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One of life’s simplest pleasures is driving on the open road and listening to the sounds of holiday music in your car. There’s no better way for you to get in the mood for all of the season’s festivities than by belting out a few of your favorite melodies while you’re in route to your destination. To make it easier for you to stay abreast of what songs are hot for the season so you can engage in singing competitions with your passengers and karaoke night with your friends, here are some popular holiday car songs you should add to your playlist.

“Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” by Elmo and Patsy

Although you don’t mean to laugh and sing with glee at someone’s misfortune, there’s nothing wrong with singing about Grandma and her encounter with Santa’s reindeer. While many people would gladly argue that she was indeed run over by the sleigh and not Rudolph, there is no denying how fun and uplifting this tune can be when you’re stuck on the snow-covered road.

“Jingle Bell Rock” by Bobby Helms

This catchy tune is so upbeat that you’ll find it hard to resist singing. Although it is pretty short by today’s song-length standards, that doesn’t stop it from being one of the most popular holiday songs in the United States. You’ll find that time seems to go by faster when this tune is playing.

“Driving Home for Christmas” by Chris Rhea

This is one song that is perfect for those times when you’re stuck in traffic and anxious to get home. The song’s writer actually came up with this tune when he was on his way home during the Christmas season. Not only is this tune one you can identify with, but you can also groove to one of the best car-themed holiday songs ever made.

“Winter Wonderland” by Darlene Love

As beautiful as the snow-covered roads can be, driving on them can be a bit hazardous. Sing this tune to help keep you calm, alert and in a great mood while you navigate safely to your destination. You’ll also gain a better appreciation for snowmen.

Whether you’re planning to do a little Christmas shopping or are on your way to visit family, friends and loved ones, be sure to load these songs onto your playlist. Don’t forget to stay attentive to the other motorists on the road so you can arrive to your destination safe and sound.

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