Do you ever get tired of hearing the same old Christmas songs over and over again during the holiday season. There are lots of songs that get over played and there are no new songs getting a lot of attention. Here is a playlist of 5 over played holiday songs and 5 new good holiday songs you raley and or never get to hear. 5 overplayed Holiday songs:

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5 Popular Holiday Songs

  1. All I want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey

If you haven’t heard this song at least once during the holiday season over the past decade, then you are probably living under a rock. This 2010 holiday hit has turned into the December anthem. From radio stations to TV commercials, this song is more than overplayed for two months out of the year.

2. Mistletoe by Justin Bieber

When the heart-throb pop artist released his Christmas album titled “Under the Mistletoe” in 2011, it was obvious that this song would climb to the top of the charts.  Bieber also released a music video which has teenage girls wishing they could be the girl Justin finds under the mistletoe at the end of the video. Included in the album is a duet with Mariah Carey on a remake of her song “All I want for Christmas is You”.

3. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Andy Williams 

One of the most popular and famous holiday songs of all time, It’s the most wonderful time of the year by Andy Williams is in every Christmas movie and always on the radio during the holidays. It was released in October of 1963 was a huge hit right away and and has been over played every since.

4. Last Christmas by Wham!

This Christmas pop song  has been overplayed since its  release date in 1984. Wham! has been called a one hit wonder  for this song because it brought in the most revenue for the band. With a countless number of remakes by artists like Taylor Swift and Carly Rae Jepsen, this smash hit is far from forgotten during the  holiday season.

5. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas by Michael Bublé

Michael Buble  got his fame from his jazz albums that took the world  by storm in 2005. But many people know Bublé from his jazz rendition of the classic Christmas tune “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” which was first released in 1951 by Bing Crosby. The Buble version has been heard almost everywhere during the holidays because of its catchy jazz tune.

5 Holiday Songs You Should  Give a Listen

  1. Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses

This Christmas song went  under the radar for most people. Released in 1981, this holiday hit had a quick rise  to fame in the early 80s but was almost forgotten about shortly after that. It’s 80s pop sound definitely makes this song hard to get out of your head after a listen or two. The Waitress’  hit also appeared in a few movies such as “Fred Claus” and “A Bad Moms Christmas”.

2. 8 Days of Christmas by Destiny’s Child

The iconic girl group was most famous for their hits like “Say My Name”, “Survivor”,  and “Independent Women, Pt. 1”. But, many people forget that the group released a Christmas  album in 2001 with this RnB jam on it. The interpretation of the classic Twelve Days of Christmas made boring classics more  exciting and easy to listen to. Destiny’s Child should get more love for this soul song for Santa.

3. Santa Tell Me by Ariana Grande

This holiday tune got a great response from listeners when Grande released this single in 2014.  Since then it has been argued to be another overplayed holiday song but it definitely doesn’t get all the credit it deserves. This song will  definitely be one to get stuck in your head for the rest of the day.

4. Santa’s Coming For Us by Sia

In 2017, pop sensation Sia released her own Christmas albums, with original Christmas songs. These new tunes took the world by storm and this song in particular was a big hit. It was the lead single for the album and hit holiday radio stations almost immediately.

5. You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch by Tyler the Creator

Everyone knows the theme song to Christmas’ most loved villain, The Grinch. In  the most recent remake of story, directed by Pharrel Williams and released in 2018, rapper Tyler the Creator remade the classic tune in an RnB/rap style. This song was in the main trailer for the movie and got a lot of love from Tyler’s fans. Like Destiny’s Child, he made Christmas music more enjoyable for the younger generations.

The Grinch (2018) Movie Poster

With the holiday season right around the corner, its never too early to start listening to the Christmas hits. New or old, these songs will without a doubt get stuck in your head all December. All the songs above are on a playlist below!
Playlist by @emilycuch on Spotify

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