The Best Modern Christmas Songs Topping British Charts This Season

#1 Lil Nas X – Holiday

Holiday is the headline song of Lil Nas X's album, HOLIDAY. It was released in 2020. Lil Nas X primarily sings under the genres of Hip hop and Rap.

#2 Ariana Grande – Snow in California

Snow in California is the highest rated song in Ariana Grande's 2013 album, Christmas Kisses. A household name in the UK and across other countries in the world, Ariana Grande primarily sings under the genres of Pop.

#3 Idina Menzel and Michael Bublé – Baby It’s Cold Outside

Baby It's Cold Outside is a 2014 re-release of the highly popular and classic Christmas song, Baby It's Cold Outside, sung by Dean Martin and originally released in 1959. Dueted by Idina Menzel, known for her role as Elsa in Frozen, and Michael Bublé, the song quickly became a new favourite among British radio and Spotify listeners. 

#4 Taylor Swift – Christmas Tree Farm

Brought to you by an artist who certainly needs no introduction, Taylor Swift's festive album released in 2021. Inspired by her childhood growing up on a Christmas tree farm in rural North America, we can say that this hit is mandatory listening for this holiday season!

#5 Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You

A hugely popular and perhaps even controversial pick for some who have grown tired of hearing it more than most year after year, there isn't a Christmas song more iconic and more beloved than Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You. 

#6 Tyler the Creator – I Am The Grinch

Taken from the soundtrack of Christmas movie The Grinch, "I Am The Grinch" is a highly catchy and entertaining song released by the rapper and Hip Hop artist, Tyler the Creator. He also contributed another song to the film, a cover of, "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch".  

#7 Lindsey Stirling – Carol of the Bells

Lindsey Stirling is one of the most accomplished violinists of our time. She is also a songwriter and dancer. Her videos received notoriety when she started a YouTube channel in 2007. This recent release of hers is no exception to the rule, making for an absolutely beautiful addition to our festive list!

#8 Leona Lewis – One More Sleep

A romantic and heartfelt Christmas song, Leona Lewis' "One More Sleep" released on the 5th of November, 2013. It was part of her fourth studio album, named, "Christmas, with Love". In this song, she sings from the perspective of a partner tracking down the days until they can spend time with their loved one for Christmas.

#9 Bruce Sprinsteen – Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town

An old and beloved classic, Bruce Sprinsteen's version of the 1934 classic "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" is popular among Radio and Spotify listeners even to this day. Perhaps owing to its more modern-ish feel, despite the fact that it is quite a few decades old at this point. The hit re-release debuted in the 80s and has been popular ever since.

#10 Wham! – Last Christmas

While the song actually has very little to do with Christmas, it is nonetheless played most often at this time of year and indeed associated with it! The song released under the album of the same name in 1984 and won several nominations and awards for its popularity and success. 

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