Best Christmas Songs to Listen to While Wrapping Your Christmas Gifts

So your Christmas shopping has gone well, you’ve found the perfect Christmas gifts and now you have a pile of presents waiting to be wrapped.

We know what some of you may be thinking at this point - would it really be so wrong to just attach a bit of tinsel to the carrier bag?

Whether you’ve got loads of Christmas presents to get through or wrapping just isn’t your forte – we know what you need to motivate you through the gift-wrapping process.

Having the perfect Christmas songs on your playlist can elevate your present wrapping from a boring chore to a fun and therapeutic activity - which can really help if you need to package your Christmas gifts perfectly because you’re sending them by post this year.

There are loads of Christmas playlists on Spotify to help you add some extra sparkle to your present wrapping session, but here’s our pick of the best Christmas songs to wrap to.

Happy listening!

Best Upbeat Christmas Songs

Guaranteed to get your toes tapping whilst the sellotape is snapping – you wouldn’t even know it was Christmas at all without these festive bangers, now, would you?

Band Aid 1984 - Do They Know It’s Christmas

The Pogues - Fairytale Of New York

Wizzard - I Wish it Could Be Christmas Every Day

Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You

Wham! - Last Christmas

Brenda Lee - Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree

The Pointer Sisters - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Elton John - Step Into Christmas

Slade - Merry Christmas Everybody

Christina Aguilera - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Kylie Minogue - Santa Baby


Christmas Songs for Relaxing

For those of you who like Christmas present wrapping to be a relaxed affair, dim the Christmas tree lights, light the fire, and have a nice glass of mulled wine to hand whilst Coldplay and Ella Fitzgerald help get you in the festive spirit.

Coldplay - Christmas Lights

Ella Fitzgerald - Frosty The Snowman

Frank Sinatra - Jingle Bells

Bing Crosby - It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Cliff Richard - Mistletoe and Wine

Mud - Lonely This Christmas

John Lennon and Yoko Ono - Happy Xmas (War is Over)

Chris Rea - Driving Home for Christmas

Sam Smith - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Lily Allen - Somewhere Only We Know

Chris de Burgh - A Spaceman Came Travelling

Jon Bon Jovi - Please Come Home for Christmas

Doris Day - Snowfall

George Ezra - White Christmas

Brett Eldredge and Meghan Trainor - Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Pretenders - 2000 Miles


Classic Christmas Songs

The true icons of the festive season, this classic Christmas songs list will make you feel nostalgic for times gone by as you wrap those carefully chosen Christmas gifts.

Elvis Prestley - Blue Christmas

Ella Fitzgerald - Jingle Bells

Andy Williams - It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The Ronettes - Sleigh Ride

Michael Bublé - Holly Jolly Christmas

Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmastime

Frank Sinatra and B. Swanson Quartet - Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

Otis Redding - Merry Christmas Baby

Perry Como and The Fontane Sisters - It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Tony Bennett - Winter Wonderland

Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)

Dolly Parton - Hard Candy Christmas

Greg Lake - I Believe In Father Christmas


Christmas Songs for Kids

If you’re getting the kids involved in wrapping this year, these top tracks will keep them busy packaging up those Christmas gifts until your kitchen looks like Santa’s workshop. Ho, ho, ho!

Gene Autry - Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

Jewel - Winter Wonderland

Backstreet Boys - Christmas Time

Kelly Clarkson - Silent Night

Michael Bublé - White Christmas

Bing Crosby and David Bowie - The Little Drummer Boy

Gene Autry - Here Comes Santa Claus

Bobby Helms - Jingle Bell Rock

The Minions - Jingle Bells

The Jackson 5 - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

The Muppets - It Feels Like Christmas

Jim Carey - You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch

Now you’ve got the playlist sorted, all you need is to learn how to wrap like a pro! Check out our guide on How to Wrap a Present Like a Pro for instant gift-giving kudos.

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