Are you hosting a Christmas party of your own? Or perhaps you are coordinating your office Christmas party? We all know that no party is complete without music, and the holidays are the perfect time to bring out those cheesy Christmas songs that will get everybody on the dance floor.
I have compiled a list of songs that will ensure that your party is rocking until the wee hours of the morning. Featuring some big names like Mariah Carey and Elvis Presley, this list is the ultimate playlist for your shindig.
So without further ado, here is my list of the 10 best Christmas dance songs of all time!
1. Merry Christmas Everybody by Slade
1973’s release of “Merry Christmas Everybody” by Slade will add some much-needed fun to your Christmas party this year when you add it to your Christmas playlist. Recorded for the album Slade Smashes!, the song has an upbeat tempo that is sure to get your Christmas party guests heading to the dance floor.
Celebrate the good times with your friends or co-workers, and add “Merry Christmas Everybody,” to your playlist today. It might just be the song that gets your party guests in the Christmas spirit and features at number one on my playlist.
2. You Make it Feel Like Christmas by Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton
Only Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton could make a love song at Christmas time and have it become a hit. “You Make it Feel Like Christmas” is a feel-good song about celebrating the love that you share with your special someone, and it was released in 2017.
“You Make it Feel Like Christmas” is the perfect addition to your dance songs for Christmas and is one for lovers. Grab your partner and have a jolly Christmas when you play “You Make it Feel Like Christmas” at your Christmas party.
3. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas by Perry Como and the Fontaine Sisters
Perry Como and The Fontaine Sisters will get you in the spirit of things with their song “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.” Released in 1951, the song is one of the oldest on my playlist and is a must for your Christmas songs list.
The song has a fun, jazzy feel that is great for dancing and is worthy of the number three spot on my playlist. Add it to yours and experience the joy that “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” will bring to your holiday party.
4. All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey
Nothing signals that Christmas is on its way quite like hearing “All I Want for Christmas is You” by award-winning artist Mariah Carey. The popular song was released in 2011 and has an upbeat sound that will have you and your guests shaking their booty on the dance floor.
Let Mariah bring some holiday cheer to your home or workplace when you add “All I Want for Christmas is You” to your Christmas song list. Turn up the volume, grab your best dance partner, and dance away to this Christmas classic.
5. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee
Brenda Lee’s 1958 hit song “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” is yet another Christmas hit that will bring some much-needed “vibe” to your holiday party. The song has a jazzy feel that is perfect for a Christmas cocktail or dinner party.
Christmas is a time of togetherness, so celebrate the holidays the right way when you add “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” to your list of the best Christmas dance song.
6. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Destiny’s Child
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” is a popular and well-loved children’s song that has been covered by countless artists and bands over the years. But none of those covers can compare to this 2001 R&B cover by the girl-band Destiny’s Child.
The song features on the band’s album 8 Days of Christmas and will add some festive cheer to your holidays. This cover by Destiny’s Child takes “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” from a children’s classic to an R&B hit in one fell swoop, so give it a listen and enjoy Beyonce’ and her girls singing one of your childhood Christmas hits.
7. Last Christmas by Wham!
“Last Christmas” is not necessarily a dance hit but is great for those more chilled times that often crop up at any party. Released by Wham! in 1984, the song featured on the band’s album Last Christmas and is a classic 80s song that needs to be on your party playlist.
Add “Last Christmas” to your list of the best Christmas dance songs and enjoy a slightly more mellow song about being broken-hearted in the holidays.
8. Santa Claus is Coming to Town by The Jackson 5
The Jackson 5 is one of those bands whose music will never get old. Their song “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” was released in 1970, but it is still one of the biggest songs that you are sure to hear being played in malls and at parties today.
“Santa Claus is Coming to Town” was recorded for the Jackson 5 Christmas Album and is a fun song that is perfect for any holiday party. Give it a listen and add it to your playlist.
9. Sleigh Rides by The Ronettes
Imagine yourself on the back of a sleigh with Santa when you listen to “Sleigh Rides” by the 40’s band The Ronettes. Released in 1948, the song is still considered one of the most cheerfully iconic Christmas songs ever to be released and features at number nine on my list.
Add it to your playlist today, and remember that this song requires a dance partner who can spin you around the dance floor. Turn up the volume and dance the night away with The Ronettes.
10. Mistletoe and Wine by Cliff Richard
The very last song on my list is a slow song that will have you dancing cheek-to-cheek with that special someone. “Mistletoe and Wine” was released by Cliff Richard in 1988 and is a Christmas song with a difference.
While the song may not be ideal for a massive party, it is perfect for those cozy nights in with your loved ones and is the perfect addition to any Christmas playlist. Add it to your holiday playlist today and enjoy the soothing sounds of Cliff Richard with this 80s hit.
Alexandra loves playing the piano and guitar. She has always been a music lover, but it wasn’t until she was in high school that she realized how much she loved to play. It allowed her to express herself without having to be verbally expressive, which is something she found very empowering.