Whether you're decorating the Christmas tree , throwing an over-the-top party, or simply trying to get hyped for the holiday season, a festive soundtrack with all the best Christmas songs is essential to set the mood. Hey, what else are you going to listen to while you deck the halls? Holiday music has some of the most time-honored performances from some of our most celebrated artists. There are some under-the-radar picks that should be classics. Then there are the holiday novelty songs, which come out one season a year, like the perfect advent treat.
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Every Christmas , we see a bunch of songs re-enter the Billboard charts as people get into the festive feeling by streaming and downloading their favourite festive music from Mariah Carey and Justin Bieber as well as classic tracks like "White Christmas," "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" and "Last Christmas. Though Mariah Carey 's cover of the Darlene Love song is not as well known as a certain other Carey track that appears further down the list, it is popular enough to have been certified Gold in October Chris Brown 's cover of the Donny Hathaway song, perhaps most famous for its trainwreck Patti Labelle version , was certified Gold in According to Billboard , as of the Wham! That same Billboard article says that "Jingle Bell Rock", best known for its appearance in cult movie Mean Girls has sold , copies. Nielsen SoundScan as referenced in the Billboard article puts the sales total of the bilingual bop at ,
If you're like us, you probably start blasting Christmas music soon as you can—after all, there's no such thing as too soon when it comes to Christmas tunes. That statement is up for friendly debate, but we call after Halloween fair game! Happy holiday hits for an entire month, or dare we say two months, leading up to the most wonderful time of the year? Put our faves on repeat! When you're putting together your ultimate Christmas playlist, make sure to include the most popular Christmas songs of all time, from old-school original hits like "White Christmas" so nostalgic! Whether you prefer original versions of Christmas songs or pop renditions of timeless classics, there's something for everyone on this list. All of those holiday radio stations won't be able to compete with your holly jolly playlist!