The day after Thanksgiving isn’t just Black Friday; it is the official start of the marathon of Holiday music THAT follows us into the new year! Holiday music lovers are in heaven WHILE humming to “Silent Night” in the department stores or blasting “Jingle Bell Rock” in their cars. STILL, THERE IS one place and one moment where holiday songs don’t quite make the cut—the gym; and when it’s time to get pumped in your workout. Let’s face it, “White Christmas” isn’t quite the song that gets your adrenaline rushing on the treadmill, spinning bike, or even in the weight room.

Exercisers will agree that music is a motivator in increasing energy in workout routines. When the holidays roll around, temptations all around you can create the tendency to skip workouts. Making a great holiday playlist can help you stay in the holiday spirit while staying right on track with your health and fitness goals.

So for all of you that blast your holiday cheer on the speakers while hanging your mistletoe, drinking your pumpkin spice lattes, wrapping presents, and baking holiday treats, but can’t do the same in your workout routine—I have it covered! I have compiled a list of upbeat holiday songs to keep your body merrily moving.

  1. “Underneath the Tree,” Kelly Clarkson
  2. “Christmas Tree”, Lady Gaga
  3. “What Christmas Means to Me,” Stevie Wonder
  4. “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” Mariah Carey
  5. “Up on the Housetop,” Jackson 5
  6. “Sleigh Ride,” TLC
  7. “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays,” NSYNC
  8. “My Only Wish,” Britney Spears
  9. “Miracle”, Maccabeats
  10. “Last Christmas,” Cascada
  11. “Sleigh Ride,” Karmin
  12. “Christmas In Hollis,” Run D.M.C.
  13. “Drummer Boy”, Justin Bieber, Busta Rhymes
  14. “What Christmas Means to Me,” Hanson
  15. “Christmas,” Micheal Buble
  16. “Run Rudolph Run,” CeeLo Green
  17. “8 Days of Christmas”, Destiny’s Child
  18. “Naughty, Naughty Children,” Grace Potter
  19. “Last Christmas,” Ariana Grande
  20. “Joy to the World,” Pentatonix
  21. “Christmas Lights,” Cold Play
  22. “One More Sleep,” Leona Lewis
  23. “Christmas Wrapping,” Kylie Minogue
  24. “It’s Christmas Time Again,” Backstreet Boys
  25. “Hey Santa,” Straight No Chaser