Spice Up Your Workout with this Holiday Playlist

Written by: Shannon Polk, Kudos Team Contributor

Listening to upbeat music is a great way to motivate yourself to stay active. I remember hearing a rock song during my final miles of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon earlier this year, and it gave me the boost I needed. It’s no wonder you see so many runners and gym-goers with headphones in their ears—it’s their source of inspiration! 

When it comes to your go-to playlist, it can be fun to switch it up around the holidays. While I don’t recommend a slower classic like “Silent Night,” there are plenty of energetic songs to keep you going. So if you’re planning to let the holiday spirit spark your fitness routine, consider these festive songs for your next workout: 

1. Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
2. All I Want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey
3. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town – Jackson 5
4. Run Rudolph Run – Chuck Berry
5. Santa Tell Me – Ariana Grande
6. Little Saint Nick – The Beach Boys
7. This Christmas – Mariah Carey
8. Linus & Lucy by Vinnie Guaraldi
9. Wonderful Christmastime – Paul McCartney
10. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – Pentatonix
11. Back Door Santa – Clarence Carter
12. What Christmas Means to Me – Stevie Wonder
13. Wizards in Winter – Trans-Siberian Orchestra
14. Sleigh Ride – The Ronettes
15. Marshmallow World – Francesca Battistelli
16. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – Michael Bublé
17. Joy To The World – Mannheim Steamroller
18. Feliz Navidad – José Feliciano
19. Underneath the Tree – Kelly Clarkson
20. Merry Christmas Baby – Hanson 

On a final note, we hope you have fun celebrating the holidays with your family and friends. And if you’re still looking for gift ideas, the Kudos Coaster Plus makes a great stocking stuffer as a running medal holder or DIY photo coaster! It also meets that $20 threshold for your Secret Santa gathering. So order your custom display case today!