10 Festive Playlists For Every Occasion

It’s likely we’ll all be spending more time at home this Christmas than before, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to set the right mood for each occasion. From recreating a traditional carol service to contemporary selections for opening presents and preparing cocktails, here are ten great Spotify playlists to stream over the festive period.

BEST FOR: Those Who Like To Go All Out

Still not feeling as festive as usual? This playlist will sort you out. From Mariah and Wham to Bublé and Band Aid, these huge hits bring the festive cheer in spades.

BEST FOR: A Hit of Nostalgia

The biggest and best UK Christmas number ones, from the Spice Girls’ ‘2 Become 1’ to a collab between Beyonce and Ed Sheeran. Ideal for those times you don’t necessarily fancy listening to Christmas songs.

BEST FOR: Fans of Dolly Parton

On this playlist, legendary country artists – such as Dolly herself – sing your favourite Christmas classics.

BEST FOR: Opening Your Presents To

From Usher to Amy Winehouse, this collection of soul, RnB and gospel-flavoured takes on festive songs has something for everyone.

BEST FOR: A Night In Front of The Fire

Cosy, jazzy interpretations of all your favourite Christmas songs. Expect everything from Ella Fitzgerald to Tony Bennett.

BEST FOR: Fans of Top Of The Pops

In the 90s, the Now That’s What I Call Music double-album was the stocking filler of choice. Relive the magic with this classic mix, featuring everything from The Pogues and Slade to Wizzard and Elton John.

BEST FOR: Christmas Film Fanatics

Here you’ll find soundtracks from classic Christmas movies, from Scrooged to Home Alone, Frozen and The Polar Express.

BEST FOR: Those Who Prefer Indie Music To Pop Hits

An alternative selection of yuletide favourites from indie artists including Phoebe Bridgers, Haim, Sufjan Stevens and Fleet Foxes.

BEST FOR: Those Missing The Annual Carol Concert

Heart-warming carols and classics, including highlights from previous Carols From Kings concerts.

BEST FOR: A Chilled Night In

A quintessential Christmas mix, compiled and mixed by DJ, radio presenter and head of A&R at house music label Quantize Recordings, Candice McKenzie. Expect soulful and house music versions of classics like ‘Oh Come All Ye Faithful’, ‘Do You Hear What I Hear’ and ‘Joy To The World’.

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