12 Christmas songs to ring in the holidays: Mariah Carey, HONNE, Jonas Brothers, NIKI, and more

12 Christmas songs to ring in the holidays: Mariah Carey, HONNE, Jonas Brothers, NIKI, and more

Colourful lights, shiny ornaments and holiday tunes, you know what that means - Christmas is here!

2020 has been a strange year and this holiday season is certainly not what many of us are used to. Nevertheless, tis' the season to be jolly, and what's some Christmas festivities, quarantined or otherwise, without some festive bangers?

This year, many artists have shared some cheer and joy with us through a catchy holiday jingle. Whether its classic Christmas tunes like Mariah Carey's latest rendition of 'Oh Santa!', Lil Nas X's wacky, hip-hop holiday track 'HOLIDAY' or HONNE's melancholic ballad 'Warm on a Christmas Night', we have a lot to welcome the yuletide season with!


Pop icon Kelly Clarkson, and Country singer-songwriter Bret Eldredge join forces for the cheerful, toe-tapping holiday tune 'Under The Mistletoe'. Taking on an upbeat retro sound, the song talks about a lovely Christmas romance that ends under the mistletoe.


For many, Christmas is a time of the year where family gather around a hearty meal, sharing laughs and exchanging gifts. While that may not be possible for a lot of people this year, the Jonas Brothers are bringing the warmth and coziness of being with your loved ones through their heartfelt track 'I Need You Christmas'.

NIKI - Hallway Weather

Going back to her acoustic roots, 88rising star NIKI shares 'Hallway Weather', a somber holiday track about yearning for the "Christmas spirit" with friends and family, while simultaneously basking her lonesomeness. 

Mariah Carey ft. Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson - Oh Santa!

What Christmas season is complete without blasting some Mariah Carey? This year, the Songbird Supreme enlisted fellow vocal powerhouses Ariana Grande, and Jennifer Hudson for a remake of her 2010 holiday hit 'Oh Santa!' to usher in the holidays. 


Finding themselves on the 'Naughty List', Liam Payne and Dixie D'Amelio band together to serve up some holiday cheer with their festive track, complete with sleigh bells, pop beats, and an upbeat guitar.


Let's face it, the holidays are stressful; expectations run high, patience worn thin, and even a tear or two shed. Regardless of it all, it's still a time worth embracing - a message Carly Rae Jepsen delivers in her latest Christmas track 'It's Not Christmas Till Somebody Cries'

Darren Espanto - Believe in Christmas

Darren Espanto's 'Believe in Christmas' is a fitting Christmas anthem for this year's holiday season. After a turbulent year filled with more downs than ups, the Filipino artist shares a loving message of strength, faith and love as we fast approach this unusual Christmas. 


Steering away from your typical yuletide tunes, Lil Nas X celebrates Christmas with a hip-hop holiday-themed track. Accompanied by a wacky music video that sees the American rapper playing four different characters, 'HOLIDAY'is a unique track that's sure to be a favourite at your (quarantine) holiday parties!

Sam Akins - Alone for Christmas

With border restrictions and lockdowns still enforced in many countries across the world, many of us don't get to share this holiday season with family and friends, leaving us either spending Christmas alone or missing our loved ones. To keep us company, Sam Akins shares a woeful and emotional track entitled 'Alone for Christmas'.

Twenty One Pilots - Christmas Saves The Year

Twenty One Pilots perform a heartwarming track all about finding the joy in Christmas after a difficult year. Sharing a message of optimism and reassurance, the duo sings, "You rest assured that Christmas saves the year." in 'Christmas Saves The Year'. With all that's happened this year, we all deserve a break to enjoy the holidays. 

HONNE - Warm on a Christmas Night

Think of late Christmas nights, surrounded by your tired loved ones, torn-up wrapping paper all over the floor, and leftover food at the table - that's HONNE's 'Warm on a Christmas Night'. Emulating the warmth and comfort of a fireplace, the English electronic duo shares a slow and melancholic rendition of 2014 track 'Warm on a Cold Night'.

Circa Waves - Miss Christmas

Donning Santa costumes, Circa Waves bring the festive mood with a feel-good holiday track 'Miss Christmas'. Said to act like  "a warm Christmassy cuddle to tide you over till Covid gets chinned out its shoes in 2021", the indie-rock band complete their holiday gift with a socially-distanced-produced music video.