These Festive 2021 Christmas Songs Are Instantly Catchy

I have them all on repeat.


There’s nothing like playing enchanting holiday tunes while decorating the tree, eating latkes, or lighting the kinara to bring on the festive spirit. Whether you’re spending the holiday season solo, or flying home to see family and friends, music adds magic to every occasion. While you may already have your classic Christmas playlist blaring, it might finally be time to refresh those OG holiday tunes. From Ariana Grande to Mariah Carey, these 11 new Christmas songs are bound to become favorites.

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Mariah Carey, Khalid, and Kirk Franklin — “Fall in Love at Christmas”

The queen of Christmas returned with a brand-new holiday single. On Nov. 5, she dropped the song’s official music video and fans couldn’t get enough. Did you expect anything less?

Fav lyric: This time of year, we're both aware / We gotta fall in love again at Christmastime.”

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Taylor Swift — "Christmas Tree Farm (Old Timey Version)”

Taylor Swift is full of surprises. On Nov. 22, the singer shared a re-recorded version of her holiday single, “Christmas Tree Farm,” inspired by her actual childhood growing up on a farm in Reading, Pennsylvania. Originally released in 2019, this beloved single is new and improved, with a 70-piece orchestra and a softer sound.

Fav lyric: Sweet dreams of holly and ribbon, mistakes are forgiven.”

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Ed Sheeran And Elton John — “Merry Christmas”

The dynamic duo recreated an epic scene from Love Actually to announce their new holiday single, “Merry Christmas,” which drops on Friday, Dec. 3.

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Ariana Grande And Kelly Clarkson — “Santa Can’t You Hear Me”

Released Sept. 23, this 2021 Christmas song is full of harmonies. “santa can’t you hear me' is out now! thank you so much @kellyclarkson for inviting me to be a part," Grande wrote on her Instagram.

Fav lyric: “A love, sweet love is what I need / Oh Santa, can't you hear me?”

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Pentatonix — “The Prayer”

Released on Oct. 29, this song has a gospel vibe that will have you dancing all winter long.

Fav lyric: “I pray you’ll be our eyes/And watch us where we go.”

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Kelly Clarkson — “Christmas Isn’t Cancelled (Just You)”

Clarkson released her new holiday album, When Christmas Comes Around..., on Sept. 23, and this full-throated ballad is everything you’d expect it to be.

Fav lyric: “You ruined all my favorite things / But you won't take Christmas from me.”

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Norah Jones — “It's Not Christmas 'Til You Come Home”

Norah Jones released her new album, Winter Jones, on Oct. 14, and this single is as heartwarming as it is relatable.

Fav lyric: “I'll stay up all night waiting / For you on Christmas Eve.”

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Leona Lewis And Ne-Yo — “Kiss Me It’s Christmas”

Leona Lewis re-released her beloved 2013 holiday album on Nov. 19, now titled Christmas, With Love Always. It includes brand-new songs, like this single featuring Ne-Yo, perfect to listen to while snuggling on the couch, sipping hot chocolate, and watching old Christmas movies.

Fav lyric:Let's turn the TV off and put that old record on / And dance in the dark, put your head on my heart.

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Brett Eldredge — “Feels Like Christmas”

From the country music singer’s sixth album, Mr. Christmas, released on Oct. 22, this single makes you feel like you’re already home.

Fav lyric: “Banisters wrapped in holly and lights / Evergreen candle and cinnamon spice.”

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Chris Stapleton And Kelly Clarkson — “Glow”

Known for his gift of songwriting, Stapleton teamed up with Clarkson in this catchy Christmas song, released on Oct. 15.

Fav lyric: “In my heart, in my bones, you're the secret I hold and you'll keep it.”

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Pistol Annies — “Snow Globe”

This all-female country trio — led by Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe, and Angaleena Presley — recently released “Snow Globe,” a song that takes on a new approach to Christmas cheer.

Fav lyric: “If I could put us in a snow globe / Then we could let it go.”

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