11 of the best holiday songs by LGBTQ+ artists


 

Every great holiday party needs the perfect holiday playlist! Luckily, we’ve got all your festivity needs covered.

Whether you are in need of soft tracks for hosting guests, fun songs while decorating around the house, or melodies for dreaming by the fire, here are some of the greatest holiday songs from some of the top LGBTQ+ artists. 

“Last Christmas”, Wham!

 

Possibly one of the most popular holidays songs performed by an LGBTQ+ artist. Wham’s legendary track has been covered more times than we can count. However, it’s easy to see why everyone keeps coming back to the original version. 

“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, Sam Smith

 

A soulful rendition of a Christmas classic. Sam Smith draws influences from the iconic Judy Garland and puts their own twist on this heartfelt and melancholy ballad. 

“Glittery”, Kacey Musgraves and Troye Sivan

 

Kacey and Troye team up for this soft and cheerful original song. Cuddle up by the fire with the person you love, you’re sure to feel “glittery” while listening to this acoustic masterpiece. 

“I’ll Be Home For Christmas”, Demi Lovato

Get in the cozy feels with Demi’s rendition of this holiday classic. It’s the perfect song for easy-listening and daydreaming by the Christmas tree. 

“Thank God It’s Christmas”, Queen

Queen bring the 80s vibes to your holiday party. The optimistic and mellow rock song is sure to be a crowd-pleaser for everyone. 

“Make it Jingle”, Big Freedia

A track you’ll want to save for the Christmas after-party! The ‘Queen of Bounce’ is here to get us all on the dancefloor. This twerk-worthy track is a much needed reset from the traditional holiday classics playlist. 

“Happy Xmas (War is Over)”, Miley Cyrus

Miley truly nails this cover of the John Lennon and Yoko Ono classic. Teaming up with Mark Ronson and Sean Ono Lennon, the trio bring the nostalgia to the bittersweet ballad.

“Santa’s Coming for Us”, Sia

While Sia’s entire 2018 Christmas album, “Everyday is Christmas” is worth a listen, this upbeat and festive track will have us up all night in anticipation for Santa to arrive. 

“Hey Sis, It’s Christmas”, RuPaul

Another year, another amazing RuPaul holiday single! Get pumped up for the holidays with this upbeat festive bop from the ‘Queen of Drag’ herself. 

“Step Into Xmas”, Elton John

Elton John cordially invites you to “watch the snowfall forever and ever as we eat, drink and be merry.”  Get moving and grooving along to his 1973 Christmas classic. 

“I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm”, Idina Menzel and Billy Porter

Tony award-winners Idina Menzel and Billy Porter get into the holiday mindset with this high-spirited and mood-boosting number. Complete with big band influences and powerhouse vocals, you’ll want to keep this track on repeat all year round!


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