Best Non-Traditional Holiday Songs to Get You in the Spirit

The holidays have arrived and everywhere you go, you’ll be greeted with reminders. What better way to celebrate the holiday spirit than by spicing up your party playlist? Check out our list of non-traditional Christmas songs. They are sure to make your party the talk of the town.

#1 Every Day is a Holiday – Katy Perry

Katy Perry embraces the holiday spirit with this catchy melody debuted for H&M’s new #HappyAndMerry campaign. You can’t help but bop along with the tune as you decorate your house for the Christmas season!

#2 Mistletoe – Justin Bieber

Next up on our playlist is a Christmas number by the one and only Biebs. Justin released this single for his Brazilian fans first back in 2011. Talk about a Merry Christmas!

#3 Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays – NSYNC

No one can forget about everyone’s favorite boy band! NSYNC dropped this dandy back in 2009. Yes, it may be a little corny, but we all know that you love it.

#4 Winterlong – Neil Young

This Canadian Rockstar knew what he was doing when he developed this festive tune. Neil released this ode to wintertime way back in 1974. Play this one for a peaceful holiday season.

#5 Little Saint Nick – The Beach Boys

Like surfing in California, celebrating Christmas with the Beach Boys is never a bad idea. This upbeat tune will get anyone tapping their toes to the beat. Back when the Beach Boys released this song, it was featured in a Coke commercial and starred polar bears and penguins.

#6 Christmas in Hollis – Run DMC

Leave it to RUN DMC to remind us what Christmas is all about. The trio recorded it on A Very Special Christmas album, donating the proceeds to the Special Olympics. Dance around the house to this one and get your party on!

#7 Christmas Wrapping – The Waitresses

This non-tradition holiday song is a play on “Christmas Rappin” by Kurtis Blow, which was the first wrap song released in 1979. The waitresses’ song style is considered rap and gives your holiday a fun vibe!

#8 Merry Christmas (I Don’t Wanna Fight Tonight) – The Ramones

One of the greatest bands in rock n’ roll history is the Ramones, and they’re here to make you holiday season 10x better. Play this one when everyone is arriving to the party for some added door-front Christmas fun.

#9 Father Christmas – The Kinks

This Christmas song will guarantee that you have a rockin’ holiday. It’s upbeat, fun, and will definitely have you singing along! ‘Father Christmas’ also played in the background in the movie Step Brothers! So you know your Christmas will be a good one when this tune gets some household airplay.

#10 Jingle Bells – B2K

This cheerful, modern version of jingle bells is sure to have everyone up and dancing the holiday away. You can’t ever go wrong with a classic, especially when you give it an R&B twist.

Enjoy this playlist as you celebrate the holidays in a non-traditional way!