A 2017 Christmas music playlist, featuring lotsa Harry Connick Jr., Mahalia Jackson, Pink Martini, Aretha Franklin, Pentatonix, & Nat King Cole.

Christmas Music Playlist 2017

Who wasn’t sure I’d actually get this post up this year? 🙋🏻 But I do this every year and as I’ve been listening to music as I drive around I’ve been trying to remember which ones have really caught my attention. As always, you will see some repeats. A Christmas music playlist isn’t a Christmas music playlist unless it’s filled to the brim with Harry Connick Jr. Additionally, you can just listen to all of his Christmas albums on repeat like I do all season long. The playlist starts with HCJ’s Sleigh Ride as it does every year, because I have not started listening to Christmas music until I’ve heard that song. It opens his album Where the Heart Finds Christmas, which is also the first Christmas album I listen to every year. And the playlist ends with my favorite version of Auld Lang Syne. And, as always, you’ll also hear Mahalia Jackson’s Silent Night, Holy Night, because… there really are no words to describe how much I love her rendition.

I hope you enjoy this playlist and I pray you all have a wonderful Christmas!

What are some of your favorites?


  1. Belle Bermudez-Tubel

    December 22, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    I love these songs! Honestly, I love any Christmas songs! It’s my favorite time of the year!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  2. Jenni L.

    December 22, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    I love Christmas music and I’m so sad when it ends each year. I think my favorite Christmas song is Pretty Paper.

  3. Melanie Christensen

    December 22, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    Michael Buble always seems to come out around Christmas time, and I LOVE it! I associate his voice with the holidays now. Merry Christmas!

  4. Johanne

    December 22, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    Great list. I don’t know if I should be embarassed or not but I’ve never heard Harry Connick Jr.’s Sleigh Ride. My favorite christmas song is a little bit of a guilty pleasure (maybe all christmas songs are…): Wham – Last Christmas 😉

  5. Annie

    December 22, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    What a great list! I love Michael Buble and Faith Hill I’ll have to listen to the others!

  6. Felicia Renee

    December 22, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    Admittedly, I hate Christmas music. But I’m trying not to be so much of a Scrooge this year and I made a playlist & I’ve been in the need of some more songs to add – so thanks for this!

  7. Whitney S.

    December 22, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    My husband and I made a playlist this year! My faves are: Text Me Merry Christmas, The Gift, Snow in California, Man in the Bag, Warm in the Winter, Christmas (Please Come Home). The list goes on and on. We have 64 songs on our list!

  8. Harmony at Momma To Go

    December 23, 2017 at 9:01 am

    I am listening to my Grandma Got Run Over by a reindeer channel on Pandora (free) def need to check this out! There are so many songs I still havent seen!

  9. Marisa

    December 23, 2017 at 10:12 am

    This is such a good playlist…EXCEPT FOR LAST CHRISTMAS.

  10. Julie Estrella

    December 23, 2017 at 11:29 am

    I love Christmas music! I’ve never made a playlist before, usually just listen to a Pandora station, great idea!

  11. Tiffany MrsTee Haywood

    December 23, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Spotify is my FAVE! I had my playlist made and playing the day after Thanksgiving. I see a few songs I missed here so I may need to follow your list as well 😉

  12. Prerna Garg Agarwal

    December 24, 2017 at 12:09 am

    Such wonderful songs. I love Spotify!

  13. Dara @ The Southern Thing

    December 26, 2017 at 1:14 am

    I added a bunch of these to my playlist! Great picks!

  14. Adriana

    December 27, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Such a great playlist! I love listening to Christmas music on repeat!


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