You’ve decked the halls, and the holiday music is playing to make you feel jolly.  But, Christmas music usually drums up sounds you could imagine coming from a Norman Rockwell holiday painting.  Pretty vanilla, we know.

This year, we gathered a twenty soulful Christmas songs to get you through the holidays whether at work or at home.  Think of chilly nights snuggled with that special someone sitting in front of the televised yule log.

So dim the lights and get cozy.  The team compiled a list of arousing soulful Christmas music for the holidays.  enjoy

Happy holidays to you and your family, from the embracedesires family

“Happy Holidays, Parts 1 & 2” The Ohio Players

“All I Want For Christmas Is You” Mariah Carey

“Let’s Make Christmas Merry” Amos Millburn

Looking to stay on the naughty list? Keep some mistletoe at your desk

“The Mistletoe and Me” Isaac Hayes

“Let It Snow” Boyz II Men

“I Can Hardly Wait Til Christmas” The O’Jays

“Hooves on the Roof” Nick Lowe

“Twinkle Twinkle Little Me” Stevie Wonder

Two Stevie Wonder’s are better than one

“Someday At Christmas” Stevie Wonder

“White Christmas” by Otis Redding

“I like a Sleigh Ride” (Jingle Bells) Peggy Lee


“Santa Baby” Eartha Kitt

“The Christmas Song” Nat King Cole

“Santa Claus is Coming To Town” The Jackson Five

Do you remember seeing this vinyl in your parents house?”

“Merry Christmas All” The Salsoul Orchestra Christmas Jollies

New York City wasn’t the same when Run DMC came out with a Christmas track

“Christmas in Hollis” Run DMC

“Sleigh Ride” TLC

“Run Run Rudolph” Kelly Clarkson

Baby It’s Cold Outside” Rod Stewart duet with Dolly Parton

There was no way we were going to leave out Mr. Hathaway

“This Christmas” Donny Hathaway

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