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It’s the holiday season and nothing puts you more in the Christmas spirit than listening to some great holiday music.

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Whether you’re planning a rockin’ holiday dance party, or you need some good music while you trim the tree, we’ve got you covered with our ultimate holiday playlist. So grab your eggnog and turn up the volume, because these tunes are going to put you in the holiday mood!

Rockin Around the Christmas Tree

Holiday music 3This upbeat holiday favorite is sure to get guests dancing at your holiday soiree. The fun pop-like rhythm lends itself well to Swing or Jive dancing. Put it on to get the party started or to motivate you to move as you clean up after your holiday shindig.

We Three Kings

The contemporary version of Ella Fitzgerald’s original is not only beautiful and heartwarming, but it’s also a perfect song to dance the Viennese Waltz.

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Holiday music 2Judy Garland’s classic song is perfect for slower dances such as the Foxtrot and Waltz. Popular covers you can also add to your list include Sam Smith, The Carpenters, Josh Groban, and Frank Sinatra.

Run Rudolph Run

Turn this feel good song on and crank up the volume any day you need to beat the winter blues. You can dance a Christmas Swing to this Rock N Roll holiday song. For a country twist, check out Luke Bryan’s cover.

Angels We have Heard on High

Tango isn’t usually associated with holiday music but the good marching beat of this song makes it a nice song for the dance. Christina Aguilera’s version has a more Latin feel that is perfect for holiday entertaining.

Santa Baby

Holiday music 5The tongue-in-cheek song about a grown up Christmas wish list is a sexy tune for a partner dance. Turn this one on and grab your guy or gal and practice your Foxtrot or Rumba moves.

Feliz Navidad

It’s almost impossible to not sing or dance along to José Feliciano’s holiday classic. Its English verse and Spanish chorus have made it a popular Christmas song in the U.S. and internationally. Everyone will want to get up and dance the Cha Cha when this song comes on.

(Everybody's Waitin' For) The Man With The Bag

Even Mr. Kringle himself can’t help but Swing dance to this modern classic. Play it as guests enter the room to your party or as you pass out gifts to the family on Christmas Eve.

I’ll Be Home for Christmas

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Bing Crosby’s song was originally written to honor oversea soldiers during World War II. It is now a standard tune around the holidays and can be a great choice for dancing Rumba.

Mele Kalikimaka

Of course you can Hula dance to this catchy Hawaiian holiday song. But the tempo also lends itself to a great song for Swing dancing, especially the Balboa or Lindy Hop.

Now that we’ve shared ours, share yours! We’d love to hear some of your favorite songs for the holidays. Leave us a comment with your favorite holiday tunes and what kind of dance you like to do with it. And Happy Holidays from Arthur Murray New Jersey!

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Sarah has been with Arthur Murray Dance Studios since 2001. She started as a Certified Professional Instructor and went through the Arthur Murray ranks winning many performance awards throughout the years. She eventually opened her own studio with her husband in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Since then, she and her husband have added 5 more studios to their family, the Denville NJ, Roxbury NJ, Chatham NJ, and Morristown NJ and Bucharest Romania locations. She loves being a part of Arthur Murray and transforming people’s lives through the process of learning to dance!