15 Pop Christmas Songs We Absolutely Love To Hate

You need to make a playlist right now.

I’m not ashamed to admit that I prefer the terribly cheesy pop Christmas songs to the classics. I would rather listen to Ariana Grande’s ‘Christmas & Chill’ over ‘Fairytale of New York’ any day and I lose it when Justin Bieber’s ‘Mistletoe’ comes on the radio. They’re my guilty pleasures, no hate please.

And if you’re a really big Christmas person, you’ll appreciate all types of Christmas jingles. Because we have to admit it, all Christmas music is technically bad – that’s the beauty of it.

If you’re having a festive get together or just want to listen to some Christmas cheer on the bus to work in the morning, I’ve curated the perfect terribly good playlist that’ll be sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

Just don’t come for me when these songs get unfortunately stuck in your head.

1. Ariana Grande – Winter Things

For those who love Santa Tell Me, I bring you, Winter Things.

2. Justin Bieber – Mistletoe

I mean, this is almost one of the oldies at this stage, right?!

3. Kelly Clarkson – Wrapped in Red

Another winter banger, that’s a little less mainstream.

4. Taylor Swift – Christmases When You Were Mine

Tay tay has a hit for every feeling and season, so it seems. Here’s one of her tracks from the Love Story era.

5. Christina Perri – Something About December

This song feels like a Christmas movie, if you get me? It’s got all the parts.

6. Kacey Musgraves – Present Without a Bow

7. Matt Terry – When Christmas Comes Around

Another track I’m sorry I had to add.

8. Leona Lewis – One More Sleep

As addictive as Bleeedin’ Love, but with a Christmas feel.

9. Picture This – This Christmas

OK, bop.

10. Britney Spears – My Only Wish (This Year)

Again, this one is practically legendary at this stage.

11. Ariana Grande – Santa Tell Me

You didn’t think I was actually going to leave this out, did you?

12. Justin Bieber & Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You

Biebs loves a birra Christmas and teaming up with the festive queen, Mariah, I mean, yes!

13. Kelly Clarkson – Underneath the Tree

Kelly’s back again, as I’m sure you can see, there’s a pattern here.

14. Nathan Carter – Christmas Stuff

You can always trust Nathan for a little tune.

15. Ariana Grande – Snow in California

And lastly, we end with Ari, dreaming of the impossible.


And if you thought that was all we had for you, we also made our very own Christmas Spotify playlist. Yep, listen to it here.


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