The Best Songs for a Holiday Engagement Party

Best Christmas Songs for Holiday Engagement Party

Photo: Benj Haisch

So it may not exactly be a winter wonderland at the NYC BRIDES offices, with a mere 65-degree cloudy forecast for the week, but that doesn't mean we're not getting festive with our holiday cheer this season! For all you winter brides throwing a cold-weather bash, it's never been a better time to crank out those festive holiday tunes. Whether you're sitting on the couch cozying with your love poring over your venue options or throwing a dinner party as the flurry of snow gently taps against your frosted windows, these feel-good Christmas songs are exactly what you need to get in the holiday mood.

Light the fire and warm up the mulled wine. The perfect holiday song to kick off your engagement status? The ubiquitous Christmas classic "All I Want for Christmas is You," by Mariah Carey. Seriously, what would the holidays be without the Queen of Pop? Plus, it's a sure-fire hit for getting your guests on the (living room) dance floor. Keep the pop spirit rolling with fellow 90's divas Britney Spears' and her infectious "My Only Wish" and Christina Aguilera's soulful, romantic rendition of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."

If you're going for a modern twist on the holiday season, you're going to love Ariana Grande's "Winter Things," Carly Rae Jepsen's "Last Christmas," and Meghan Trainor's "I'll Be Home." Or slow it down and mingle by the fireplace with slow-burning R&B jams like R.Kelly's "A Love Letter Christmas," Ne Yo's "I Want to Come Home for Christmas," and Sam Smith's "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."

We also incorporated some cozy acoustic singles that indie-lovers are sure to appreciate along with a warm mug of hot cocoa or hot apple cider. Cue Bahamas' "Christmas Must Be Tonight," featuring croony, stripped-down vocals that will have you holding your fiancé close all night. Get enchanted by Jack Johnson's acoustic single "Angel," featuring a sweetly festive rendition of his fan-favorite hit that's undeniably charming.

Ready to celebrate your newly-engaged status with a cheerful holiday playlist? Press play and gather 'round the fire, because Christmas time is almost here.

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