42 Sexy Christmas Songs to Spice up Your Holiday Party
Whaaaaat?!? Am I Hearing This Right?
The first time I heard "Baby, It's Cold Outside," I was like, "Whaaaaat?!? They're combining Christmas and sexiness? Oh, for real."
It had to be an anomaly—this case of the Santa shimmies. Was someone drinking too much eggnog? Could we blame it on an elf gone bad?
But hold on. There was also "Santa Baby," an obvious come-on to poor old Santa who is just trying to do his job. (Eartha Kitt, behave yourself!)
Upon investigating further, I couldn't believe how many songs there are that celebrate naughtiness, suggest under-the-tree activities, and are filled with sexual innuendo about getting stuck in chimneys or eating someone's cookies.
There will always be those who prefer to celebrate Jesus' birthday with their pants down. If you happen to be one of them, you apparently have a lot of company.
Here is a long list of sexy Christmas songs—from the romantic to the rollicking to the raunchy. These songs are full of double meanings and many statements that aren't so hidden. Make a playlist for your holiday loving. If you're not blushing yet, you soon will be.
Do you enjoy sexy Christmas music?
1. "Baby, It's Cold Outside" by Ann-Margaret and Al Hirt
Many artists have admirably recorded this classic song, but 1960s sex symbol Ann-Margret and trumpeter Al Hirt sung it unforgettably in 1964.
At the end of a date, a couple is back at the man's apartment, and the woman is contemplating leaving. They have a sultry, back-and-forth conversation, as she decides whether to stay or go:
(My mother will start to worry) Beautiful, what's your hurry?
(My father will be pacing the floor) Listen to the fireplace roar
(So really I'd better scurry) Beautiful, please don't hurry ...
(Well, maybe just half a drink more) Put some records on while I pour.
Although she seems to protest, her date answers each of her flimsy arguments with reasons why she should stay and enjoy herself. While some people argue that the song suggests more than seduction—even saying that the woman had something surreptitiously added to her drink (i.e., he "pulled a Bill Cosby on her") others say that it simply reflects the conservative era in which it was written. What do you think?
2. "Santa Baby" by Eartha Kitt
Eartha Kitt was only 26 years old when she recorded this enduring 1953 hit—years before she became Catwoman in television's Batman series. In this song, she calls Santa "honey" and "cutie," cooing that she's been good all year and deserves expensive gifts.
She promises that "next year I could be just as good... if you check off my Christmas list." (Is that a proposition? Santa's married, for goodness sake!)
Not leaving Santa's gift-giving choices to mere chance, the naughty lady makes several expensive suggestions:
- a sable
- a light blue '54 convertible
- a yacht
- a deed to a platinum mine
- decorations from Tiffany's and
- of course, a ring.
3. "Christmas Eve" by Justin Bieber
Perhaps it's an issue of age, but for me, there's a certain "ick" factor in this one that starts with the fact that Justin Bieber was just 17 years old when he released the song in 2011. But that doesn't stop the little Bieb-ster from crooning to his sweetheart that it feels like Valentine's Day.
In an attempt to be romantic, he says, "I'm entering the top of your roof." He also wants to be up all night kissing her underneath the Christmas tree.
The hot-and-bothered teen explains that he doesn't need any presents because he has her. Then there's this ugly image, full of innuendo:
You leave some cookies out,
Imma eat 'em all.
Nobody can see me but you,
It’s so magical.
When we use imagination!
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4. "The Mistletoe Jam" by Luther Vandross
In this 1995 Christmas song by Luther Vandross, a man beckons his lady to come join him under the mistletoe for a romantic dance. She refuses, however, answering him, "The last time I got under there with you, I had twins."
5. "Merry Christmas, Baby" by Christina Aguilera
Many artists have recorded this sexy R&B song, but both B.B. King (2001) and Christina Aguilera (2000) gave especially good performances. The song is about a lover who is feeling amorous after a middle-of-the-night visit from Santa. They were given a diamond ring and some presents and gush:
I haven't had a drink this morning
But I'm all lit up like a Christmas tree.
6. "All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey
Love and longing are in the air in this up-tempo 1994 song as Mariah Carey swears that she'll forgo presents and doesn't need to hang her stockings. All she wants is her lover to hold on to her tight, and she'll wait under the mistletoe until Santa delivers her gift.
7. "Santa Claus Is Back In Town" by Elvis Presley
In this holiday number (1957), Elvis Presley tells his lover to be a "good little girl" because "you're gonna see me comin' in a big black Cadillac." It's clear that this bad Santa has more than candy canes and gifts on his mind:
Hang up your pretty stockings
And turn off the light
Santa Claus is comin' down your chimney tonight.
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8. "Christmas Tree" by Lady Gaga
Well, Ho! Ho! Ho! In 2008, Lady Gaga released this raunchy bit, with suggestive lyrics set to the tune of "Deck the Halls." Some of the more memorable lines include the following:
Light me up put me on top, let's falalalalalalala
Ho ho ho, under the mistletoe
Yes, everybody knows
We will take off our clothes
Yes, if you want us to we will... .
9. "Be Mine For Christmas" by KEM
In this 2012 R&B song, KEM has romance in his heart. He's talking to his favorite girl, telling her how he wants to make her dreams come true for Christmas.
KEM offers to give her his heart wrapped up in a bow and suggests that they spend time together playing in the snow, snuggling by the Christmas tree, and cuddling by the fire.
Don't be shy. In the Comments Section below, tell us which sexy Christmas songs make you do this.
10. "I'll Make Everyday Christmas" by Joe Tex
Romantic Joe Tex (1967) wanted to make sure that when he found the woman of his dreams, he kept her content, Thus, he promised himself that he'd make everyday like Christmas for her. What he lacked in money, he'd make up with love and affection. He sounds convincing!
11. "Santa Claus Got Stuck In My Chimney" by Ella Fitzgerald
Whatever Ella Fitzgerald (1960) was thinking when she recorded this song, she sure had second thoughts later. For years, the Queen of Jazz and her attorneys blocked the re-issue of the song until her death in 19961.
In the innuendo-filled song, the singer teases that last year Santa Claus was so "roly-poly, fat and round" that he got stuck in her chimney. He was "not quite up and not quite down," and she gleefully looks forward to his return.
After hearing this one a few times, you'll be singing it with a mischievous little giggle.
12. "I'll Be Your Santa, Baby" by Rufus Thomas
Whoa! Talk about innuendos. R&B and funk singer Rufus Thomas will have you blushing with this 1973 Christmas song. He proclaims to a lover that he's got lots of holiday cheer to share with her and wants to be her Santa for 100 years or more, asking her not to let anyone else be her Santa Claus.
Then, he tells her:
I'll slide down your chimney and bring you lots of joy
What I got for you, Mama, it ain't just a toy.
13. "Santa Tell Me" by Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande (2014) asks Santa to spare her the broken heart if the guy won't stick around until next Christmas. Although she dreams of someone to hold, she's avoiding the mistletoe until she knows that it's true love.
14. "Please Come Home For Christmas" by Aaron Neville
No one has a voice quite like Aaron Neville, and it's on full display in this sexy, soulful song from 1993. It's about a lover who has ventured off, leaving him alone with no friends or family. He yearns for her to return home for Christmas so he can be happy once again.
15. "Snowflakes Of Love" by Toni Braxton
In this romantic 2001 song, Toni Braxton is ever-thankful for snowflakes of love smiling down upon her and and the winter bliss she feels as she and her man kiss.
16. "Back Door Santa" by Clarence Carter
There is no mistaking what Clarence Carter is bragging about in this 1968 song. He's a ladies man who slips in the back door to treat the housewives right while their husbands are at work. (That's the traditional meaning of a "back door" man.)
He even keeps a few pennies in his pockets for the children so they'll stay occupied while he and the Mrs. go about their romantic business. And unlike Santa, Clarence doesn't come around just once a year:
They call me the Back Door Santa
I make my runs about the break of day
I make all the little girls happy
While the boys are out to play.
17. "It Must Have Been the Mistletoe" by Barbara Mandrell
In this 1984 country classic, Barbara Mandrell recounts what first must have made her and her sweetheart fall in love. She reminisces about the romantic holiday setting that was perfect for romance:
- a lazy fire
- falling snow
- sleigh rides and
- frosty air.
Why Do People Kiss Under the Mistletoe at Christmastime?
Mistletoe is a parasitic plant with no root structure of its own. Its existence depends upon the oak or apple trees that it typically lives in.2
The plant is a symbol for peace, healing, and joy. Historically, it was held sacred by the ancient Norse, Celtic Druids. and the North American Indians. Celtic peoples believed the plant brought good luck and contained magic healing powers, and when Druid enemies met under a tree with mistletoe, they called a truce for a day.
An old Norse myth is at the crux of why people kiss under the mistletoe. Mistletoe was the sacred plant of the goddess of love, who was also the mythical mother of the summer sun god. The summer sun was killed by the god of evil, and he stayed that way for three days. He was restored to life, however, by the magic healing of the mistletoe.
While grieving for her dead son, the goddess of love's tears were transformed into the mistletoe's pearly white berries. Then, when her son was finally restored to life, she was so overwhelmed with joy that she kissed everyone who crossed the path under the mistletoe. Thus, the mistletoe symbolizes the tree of life and love conquering evil.
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18. "Naughty Would Be Nice For Christmas" by Jennifer Nettles
In 2012, a very pregnant Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland opened up the Country Music Awards (CMA) show with a saucy song that makes no secret about her Christmas wishes.
She sings that "I've got your sugar if you'll show me your spice" and "There's no penalty for peeking early under my tree."
19. "Santa Claus Needs Some Lovin'" by Albert King
This 1974 R&B song by Albert King describes a couple at midnight on Christmas Eve. A tired Mama is still in the kitchen cooking, while the husband is playing Santa by assembling a bike for one of the children. Feeling amorous, he finds it hard to concentrate and tells her to "come make your papa happy please" because "Santa Claus wants some lovin'."
20. "My Only Wish (This Year)" by Britney Spears
Poor Britney Spears (2000). It's Christmastime and she laments that everyone is in love except for her. She wants her lover back, but this time Santa needs to bring him wrapped up in a big red bow. (Could it be she did the poor fella wrong, just like she cheated on Justin Timberlake?)
21. "Oh, Santa!" by Mariah Carey
This is a catchy Christmas song if I've ever heard one. This uptempo 2010 Mariah Carey tune will have you clapping and singing along as Mariah asks Santa to mend her broken relationship. She asks Santa to "scoop him right down my chimney."
22. "Let It Snow" by Boys II Men
Make no mistake. This is not that old holiday classic sung by Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra or some old dusty coot. It's an entirely different tune, sung by Boys II Men (1993). To set the scene, it's snowing outside, the fire is ablaze, and so are two lovers' passions.
Some of the steamier lyrics from the boys include these:
No, outside it's raining sleet
When our bodies meet
I'll give her the world...
And then there are these lines:
Ohhhh, come over here and help me trim the tree
I wanna wrap you up
Baby, then you'll see you're the only present I need
There's so much more
Waiting for you in store.
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Be wary of:
broken ornaments and lights
spilled water from the tree stand
elf and reindeer droppings
metal ornament hooks
a curious angel (she's watching, you know)
the "gift" your cat left you
23. "I've Got What You Want For Christmas" by Louise Mandrell
If you think country music is tamer, you haven't listened to Louise Mandrell sing these suggestive holiday lyrics.
In this 1985 throwback, lusty Louise comes right out and proclaims to her man that he doesn't need to waste his time making out a Christmas list because she knows what he wants. She promises him the night of his life, one he won't soon forget.
Then she adds that what she's got cannot be wrapped. Did it really need that clarification? The double entendre is so naughty it could leave you blushing or laughing. I guess it depends on you.
I'll play Santa's little helper
Deliver it by midnight
I bet you'll get all excited
When you see your surprise
I've got what you want for Christmas
Santa Claus is coming tonight!
24. "Last Christmas" by Wham!
Whether you like the Wham! version (1984), the one by Ariana Grande (2014) or another artist's efforts, this Christmas song is sexy.
In this tale of unrequited love, a heartbroken lover sees their old flame and reminisces about what went wrong. They vow that next Christmas they'll give their heart to someone special, more deserving of their trust. The song is one of the most downloaded songs on Christmas Day.
25. "Not Tonight, Santa" by Girls Aloud
This seductive song by Girls Aloud (2005) doesn't leave a whole lot to the imagination. The narrator is being pestered by Santa but only has eyes (and lips and hands) for her sweetheart. She teases her lover that "Ooh, ooh, I'll let you peep inside my stocking if you show me yours, baby."
As if that weren't enough, she also tells him:
I'm sure you're hiding something hot
You wanna give to me
And not another pair of socks from
Underneath the tree.
Even More Sexy Christmas Songs to Deck Your Halls by ...
26. Underneath the Tree
27. Every Year, Every Christmas
28. Shimmy Down the Chimney
29. Trim Your Tree
30. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
John Cougar Mellencamp
31. Blue Christmas
32. You Make It Feel Like Christmas
Gwen Stefani (featuring Blake Shelton)
33. Cold December Nights
34. Kiss You This Christmas
Why Don't We
35. One More Sleep
36. Bring Me Love
37. Purple Snowflakes
38. When Christmas Comes
Mariah Carey & John Legend
40. Christmas C'mon
Lindsey Stirling (featuring Becky G)
41. The Nice List
42. I'll Be Your Santa Tonight
1It's Beginning to Sound a Lot Like Christmas. "Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney–Ella Fitzgerald." Last modified 2006. https://christmastracks.wordpress.com/2006/12/12/santa-claus-got-stuck-in-my-chimney-ella-fitzgerald/.
2Christmas History. "Mistletoe." Accessed December 7, 2014. http://www.thehistoryofchristmas.com/trivia/mistletoe.htm.
Questions & Answers
What's the song about smoking mistletoe?
The song that you're asking about is called "Peace at Least" by Rotary Connection (1968). Here are sample lyrics and a YouTube link:
Every year, I have the same question
Something that puts me so very uptight
Where does Santa get all those gifts from
Why is he riding so late at night
I know why (I know why)
The kid is high (he's high)
The kid is stoned (stoned)
'Cause he smokes (mistletoe)
I said, I said he smokes (mistletoe)
Oh, he smokes (mistletoe)
Everyone should have a peace at least once a year.
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