December Playlist



Christmas time is here, and whether you celebrate Christmas or not, the holiday season is a great time to enjoy your family and take an account of how fortunate you are!

So, while you’re performing the youthful act of decorating with your grumpy teenage superpowers, enjoy this December playlists with your AirPods in and your volume on max.

Holiday Jingles

I had to add some holiday classics, of course. “It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” “Jingle Bells,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch,” and “Christmas Time is Here” are all on the list this time around, and if you aren’t too annoyed with them from the radio already, give these another listen.

*Notice the absence of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas.” Not an accident.

A Pop of Joy

The Holiday Season is supposed to be a time of joy, meaning a little upbeat pop can’t hurt. Prepare to take it way back with NSYNC’s “Bye, Bye, Bye,” a timeless pop classic. Then, hear a lesser known masterpiece in KYLE’s “iMissMe” (This song should be way more popular than it is. It’s got Khalid on it! Doesn’t pop music love Khalid?).

Lastly, play the Bad Bunny/Drake mega-hit MIA, because cultural appropriation is cool as long as it’s catchy.

A Little Gift Rap

I think the holiday season should involve lots and lots of melodic music, which is why I included the Auto-Tune king himself, T-PAIN. “Buy U A Drank” is a hip hop classic and an easy jam to bump in December.

The next hip hop song on the playlist is a little more mainstream, but it’s still pretty good track. “Ring” by Cardi B (but carried by Kehlani) is a nice, harmonic addition to the holiday collection.

Last, but not least, “ZEZE” by Kodak Black closes the playlist out. Now, it has zero to do with the holidays at all, but it’s such a bump with such an infectious beat that I had to add it. If you’re struggling to rock back and forth and nod your head, this is the track for you (just make sure your mom isn’t around).