15 Cute Christmas Songs to Enjoy With Your Lover

15 Cute Christmas Songs To Enjoy With Your Lover

 

When the snow starts falling, things start heating up in the romance department. If you’re looking to add a little love to your Christmas playlist this year, be sure to add one (or more) of these romantic favourites.

 

Not included in our list: Creepy “love” songs — we’re looking at you, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” — or post-breakup lovesick laments. No “Blue Christmas” here.

 

Here are our picks for top Christmas love songs, in no particular order:

 

  1. All I Want For Christmas Is You

 

The newest “classic” on the list — Fun fact: it’s the best-selling holiday ringtone of all time —  this 1994 mega hit made Mariah Carey the unofficial Queen of Christmas. Point at your crush as you dance to this song at the office Christmas party and he’ll get the message.

 

Swoon-worthy lyrics:

 

I just want you for my own

More than you could ever know

Make my wish come true

All I want for Christmas is you

 

  1. Merry Christmas Baby

 

Covered by pretty much everyone since Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers first recorded it in 1947, this bluesy standard belongs on every holiday playlist. We dare you not to dance. We’re partial to the Otis Redding and Bruce Springsteen versions.

 

Swoon-worthy lyrics:

 

Merry Christmas baby

Sure do treat me nice

Merry Christmas baby

Sure do treat me nice

Bought me a diamond ring for Christmas

I feel like I’m in paradise

 

  1. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

 

Why is a white Christmas so desirable? The cuddling. This snowy single — written during a California heatwave in 1945 — makes no specific reference to Christmas, but has become essential holiday listening.

 

(Crank up the romance with Frank Sinatra’s take on the tune.)

 

Swoon-worthy lyrics:

 

When we finally kiss goodnight

How I’ll hate going out in the storm

But if you really hold me tight

All the way home I’ll be warm

 

  1. I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm

 

Pair this 1937 Irving Berlin standard with “Let It Snow” for a cozy night in with your significant other. Who cares if you need to shovel your way out of the driveway in the morning? You’re in love.

 

Swoon-worthy lyrics:

 

What do I care how much it may storm?

I’ve got my love to keep me warm

 

  1. What Christmas Means to Me

 

Want something a little more upbeat? Blare Stevie Wonder’s version of this song as you decorate the tree together.

 

Swoon-worthy lyrics:

 

And ya know what I mean

I see your smilin’ face

Like I never seen before

Even though I love ya madly

It seems I love you more

 

  1. Merry Christmas Darling

 

In a long-distance relationship over the holidays? Relive the ‘70s — or create the ultimate hipster playlist — with the Carpenters.

 

Swoon-worthy lyrics:

 

Merry Christmas Darling

We’re apart that’s true

But I can dream and in my dreams

I’m Christmasing with you

 

  1. Winter Wonderland

 

This winter song has been recorded by over 200 artists and has become a holiday mainstay. Nothing says Christmas romance like asking a snowman to officiate your wedding.

 

Swoon-worthy lyrics:

 

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

When you’re in town

 

  1. I’ll Be Home For Christmas

 

This Christmas standard, first recorded by Bing Crosby in 1943, was written to honour soldiers who couldn’t be home for Christmas. Despite some initial pushback from record executives who felt the song was too sad, it became a holiday hit.

 

Swoon-worthy lyrics:

 

Christmas Eve will find me

Where the lovelight gleams

I’ll be home for Christmas

If only in my dreams

 

  1. You Make It Feel Like Christmas

 

Neil Diamond wrote this song as a response to the consumerism often associated with the holidays.

 

“I wrote it to reflect my feeling that sometimes Christmas is too much about gifts and parties and the spiritual part is a secondary theme. I want to make a point of celebrating that part of the holiday,” he told the Sun in 2009.

 

Swoon-worthy lyrics:

 

And when people ask how we stay together

I say you never let me down, ye

And you make it feel like Christmas

Even when things go wrong

I hear the sound of Christmas in your song

All year long

 

  1. Sleigh Ride

 

This song was also written during a heatwave in the mid-‘40s — scorching temperatures make songwriters pine for rosy cheeks and winter snuggling, apparently — first as an orchestral tune, and then with lyrics in 1950.

 

Swoon-worthy lyrics:

 

Our cheeks are nice and rosy

And comfy cozy are we

We’re snuggled up together

Like two birds of a feather would be

 

  1. This Christmas

 

Considered the top Christmas song written by an African-American, Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas” was first released in 1970 but rose to holiday fame in the early ‘90s when it was rereleased as part of Atco Records’ revised edition of their 1968 Soul Christmas album.

 

Swoon-worthy lyrics:

 

Presents and cards are here

My world is filled with cheer and you this Christmas

And as I look around

Your eyes outshine the town, they do this Christmas

 

  1. Christmas TV

 

A more obscure choice for your Christmas playlist, this 2009 single from Slow Club celebrates imperfect people in imperfect relationships — and TV specials. Because sometimes romance is simply watching Charlie Brown on the couch together.

 

Swoon-worthy lyrics:

 

I like the way that our arguments stop when we fall asleep

And the way that your body feels when it’s wrapped around me

And I’d like it if you made it to mine by Christmas Eve

So you can hold me

And we’ll watch Christmas TV

 

  1. Underneath the Tree

 

This 2003 Kelly Clarkson single pairs nicely with Mariah Carey’s hit — and mistletoe.

 

Swoon-worthy lyrics:

 

Presents, what a beautiful sight

Don’t mean a thing if you ain’t holding me tight

You’re all that I need

Underneath the tree

 

  1. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

 

Hang that mistletoe — then get up and dance with your main squeeze. (Or with no one, as Kevin McCallister does in Home Alone. This song is so good, it will keep your house from being robbed.)

 

Brenda Lee’s original 1958 version of the song — recorded when she was just 13 — has sold over 25 million copies.

 

Swoon-worthy lyrics:

 

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree

At the Christmas party hop

Mistletoe hung where you can see

Every couple tries to stop

 

  1. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

 

If this 1963 song doesn’t make you feel warm and fuzzy about the holidays, nothing will.

 

Swoon-worthy lyrics:

 

There’ll be much mistletoeing

And hearts will be glowing

When love ones are near

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

 

 

 

What’s your favourite holiday love song?