Get in the holiday spirit with these Apple Music playlists

Christmas is right around the corner and Apple Music editors have curated several playlists that are guaranteed to lift your spirits and put you in the holiday mood. From playlists with classic Christmas anthems like Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You to Bing Crosby’s Silent Night, Apple Music has got you covered.

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Apple Music Christmas playlists 2021

Essential Christmas

Apple Music Christmas playlist

Music has been an essential part of any holiday celebration for centuries. This playlist honors that history, collecting old chestnuts, new classics, and future sing-along staples to soundtrack your next Christmas. Trim the tree, open the presents, and serve up some eggnog as pop stars, hip-hop legends, rockers, and soul singers raise their voices.

Filled with classic Christmas hits like Jingle Bell Rock, Santa Tell me, Deck the Hall, and more, this playlist is guaranteed to have everyone singing along. Check it out here.

Holiday Hits

Apple Music Christmas playlist

Sure, holiday music is carols and chorales, Bing Crosby doing “White Christmas” and “Silent Night”; and all that good stuff. But it’s also about fresh takes on familiar moods: festive, giving, fun but a little reflective, too—a pause before the New Year to take stock of the one that just passed. Focusing on newer interpretations of the classics and more recent entries into the canon, here’s a playlist of holiday pop hits to keep you in the spirit.

This playlist features a ton of modern pop hits from BTS, Jhené Aiko, Pink Sweat$, and more, mixed with older classics. You can find it here.

All I Want for Christmas Is Pop

Apple Music Christmas playlist

As you put up the decorations, bake the cookies and wrap all the gifts, set the mood with a fun, festive soundtrack. This playlist has Christmas favourites for every age: legendary crooners and modern pop stars bring you heart-warming classics, fireside hymns, joyous anthems and Santa-inspired singalongs.

This Apple Music playlist combines current pop hits with a few Christmas songs if you are in the mood to keep things lowkey. Check it out here.

Children’s Christmas

Apple Music Christmas playlist

Not that your little ones need any extra motivation to get excited about Christmas, but you can push that unbridled enthusiasm to the next level with this kid-friendly seasonal soundtrack. Featuring classic wintry songs from pop legends, show tunes from beloved holiday films and cameos from favourite cartoon characters, this playlist will keep the cheery Christmas vibes flowing even after everyone’s ripped through all their presents.

This playlist is great if you have lots of kids celebrating holidays with you. Since it is curated for kids in mind, the songs are children-friendly. You can find this playlist here.

Classical Christmas

Apple Music Christmas playlist

The world’s greatest orchestras and choirs capture the season’s warmth and magic. While the timeless tale of a babe in a manger remains the same, it has inspired classical music’s finest composers to ever-inventive interpretations. Enjoy stately oratorios devoted to the nativity of Jesus, ballet music evoking Christmas Day enchantments and joyful operatic celebrations bringing welcome illumination to the dark days of winter. Hallelujah!

Finally, Classical Christmas features great orchestras playing some uplifting songs. Perfect if you want to keep things traditional. You can find this playlist here.

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Asma is an editor at iThinkDifferent with a strong focus on social media, Apple news, streaming services, guides, mobile gaming, app reviews, and more. When not blogging, Asma loves to play with her cat, draw, and binge on Netflix shows.