With Thanksgiving now in the rearview mirror, it’s time to transition into Christmas mode. Classic holiday music is great for a period of time, but it can get redundant rather quickly. To help keep your playlist fresh and lively, I’ve compiled a list of five EDM Christmas songs to get you into the holiday spirit. Let’s dive right in.
1. Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas (Dim Wilder Remix)
This remix is the undisputed king of Christmas EDM. Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You is so incredibly overplayed. Yes, it’s iconic, but think about the retail workers who probably want to puncture their eardrums with rusty forks after hearing it for the 742nd time during the holiday season. Dim Wilder puts a refreshing melodic spin on the classic that will immediately liven up any Christmas party.
2. Wham! – Last Christmas (HBz Bounce Mashup)
Wham!’s catchy vocal hooks dealing with holiday heartbreak in Last Christmas are well-known all around the globe. While the original version moves at a bit of a slow pace to fully encompass the ’80s pop ballad vibe, HBz takes the song to a whole new level in this remix. The German DJ duo lays down a bouncy, upbeat bass track while bumping up the vocal pitch and adding electro elements that make it a must-play for holiday house parties.
3. Albin Myers – Sugarplum Fairy
Time to go real deep. Spinning a ballerina dance song from The Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy) into an electro house banger is a tall task, but Albin Myers does so with perfection. This tune just flat-out bumps. Throw it on at your seasonal get-together and watch the weird looks turn into nods of approval when the drop hits at the one-minute mark.
4. Michael Bublé – It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas (HBz ‘MasterTay’ Remix)
This song is excellent because it appeals to a wide variety of audiences. Michael Bublé’s smooth vocal track opens things up before HBz drops in with a variety of EDM elements to make this tune an upbeat party banger. The electronic synth variation of the vocal hook allows the crowd to continue singing along as the instrumental production builds into a perfectly festive drop.
5. Robert Burns – Auld Lang Syne (Rob Hilton Remix)
Here’s a tune to carry you into the new year. Continuing the electro house theme that’s been established with previous songs on this list, Rob Hilton infuses a modern feel into the melody of this traditional holiday anthem. It may feel different at first, but your holiday guests won’t be able to resist singing and dancing along to this rework of Auld Lang Syne.