Best Christmas Songs For Your Festive Playlist And The Audio You Need

October  20, 2023 - 5 min read

Christmas just isn’t Christmas without cueing up your favourite Christmas songs, turning the volume on your speakers way up and belting out your best vocal! From classics such as Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You to Happy Xmas (War is Over) by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, the festive music canon is seemingly endless. So break out your portable Bluetooth or smart speakers because there’s nothing like classic Christmas music to get you into the holiday spirit.

Read on for the best audio tech you’ll need to get the party started, plus our pick of the top Christmas songs to add to your festive playlist.

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What Are The Best Speakers?

Before pumping out your favourite Christmas songs, you need speakers with excellent audio quality. So, the time is now to upgrade your audio set-up – before the festive shenanigans begin.
“The best speakers for your home deliver rich, room-filling sound; play from multiple streaming services; and can be paired to multiple speakers to create a party vibe, where there’s music playing in a number of rooms,” says Christos Boukogiannis, The Good Guys Buyer – Sound.

“Look out for top brands such as Sonos and Bose that are famous for their premium audio quality and offer multiple ways to connect to smart devices, including over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Apple AirPlay. Some models also have built-in voice assistants, such as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, so you can just tell them which song you’d like to hear next.”

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“The best speakers for your home deliver rich, room-filling sound; play from multiple streaming services; and can be paired to multiple speakers to create a party vibe, where there’s music playing in a number of rooms.”

What Are The Best Portable Speakers?

Portable and smart speakers are a great way to bring your favourite music with you, no matter where you are. They connect to your smartphone or smart device via Bluetooth and can play music from your favourite streaming services, such as Spotify and Apple Music.

Most portable speakers are water-resistant, dustproof and have a durable outer layer to protect them from drops and scratches, so they’re perfect to set up outside to play music during Christmas lunch or dinner, by the pool, in your street, or at the park for tunes during the annual family cricket or soccer match.

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What Are The Best Christmas Songs?

Now that you have your audio sorted, it’s time to crank up those Christmas hits. Here are our top 10 Christmas songs of all time:

#1 All I Want for Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey

Why we love it: The Mariah Carey hit is an iconic Christmas song and the tune is usually the first to spring to mind whenever anyone talks about the best Christmas songs. Is it the most popular Christmas song ever? You be the judge.

#2 Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee

Why we love it: Turn on your Christmas tree lights and crank the speaker for this one! It’s crazy to think Brenda Lee was just 13 years old when she recorded this one in 1958.

#3 Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! – Dean Martin

Why we love it: There’s no shortage of versions of this classic, from our pick by the brilliant Dean Martin to songs by Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé and even Gwen Stefani. It’s a must on every Christmas playlist.

#4 White Christmas – Bing Crosby

Why we love it: We’re not the only ones who love this one. Bring Crosby’s White Christmas has sold an estimated 50 million copies worldwide, making it the Guinness Book of World Records best-selling single.

#5 It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – Perry Como

Why we love it: Whether you love the Perry Como or Michael Bublé version, it’s an absolute classic and no Christmas playlist is complete without it. (It’s also a must to add as the soundtrack to your Instagram story once you’ve decorated your Christmas tree!)

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#6 It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Andy Williams

Why we love it: The lyrics celebrate spending time with loved ones at Christmas and all the activities associated with the period. It’s the most wonderful time of the year … it’s hard to argue with that!

#7 Last Christmas – Wham!

Why we love it: One of the most popular Christmas pop songs ever, it has been widely reported that George Michael wrote this banger in his childhood bedroom. It couldn’t get any better!

#8 Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms

Why we love it: Break out the boom box and your Santa hats like Regina, Cady, Gretchen and Karen in Mean Girls for this classic, first recorded by Bobby Helms way back in 1957. It’s the original and the best.

#9 Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley

Why we love it: Made famous by Elvis, this Christmas staple isn’t all Christmas decorations and hot cocoa. It tells the story of unrequited love at Christmas – and who hasn’t been there!

#10 Happy Xmas (War is Over) by John Lennon and Yoko Ono

Why we love it: It’s a Christmas classic, but the deeper meaning behind this song is that it was also written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono as a protest against the Vietnam War.


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