The Best New Christmas Songs of 2017

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Christmas is just around the corner, and if you’re like us, you’re already thinking about what Christmas songs you’re going to add to your holiday playlist this year. We’ve rounded up some of the best new Christmas songs of 2017, from traditional ballads to fun, upbeat tracks, to get you in the holiday spirit.

1. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Pentatonix

Pentatonix is known for their beautiful a cappella arrangements, and their take on “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” does not disappoint. The track begins with a gentle piano accompaniment before the group’s rich harmonies come in, painting a picture of a cozy winter night spent by the fire.

2. “O Holy Night” by Pentatonix

Pentatonix also released a beautiful arrangement of “O Holy Night” this year, which features a powerful solo from group member Kirstin Maldonado. The track builds to a sweeping climax, making it the perfect song to get you in the holiday spirit.

3. “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” by Darlene Love

This classic Christmas song gets a soulful makeover from Darlene Love. Love’s powerful vocal performance is supported by a gospel-infused arrangement, complete with a choir and horns. This track is sure to get you on your feet and dancing.

4. “All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey

No Christmas song playlist would be complete without Mariah Carey’s classic “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” This year, Carey released a new version of the track, which features a children’s choir. The new arrangement gives the song a fresh sound while still staying true to the original.

5. “Christmas Time Is Here” by Vince Guaraldi Trio

This classic holiday song from the Vince Guaraldi Trio is the perfect addition to any holiday playlist. The track features a jazzy piano accompaniment and a catchy melody that will stick in your head long after the song is over.

6. “Auld Lang Syne” by Pentatonix

Pentatonix gives this traditional New Year’s Eve song a unique twist with their a cappella arrangement. The track features intricate harmonies and a beautiful piano solo, making it the perfect way to ring in the new year.

7. “What Christmas Means to Me” by Pentatonix

Pentatonix puts their own spin on this Christmas classic with their a cappella arrangement. The track features a fun, upbeat vibe that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

8. “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” by Barenaked Ladies

The Barenaked Ladies put their own twist on this traditional Christmas carol with their fun and upbeat arrangement. The track features a horn section and a sing-along chorus that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

9. “Deck the Halls” by Straight No Chaser

This a cappella arrangement of “Deck the Halls” by Straight No Chaser is the perfect addition to any holiday playlist. The track features intricate harmonies and a fun, festive feel that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

10. “Jingle Bells” by The Puppini Sisters

This fun and festive arrangement of “Jingle Bells” by The Puppini Sisters is the perfect way to get you in the holiday spirit. The track features a swinging jazz accompaniment and a sing-along chorus that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

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