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Whether you’re celebrating the season with friends or getting some much needed quiet time away from it all, the holiday season requires an appropriate musical soundtrack. These traditional (and not-so-traditional) picks from some of our favourite Canadian stars all sound great with cup of eggnog snuggled up by a roaring fire. From Bing Crosby to The Kinks, our Spotify playlist has all the holiday tunage you’ll need to make this a Christmas to remember.

 

While listening along and guessing who picked what is hours of festive fun, it being the holiday season and all, we thought we’d help you out: Here’s our playlist broken down alphabetically by contributor. The ones in bold were the biggest hits amongst our panel of celebrity deejays. For a special holiday treat, tell us who included a song on their list that comes with an (explicit!) warning and win a prize! (Not really, but we’ll put in a kind word with Santa.)

Ajay Fry, InnerSpace

“All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth),” Spike Jones & His City Slickers
“Christmas at Ground Zero,” Weird Al Yankovic
“Happy Christmas (War Is Over),” John Lennon & Yoko Ono
“Mr. Grinch,” Dweezil Zappa

Danielle Graham (McGimsie), eTalk

“All I Want for Christmas Is You,” Mariah Carey

Melissa GreloThe Social

“All I Want for Christmas Is You,” Mariah Carey
“Do They Know It’s Christmas,” Band Aid
“Feliz Navidad,” Jose Feliciano
“Last Christmas,” Wham!
“Santa Baby,” Madonna

Trevor Guthrie

“Blue Christmas,” Elvis Presley
“Do They Know It’s Christmas,” Band Aid
“Happy Christmas (War Is Over),” John Lennon & Yoko Ono
“Peace on Earth/The Little Drummer Boy,” David Bowie & Bing Crosby
“Step into Christmas,” Elton John

Gaby Henderson, M3

“All I Want for Christmas Is You” and “O Holy Night,” Mariah Carey
“Baby it’s Cold Outside,” She & Him
“Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),” Darlene Love
“Do They Know It’s Christmas,” Band Aid
“Happy Christmas (War Is Over),” John Lennon & Yoko Ono
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” Judy Garland
“Pas de Deux,” Pyotr Il’yichTchaikovsky
“Peace on Earth/The Little Drummer Boy,” David Bowie & Bing Crosby
“Santa Baby,” Eartha Kitt
“Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” The Jackson 5
“Silent Night,” Boyz II Men
“Sleigh Ride,” TLC
“The Christmas Song,” Nat King Cole
“Winter Song,” Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson

Chantal Kreviazuk

“Deck the Halls”
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
“O Holy Night”
“12 Days of Christmas”
“Winter Wonderland”

Evangeline Lilly

“River,” Sarah McLachlan
“Silent Night”

Cynthia Loyst, The Social

“Ave Maria,” Barbra Streisand
“Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),” Darlene Love
“Happy Christmas (War Is Over),” John Lennon & Yoko Ono
“The Christmas Song,” Nat King Cole
“White Christmas,” Bing Crosby

Lainey Lui, The Social and eTalk

“All I Want for Christmas Is You,” Mariah Carey
“Blue Christmas,” Elvis Presley
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” Frank Sinatra
“Last Christmas,” Wham!
“Peace on Earth/The Little Drummer Boy,” David Bowie & Bing Crosby

Kevin O’Leary, Shark Tank

“A Wonderful Christmas Time,” Paul McCartney
“Green Chri$tma$,” Stan Freberg
“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of Year,” Andy Williams
“Silver and Gold,” Burl Ives
“You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” Thurl Ravenscroft

Patrick Pentland, Sloan

“A Wonderful Christmas Time,” Paul McCartney
“Father Christmas,” The Kinks
“Merry Christmas Everybody,” Slade
“Run Rudolph Run,” Vinny Appice, Alice Cooper, Billy Gibbons, Dave Grohl, John 5, Lemmy & Billy Sheehan (or Chuck Berry)
“Thank God It’s Christmas,” Queen

Ziya Tong, Daily Planet

“All I Want for Christmas,” Yeah Yeah Yeahs
“At the Christmas Ball 1925 Blues,” Bessie Smith
“Christmas Time Is Here,” Mark Kozelek
“Everything Is One Big Christmas Tree,” The Magnetic Fields
“Little Drummer Boy,” Boney M.

Chloe Wilde, E! Canada

“Hallelujah,” Leonard Cohen
“I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” The Jackson 5
“Let It Snow,” Michael Bublé
“Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays,” *NSYNC
“O Holy Night,” Josh Groban
“Please Come Home for Christmas,” Eagles
“So This Is Christmas,” Celine Dion
“This Christmas,” Christina Aguilera
“Where Are You Christmas?,” Faith Hill