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The best free Christmas music playlists streaming online

Keep the merriment going with hours of holiday tunes to light up any event.

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Find your perfect Christmas soundtrack for any occasion with everything from soft piano and soulful classics to K-pop and metal. You can even round out the holiday ambiance with the soothing crackle of a virtual fireplace.

The best free Christmas music streaming services

Google Play Music

Google Play has a massive selection of 70 different holiday stations to choose from.

Soothing instrumentals and chilled out acoustic selections are perfect for warming up and winding down during the season. And when it comes time for holiday gatherings you’ll have access to a range that spans from electronica to sing-along stations.

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Available Christmas stations

iHeartRadio

A modest selection of Christmas stations are available on iHeartRadio, making it easier to decide when you know what you’re in the mood for. It features a special channel to delight the young ones in your life — North Pole Radio hosted by Santa.

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Available Christmas stations
  • Christmas Jazz
  • Club Jam Christmas
  • Folk Alley Holiday
  • iHeartChristmas
  • iHeartChristmas Classics
  • iHeartChristmas Country
  • iHeartChristmas R&B
  • iHeartChristmas Rock
  • North Pole Radio
  • Sacred Christmas

LiveXLive

A healthy mix of genre options make for a well-rounded selection of Christmas stations with LiveXLive without overwhelming. Plus, skip or ban up to six songs an hour when they pop up.

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Available Christmas stations
  • A Very Soulful Christmas
  • Christmas: The Count Up
  • Classical Holiday
  • Country Christmas
  • Eclectic Holiday
  • Heavy Metal Holiday
  • Hipster Holiday
  • Holiday Deep Dive
  • Holiday Party
  • Instrumental Christmas
  • Jazz Christmas
  • Kids Christmas
  • Navidad Latina
  • New Holiday Hits
  • Rock the Halls
  • The Twenty: Bah Humbug
  • Top Christmas Hits
  • Winter Solstice
  • WOW Christmas Radio
  • Yuletide Classics

Spotify

Choose from 44 curated holiday playlists by Spotify to suit any situation. From religious to rocking, you’re set to find a playlist — or three to fit the vibe for your sit-down dinner, office party or bring cheer to your commute.

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Available Christmas playlists

Deezer

Two Christmas radio stations are on offer for free from Deezer. You’ll be limited to skipping six tracks per hour on a free plan, so if you’re not feeling inspired by either station you may want to check out another service.

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Available Christmas stations
  • Classical MPR Holiday
  • ‘Tis the Season Holiday Network

Our top picks for Christmas music

Best Christmas music station for kids and families

North Pole Radio by iHeartRadio

Best Christmas music playlist for Millennials

Christmas Coffeehouse by Spotify


Best Christmas music playlist for Boomers

Classic Christmas Hits by Google Play Music

Best Christmas music playlist for a cocktail party

Jazz Christmas by LiveXLive


Best Christmas music playlist for an open house party

Retro Holiday by Spotify

Best Christmas music playlist for starting an argument

Die Hard Soundtrack on Spotify


Bonus! 3 places to stream Yule Logs

Fireplace-Beside-Christmas-Tree

A crackling, open flame can really complete the holiday ambiance when an actual fire is out of the question. Bundle up and cast one of these beautiful scenes to your favorite screen as a second-best option. If you have another screen available, you can even set up the ultimate cozy atmosphere for watching your favorite Christmas movies.

Pro tip: Turn off annotations to avoid getting any brief but potentially annoying messages over your HD flame.

Relaxing fireplace sounds by Cat Trumpet

The soothing snap, crackle and pop of this well-looped flame is perfect if you want to set it and forget it. You’ll get 12 hours of a 1080p high-definition fire burning in a lovely brick hearth.

Interruption-free Yule log by PBS

PBS offers a shorter loop — only one hour — but for that time you get a beautiful wood-burning fire in stunning 4K. It’s another clean loop, and one you can watch without messing with annotation settings.

No-loop fireplace by TheSilentWatcher

For a slightly more authentic feel, you can get a three-hour fireplace scene. The logs burn and crumble rather than being on a loop, and its quality goes up to 4K so it’ll stay looking crisp up on the big screen.

Compare over 10 music streaming services

Data indicated here is updated regularly
Name Product Free trial length Library size Streaming quality Offline availability Individual plan price
Apple Music
3 Months
60 Million
320 kbps
Yes
$9.99
Amazon Music Unlimited
30 Days
50 Million
256 kbps
Yes
$9.99
SiriusXM Radio
3 Months
Not revealed
Yes
$8
Tidal Premium
30 Days
25 Million
320 kbps
Mobile only
$10
Tidal HiFi
Tidal HiFi
30 Days
25 Million
1411 kbps
Mobile only
$20
Deezer
30 Days
56 Million
320 kbps
Yes
$9.99
Spotify Premium
3 Months
50 Million
320 kbps
Yes
$9.99
SoundCloud Go+
30 Days
120 Million
Not revealed
Yes
$9.99
Pandora Plus
30 Days
30 Million
320 kbps
Yes
$4.99
Pandora Premium
60 Days
30 Million
160 kbps
Yes
$9.99
iHeartRadio
30 Days
30 Million
128 kbps
Yes
$5.99
Google Play Music
30 Days
35 Million
320 kbps
Mobile only
$9.99
YouTube Music
30 Days
30 Million
128 kbps
Yes
$11.99
LiveXLive
4 Months
128 kbps
Yes
$3.99
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Bottom line

You won’t be wanting for ways to stream Christmas classics and more contemporary tracks for free this holiday season. Complete the ambiance with a big blanket, warm beverage and crackling fire — digital or otherwise. Check out your streaming service options by checking out our guide.

How we picked the best playlists and Yule logs

The best playlists and stations were chosen based on the popularity and uniqueness of included tracks, overall flow in the case of playlists and additional features. Yule log videos were selected based on looping and streaming quality, length, user ratings and general atmosphere.

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