Holiday lights in your windows, an evergreen wreath on your front door…as a small business owner, there are plenty of ways to celebrate this festive time of year. And once you’ve decked the halls, set up a gift-wrapping station, and organized your inventory, don’t forget to play some background holiday music.
This time of year, many popular Christmas songs are prone to being overplayed—so we’ll go over everything you know to craft a perfect Christmas song playlist. In addition to setting a festive scene, you’ll help customers get into the holiday shopping spirit.
Christmas music falls into a few different categories. You can mix and match from different sub-genres, or choose one that you think works best for your business. Here, we’re breaking down some of the internet’s favorite and most-played Christmas songs by category for easy browsing.
You know the ones—they come on the radio and everyone sings along! Sticking to the best Christmas songs (or mixing a few into your playlist) is a great way to appeal to all kinds of customers.
If you’re looking for true background music, you can’t go wrong with something instrumental or jazzy. Here are some much-loved song options that are great for your retail shop, hair salon, or eatery.
Since Christmas is a religious holiday, there are plenty of songs that take inspiration from biblical stories and traditional hymns. Consider incorporating religious music into your Christmas song playlist if you’re hosting a holiday fair at a local church.
Looking for holiday music that feels a little trendier, and upbeat? There are new Christmas and holiday songs that come out every year by popular artists. Consider mixing new releases with festive pop favorites for a playlist that your customers—and employees—will love listening to.
Generally, the worst Christmas songs are the ones that are played over and over again, until everyone is tired of hearing them. And while everyone has their personal preferences, sources around the internet have compiled several universally agreed-upon annoying Christmas songs.
Want to get some of the best holiday music into your customers’ hands? Customized holiday card and CD sets are a perfect way to keep your brand top of mind while spreading Christmas cheer. This CD features an assortment of classic religious Christmas songs, as well as all-time favorites like “Deck the Halls” and “Jingle Bells.”
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