While Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" will remain the most played and appreciated modern holiday track of all time, we can't overlook the gifts that have been delivered to us this holiday season from equally gifted artists in 2016. With covers and remixes being the standard, 2016 has seen video content be the way of the future, with artists like Gucci Mane giving us quite a lot to look at and to listen to.
We've dug through to the best sounds for your holiday playlist, tapping into just about every genre we could find. Happy Holidays, y'all!
"My Kind of Girl" – Throttle x Michael Bublé
Who would think house and Michael Buble would work together? Well, 'tis the season and it works.
"St. Brick Intro" – Gucci Mane
This season's must-hear and must-see comes from Gucci Mane.
"2016 (Cry Cry Cry)" – FEMME
As much as I am poking fun at what is surely a year for the history books, I also wanted to pay tribute to all the stars we've lost this year and some of the heartbreaking events that have dominated this year's headlines
Let's be real, 2016 has been a tough year for all of us. And FEMME is here to help us accept all that 2016 was, and to embrace it. "2016 (Cry Cry Cry)" will let you enjoy these last few days of this year and appreciate what we've all been through.
A Very Big Freedia Christmazz – Big Freedia
Then there's Big Freedia's Christmas EP.
Merry Christmas, Mr. Fields – Michael Angelakos
Passion Pit's frontman and friends have created a new age holiday classic with their video album, a nod to 1940's holiday nostalgia.
"Christmas" – The Plan8
Thank you, Santa, for this chill masterpiece from Korean artist The Plan8.
"The Man With All The Toys" – Knox Hamilton (Beach Boys Cover)
"All I Want For Christmas" (Feat. Kodak Black + prod. by J. Vaughn) – Dej Loaf
A Very Decent Christmas 4
Major Lazer, Protoje, Gabber, Dembow and other Mad Decent stars join together to deliver a hard-hitting, genre-blasting Christmas compilation.
Merry Xmas / Feliz Navidad – Cookin' Soul
Spanish beatmasters Cookin' Soul have provided us a whole mix of holiday soul and funk.
"Christmas Makes Me Cry" (Live) – Kacey Musgraves
We don't always write on country music, but Kacey Musgraves's rendition of "Christmas Makes Me Cry" deserves a nod. Off her album A Very Kacey Christmas, her emotional live performance from the CMA Christmas Special will stick with you.
"Please Come Home For Christmas" – Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
One of the catchiest original holiday tracks of the season right here, along with, of course, a claymation video. Because it isn't Christmas without claymation.
"California Christmas" (Live) – Cathedrals
Merry Christmas Lil' Mama – Jeremih & Chance The Rapper
No doubt you've gotten wind of Chance The Rapper's holiday collaboration with Jeremih; a full mixtape of cheer that reminds us why we fell in love with both of these artists earlier on in their careers.