The Best Christmas Playlist of All Time

Posted by Columbia International University on Dec 1, 2015 10:57:12 AM



Tried and true favorites plus the new wave of Christmaas hits mix to create the Best Christmas Playlist of All Time! At CIU, we don't mind admitting that these songs were heard on campus the second students returned from Thanksgiving break. Please comment below and share your favorites.


The Best Christmas Playlist of All Time



1) Hark! the Herald Angels Sing - Citizens & Saints


This is my favorite track from Citizens & Saints' album "Repeat the Sounding Joy". Like what you hear? Then check out more Citizens & Saints Christmas tunes.


2) Jingle Bell Rock - Home Alone Soundtrack

Although it was written in the 1950s, Jingle Bell Rock is most widely known from its use in the Home Alone Soundtrack. It sounds pretty good for its age!


3) Joy Has Dawned - Kings Kaleidoscope

Kings Kaleidoscope released a Christmas EP in 2012 that gets an A+ from us. Check out the title track "Joy Has Dawned" above and see the rest of the album here.


4) Angels We Have Heard On High - David Crowder Band

Time to get up and dance! If you need some inspiration, get some from our students in this video from our CIU Hoedown.


5) Holly Jolly Christmas - Michael Bublé

Who invited Bublé to the party? We did, because the man can sing! Listen to this track from his 2011 Christmas album and you might find yourself holly and jolly all month long.


6) Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Frank Sinatra

Sinatra + Christmas = ♩♫♪♬ to my 👂's


7) Christmas Jazz - Trans-Siberian Orchestra

This progressive rock band is very well known for their Christmas albums. This is one of our favorites, but they could easily supply several Christmas playlists all by themselves. If you like "Christmas Jazz", I recommend checking out some more from TSO.


8) Little Drummer Boy - Pentatonix

I find this one to be awesome! I hope you do too.


9) Blue Christmas -Elvis Presley

No list of Christmas classics is complete without the king.


 10) Christmas Time Is Here - A Charlie Brown Christmas

A perfect ending to the best Christmas playlist of all time. Time to sit by the fire and relax. Enjoy!


What did we leave out? Leave a comment below and let us know!

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