The Ultimate Christmas Playlist

Imagine this: You have finished settling in at home after acing all of your finals; leaving any ties to academic responsibility back on campus. The fireplace is crackling and your mom’s special peppermint cookies are baking in the oven. You sit down by a frosted window with a piping hot cup of cocoa as you watch the snowflakes slowly drift to the ground. Sounds pretty perfect, am I right?

There is only one thing that could make this perfect holiday scenario even more “jolly”: Christmas music. Whether it be a classic from White Christmas or a cover from your favorite indie-pop band, a Christmas jingle is sure to enhance any holiday atmosphere.

With Christmas right around the corner, here are some holiday tunes that are assured to keep you in the spirit.

First let’s start with the basics:

1. All I Want For Christmas Is You- Mariah Carey

Who can resist this Christmas classic?

2. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas- Michael Bublé

His jazzy vibrato will melt your heart and keep you cozy.

3. Let It Snow! Let it Snow! Let It Snow- Frank Sinatra

The epitome of classy Christmas jams.

4. Santa Baby- Eartha Kitt

This sultry tune is a Christmas playlist must-have.

And now for some more contemporary takes on your winter classics:

5. What Are You Doing New Years Eve?- Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt

An adorable YouTube famous tune from your favorite [500] Days of Summer couple.

6. Mistletoe- Justin Bieber

Guilty pleasure status.

7. Christmas Wrapping- Summer Camp

This retro-indie band will get you pumped for the gift giving season. Perfect for any holiday party!

8. Happy Christmas (War Is Over)- Maroon 5

Who wouldn’t want 2013’s “Sexiest Man Alive” covering one of their favorite Christmas tunes?

9. Christmas Tree-Lady Gaga and Space Cowboy

Gaga. Enough said.

10. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays- ‘N Sync

Throwback to your favorite boy band and JT circa 1998.

No matter what kind of Christmas music you’re looking for this holiday season, there's a tune that will keep you in the spirit. So pop in those CDs, start-up your Spotify, and get ready to be merry all December long.