While drag queens may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Christmas, don’t get it twisted. Not only do the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race serve fabulous looks, but they also serve amazing holiday songs. Spice up your “Blue Christmas” this year, and check out our festive playlist to ring in the new year!
1. “Hey Sis, It’s Christmas” by RuPaul
While Mama Ru originally released this bop two years ago, it’s become popular again thanks to those constant Old Navy commercials. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself rapping along during tv breaks.
2. “Deck a Ho” by Bob the Drag Queen ft. Shangela
Bob the Drag Queen and Shangela take us to the “hood” with this unforgettable holiday collab. We know this year may have had you wanting to get violent. Instead, blast this at home and destress. Take a page from Bob: “Drink yo milk, eat yo cookies” and…well, you know the rest.
3. “We Three Queens” by Manila Luzon, Alaska & Peppermint
Still in need of some gift inspo? Your girls Manila, Alaska, and Peppermint got you covered with gold, frankincense, and myrrh. This hilarious parody of the holiday classic leaves you laughing and singing along.
4. “Man Candy” by Shangela
Shangela’s been good, and this year she’s asking Santa for a man! This holiday song gives us disco vibes and we are here for it! And honestly, who wouldn’t want a man under the Christmas tree this year?
5. “Red & Green” by Jinkx Monsoon
Although concerts were canceled this year, Jinkx Monsoon literally transports us to the front row of a cozy cabaret show with this sultry ballad. Jinkx sings a love letter to her lover as she questions her relationship near the holidays. Something almost anyone can relate to.
6. “O’ Come All Ye Faithful” by Phi Phi O’Hara
Phi Phi puts a modern twist on a Christmas classic while still paying homage to the original song. The upbeat tempo and modern instruments give the traditional rendition a respectful “makeover.” And who else but a drag queen could pull it off?
7. “Christmas Sweater” by AAA Girls
An oldie but a goldie, “Christmas Sweater” pokes fun at the holiday tradition of wearing ugly sweaters. And how they can bring comfort in even the most horrible situations. Willam, Courtney Act and Alaska bring funny and heartfelt to the catchy tune.
8. “Slay Bells” by Manila Luzon
Manila gives us a bubblegum pop Christmas song with “Slay Bells.” Listening to this piece takes us straight to Candy Cane Lane, even if we can’t travel there IRL. Here’s to hoping 2021 “slays” too!
9. “Homemade for the Holidays” by Detox ft. Mamatox
Wanna make them “eat it” this holiday season? Just listen to this Detox number as her mother reads off the recipe for her sweet potato casserole. This mother-daughter duet teaches us the true meaning of the holidays: being with the people we love!