For a lot of people, the holiday season is their favorite time of year. Every family has their own unique traditions, from cutting down their own Christmas trees to baking cookies with the family. While everyone’s holidays may look different from one house to the next, there is one thing that unites us all: holiday music.

Some people start listening to Christmas music the day after Thanksgiving. Others have their favorite holiday songs playing in the background while they work from home. And other people wait to share their playlists until they have people over. Sadly, Christmas for so many of us may look a bit different this year because of the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice everything that makes this time of year so great. 

However you choose to celebrate the holidays this year, whether it’s with your immediate family or just your significant other and you, Spotify’s top holiday playlists will keep you in a festive mood. Here are some of our most popular to-gos for holiday lovers:

Christmas Classics

Just as the name implies, this playlist features the Christmas songs we know and love from childhood all the way through adulthood. From ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ to ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree’, these songs are from the likes of notable singers like Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole. Find it here.

The Ultimate Holiday Playlist

Maybe you prefer the classics. Maybe you prefer more modern holiday songs. Or perhaps you want a good mix of both. This playlist has songs from Frank Sinatra all the way to The Goo Goo Dolls, and even features songs from kid-friendly artists as well. But that’s not even the best part. This playlist features over five hours of music, making it a perfect work soundtrack or something you can throw on as you unwind after a long day. Find it here.

Christmas Coffeehouse

With many coffee shops only offering take-out options because of COVID-19 restrictions, you might not be able to sit in your local coffeehouse for hours and enjoy the stripped-down songs that make the perfect relaxation soundtrack, but you can have the next big thing: a mix of classic and modern Christmas songs that bring the coffee shop vibes to you. Find it here.


Not everyone celebrates Christmas, so Spotify wanted to create a Hanukkah playlist that features the classics and funny favorites from Marc Cohen, Sufjan Stevens, and Matisyahu. You can find it here, and there’s also a Hanukkah Kids playlist as well to keep your little ones entertained. 

These playlists — and many more — will ensure you enjoy the happiest time of the year. Pick of a favorite you can revisit through the end of the year, or you can even create your own public playlist for other listeners to enjoy.