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Playlist: Holiday hits to prepare for the winter season

The weather is getting chillier, and the leaves have stopped falling, which can only mean one thing: It's officially winter.

Every year people get to listen to some amazing winter hits that have been around for years, along with some newer songs. From classic songs covered by pop artists to those by the queen of Christmas, Mariah Carey, the holiday season is filled with upbeat songs that can warm up a cold day.

Each Christmas season brings covers of classic songs from artist such as Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande, but a holiday is not complete without The Jackson 5 or Elton John on the list.

Winter brings so many amazing memories which are only made better with a holiday soundtrack playing in the background.

“Baby, It’s Cold Outside (feat. Kelly Clarkson)” — John Legend, Kelly Clarkson

“I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” — The Jackson 5

“Drummer Boy” — Justin Bieber, Busta Rhymes

“Last Christmas” — Taylor Swift

“Underneath the Tree” — Kelly Clarkson

“Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” — Mariah Carey

“Run Run Rudolph” — Kelly Clarkson

“We Need A Little Christmas” — Pentatonix

“Christmas Wrapping” — The Waitresses

“Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” — Meghan Trainor

“Winter Wonderland” — Michael Bublé

“Santa Tell Me” — Ariana Grande

“Step Into Christmas - Remastered 1995” — Elton John

“Sleigh Ride” — Idina Menzel

“The 12 Days of Christmas” — Straight No Chaser

“8 Days (Of Hannukah)” —  Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings 

“All I Want For Christmas Is You” — Mariah Carey