We are a few days in December. The final month of the calendar year is usually the busiest because of the holiday season. Shoppers are looking in store and online to find the best deals on gifts, while chefs are busy to make latkes and fruitcake. Music always puts people in the holiday spirit. Enstars has created a playlist that we guarantee will be the talk of all of the holiday and office parties.
Darius Rucker: "Let It Snow"
Every kid (and a few adults) would love to have a snowy holiday season. The perfect song that could grant this wish is the Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne-penned "Let It Snow." Country music sensation Darius Rucker recorded this song for his 2014 holiday album: Home for the Holidays.
Pentatonix Featuring Tori Kelly: "Winter Wonderland"
Still in the mood for snow? Try listening to "Winter Wonderland." There have been hundreds of artists that recorded this song throughout the years. However, we recommend that you listen to Grammy-winning A cappella group Pentatonix and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Tori Kelly's fabulous cover. In fact, the group recorded the track as part of its first full-length Christmas album: That's Christmas to Me.
Gwen Stefani And Blake Shelton: "You Make It Feel Like Christmas"
The Voice coaches came together to celebrate their latest Christmas together by recording a fantastic holiday duet. The duo co-wrote this colorful track with longtime collaborators Justin Tranter and Busbee.
CeeLo Green: "River"
Getting over a Thanksgiving break-up? Hip-hop soul man, CeeLo Green's cover of "River," is the perfect tune for self-reflection. The Grammy winner brought his signature velvet vocals to this Joni Mitchell classic when he recorded his 2012 holiday record: CeeLo's Magic Moment.
Adam Sandler: "The Chanukah Song, Part III"
Around 15 years ago, Saturday Night Live alum Adam Sandler returned to Studio 8H to debut his third version of his epic ode to the Jewish holiday. Among the Jewish celebrities that got shout-outs from Sandler were Paula Abdul, Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Debra Messing, and Natalie Portman.
Peter, Paul, And Mary: "Light One Candle"
Legendary folk trio Peter, Paul, and Mary recorded a more meaningful song about Chanukah for their tenth studio album. Peter Yarrow wrote the song that touched about the Jewish holiday's history and had the message about keeping their legacy alive.
Mariah Carey: "All I Want for Christmas Is You"
It would not be a holiday season without Mariah Carey singing "All I Want for Christmas is You." This song is considered by fans as one of the greatest Christmas songs of all-time and fans get excited every time Mariah performs this song live.
The perfect way to shock your guests or loved ones this holiday season is to have them listen to DMX's remix of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."
Lindsey Stirling Featuring Sabrina Carpenter: "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch"
YouTube sensation Lindsey Stirling teamed up with former Girl Meets World actress and rising superstar Sabrina Carpenter to re-imagine Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas' signature song. Stirling's superb arrangement along with Carpenter's beautiful vocals makes this duet a must have song to download for the holidays.
Bette Midler: "From A Distance (Christmas Version)"
Grammy- and Tony-winning singer Bette Midler gave her legendary classic "From A Distance" a Christmas makeover for her first-holiday album: Cool Yule. This version of Ms. Midler's tune is the holiday song that is a must-have in your music library.