A Holiday Playlist So Great, Even Scrooge Will Smile!


Here at Definitive – music is in our soul. From Bing Crosby to Diana Krall, our team has curated their favorite holiday tunes to share with you. Go ahead… crank up these tunes and spread some holiday cheer with the Holiday Tunes That We Absolutely Love.

Our Spotify playlist includes:

  1. Merry Christmas Baby • Otis Redding • Soul Christmas Staff Pick: Burke
  2. Sleigh Ride • Harry Connick, Jr. • When My Heart Finds Christmas Staff Pick: Kevin W.
  3. Winter Wonderland – Bonus Track • Michael Bublé • Christmas – Deluxe Special Edition | Staff Pick: William
  4. Let it Snow • Luscious Jackson • Christmas Rock Staff Pick: Ron
  5. Jingle Bells • James Taylor • James Taylor at Christmas Staff Pick: Jen
  6. Silver Bells • Ray Conniff Singers • Christmas Greats Staff Pick: Danny
  7. Christmas Time is Here • Vince Guaradli Trio • A Charlie Brown Christmas Staff Pick: Kevin W.
  8. Carol of The Bells • Wynton Marsalis • Crescent City Christmas Card 1989 Staff Pick: Victor
  9. Kentucky Homemade Christmas • Kenny Rogers • Christmas Greetings Staff pick: Juan, “My wife’s family used to listen to the whole Christmas album and we found it thrift shopping…
  10. Happy Xmas (War is Over) • John Lennon, Yoko Ono, The Plastic Ono Band, The Harlem Community Choir • Kushel Rock | Staff Pick: Carrie
  11. I Believe In Father Christmas • Emerson, Lake and Palmer • The Anthology Staff Pick: Mike F.
  12. Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town • Bruce Springsteen • Single Staff Pick: Carrie
  13. Last Christmas • Wham • Christmas Hits | Staff Pick: Kevin “Gotta love the 80s!”
  14. Let it Snow • Diana Krall & The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra •  Diana Krall Christmas SpiritStaff Pick: Jen
  15. She’ll Be My Everything for Christmas • Los Lonely Boys • Christmas Spirit Staff Pick: Jay
  16. Mariah Carey • All I Want for Christmas • Merry Christmas Staff Pick: Dennis D., “There, I said it.”
  17. Christmas Wrapping • The Waitresses • No Ho Ho: Alternative Indi Christmas Holiday Anthems, Vol. 1 Staff Pick: Carrie
  18. Silent Night • Low • Christmas | Staff Pick: Ron
  19. The Little Drummer Boy (Me and My Guitar) • Larry Woods Single Staff Pick: Jen
  20. White Christmas • Bing Crosby • Traditional Christmas Classics Staff Pick: Craig “My parents played it every year growing up, it stuck with me…
  21. Do you hear what I hear? • Gladys Knight & The Pips • The Classic Christmas Alblum Staff Pick: Alex, “Still to this day, my dad plays this every Christmas.”
  22. The Christmas Song • Nat King Cole • Christmas Number 1’s | Staff Pick: Tom K.
  23. Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) • Savatage • Dead Winter Dead Staff Pick: Roland “Savatage then promptly morphed into Trans-Siberian Orchestra and released this on Christmas Eve & Other Stories”
  24. My Little Drum • Vince Guaraldi • A Charlie Brown Christmas Staff Pick: Hans
  25. Santa Claus Came in the Spring • Benny Goodman • From the Sony Vault: Christmas with Big Bands Staff Pick: William
  26. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow • Joe pass • Six String SantaStaff Pick: Hans
  27. Frosty The Snowman • Reverend Horton Heat • We Three KingsStaff Pick: Hans
  28. Santa And His Old Lady • Cheech & Chong • SingleStaff Pick: Hans
  29. Santa Baby • Jacqui Naylor • Smashed For The Holidays Staff Pick: Hans
  30. Christmas Canon • Trans-Siberian Orchestra • The Christmas Attic Staff Pick: Danny
  31. Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer • Elmo & Patsy • Single Staff Pick: Zachary
  32. Christmas Rappin’ • Kurtis Blow • The Best of Kurtis BlowStaff Pick: Tanner
  33. Christmas in Hollis • Run-D.M.C. • The Essential RUN-DMCStaff Pick: Zach
  34. Little Drummer Boy • Daryl Stuerrmer • A GRP Christmas Collection Staff Pick: Roland
  35. Christmas with the Devil • Spinal Tap • This is Spinal Tap Staff Pick: Scott W.
  36. Father Christmas • The Kinks • Come Dancing With The Kinks | Staff Pick: Hans
  37. Run Rudolph Run • Brian Setzer Orchestra • Boogie Woogie ChristmasStaff Pick: Hans
  38. Frosty The Snow Man • Jimmy Durante • Christmas ClassicsStaff Pick: John
  39. Merry Christmas Darling • Carpenters • Christmas Portrait, Special Edition Staff Pick: Annette, “You can’t have a Holiday play list without a classic from the Carpenters.”
  40. Feliz Navidad • Jose Feliciano • Feliz Navidad AlbumStaff Pick: Zachary
  41. It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year • Andy Williams • The Andy Williams Christmas Album Staff Pick: Zachary
  42. Christmas Is A Time To Say I Love You • Billy Squier • SingleStaff Pick: Hans
  43. 2000 Miles • The Pretenders • Pretenders The Singles | Staff Pick: Ron
  44. Silent Night • The Temptations • Christmas Number 1’sStaff Pick: Alex, “Still to this day dad still plays this every Christmas.”
  45. Auld Lang Syne • Mannheim Steamroller • Christmas Extraordinaire Staff Pick: Roland, “To round out the New Year.  BTW, second half of song really likes an excellent subwoofer! 🙂 

Not available on Spotify, but still our favorites!

  1. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen • Roy Hargrove • A Merry Jazzmas (LP) | Staff Pick: Gary
  2. Carol of the Bells • Trans-Siberian Orchestra Staff Pick: Garry + Gabriel
  3. Three Ships • Jon Anderson • 3 Ships Staff Pick: Roland
  4. Christmas Vacation • Mavis Staples Staff Pick: Mike D.
  5. Little Drummer Boy • Ray Charles • The Spirit of Christmas Staff Pick: Jen
  6. The Chanuka Song • Adam Sandler | Staff Pick: Bryce
  7. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town • Fred Astaire Staff Pick: John


Happy listening and happy Holidays!
The Definitive Team