A lot of people still like listening to traditional carols around the holidays but more and more members of the younger generations of music lovers now opt for pop Christmas songs instead, which is understandable. Most carols were created during a very different time and are not as relatable to young people as pop music. However, in the interest of pleasing readers of all ages, today we decided to put together a list of great pop Christmas songs for the whole family. After all, good music can be enjoyed by everybody regardless of their age, particularly during Christmas time.

Part 1: Top 10 Best Pop Christmas Songs

Sia – Santa’s Coming For Us

Sia’s holiday-themed album made a big splash when it launched last year around this time. There are a lot of good tracks on that album but the launch single, Santa’s Coming For Us, was particularly well-received and seen by many as one of the best Christmas pop songs in years.

Wham! – Last Christmas

This pop Christmas song needs very little introduction as it has been around for decades and is beloved around the world. It’s not exactly a cheerful song but don’t dismiss it on account of that because you never know when you might feel like listening to a sad song.

Michael Buble – Baby It’s Cold Outside feat Anne Murray

If you’re looking for a pop Christmas song sprinkled with a pinch of country music, Baby It’s Cold Outside should be right up your alley. The original song dates back to the early 90s but this more recent version is considered by some to be the version of Baby It’s Cold Outside to date.

Ariana Grande – Santa Tell Me

It’s not unusual for artists to launch a holiday album around Christmas but it’s pretty rare to see someone launching two of them. Well, it would seem Ariana Grande is a bit of an exception to that rule. Both albums contain a lot of great songs but Santa Tell Me from “Christmas Kisses” has to be our favorite.

Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas is You

No list of best pop Christmas songs would be complete without Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas is You. Initially released in 1994, All I Want For Christmas is You remains to this day the most famous pop Christmas song of all time and it’s probably going to hold on to that title for many years to come.

Destiny’s Child – 8 Days of Christmas

As you may have already guessed based on the title, this is a more modern version of the classic carol 12 Days of Christmas. We’re not sure why Destiny’s Child only went with 8 days but what we do know is that this song is as catchy and fun as ever.

Gwen Stefani – Santa Baby

Ex No Doubt vocalist Gwen Stefani rose again to popularity in recent years thanks in no small part to her role on The Voice. Luckily for us, being a judge on a hit talent-show didn’t stop her from creating new songs, including a very good remake of Eartha Kitt’s Santa Baby.

Justin Bieber – Mistletoe

We couldn’t have a list of Christmas pop songs without including an entry from the modern king of pop himself, Justin Bieber. Mistletoe isn’t his only holiday-themed song but it’s arguably his best one so far.

Ellie Goulding – O Holy Night

The original version of O Holy Night dates way back to 1847 and is still one of the most popular Christmas carols around. Thanks to pop remixes such as the one released by Ellie Goulding, will ensure that the carol will live on in some form or another for many years to come.

Paul McCartney – Wonderful Christmas Time

Paul McCartney is known for his great contributions to rock n roll but that didn’t stop the legendary artist from also releasing hit pop songs on occasion. Wonderful Christmas Time is one of the best examples of McCartney’s musical versatility.

Part 2: How to Download These Pop Christmas Songs from YouTube

There’s nothing worse than setting up the perfect playlist on YouTube only to find out that some of the songs have been removed since you’ve last played it or that an ad pops up in the middle of the song. To avoid annoyances like that, we recommend using DVDFab YouTube to MP3 to download all your favorite pop Christmas songs and listen to them offline. Or better yet, search for a good Christmas playlist created by someone else and download the whole thing in one go.

1. Launch DVDFab 11 and open the Utilities section to find a few additional tools, including YouTube to MP3. Click to open the tool.

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2. Go to YouTube and search for the Christmas pop songs (or any songs for that matter) that you want to download. Copy the URL of a song and then return to the software.

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3. Once you paste the URL in, the tool will ask if you want to download just that individual song or the entire playlist (when applicable). Choose an option and then proceed to the last step.

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4. Once all your songs have been downloaded, go to the Finished tab and click on the folder icon next to one of the songs to start playing it.

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It’s very difficult to come up with the definitely best Christmas pop songs list but we think you’ll enjoy the 10 songs we talked about today. If you end up liking them, don’t hesitate to download them using DVDFab YouTube to MP3 because a lot of the time it’s better to listen to music offline. The software does have a few premium features that you might be interested in but you can also try it out for free and decide later if you want to upgrade at some point.