Here are the best Apple Music playlists for your Christmas Eve

Do you feel the magic of Christmas in the air? Whether you’re preparing for a small Christmas Eve get-together with your family or a few friends, you can bring the holiday cheer with special playlists curated by Apple Music publishers.

Essential Christmas

Music has been an essential part of any holiday celebration for centuries. This playlist honors that history, bringing together old chestnuts, new classics, and future staples to sing along to your next Christmas soundtrack. Trim the tree, open presents and serve eggnog as pop stars, hip-hop legends, rockers and soul singers raise their voices.

All the way from Jingle Bell rips at All I want for Christmas is you, the Apple Music “Essential Christmas” playlist is exactly what you need if you want something basic but at the same time make everyone sing along. You can find it here.

Christmas success

Of course, holiday music is carols and chorales, with Bing Crosby doing “White Christmas” and “Silent Night”; and all that good stuff. But it is also about new interpretations of familiar atmospheres: festive, generous, fun but also a little thoughtful, a break before the new year to take stock of the one that has just passed. Focusing on new takes on classics and the newest entries in the canon, here’s a playlist of holiday pop hits to keep you in mind.

If you prefer something more groovy, you will find in this playlist famous artists of the modern generation who sing original Christmas songs as well as old ones that people love. You can find it here.

All I want for Christmas is pop

As you put up the decorations, bake the cookies and wrap all the presents, set the mood with a fun and festive soundtrack. This playlist contains Christmas favorites for all ages: legendary crooners and modern pop stars bring you heartwarming classics, fireside anthems, jolly anthems and Santa-inspired songs.

Maybe you just want a little Christmas cheer. With this Apple Music playlist, you can combine the best of pop music with some Christmas songs for this special time of the year. You can find it here.

Children’s Christmas

Not that your little ones need extra motivation to get excited about Christmas, but you can take that unbridled enthusiasm to the next level with this kid-friendly seasonal soundtrack. Featuring classic winter songs from pop legends, tunes from beloved holiday movies, and cameos from favorite cartoon characters, this playlist will keep the merry Christmas vibes going even after everyone’s ripped all their gifts.

And if you have a lot of kids at home or your family is full of new babies, maybe you should play something for the little ones. With this Apple Music playlist, you will find more songs suitable for children, but also with a lot of energy. You can find it here.

Classic Christmas

The world’s greatest orchestras and choirs capture the warmth and magic of the season. Although the timeless story of a baby in a manger remains the same, it has inspired the best classical music composers to ever inventive interpretations. Enjoy majestic oratorios dedicated to the nativity of Jesus, ballet music evoking the enchantments of Christmas Day, and joyous operatic celebrations bringing welcome illumination to the dark days of winter. Alleluia!

If you have a more traditional family, maybe you can forget all that pop for a bit and focus on classical music. Enjoy all those great orchestras playing happy songs, which can be great while eating or taking a nap after all that delicious food. You can find it here.

Kisses on the bottom

Last but not least, my favorite. Paul McCartney’s “Kisses on the Bottom” album. You can say: “But, José, this is not a Christmas album.” Indeed, this is not the case. But hearing Paul’s 2012 album with many of his favorite songs from when he was a child as well as his original song “My Valentine”, combines very well with the Christmas atmosphere. Maybe you should give it a chance by clicking here. And look at the album cover. Very Christmas! 🎄

You can also find more Christmas playlists in your “Browse” section of Apple Music. Merry Christmas, all of you!

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George L. Hernandez