Deck the Halls With 10 Holiday Dance Music Songs
Tis' the season to be naughty. Stockings are hung, there's a creepy elf on the shelf, and holiday festivities are in full swing. So, it's time to get into the holiday spirit by decking the halls and turning up the speakers. But, just because office parties may be happening over Zoom this year doesn't mean you should scrimp on the festive playlist.
Sure, you could throw together a list of all the classics. Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, and Frank Sinatra definitely slap in their own way. But why not round out your collection of holiday tunes with a few new additions.
Over the years, artists you'd never expect have released their own holiday songs or opted to cover the originals people have grown to know and love. While some might not get tired of the traditional carols, others want their yuletide mixed with 808s and groovy synths. This electric holiday music collection is sure to bring warm memories of Christmas past and encourage everyone to jingle their bells.
Kaskade (feat. Erika Sirola) - Deck The Halls
You've never heard fa-la-la-la like this before. The Christmas classic was originally written in 1862. This sultry version turns the sing-a-long into a sensual house track paired beautifully with Erika's rich, smooth vocals.
Wham! - Last Christmas (San Holo Remix)
San Holo flipped the 1984 classic into a melodic trap tune with warm, snow-melting sound design. San had early success with his series of epic re-boots, "Don't Touch the Classics." And like many of those breakthrough bootleg beats, this unique Christmas flip can only be found on YouTube or SoundCloud.
LöKii - Winter Wonderland - ^Bsiide
This three-minute slice of slow-burning holiday cheer is a soothing down-tempo house track. You'll get lost in the synths and bells.
rrotik - Smash The House (Deck The Halls)
Found on the 2017 edition of the once annual Mad Decent's Christmas album, this flagrant version of Deck the Halls is equal amounts bouncy and fun! This upbeat, house song is perfect for an adult-Christmas party!
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and R3HAB - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
These three all-star producers teamed up to bring us a little bit of winter joy. They took the original sing-song melodies and added a groovy bassline and percussive synths to make this rework pop.
Nora Van Elken - Last Christmas
Whether you're listening to the instrumental or vocal mix, this version of Last Christmas is just as colorful as the original. This is another Christmas, downtempo house track that's perfect for just about any holiday party.
4B - Carnival (feat. Bunki Garlin)[Xmas Edition]
This booming, hard-hitting Christmas remix is what happens when The Nutcracker goes to Jersey by way of Trinidad. This heavy version of "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" will get stuck in your head this season as an unforgettable Christmas carol.
The Ronettes - Sleigh Bells (PhatCap Trap Remix)
Keeping the original vocals from the Ronettes, the PhatCap Trap remix adds to the track's instrumentation with 808s and playful snares. The mix of cheery, upbeat vocals with percussive elements is going to help keep your Christmas party going.
Kaskade (feat. Late Night Alumni) - Christmas Is Here
It wouldn't be a complete Holiday dance music list if Kaskade weren't listed at least twice. This one is the most popular song from Kaskade's Christmas album, and it's not hard to see why. The melody bounces nicely alongside the talented vocals of Late Night Alumni.
Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You (Candy Claus Remix)
This is a hands-in-the-air rework of the iconic song by Mariah Carey, "All I Want For Christmas Is You." It builds to a dope drop with the famous "what" sample sprinkled in between using pitched-up vocals.
Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You (Mista Jam Remix)
We just ran across this one when BBC Radio 1 presenter Mista Jam dropped it at London’s jingle Ball. We all know that Mariah wrote the best Christmas song in history. It’s the only Christmas song in history to be certified diamond after hitting over 10,000,000 units sold in 2021. Mistah Jam takes it to another level with a thumping solid bass, but doesn’t hold back on the original vocals. It’s available for a free download here.