10 of the Best Christmas Songs for an Epic Holiday Playlist

Christmas music is like Christmas dinner — we've had so much that we could throw up, but we still want more. There are an abundance of holiday hits that get completely abused on the radio during the holiday season, like Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You," yet miraculously never seem to get old. 

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Then there are lesser-known Christmas songs like Sufjan Stevens'  "Come On! Let's Boogey to the Elf Dance!" that remind us Christmas music doesn't need to be cliche to be good. Also there are those traditional Christmas songs the legendary Darlene Love blessed with her transcendent voice.

Here are 10 of our favorite Christmas songs to make for an eclectic holiday playlist:

"Come On! Let's Boogie to the Elf Dance!" — Sufjan Stevens

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"White Christmas" — Darlene Love

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"Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" — Darlene Love

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"Fairytale of New York" — the Pogues

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"Happy Xmas (War is Over)" — John Lennon

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"All I Want for Christmas Is You" — Mariah Carey

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"My Only Wish" — Britney Spears

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"Ave Maria" — Beyoncé

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"Silent Night" — Beyoncé

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"Last Christmas" — Wham 

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