Christmas Dance Songs or regular ones?
There are a lot of Christmas songs, but this list is for the Christmas dance songs. The most important thing to remember when picking out Christmas dance songs is that they should be upbeat and fun.
“Santa Baby” by Eartha Kitt
Eartha Kitt’s version of “Santa Baby” is a classic. It was released in 1953 but it still sounds fresh and fun for the dance floor today. This song has been reimagined over the years by Madonna, Destiny’s Child, and Jessica Simpson to name just three modern takes on this timeless holiday hit!
“Winter Wonderland” by Bing Crosby
“Winter Wonderland” was written in 1934 and it’s been covered by tons of artists. Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole – they all turned this song into a timeless classic.
“Jingle Bells” by Bobby Helms
Bobby Helms’ version of “Jingle Bells” is a classic. It was released in 1957, but it still sounds fresh and fun for the dance floor today.
This list has been good so far! Let’s keep going with more Christmas dance songs that will get you on your feet- or should we say off your feet? 🙂
“Silent Night” by Elvis Presley
“Silent Night,” by Elvis Presley is a Christmas dance song that has been sung for many years. It’s written in German and translated to English, which may be why it was made popular so quickly as its first recording happened only five days after the birth of Jesus Christ.
This Christmas dance song is fun because it mixes the lyrics with some older songs like “O Holy Night.” The words are simple enough to sing along but they also tell an important story about how special this night really is. This song still gets airplay today, especially on Christmas eve when people want something festive sounding before going to bed at night. It might not sound too Christmasy, but I found myself singing along every time I
“Let It, Snow! Let It, Snow! Let it Snow!” from the movie White Christmas
“Let It Snow!” from the movie White Christmas has a fun beat to it and is appropriate for dancers of all ages. Originally, the song was written by Jule Styne as “Snow,” but Irving Berlin added lyrics that were more upbeat.
This Christmas dance song is great because it’s not overly religious which would make some people uncomfortable at holiday parties. The words are also easy enough so anyone can sing along even if they’re just watching other people have fun on the dance floor. It sounds like you might expect this Christmasy Christmas dance song to sound- cheerful and up-tempo with a little jingle thrown in there too! What I love most about it though is how catchy it is–I always find
“(Everybody’s Waitin’ For) The Man With The Bag, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” sung by Louis Armstrong and His All-Stars
This Christmas song is about how Santa Claus comes to town. It’s a Christmas dance song that anyone can sing or enjoy and it sounds like the title would suggest- upbeat and fun with lots of energy! It turns out this Christmas music has some religious undertones, but they aren’t too obvious so you might not notice them at first glance. For example, there are lyrics in here about Jesus Christ being born as well as ones alluding to Biblical stories like Noah’s Ark. This Christmas dance song also talks briefly about Santa making people happy which I think we can all agree is true on both sides of the fence–believers and non-believers alike.
“All I Want For Christmas” by Mariah Carey
This Christmas dance song, “All I Want For Christmas” by Mariah Carey is a Christmas music staple that everyone knows. It’s been around for as long as anyone can remember and it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere anytime soon! The lyrics are nothing too special but they do have some tongue-in-cheek humor to them which makes me laugh every time. The tune is catchy enough so you’ll find yourself singing along or humming the melody even if you don’t want to be caught doing it with your mouth full of eggnog (or whatever).
“Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee
“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” by Brenda Lee is a Christmas dance song that’s been around for many years. It was first recorded in 1958 but it didn’t make its way to the charts until 1963 and has remained popular ever since! Just like “Silent Night,” this Christmas music is written in German with English translations, which might be why it became so popular so quickly. This Christmas dance song can get your hips movin’ because of its fun beat and lyrics about how everyone loves trees (even if they think they don’t).
“Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” by Darlene Love
This Christmas music isn’t really a dance song because it’s more of an R&B ballad. The lyrics are about how the singer is missing her love over the holidays and she doesn’t want to spend another one without him or her. Darlene Love originally recorded this song in 1963 but there have been other versions since then as well, including ones by Bruce Springsteen and Michael Bublé. It might not sound like your typical Christmas dance song, but I still think you’ll find yourself singing along when you hear it on the radio (or wherever). There’s just something about listening to someone pouring their heart out that gets me every time. It also has some pretty catchy rhythm lines which are always nice!
“I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas” – John Denver
This song is one of my favorites because I think hippopotamuses are amazing creatures. It’s a Christmas dance song that uses humor to tell the story of how wonderful and fun it would be if someone gave you anything but an animal for Christmas!
“I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas,” by John Denver, makes me laugh so hard every time I hear it. The lyrics talk about wanting some kind of other creature (like a giraffe) instead- they’re trying their best to sound serious too which only makes them more entertaining in my opinion! If you want something upbeat with funny lyrics then this might just be your next favorite Christmas music track–or at least until your wish comes true on Christmas day 😉
“Christmas Eve in My Hometown” – Bruce Springsteen
“Christmas Eve in My Hometown,” by Bruce Springsteen is a classic Christmas music song that talks about what it’s like to spend the holidays with loved ones. The lyrics are really sweet and sentimental–they’re not just about how great your Christmas can be but also all the other people who might not have as much this time of year.
This Christmas dance song has so many layers to it, from its sentimentality to its upbeat rhythm lines which make you want to get up and boogie (if only for a minute). I love listening to songs like these because they remind me of home or something bigger than myself–which at any given time during this season, doesn’t feel too shabby 😉
“The Little Drummer Boy” – Bing Crosby and David Bowie
“The Little Drummer Boy,” has been around for decades which means that its lyrics have even more sentimental value to them now than they did when originally written (and sung). The tune seems slow at first but then you hear those drums coming up on the chorus line–the beat picks up as well with some brass instruments here and there.
“The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” by Nat King Cole
The lyrics in this song are so famous that most people seem to have them memorized by now (including me!). It talks about what it’s like during the holidays and how everything seems more special when you’re with your loved ones. The melody is pretty simple but there are some interesting chord changes from major to minor chords which give it a bit of complexity as well. This Christmas music isn’t really dance-y but I always find myself tapping my feet anyways! This Christmas music has such an easy rhythm line–it makes it feel like any person can get up and sing along if they know the words, which might be why it became so popular so quickly.
“(There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays” – Darlene Love
This Christmas dance song is one of my favorites because it’s so much more than just a Christmas tune–it has some really important lyrics in the message as well. The chorus line talks about how everyone should be with their loved ones (or at home) this season, which I think every listener can understand and appreciate.
“There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays,” by Darlene Love, always makes me feel like coming back to where I’m from despite all that being there might entail when you’re away for months on end! It was released in 1963 but keeps getting played every year around Christmastime–maybe its sentimentality or catchy rhythm lines make people want to keep listening to it.
“Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” by John Lennon and Yoko Ono
In my opinion, this Christmas dance song is one of the most powerful ones out there because it’s a message about resolving conflicts through peace instead of violence. The lyrics are so strong and meaningful–they’re deep enough to make you think but easy enough that anyone can sing along! I also love how upbeat the rhythm lines are which makes me want to keep dancing all night long 😉
I’m not sure if “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” was released as an official Christmas music track or not? If it wasn’t then what better time than now for its Christmastime relevance?! With lyrics like these, who wouldn’t want to get up and boogie with their loved ones around?!!
15 Christmas Dance Songs You Should Know! We hope this list was helpful and you can find some new favorites to share with your friends.