Here’s the Best Christmas Songs Playlist for Baking Holiday Treats

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Fill your kitchen with holiday cheer with this Christmas playlist.

The holiday season is here, and if you’re anything like me, you’re checking off your Christmas baking bucket list. This year, mine’s jam-packed with festive treats made for sharing. I’m particularly excited to get cracking on my grandma’s signature fruitcake cookies and a batch of pillow-soft Peppermint Meltaways. But I’ve learned that a holiday baking marathon becomes an event of its own—especially when paired with a festive Christmas songs playlist. In fact, it’s one of my favorite ways to celebrate the season.

To prepare for this year’s baking days, I organized a master plan:

  • Block off a few hours in the kitchen.
  • Give my oven its annual check-up.
  • Gather all the special ingredients. (Because let’s face it, those neon green-and-red candied fruits can be impossible to find!)

But there’s one last thing to do: Create the ultimate Christmas songs playlist.

That’s right. The only way to kick off a cookie-baking marathon in my house is to fill the kitchen with holiday cheer that can only come in the form of music. I make sure to have a playlist of all my favorite seasonal songs revved up while I get my bake on. Seasonal tunes just make spending time in the kitchen so much more fun. Cream butter to Elton John’s “Step Into Christmas” or decorate cutouts to a laid-back cover of “Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer” from Jack Johnson. Plus, music means I can have a spur-of-the-moment dance party while the cookies bake!

The Best Christmas Songs Playlist

Ready to jingle bell rock? Check out my Christmas songs playlist.

For the best listening experience, we recommend Amazon Music. It’s home to over 75 million songs, plus holiday playlists and feel-good podcasts. Create your own personalized Christmas songs playlist with your family’s fave songs, or discover pre-made ones for instant enjoyment. You’ll also get access to Amazon Originals, which includes music and podcasts you can’t find anywhere else.

The best part? Amazon Music is offering a 30-day free trial, after which you’ll pay just $7.99 per month with a Prime membership or $9.99 without.

No matter where you’re streaming, I hope these holiday jams add as much cheer to your kitchen as they do to mine.

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