Sure, there are lots of classic holiday tunes we enjoy listening to every year, but nothing gets our blood pumping quite like a Christmas pop song. Christmas pop is typically light-hearted, the type of music you really want to sing along to while baking cookies, shopping online for gifts, or decorating for a fun and festive gathering. Plus, it’s the perfect soundtrack for all sorts of holiday hijinks.
Christmas pop is a wide genre, and it includes some of the best Christmas songs of all time like Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” Superstar artists like Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, and Taylor Swift have also made their mark on the genre, and Kelly Clarkson has released a ton of Christmas songs that have become classics.
But in curating the best Christmas pop playlist, we turned not only to hits from the last 10 years but also from the 2000s, 1990s, and further back. Britney Spears’s “My Only Wish (This Year)” remains a pop classic, and *NSYNC has delighted us with “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” for literally decades. Elton John and Stevie Wonder have also made some major contributions to the Christmas pop canon, and ahead, we included some hidden gems you might have forgotten about, too.
Keep scrolling to listen to our playlist of Christmas pop that will have your toes tapping, hips shaking, and lips humming this holiday season.