I’m so excited that the holiday season is finally here that I’m just about to burst at the seams, literally. I’m one of those people who gushes holiday cheer starting November 1, and there’s no stopping it. For this reason I am the perfect person to drum up a holiday playlist to help you get jolly in the gym this December.
The holiday season is like sensory overload with all of my favorite things: Comfort food, cheery music, chilly weather, hot drinks, gift giving, family visiting, cookie cutting, Santa Claus stories and Christmas movies – there’s just too much excitement to take in! Good thing we have almost five weeks to go before Christmas actually arrives, otherwise I don’t think I could stand it coming or going any sooner than it already does.
To get you in the holiday spirit whether you’re a runner, yogi, cyclist, walker or weights enthusiast, check out our handpicked holiday playlist. It features upbeat songs to help you heat things up, and even includes three songs at the end to help you cool things down. Just click on the links below to download the track directly from Amazon and take them with you wherever you go.
Sufjan Stevens – Lumberjack Christmas
Mariah Carey – Oh Santa
Fun – Sleigh Ride
She and Him – Sleigh Ride
Sufjan Stevens – We Need a Little Christmas
Louis Prima – Pennies from Heaven
Colbie Caillat – Christmas in the Sand
Zoey Deschanel and Leon Redbone – Baby, It’s Cold Outside
Eddy Arnold – Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Punch Brothers – O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Andrew Bird – Auld Lang Syne
The Civil Wars – I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
Eartha Kitt – Santa Baby
She and Him – Have Yourself a Very Merry Christmas
For even more holiday cheer be sure to check out our 2012 Holiday Gift Guides loaded with amazing prizes for the runners, yogis, gym rats and foodies alike. There’s even one that kids will enjoy. Enter to win each of the five gift guide prize packs, which are valued at nearly $1,800!