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Originally Published: Nov 29, 2017

Thanksgiving has come and gone, and the next holiday season is already upon us.  Just when you thought the endless amounts of holiday food had disappeared…bring on the Christmas cookies, Hanukkah inspired potato latkes, Kwanzaa traditions like Cajun catfish, and so much more! Each holiday seems to have a tradition that somewhat revolves around food(s).  Fourth of July has hot dogs, hamburgers, and all the fried and greasy goodness.  Easter fills our bellies with deviled eggs, honey glazed ham, and delicious carrot cake.  Let us not forget about Halloween…candy, candy, and more CANDY! Needless to say our bodies need a break from all the eating. 

The holidays can also be a very busy and stressful time for most, leaving no room for the gym or a workout.  When you’re stressed to find the perfect gift for your husband, wanting to fit into your favorite holiday outfit, or you just can’t seem to get into the holiday spirit, do you not turn to music to help lighten the mood or bring a smile to your face? We’ve got the best holiday playlist to help you not only get in the holiday spirit, but to hopefully get you into the gym and ready for the next month ahead. 

Top 20 Holiday Workout Songs:

*The following playlist has been created using the iTunes app: Spotify Music.
**Download or listen to this playlist on your device by clicking here.

#20: “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow” by Pentatonix
Their a cappella version of this song will definitely get you motivated to get off the couch and into plank mode…that way when you do get snowed in and find yourself lounging, it will be a much deserved pleasure.

#19: “8 Days of Christmas” by Destiny’s Child
Talk about a millennial throwback…this song takes you back to when the ever-so-famous Beyoncé was just getting started! Whether you start or end with this song, the beat will definitely motivate you to get to the gym.

#18: “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” by Justin Bieber
For all of you who like a little eye candy while working out look no further then J-Bieb’s “Under the Mistletoe” album featuring this top hit!

#17: “What Christmas Means to Me” by 98°
Who would’ve thought these guys would make such a comeback?  And at the perfect time of year! Checkout this jovial song, because it will surely bring a smile to your face…even when you’re working up a sweat on that treadmill!

#16: “Winter Things” by Ariana Grande
This Pop Princess has the perfect song to help you wind down or stretch mid-workout.  Don’t skip this one or the stretching…your body will definitely thank you later on! 

#15: “Run Rudolph Run” by Sheryl Crow
This American singer-songwriter hits us with the perfect mix of rock, blues, and Christmas all in one! Need to pep up your step around the indoor track? Use this song to boost your stride!

#14: “Feliz Navidad” by José Feliciano
We all need a little 1970’s inspiration in our workout playlist! This Puerto Rican inspired song gives us just the right jingle to keep our bodies moving to the very end of our workout.

#13: “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” by Relient K
Who knew these guys rocked out in the Christmas spirit? This song will help you get in the zone to hit your best dead-lift goal yet!

#12: “You Make It Feel Like Christmas” by Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton
This duo hit the nail on the head with a twangy twist to this holiday inspired song! 

#11: “Christmas Time” by Christina Aguilera
Yes…she’s back! And she’s here to serenade you onto the dance floor…checkout one of our acac Zumba classes…guaranteed to get you movin’ and groovin’!

#10: “Last Christmas” by Wham!
Sadly we had to say goodbye to Wham’s, George Michael just last year on December 25, 2016.  Don’t let this get you down…George definitely worked out his lungs by hitting those super high notes, so that leaves you no excuse to workout your lungs by hopping on the elliptical cardio machine. You’re halfway there!

#9: “Mr. Right” by Leona Lewis
You recognize her from her 2007 hit “Bleeding Love” , but she also hits the Christmas Pop charts with this cheerful song about finding her true love.

#8: “Man with the Bag” by Jessie J
If this jazz-like pop song doesn’t get you in the mood to workout…then I’m not sure what will! 

#7: “The Christmas Song” by The Raveonettes
This duo helps bring us Christmas spirit with an Indie-Rock inspired sound.

#6: “Underneath the Tree” by Kelly Clarkson
Her vocals have never let us down and always push us to feeling better and STRONGER!

#5: “Santa’s Coming for Us” by Sia
It’s Sia…do we need an explanation! =)

#4: “Jingle Bell Rock” by Glee Cast
McKinley High’s Glee Club is certainly able to lift you off your bum and onto the fitness floor for an outstanding performance…cough, cough, workout! 

#3: “My Only Wish (This Year)” by Britney Spears
This singer, dancer, and actress, definitely gets her fitness on…those abs weren’t just made in the kitchen! Checkout her favorite workout routines here.

#2: “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” by *NSYNC
You can’t have a holiday playlist without this 90’s American boy band anthem. This song is the perfect way to start or finish every single one of your workouts this December!

#1: “All I want for Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey
WE MADE IT! YOU DID IT! YOUR WORKOUT IS COMPLETE! TIME TO CELEBRATE…and what better way than to celebrate with one of Mariah’s best songs!

These songs are just a few examples of Holiday inspired songs from Spotify to add to your workout playlist this season. acac has many ways to help you revamp your motivation and get you into the holiday spirit! Choose a location below to find a personal trainer who can motivate you and help you reach your fitness goals:

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