  44. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays- *NSYNC
  45. Christmas Lights- Coldplay
  46. Blue Christmas- The Lumineers
  47. 8 Days of Christmas (Live)- Destiny’s Child
  48. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas- Sam Smith
  49. Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town- Bruce Springsteen
  50. Hallelujah- Pentatonix




  1. Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah (Glee Cast Version)- Glee Cast
  2. Happy Joyous Hanukkah- Indigo Girls
  3. Hanukkah Dance- Woody Guthrie
  4. Hanukkah oh Hannukah- Erran Baron Cohen
  5. Dreidel- Don Mclean
  6. The Hanukkah Waltz- Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
  7. I Won’t Be Home for Chanukah – TeamMate
  8. Hanukkah Blessings- Barenaked ladies
  9. 8 Days of Hannukah- Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
  10. Eight Candles (A Song For Hannukah)- Dave Koz




  1. Swahili Song- Teddy Greaves
  2. Soul Rebel- Bob Marley and the Wailers
  3. Festival Music- Malinke Singers
  4. African Waltz- Cannonball Adderley
  5. Burn That Candle- Jerry Fielding & His Orchestra
  6. Youth Man- Culture
  7. Traditional Blues- Bob Brookmeyer
  8. Swahili Papa- The Springfields
  9. African Ripples- Ralph Sutton
  10. 7 Days of Kwanzaa- Jennifer Ruth Russell


All of these songs can found on Spotify on their own; the link below is to The Cougar Daily’s Spotify page, which will have these playlists on it for anyone interested in spreading some festive cheer. Happy holidays, Coronado, and enjoy celebrating all of the holiday plans that are on the way!