February 2, 2023

For those who’ve ever been caught in Christmas site visitors, you’ll know the way a lot of a distinction driving residence for Christmas playlist could make. Whether or not you’re heading to see the household or simply dashing to the shop for some last-minute necessities, listed below are a few of our festive favorites that will help you get by way of your journey.

“Driving Dwelling for Christmas”

Chris Rea

No vacation journey playlist is full with out this festive pop-rock traditional. Described by Rea as a “automotive model of a carol,” the tune was launched in 1988 however written all the way in which again in 1978 as Rea was, in actual fact, driving residence for Christmas. What higher driving soundtrack may you will have this vacation season?

“All I Need for Christmas Is You”

Mariah Carey

Is there a extra iconic Christmas tune than this? Launched in 1994, Carey’s traditional has estimated gross sales of over 16 million copies worldwide, making it the best-selling vacation tune by a feminine artist — in addition to one of many best-selling bodily singles of all time. Recognizable from these first twinkling notes, this festive hit will assist your journey fly by.

“Sometime at Christmas”


Need one thing a bit extra trendy? Launched final month, Lizzo’s cowl of the 1967 Stevie Surprise traditional is filled with her signature soulfulness and allure. For those who’re within the temper for an additional Stevie Surprise traditional, be certain the enduring “What Christmas Means to Me” is in your playlist — it’s certain to maintain you bopping all the way in which to your vacation spot!

“Santa Child”

Eartha Kitt

Launched in 1953, Kitt’s “Santa Child” is probably some of the well-known Christmas songs. Upon its launch, a number of Southern states positioned a brief ban on the tune resulting from its “controversial” and “suggestive” lyrics. If the unique isn’t your favourite, you may nonetheless benefit from the tune by way of covers from Madonna, Taylor Swift, Michael Bublé, and extra.

“So A lot Wine”

Phoebe Bridgers

Launched in 2022, Bridgers’ cowl of “So A lot Wine” brings a delicate indie twist to the Good-looking Household’s unique. In addition to being an excellent accompaniment to your journey, proceeds from gross sales of the tune will profit the Los Angeles LGBTQ Heart.

“Christmas Time (Don’t Let the Bells Finish)”

The Darkness

For those who’re on the lookout for one thing a bit totally different on your drive residence, this rock traditional from 2003 is the proper mixture of thrilling guitar riffs and spectacular falsettos. That includes within the band’s debut studio album, Permission to Land, this parody-style tune could have you rocking out behind the wheel!

For extra Christmas hits, browse our number of vacation channels. Plus, stream Highway Journey Radio’s Dwelling for the Holidays mixtape as you head out over the river and thru the woods this month, solely on the SXM App.

Road Trip Radio Mixtape Home for the Holidays

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