‘Tis The Season To Get Down: All The New Holiday Tracks To Add To Your Playlist

Whether your rockin' around the Christmas tree, spinning like a dreidel, dancing through the winter solstice, raising your voice for Kwanzaa, or any other holiday season celebration, you are going to need a solid playlist to set the party off.

Luckily, there are some great new seasonal songs out for 2019 that you can add to your mix of holiday faves and freshen it up. Lea Michele and Ne-Yo make their holiday season debuts with their first seasonal albums ever. Idina Menzel steps out with an amazing new album, including a track with Ariana Grande — and you know they're both huge fans of a holiday song. Then there's the new one from Saturday Night Live alum Ana Gasteyer that brings some comedy to the season, along with a crew of special guests.


Turn your lights to twinkle and set the volume on 10, it's time to get into the holiday swing!

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Harry Styles "Wonderful Christmas Time"

This year, give EVERYONE on your list (and in your earshot) the gift of Styles covering Paul McCartney on possibly the greatest Christmas song that was ever written (fight me).

JoJo "The Christmas Song"

You have to have stellar pipes to pull this song off, which JoJo does. But it's the jazzed up new arrangement and faster tempo that make her take on it unique — and worth adding to your holiday playlist this season.

Tenille Townes "One In A Million"

Falling in love over Christmas? Townes singes one for the lovers this holiday that's a truly pretty little ditty.

Brynn Elliott "Walking in the Snow"

This one is a contender to stay on your playlist for many holidays to come — loving this original tune from Elliott.

blink-182 "Not Another Christmas Song"

Over the holidays already? blink-182 are too, so take your Christmas songs and shove 'em.

Now, Now "Lonely Christmas"

Coulda woulda shoulda. Spending Christmas with the wrong person? There's a song for that!

Why Don't We "With You This Christmas"

The newest boy band on the block, Why Don't We, hope you make a wish this Christmas. A wish for their hearts.

Honey County "This Christmas"

A country girl-group's self-produced take on a Donny Hathaway holiday song from the '70s? You know what, it's pretty sweet.

Oh Land "Wishes"

For those looking for a song to remind them to be grateful for all the magical things that happen at Christmas, with a twist of youthful joy, straight from this Denmark indie pop artist.

Shannon LaBrie "Silver Bells"

LaBrie's soothing voice and that soft acoustic guitar accompanying it will get you through the absolute weariest and worst of holiday shopping days, and remind you why this is the most magical time of the year.

Lukas Graham "HERE (For Christmas)"

If your Christmas is missing an important face, someone who is the "wish you were here" of the season, this original song was written just for you.

NIKI "Sugarplum Elegy"

A Christmas breakup, but make it sugar-coated and totally non-toxic!

Cyn "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?"

Keep some holiday music going into the new year with Cyn's mournful cover of a classic — if you didn't find your love by Christmas Eve, there's always New Year's Eve, right?

Letters To Cleo "If I Get Home On Christmas Day"

One of my favorite '90s alt-rock groups are in love with Christmas and celebrate the season with a cute EP. This gem of a holiday tune is one worth putting on your playlist.

beccs "Before This Christmas Ends"

Mistletoe is not that great. beccs offers a mournful song of longing for the holidays, accompanied by some tear-inducing string arrangements, for the lonely holiday crowd.

Jacquees "Like Santa"

Who says Christmas can't be sexy? Atlanta R&B crooner Jacquees is ready to unwrap his gift and, er, slide through your chimney.

For King & Country "Little Drummer Boy"

If you were seriously hoping that there would be more Mannheim Steamroller in your playlist this season, you might find a decent replacement with this country music duo's extremely rocking (and extremely sincere) version of a holiday classic.

Wrabel "(it wouldn't be) christmas without you"

If the '80s is your preferred Christmas aesthetic, but like smoooooooth '80s, press play. This will deck your halls.

Phoebe Hunt & the Gatherers "December Again"

Fancy a dash of bluegrass with your eggnog? Hunt is the voice you were looking for!

Mabel "Loneliest Time Of The Year"

If you plan to watch Love, Actually yet again and feel like you don't get quite enough of that particular '00s British Christmas single vibe from it (or would like to see Blue replaced with a girl group), this is the Christmas single for you.

Carson Lueders "Lonely"

Lueders, who has been a YouTuber since he was 7, drops an original holiday track that will shake your world like a snow globe.

Coco Reilly "Christmas With You"

Add a little So Cal shine to the holidays with this original holiday dream. Between the chorus of "ooohs" and the surf-y guitar, you can almost feel the sand between your toes this Christmas.

Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors feat. Ellie Holcomb "Let It Snow"

If you want a classic covered straight up with just a twist of down home folksiness, you have found the song to put at the top of your 2019 seasonal playlist.

Millie "Let It Snow"

Mixing up the vibe of an old school holiday song, and all the blazing fires it stokes, Millie adds some original verses and instrumentation to remake a classic.

The Unlikely Candidates "Father Christmas"

Covering the Kinks for Christmas? I guess you could. This indie rock group makes it sound very close to the original, keeping that same spirit in tact.

SASAMI "lil drmr bb"

Keeping it dark this holiday season? Like, metal machine music dark? There's a song for that!

Katie Pruitt "Merry Christmas, Mary Jane"

A song for the stoner who wanted snow, dear and only got rain, from songwriter Pruitt's college days — yes, she did write this while in her parent's house. Yes, including the lyric about hotboxing.

Jenna Raine "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)"

A light, feminine take on the holiday song that John Lennon and Yoko Ono hoped would change the world.

Lindsey Sterling "We Three Gentlemen (Medley)"

Love watching Serendipity at Christmas? If John Corbin's character, the new age musician, is your cup of holiday cheer then this is a gender flipped holiday song you'll adore.

Taylor Swift "Christmas Tree Farm"

Swift puts on her best crooner voice and gifts us all with a holiday tune that's joyful, light, and loaded with Santa's sleigh bells.

Katy Perry "Cozy Little Christmas"

The reason for the season, according to Perry, is to get some cuddling in.

Little Mix "One I've Been Missing"

One of the U.K.'s most beloved girl groups are releasing their first ever holiday song this year, if you can believe it. It's inspired by the style of '50s Christmas ballads and all about falling in love during the season of jingle bells.

Cam "I'll Be Home For Christmas"

Ahead of a new album to come in 2020, country star Cam drops a little Christmas present for the fans with her take on a holiday standard.

Ingrid Michaelson & Jason Mraz "Christmas Valentine"

It's hardly Christmas without a song from Michaelson, who loves the season more than any song could say. She teams up with Mraz this year for a duet, courtesy of Amazon.

Christina Perri "Let It Snow"

Perri added a couple of extra treats to her 2012 holiday EP, including this adorable version of a classic Christmas carol.

Jonas Brothers "Like It's Christmas"

The Jo Bros made their own little holiday rom-com in the form of a love song. Who wants to bet this one was also based on their incredibly happy relationships? If this doesn't make you want to deck the halls, nothing will.

John Legend feat. Kelly Clarkson "Baby It's Cold Outside"

The much-anticipated update to this problematic holiday duet is here, thanks to Legend and Clarkson. And it's about time!

Alessia Cara "Make It To Christmas"

A terrifying number of breakups happen during the holidays. Cara has written an anthem for that relationship that may not last until New Year's Eve.

Maddie & Tae "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"

Two country belles sing their take on a holiday standard, full of all the longing and hope that the song has had since Judy Garland sang the original.

Elijah Blake "5 Gold Rings"

A trap Christmas? Why not. Elijah Blake brings a new vibe, and a clever twist, to that old chestnut, "The 12 Days of Christmas."

Brandy Clark feat. Charlie Worsham "Merry Christmas Darling"

Need a little classic country on your playlist? Well, this is a new classic with all the hallmarks of the old style. Wrap your hands around a spiked eggnog and sway along to this original from Clark.

Jack Johnson "New Axe"

If an extremely chill holiday sounds good to you, great news: Jack Johnson, via his Brushfire Records, is dropping a holiday album. Make yourself a Mai Tai and sit by the (camp) fire while you enjoy the lead single from this album.

Andrew Bird "Christmas Is Coming"

Have yourself a jazzy little indie rock holiday with Bird's enjoyable EP, HARK! Yes, you can whistle your way through the entire holiday season.

The Flaming Lips "Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy"

The Lips pay homage to that classic Christmas moment on the Bing Crosby show in 1977 when he did a duet of this medley with David Bowie. And they do it with their usual psychedelic panache.

Mariah Carey "All I Want For Christmas Is You (Unreleased Video Footage)"

There can never be enough Mariah Carey around the holidays, and she knows it. 2019 brings a deluxe anniversary reissue of her classic '90s holiday album. To add some extra cheer to your YouTube clicks on the greatest Christmas song of all time, "All I Want For Christmas Is You," Carey dropped a new version with previously unreleased footage.

Lucy Dacus "Last Christmas"

Dacus is closing out a prolific 2019 with a holiday-themed EP and we love to hear it! First up is her cover of the classic, "Last Christmas." Take our hearts, just take them.

Meg & Dia "December Darling"

Add an original holiday tune to your playlist this season with Meg & Dia's super cute new one, "December Darling." And don't forget the mistletoe.

Conor Matthews "Snowed In"

Put some fresh new talent on the holiday playlist with a great original song for the season from Matthews. It's sweet and romantic — and totally a vibe.

Michael Bublé "White Christmas"

Bublé is second only to Mariah Carey when it comes to dominating our holiday playlists. This season he brings us a claymation video to go with a classic Christmas tune — it's certainly got that Bublé twist of humor to it!

Lea Michele "Christmas In New York"

Michele tapped into her memories of growing up in New York City to craft her album and infuse it with the spirit of the city. If you've never spent the holidays in NYC, when the city is covered in decorations, lights, and good cheer, then give her take on Christmas a listen. It's a lot like being there.

The Regrettes feat. Dylan Minnette "Holiday-ish" 

The Regrettes are girl band you need to know if you don't, and what better time to get familiar than on your holiday playlist. They jump into the season with an original song, written and recorded with Dylan Minnette of Wallows and a little Netflix show called 13 Reasons Why. If you like it, it will also be available on 7” vinyl available on November 29th in celebration of Record Store Day’s Black Friday special.

Idina Menzel feat. Ariana Grande "A Hand For Mrs. Claus"

Sure, you're going to spend a lot of time with the Frozen 2 soundtrack over the holidays. When you need to a break from it, but could go for some more of Menzel's voice, pop her holiday album in. The swing music vibe will rev up your cheer level

Ana Gasteyer feat. Maya Rudolph "Secret Santa"

If you're less sappy holiday classics and more into "funny but make it like a cool jazz vibe" around the holidays, this is the jam for you. Gasteyer gives us a mix of classics and holiday originals written by her. Gasteyer's love for '50s and '60s holiday albums was an inspiration on the project, so if you've always been part of a Bing Crosby and Judy Garland family around the holidays, slip this one into the mix.

Ne-Yo "Just Ain't Christmas"

For those who'd like a taste of Motown with their holiday songs, Ne-Yo has got you covered. He wrote five brand new holiday songs and put his spin on classics, in the style of the original, from Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Nat "King" Cole, and more. From songs for kids to Christmas heartbreak to peaceful holiday protests, find it all here.

Liam Payne "All I Want (For Christmas)"

If you're hoping this is a take on Mariah Carey's holiday hit, let me stop you right there. The former One Directioner joins in the holiday song spree with a real heartbreaker of a track in the spirit of "Last Christmas." Christmas criers, this one is for you.

Puss N Boots "Christmas All Over Again"

Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson, and Catherine Popper came together as Puss N Boots to record a little holiday EP of one classic and four originals written and performed by them. Get a little taste of what they've been up to by listening to "Christmas All Over Again."

Dionne Warwick feat. Chloe X Halle "Silver Bells"

When a music legend drops a holiday album, you best not sleep. Warwick teams up with artists of all sorts on this one, from Chloe X Halle to Andra Day to the Oak Ridge Boys.

Lucinda Williams & M.C. Taylor "Christmas in Prison"

Lucinda Williams puts her trademark gravelly pipes to the test in a duet with Hiss Golden Messenger's M.C. Taylor on a cover of a classic John Prine holiday song — and that's only one of the amazing songs from Merge Records artists on this indie rock compilation.

DCappella "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"

Disney’s A cappella group, performing holiday favorites arranged by their musical director and producer, Deke Sharon, is a holiday treat that's aimed at the whole family (and at massive Pitch Perfect fans).

Riley Clemmons "The First Christmas"

If you were looking for the capital-S Spirit in the holiday season, pop/gospel singer Riley Clemmons dropped an EP inspired by the first Christmas and her first Christmas.
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