10 best Christmas music playlists for offices & holiday parties

Searching for the perfect Christmas music for your office?

Whether you’re looking for office background music or holiday party playlists, we’ve got you covered. 

Soundtrack Your Brand’s music curation team has compiled the perfect Christmas playlists for your needs. So, grab some eggnog and listen up.

Find Christmas music playlists to spread the holiday cheer from day into night:

1. Playlists for office / work backdrop

2. Playlists for holiday office parties

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Posted on November 18, 2022

Best Christmas music playlists for offices and work backdrop 

When playing Christmas music in your business, you need to ensure it’s not too repetitive or distracting in your office space. In an office setting, music can have a great impact on staff productivity. For most offices, it’s best to play lyric-free music, or to use music with lyrics sparingly. 

With Soundtrack Your Brand, you can drop multiple playlists into the same slot on your music schedule, and our player will automatically rotate the playlists.  

1. Office Christmas

Office Christmas

Featuring: Lofi chill versions of holiday classics

If you’re unfamiliar with lofi chill, think of it as downtempo hip-hop. It’s mellow and easy to listen to. 

This playlist combines all of the best lofi versions of holiday classics into two hours of office-approved music that’s perfect for getting work done. 

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2. Christmas Jazz

Christmas Jazz

Featuring: Holiday classics from Jazz greats

Jazz and Christmas music go together like marshmallows and hot chocolate. After all, some of the most enduring Christmas songs had jazz foundations. With this playlist, you’ll enjoy classics like “Winter Wonderland” by Louis Armstrong and “Mele Kalikimaka” by Bing Crosby. 

Although some of the classics in this playlist have lyrics, they help set the holiday mood while enabling you to concentrate.

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3. Christmas Piano

Christmas Piano playlist

Featuring: Calming solo piano versions of favored holiday themes

Our Christmas Piano playlist makes for a great background music for any office setting. These instrumental piano solos cover your favorite Christmas songs, like “Oh Christmas Tree”, “Star of Bethlehem,” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” 

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4. Instrumental Christmas

Instrumental Christmas

Featuring: Instrumental holiday tracks featuring pianos, guitars, and more

With this playlist, in addition to piano solos, you’ll enjoy acoustic guitar renditions, string trios, and jazz quartets. Enjoy instrumental holiday tracks from artists that span various decades, including Kingsley Thomas, The Moods, George Tidwell, and Denis Solee. 

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5. Café Christmas

Café Christmas

Featuring: Mellow vocals and beautiful acoustics

This playlist is not only great for cafés, but for offices that want to provide a café-like feel for their staff - a backdrop where creativity reigns supreme. Here, you’ll find holiday tracks by OneRepublic, Sarah McLachlan, Dolly Parton, Stevie Wonder, John Legend, and Sarah Bareilles. 

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Perfect Christmas music playlists for office parties

Ready to celebrate Christmas classics and contemporary holiday hits? Want to create a festive backdrop for team-building activities, holiday dinners, and cocktail parties? These playlists set the stage for your most festive events. 

6. Christmas Party

Christmas Party playlist

Featuring: Lesser-known holiday pop hits

Let’s kick things up a notch. This playlist is great for Christmas office parties as it features fun, upbeat music across genres. Notable songs include “Mary’s Boy Child” by Boney M., “Is This Christmas?” by The Wombats, and “Man with the Bag” by Jessie J. 

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7. X-mas Pop

X-mas Pop

Featuring: Christmas songs from pop heavy hitters

Celebrate the season with upbeat tunes that everyone can enjoy. This playlist pulls together holiday hits from all of your favorite pop stars: Kylie Minogue, Gwen Stefani, Kelly Clarkson, Meghan Trainor, Ariana Grande, and Justin Bieber. 

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8. Jingle Bell Rock

Jingle-bell rock

Featuring: X-mas rhythm 'n blues and doo wop

This super-fun playlist features holiday classics from the 40s, 50s, and 60s. You’ll find rhythm 'n blues, doo wop, teddy rock, and mambo. Artists include Elvis Presley, Jimmy Charles, The Enchanters, and The Beach Boys. 

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9. Holiday Hits

Holiday Hits

Featuring: The biggest holiday songs across all genres

Mix things up with a multi-genre playlist. Enjoy holiday hits ranges from Taylor Swift to classic crooners like Nat King Cole, and alt rock heavy hitters such as Coldplay. With this Christmas office party playlist, you can satisfy a wide range of musical tastes. 

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10. Holiday Indie

Holiday indie

Featuring: Festive alt hits

Looking to satisfy a quirky crowd who thinks outside the box? Your party goers will enjoy upbeat hits like “Wonderful Christmas Time” by Dawson Hollow alongside slower, “Blue Christmas” by the Lumineers, “Winter Wonderland” from Jason Mraz, and “Half the World Away” by OT. 

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