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.
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.