By Paola Hernandez, Copy Cutie
The holiday season is in full swing and with temperatures dropping, the chances to cuddle with your boo has grown! Whether you’re trimming the tree together or headed on a shopping trip for presents, Christmas music is the best way to get into the holiday spirit. Sure, you grew up singing along to “Jingle Bell Rock” and “Frosty the Snowman” but now that you’re a twosome, let’s find something a bit more amorous for your Spotify or iTunes playlist. Here’s a top five list that will put you in both a festive and loving mood.
1. All I Want for Christmas is You. Since its original release in 1994, this song is always guaranteed to be on a Christmas playlist. Mariah Carey’s vocals expresses that she doesn’t care about presents; all she wants is to be with her baby. With tons of covers (most recently with Justin Bieber), along with a musical scene in the film Love Actually, prove that this tune has staying power.
2. Baby, It’s Cold Outside. When the weather gets bad, you don’t want to leave the house. This holiday standard plays on the heartstrings, making you wonder whether you should brave the icy elements or spend the night with your significant other. If you don’t want your boo to go home at the end of your date night, play this classic. Hearing the tune will definitely have them second-guess his or her departure.
3. Last Christmas. Surely this song by Wham! isn’t romantic in the lovey-dovey sense, but the lyrics revolve around being in love. George Michael’s soothing voice articulates his desire to find a new love to give his heart to on Christmas. Even though the song totally dates itself to the 80s, singers like Ashley Tisdale and Cascada have added dance vibes to this throwback track.
4. Winter Wonderland. Many people wouldn’t classify this as a romantic tune, but let’s take a look at one verse in particular:
“In the meadow we can build a snowman
Then pretend that he is Parson Brown
He'll say 'Are You Married?' We'll say 'No man,
But you can do the job while you're in town!'”
Parson was another name used for protestant ministers when the song was written in 1934, so the what the singer is really saying is that he wants to marry his sweetheart — ASAP! #themoreyouknow
5. I’ll Be Home For Christmas. The holidays always bring loved ones together to celebrate love, happiness and the joy of the previous year. When this song was released in 1943, it was written with the troops fighting World War II in mind. It can be hard at times being in a relationship with someone in the military, but when this song comes on, know that he or she will be home for Christmas soon enough.
The holiday season can be a magical time for couples, especially those celebrating together for the first time. But warning: cuddling under a blanket with hot chocolate and listening to your new playlist can induce a make-out sesh!
What’s your favorite romantic holiday song? Share in a comment below!