1. "Water Fountain" by Tune Yards View this video on YouTube youtube.com I am addicted to this song. It's just so catchy. Play this at your Christmas party and watch to see who doesn't get up and dance – don't trust those people. 2. "I'm A Wonderful Thing Baby" by Kid Creole And The Coconuts youtube.com "I'm a wonderful thing baby, sorry I can't stay, I've got a dozen or more babes to see before I fly"... say hello to your single anthem for the holiday season. View this track on Spotify embed.spotify.com 3. "Why So Lonely" by Wonder Girls View this video on YouTube youtube.com And if you want to be reminded just how trashy your exes were, and why you left those rubbish relationships, Wonder Girls are here with a strong Ace of Base sound and a killer aesthetic. 4. "Last Christmas" by Carly Rae Jepsen youtube.com They say you can't ever beat the classic version of a song, but my girl Carly Rae is here to prove otherwise. View this track on Spotify embed.spotify.com 5. "I'd Rather Dance With You" by Kings Of Convenience View this video on YouTube youtube.com The ultimate Christmas party tune, you will never convince me otherwise. 6. "Fade Away" by Hannah Diamond Twitter: @RadiantEdits Icy vocals and even icier synths for winter. View this track on Spotify embed.spotify.com 7. "Redbone" by Childish Gambino View this video on YouTube youtube.com It's about time Childish Gambino released new music. This slow but groovy track is just the thing for chilly days spent indoors. 8. "White Winter Hymnal" by Fleet Foxes View this video on YouTube youtube.com I mean come on. This is THE winter song. Still petitioning the local church to let us sing this at Christmas mass instead of "All Things Bright And Beautiful". So far it's a no, but I can sense they're close to weakening. 9. "Current Location" by Lany youtu.be The soundtrack to all prodigal children returning home and long distance lovers meeting up for the holidays. View this track on Spotify embed.spotify.com 10. "I Want You" Savage Garden View this video on YouTube youtube.com December is a time for nostalgia, and by nostalgia I mean Savage Garden. 11. "Blue Notes" by Meek Mill View this video on YouTube youtube.com This new track from Meek Mills is everything I want in a December song. Bluesy, smooth and cool as fuck. 12. "Gogol" by Chilly Gonzales youtube.com Let Chilly Gonzales change everything you thought you knew about classical piano. Let his delicious notes fall over you like the soft snowfall they are. Give into it. Give into "Gogol". View this track on Spotify embed.spotify.com 13. "Sleep On The Floor" by The Lumineers View this video on YouTube youtube.com If you must listen to love songs at Christmas at least make them pop-folk love songs that might actually be a song about heartbreak, who knows, it's all very ambiguous. 14. "Underneath The Stars" by Kate Rusby youtu.be A choir of angels themselves couldn't best the angelic vocals of Kate. View this track on Spotify embed.spotify.com 15. "Another Chance" by Roger Sanchez View this video on YouTube youtube.com If you can't listen to house songs from the early 2000s you'd forgotten about in December, when you can you? 16. "Honey" by Orchards soundcloud.com Those chords. Those tempo changes. I am here for it. View this track on SoundCloud 17. "Pacify Her" by Melanie Martinez View this video on YouTube youtube.com This song is so good I can forgive the slightly mean lyrics. What that says about me, I don't know, but lets not delve too deep into that, mm'kay? 18. "Casanova" by Allie X open.spotify.com This stunning song from Allie X is almost hymn-like. View this track on Spotify embed.spotify.com 19. "Gemini Feed" by Banks View this video on YouTube youtube.com Angsty post-love themes meet visceral beats. Welcome to my December aesthetic. 20. "Playing With Fire" Black Pink View this video on YouTube youtube.com I cannot get over the "on and on and on" transition into the chorus, it's just so addictive. Also, should I revisit pink fluffy jumpers for winter? I feel like maybe I should. 21. "Fairytale" by Lianne La Havas youtube.com My favourite fairytale this Christmas. View this track on Spotify embed.spotify.com 22. "Holocene" by Bon Iver View this video on YouTube youtube.com I honestly don't know what other time you'd listen to Bon Iver than autumn-winter. Also, the jumper goals in this video are very strong. 23. "Show Me" by Alina Baraz & Galimatias youtu.be If, like me, you prefer to hibernate in winter, may I suggest this excellent hibernation tune from Aline Baraz? Her whole Urban Flora album makes for great *wrapped in blankets and never coming out* listening tbh. View this track on Spotify embed.spotify.com 24. "Beach House" by Hoax View this video on YouTube youtube.com It's a tale as old as time: hip hop meets indie, falls in love, they get married, and nine months later this beautiful baby of a song emerges. Classic. 25. "Look The Other Way" by Family Friends soundcloud.com The catchy pop from this Melbourne duo is guaranteed to warm you up on cold winter days. View this track on SoundCloud 26. "Tell Me What To Do" by Shinee View this video on YouTube youtube.com All I want in life is to be dressed by whichever stylist is working Shinee's latest music videos. 27. "Billie Jean" by The Civil Wars Twitter: @thecivilwars Fight off the cheese of friends and family's Christmas playlists by slipping in this painfully cool cover. The harmonies will blow your mind. View this track on Spotify embed.spotify.com 28. "All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey View this video on YouTube youtube.com A.K.A the only Christmas song you need, and continuous proof that there is hope for my icy, cynical heart. Please enjoy my favourite dance version above. Currently in the market for a partner willing to learn the full routine with me. Applications in the comments section.Merry Christmas folks, see you in the new year! Listen to the full playlist here: View this track on Spotify embed.spotify.com This is a monthly series. Let me know what you think should be in my January playlist in the comments or tweet me. Want more? November's playlist is here!