Best holiday playlists on Spotify

Best holiday playlists on Spotify
Best holiday playlists on Spotify (Image credit: Joseph Keller/iMore)

At any holiday party worth its nutmeg, there's going to be a great playlist to keep the holiday spirit going. Whether it's something more traditional, newer work, or new twists on old hits, the right playlist can make just about any part of the holiday season better.

And what better place to find great playlists than Spotify? The world's most popular streaming music service features a vast number of playlists across every genre, and there's a big collection of them ready for Christmas and the rest of the holiday season.

Here are the best holiday playlists on Spotify right now.

  • Christmas Classics - It's hard to go wrong with a playlist full of seasonal classics. From 'Jingle Bell Rock' to 'Silver Bells,' this list has a mix of holiday hits from the likes of Bobby Helms, Bing Crosby, and Nat King Cole. - Check it out!
  • New Music Holiday - Taking things in the complete opposite direction, this playlist features new holiday hits. It features 100 songs, and sits at almost six hours long, with work from Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves, the Jonas Brothers, and many more. - Check it out!
  • Christmas Hits - Not just the classics, this nearly five-hour list features the top Christmas songs of all time (or, you know, the 20th Century). It's got all of the hits you'd expect, like Mariah Carey's 'All I Want for Christmas is You' and 'Last Christmas' from Wham! - Check it out!
  • Christmas Pop - If you want a pure pop Christmas, look no further than this Spotify playlist. This list has something for everyone, with songs from Ariana Grande, Kelly Clarkson, Sam Smith, and more. - Check it out!
  • Happy Holidays - Mixing the old and new, this list combines holiday classics with newer hits, whether you want to hear something from Andy Williams, Britany Spears, or Faith Hill, you can find something you'll love in this collection. - Check it out!
  • Christmas Coffeehouse - This one is full of stripped-down holiday songs, some new, some old, all great for sitting back with a hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate and firing up some favorite Christmas tunes. - Check it out!
  • Acoustic Christmas - This one's another peeled-back set of holiday tracks, offering a folksier set of songs for the season. This list features music from Brooke Annibale, Beta Radio, The Sea The Sea, and more. - Check it out!

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Spotify is chock full of great holiday playlists, and this selection only scratches the surface. Do you have any Spotify holiday lists that you absolutely love? Let us know about them in the comments.

Mick Symons

Mick is a staff writer who's as frugal as they come, so he always does extensive research (much to the exhaustion of his wife) before making a purchase. If it's not worth the price, Mick ain't buying.