Happy holidays! From Donny Hathaway’s classic “This Christmas” to a 90s rapper-packed remix courtesy of Diddy, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite holidays tunes to get you in the Yule time spirit.
Donny Hathaway - “This Christmas”
It’s not Christmas until we hear Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas.” A smooth love song that’s become a holiday staple and although several people have tried to remake it (Usher, Destiny’s Child, Chris Brown, etc.), the 1970 original is where it’s at.
Mariah Carey - “All I Want For Christmas Is You”
Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” stays on repeat on our playlist during the holidays. Whether in love or maybe just lovelorn, this is the quintessential holiday romance song.
Christina Aguilera - “Merry Christmas Baby”
Christina Aguilera absolutely nailed her take of this bluesy Christmas standard. Watch her belt her heart out live from this 2000 performance on David Letterman.
Justin Bieber - “Mistletoe”
“Shorty will you? Under the mistletoe?” Justin Bieber is so darned cute in this cheery song, we just want to throw a red bow on him and place him under the tree.
Puff Daddy feat. Run DMC, Mase, Snoop Dogg, Salt-n-Pepa, Onyx and Keith Murray - “Santa Baby”
Back in 1998, Diddy enlisted a bunch of rappers (not to mention Mrs. Rev. Run, Justine Simmons) for this hip-hop Christmas monster remix.
CeeLo Green featuring Christina Aguilera “Baby It’s Cold Outside”
CeeLo surprised everyone by releasing a Christmas album, CeeLo’s Magic Moment, this year and this is one of our favorites from the offering. CeeLo and Christina’s remake about forbidden love is guaranteed to get you all warm and cozy.
Nat King Cole “The Christmas Song”
Possibly the most famous modern Christmas song, Nat King Cole’s velvety “The Christmas Song” is as much a part of the holidays as is Santa Claus or Rudolph.