Brett Eldredge, Kelsea Ballerini, Carrie Underwood, Charles Esten & More Share Some of Their Favorite Christmas Songs [Playlist]

Brett Eldredge, Kelsea Ballerini, Carrie Underwood, Charles Esten & More Share Some of Their Favorite Christmas Songs [Playlist]

We asked a handful of our favorite country stars to help put us in the Christmas spirit by revealing some of their favorite holiday tunes.

Check out what they had to say.

Kelsea Ballerini
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
“It is my favorite because I have memories of listening to it every year around my house.”

Brett Eldredge
“White Christmas”
“My favorite Christmas song is ‘White Christmas’ by Bing Crosby. His voice is just so low and warm.”

Carrie Underwood
“Do You Hear What I Hear”
“It’s very magical. And it also talks about things that, as a child, you would understand, such as ‘dancing in the night with a tail as big as a kite’ or ‘voice as big as the sea’—stuff that all kids know. So, it’s a really good story. It has a lot of good visuals with it. It’s just one of those that it’s just fun to sing.”

Darius Rucker
“You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”
“I love it. Growing up, before we had 152,000 channels, we had three channels and they showed all these cartoons once a year and How the Grinch Stole Christmas was one of those things. I think we only bought the TV Guide in December so we would know when the Grinch was coming on.”

Cole Swindell
“Mary, Did You Know?”
“It is one of my favorite Christmas songs. I’m excited for the season and just to hear the music. It gets you in the Christmas mood.”

Charles Esten
“I’ll Be Home For Christmas”
“It just breaks my heart. I remember always hearing that and loving that. I don’t even know what age I was when I realized that the premise of the story was he wouldn’t be home for Christmas and that it was during wartime. That one is hard to beat.”

Dustin Lynch
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
“The song is just so catchy and so much fun.”

Canaan Smith
“O Holy Night”
“I can’t think of another Christmas song that sounds as holy as that one. The moment God came to earth is absolutely holy.”

Josh Gracin
“O Holy Night”
“The melody and message of the song represents why we celebrate Christmas to begin with. There have been so many amazing versions of this song throughout the year.”

Lauren Alaina
“Oh Santa!”
“I have a few favorites, but one is ‘Oh Santa’! by Mariah Carey. I jam to that, girl. I am crazy about that song.”

Kelleigh Bannen
“Silent Night”
“Frank Sinatra’s version of ‘Silent Night’ on Frank Sinatra Christmas Collection was recorded when Frank was 75 years old, and it is beautifully understated. It makes me cry every time I hear it.”

Sarah Darling
“The Christmas Song”
“My absolute favorite holiday tune is Nat King Cole’s ‘The Christmas Song.’ There’s something about it that transports me to another place and time. I think it has the Christmas magic.”

photo by Tammie Arroyo,

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