There’s nothing quite like the feeling of strolling through a department store in December and hearing the sweet sound of Christmas music pouring out of the speakers. From time-worn classic carols to modern-day R&B tracks, holiday songs are clearly a trend that isn’t going to fade anytime soon. Here are a couple of beloved Christmas-themed pop songs that will definitely spice up your holiday.
Ariana Grande: “Santa Tell Me”
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“Santa Tell Me” is a Christmas track released by pop singer Ariana Grande on November 24, 2014. The track was released on iTunes and it was also included on the Japanese exclusive reissue of Grande’s EP record, Christmas Kisses. The catchy Christmas song with R&B influences was initially performed by Grande at the A Very Grammy Christmas concert and TV special and was later accompanied by a fun music video.
Mariah Carey: “All I Want For Christmas Is You”
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There are some songs that get us in the holiday spirit just by listening to them. And Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas” is definitely one of those songs. Clearly a big fan of the holiday season, Carey recorded this iconic Christmas classic not once but twice. In honor of her second wintertime album Merry Christmas II You, the pop singer re-recorded her 1994 classic track. To this day, “All I Want For Christmas Is You” remains one of the most popular and iconic Christmas songs around.
Ellie Goulding: “O Holy Night”
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Ellie Goulding is perhaps best known for the ethereal electro-pop tracks on her incredibly successful albums such as Lights and Halycon. But the English singer-songwriter has been known to dabble occasionally in holiday music. After an incredibly successful year for the pop star back in 2015, she recorded the Christmas-themed song “O Holy Night” as a gift to her loyal fans. She also released her own version of The 1984 BandAid song “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”
Justin Bieber: “Mistletoe”
Almost every major star releases a Christmas-themed album at some point or another. Getting an early start of the timeworn tradition, Justin Bieber released his own holiday collection at the age of 17. “Mistletoe” was the hit single the 2011 festive album titled Under The Mistletoe, topping charts everywhere during the year of its release. Even today, Bieber fans and Christmas lovers everywhere are still enjoying the holiday track.