The Ultimate Christmas Playlist

Christmas is the most wonderful time of year for many reasons.  It’s the food, alcohol, presents, family time, holidays, fairy lights, Christmas cheer, and finally, the music. There is nothing better than walking through the shops and hearing a joyful Christmas playlist blaring through the speakers. It’s an instant mood lifter! Just like our instant online loans!

A bit of Michael Bublé never goes astray around Christmas time but we understand that he may not tickle everyone’s fancy. If that is the case, we have put together some great examples of the ultimate Christmas playlist for all types of music lovers. Initially, we started this to help you guys out in making your Christmas playlist, but really it’s just so we can listen to Christmas music for hours on end.

So, here are our picks for the ultimate Christmas playlist!

Michael Bublé – a universal language

We’re going to start with Michael Bublé because his voice alone is enough to evoke Christmas cheer. You will never go wrong by adding his album to your Christmas playlist. Here are our top picks from Michael Bublé.

One classic song that everyone should have on their Christmas playlist is ‘It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas’. It’s the first song on Bublé’s ‘Christmas’ album and is an absolute classic.  Listen to it here

Another classic from Bublé is ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’. This one is also great if you’ve got the kids around this Christmas. This song will give you some help in telling your kids that they need to stay on the nice list. Play it here.

Another great song for the kids that you can add to your Christmas playlist this year is ‘Jingle Bells’. This is like the OG Christmas song and it would be criminal not to include it on your Christmas playlist.

Our best advice would just be to download Michael Bublé’s entire ‘Christmas’ album. This way you won’t miss out on the all the Christmas classic, like ‘All I want for Christmas is You’, ‘Santa Baby’, ‘Silent Night’ and ‘White Christmas’ which he sings with Shania Twain! Find his album here.

For the kids

It’s only fair that every now and then you turn off Bublé and put something on that the kids will enjoy a little more. Here are some great songs to add to your Christmas playlist for the kids this year.

These are just the most popular but a great idea is just to download the full ‘Christmas Songs for Kids’ album. That way, you’ve got a full 55 minutes of kids Christmas songs. Make sure everyone in the family is happy with your Christmas playlist.

For a classical Christmas

For those of you who like a bit more of intensity and sophistication in their Christmas playlists, we have put together some great examples. You could settle for 3 hours of traditional instrumental Christmas songs.

Or why not dabble in the London Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Joyful Music for Christmas’.

Or perhaps you’re feeling the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s ‘Christmas Canon’.

And finally, you can never look past a Mozart classic for your Christmas Playlist.

Carols by Candlelight – Dennis Walter

Carols by Candlelight is a strong Australian Christmas tradition. It would be incomplete without the smooth Christmas melodies of Denis Walter. Despite the rotating roster of talent that the production boasts each year, Denis Walter holds a permanent appearance and we couldn’t be happier. It wouldn’t be Christmas Eve without his booming performance. Not quite sure who we’re talking about? Here’s 12 examples for you.

If you’re looking to join the 21st century with your Christmas playlist (no offence Dennis Walter), maybe you’d enjoy the modern musical stylings of Dami Im at Carols by Candlelight.


Mariah Carey has a rather controversial reputation and perhaps no one quite knows exactly what to think of her. One thing that we do know is that she puts together a banger of Christmas playlist. Definitely consider adding her album to your Christmas playlist this year. You don’t want to miss out on the glass breaking sounds of her ‘All I want for Christmas is You’.

Otherwise just grab her whole Christmas album here.

Carole King

Carole King is a queen when it comes to musical classics. Her Christmas album presents a few alternative Christmas songs that we don’t hear as much. This is a great one to play when the kids aren’t around… they just wouldn’t understand. Her album plays songs like ‘My Favourite Things’, ‘Carol of the Bells’, ‘Do You See What I See’ and ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’.

For those who like to take it way back at Christmas

You can literally never go wrong with a bit of Frank Sinatra, especially on your Christmas playlist. Immerse yourself in an old timely Christmas with songs like ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’, ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ and ‘I’ll be Home for Christmas’ 

The absolute classics

To finish off your Christmas playlist for this year, make sure you add all the Christmas classics. These are the songs that you hear all the time but might never actually know who sings them. Well, now you will. Find the full classic Christmas song album here.

And finally, here are some Christmas songs that you should try and avoid adding to your Christmas playlist this year.

We hope that you now have enough songs to make your ultimate Christmas playlist. You’ll be able to entertain the whole family with these songs and add even more Christmas cheer to your household.

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