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