Christmas parties are a time for us to come together and have fun while remembering the reason for the season, and a play list of great Christmas party songs will help you do just that. It’s important to have Christmas party songs that keep spirits up and perhaps give people a chance to sing along. Check out this list of popular Christmas party songs.
Christmas Party Song #10 – Last Christmas – Wham!
This 80s Christmas classic by Wham! is a favorite among George Michael fans, and is even an ironic fave of hipsters nowadays. If you don’t like Wham!, there are many other artists who have covered this song – from Ashley Tisdale to the Crazy Frog.
Christmas Party Song #9 -Wonderful Christmastime – Paul McCartney
One of Sir Paul’s most popular solo works, this Christmas tune is uplifting and great for dancing or singing along.
Christmas Party Song #8 – Merry Christmas Everybody – Slade
This song from glam rockers Slade was written as a tribute to working class Britons. This Christmas classic is a great song for getting people up and moving with its opening screech of ‘It’s Chriiiiiiistmasssss!’
Christmas Party Song #7 – Merry Christmas to the Family – Robert Earl Keene
This song about spending Christmas with a dysfunctional family is a real crowd pleaser. Its fun lyrics make it a great sing-along.
Christmas Party Song #6 – Feliz Navidad – Jose Feliciano
Feliciano’s most famous single is a fun Christmas song that will get everyone on their feet dancing.
Christmas Party Song #5 – Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy – Bing Crosby/David Bowie
When it’s time to slow it down a little, this song is the perfect fit with lyrics that remind us all of what’s important at Christmas.
Christmas Party Song #4 – Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Dean Martin
Although not technically a Christmas song, this song still evokes memories of the season, and is a great one for having a little couples dancing time with your honey.
Christmas Party Song #3 – Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Bruce Springsteen
This Christmas classic by The Boss with the E Street Band is sure to get everyone in a party mood right from the first note.
Christmas Party Song #2 – Jingle Bell Rock – Brenda Lee
Although the original version by Johnny Helms is perhaps better known, I’ve always been partial to the Brenda Lee version. It’s the song you just know has to be played at any party.
Christmas Party Song #1 – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – Darlene Love
The ultimate Christmas party song, this classic has been covered by everyone from Mariah Carey to U2. But to me, none of them hold a candle to the way Darlene Love belts it out. If you don’t play this song, you might as well not have a party!