Happy Holidays! 2019 has seemingly flown by and now we are enjoying the beloved holiday season of December. One of the downsides to this time of year is there are lots of goodies and little motivation to exercise given the cold temperatures outside.

However, this got me thinking maybe there is a way to combine exercise and Christmas in an easy and fun way and then in a moment of holiday magic it hit me: we need to combine Christmas carols with exercising; thereby, creating the ultimate Christmas playlist to accompany our exercises. What a fun festive idea! 


Fortunately the folks over at SHAPE on Spotify have created a ‘Fitness Holiday Playlist’ that will 

get even the biggest Scrooges tapping their toes and running like Rudolph pulling Santa’s sleigh! Some of the best songs include: 

Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms 


Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee


Santa Claus is Coming to Town by the Jackson 5


Little Saint Nick by The Beach Boys


All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey


Last Christmas by Wham! 


You Make it Feel Like Christmas by Gwen Stefani ft Blake Shelton


Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by Mariah Carey and Leona Lewis 


That should be enough to get you going! I know we all associate the more hymnal songs with the holidays like ‘O Holy Night’ but hopefully we can all enjoy the more spirited carols as well. Let us know what songs get you moving during the holiday season. Merry Christmas! 

For our article on the best spotify playlists year round click here