It’s the week we have been waiting for all year! No matter what holiday you celebrate this time of year, there’s nothing more exciting than packing up the car to road trip to the destination where you’ll be spending the holiday. Whether you’re traveling a long distance, or just a few miles away, the best way to get in the holiday spirit during your time on the road is to be sure you have just the right music to set the mood for the holiday. Check out our recommended Holiday Road Trip Playlist.
1. All I Want for Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
“All I Want for Christmas Is You” has to be one of our favorite, upbeat and cheery songs to sing along to while driving on the highway. This is one of those songs that you can just set on repeat and listen to over and over again.
2. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree- Brenda Lee
“Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” is also one of our classic feel good songs for the season. Even though you probably won’t have a Christmas Tree in your vehicle, you can still rock to the tunes of this song.
3. Feliz Navidad – Jose Feliciano
Get ready to do some salsa dancing. Even if you aren’t a Spanish speaker, most people know the words to this happy holiday song and it makes you feel so festive that you’ll want to keep listening to it!
4. Christmas/Sarajevo – Trans Siberian Orchestra
This incredible orchestra song is so powerful, you’ll want to crank the volume all the way up and get lost in the sound. It’s a modern classic, but easily recognized since Trans Siberian has such a distinct sound.
5. White Christmas – Bing Crosby
If you live in a tropical state, this song may come in handy. For most of us who dream of waking up to a snowy Christmas Day, you can dream all about it in the car with Bing Crosby.
6. Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
Looping back to something a little more upbeat and exciting, Jingle Bell Rock is a all time classic and favorite that will keep you and you passengers (if you’re not traveling solo) entertained by the upbeat music and catchy lyrics.
7. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer – Gene Autry
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer….need we say more?
8. A Holly Jolly Christmas – Burl Ives
Burl Ives certainly is the sound of the holidays with this cheery voice and lyrics. This is a sing along that will put you right in the holiday spirit.
9. It’s Beginning to Look A lot Like Christmas – Michael Buble
Michael Buble is the master at making an old classic sound like a modern classic. His smooth and soulful voice will send you away on a holiday journey, so you completely forget about having to drive (but stay focused on the road!)
10. Where Are You Christmas? – Faith Hill
And last but not least, we can’t get over Faith Hill’s angelic voice when she sings “Where Are You Christmas?”
Do you have a favorite holiday song to listen to on the road? Tell us your playlist in the comments below!