Christmas 2015 playlist: Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, and more
MANILA, Philippines – Christmas is upon us, and there's no better way to get into the holiday spirit than to have the season's songs playing in the background.
This year, musicians and celebrities have sung covers and even made Christmas songs of their own. (READ: One Direction, Mariah, Ariana: The ultimate Christmas 2014 playlist)
Check them out below.
"Baby It's Cold Outside," Daisy Ridley and Oscar Isaac
Star Wars: The Force Awakens stars Daisy Ridley and Oscar Isaac are seen together performing their own rendition of the classic song.
"Xmas Time of the Year," Green Day
On December 25, Green Day released its first song since 2014, and as the release date suggests, it's one for the holidays. Listen to the track below:
'Winter Things,' Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande's vocals shine in this cozy Christmas song – one of the singles in her 2015 holiday EP, Christmas and Chill.
Katy Perry's 'Everyday is a Holiday'
Katy Perry's Christmas 2015 song is for an H&M ad.
Carly Rae Jepsen covers Wham!'s 'Last Christmas'
Carly Rae Jepsen gave us her take on this Christmas classic.
"My Sad Christmas Song," Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus released a new Christmas track on December 25 (in Manila).
Miley Cryus also covered "Silent Night" on A Very Murray Christmas, a variety show aired on December 4 in the United States, hosted by Bill Murray.
Celine Dion and Michael Buble cover The Beatles' 'Happy Xmas (War is Over)'
Celine and Michael sang Yoko Ono and John Lennon's "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" on Michael Buble's Christmas in Hollywood special.
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Lennon and Maisy Stella cover "Silent Night"
Sisters Lennon and Maisy Stella from the series Nashville released a cover of "Silent Night" on December 10.
Celine Dion covers 'O Holy Night'
Celine also sang "O Holy Night" for Christmas in Hollywood.
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Mariah Carey's new Christmas song
Mariah Carey came up with a new Christmas song on the spot on the last night of her Beacon Theatre Christmas residency in New York.
Hozier covers 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen'
Hozier gave a haunting rendition of a Christmas classic on BBC's Radio 1.
'Under the Stars,' John Legend
John Legend collaborated with the Belgian beer brand Stella Artois to make this song, which features the sound of stars. "I didn’t even know that stars made noises, but scientists were able to record actual vibrations of the stars and make them into a real audio recording," John told Billboard.
Dana Williams and Leighton Meester cover Elvis' 'Blue Christmas'
Dana and Leighton performed Elvis' melancholy, twangy Christmas song.
'Everyday's Like Christmas,' Kylie Minogue
Kylie released a Christmas album, Kylie Christmas, in November. The upbeat "Everyday's Like Christmas" – a Christmas song that comes complete with the sound of jingling bells – is one of the singles from that album.
Phoenix covers the Beach Boys' 'Alone on Christmas Day'
For Bill Murray's Christmas variety show, A Very Murray Christmas, Phoenix covered a Beach Boys song from 1979 that was never released. Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Paul Shaffer, and David Johansen are also featured in the cover.
'Dirt Sledding ft. Ryan Pardey, Richard Dreyfuss,' The Killers
The Killers released their annual Christmas song late in November. "Dirt Sledding" is the 3rd in a trilogy of their other Christmas songs, “Don’t Shoot Me Santa” (2007) and “I Feel It In My Bones” (2012).
Tori Kelly covers 'Silent Night'
No instrumentals or backing vocals, this cover of "Silent Night" features only Tori's beautiful voice as she sings atop the Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood.
'Merry Christmas Everybody,' Train
"Merry Christmas Everybody" is one of the 15 tracks on Train's 2015 Christmas album, Christmas in Tahoe.
Pentatonix's Christmas covers
As it does every year, the a cappella group Pentatonix released a series of Christmas covers just in time for the holidays.
What are you listening to this holiday season? Let us know in the comments, and we'll add them to the list! – Rappler.com