The best Holiday playlist for your Christmas travel

Christmas is a time of joy, giving, and spending time with friends and family. For many families, the Christmas season means heading off on long trips to spend time with loved ones and celebrate together as a family.

While some people stay home for Christmas, festive travel is increasingly popular. Whether it’s a road trip to see your grandparents on the other side of the country, or you found a great deal for a Christmas cruise and want to spend the holiday abroad, traveling at Christmas is increasingly common.

So what better way to make your Christmas travels more festive than with the perfect Christmas playlist?

Christmas tunes are a huge part of the holiday season and are guaranteed to bring joy and sparkle to any trip. So if you are planning a long journey this season and want to get in the holiday spirit, here are some of the best Christmas songs for your seasonal playlist this year!

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

A classic Christmas song by the Queen of Christmas herself, this banging ballad can be heard in shops and restaurants everywhere from as early as September! The song puts a charming spin on the commercialization of Christmas and offers up the idea that the best gift is the gift of spending time with loved ones.

“Last Christmas” by Wham!

This beautiful and bittersweet song by the ’80s duo Wham! is a Christmas classic. While the lyrics might be somewhat haunting, it is guaranteed to get you in a festive mood.

“Do They Know It’s Christmas?” by Band Aid

Originally written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure as a charity single to raise money to support victims of the 1983-85 famine in Ethiopia, “Do They Know It’s Christmas” is one of the most heart-warming Christmas songs around. Its message of hope is guaranteed to fill you with the festive spirit.

“Merry Christmas Everyone” by Shakin’ Stevens

A wonderfully upbeat and feel-good Christmas tune by Welsh singer, Shakin’ Stevens. “Merry Christmas Everyone” is a fantastic addition to any festive playlist. The song will have every member of your family tapping their feet and dancing in no time.

“Driving Home for Christmas” by Chris Rea

Chris Rea specializes in awesome driving songs. “Driving Home for Christmas” takes the tempo down a bit to create the perfect song for long journeys home to see loved ones at Christmas.

“Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” by John Lennon

Another Christmas classic with a wider message. This ode to peace was originally released by John Lennon and Yoko Ono with the Harlem Community Choir. It gained even more poignance and meaning (as well as commercial success) following the tragic murder of its creator in 1980.

“Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues

One of the least ‘traditionally festive’ Christmas songs around, “Fairytale of New York” is the seasonal tune for people who don’t like Christmas songs. Its bleak yet beautiful story of alcoholism, depression, poverty, and ultimately hope, is a festive favorite. Despite its dark overtones, it is a wonderful option for any Christmas playlist.

Christmas Playlist

Putting together a Christmas playlist might seem like an easy task. But coming up with the perfect tunes for your Christmas travel does require some thought. Whether you are planning a long journey this Christmas or just want to get into the festive spirit, these Christmas songs are sure to bring some holiday cheer to your travels. So make sure you add them to your playlist and enjoy a festive journey this holiday season.

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