Christmas Wedding Cocktail Hour

February 24, 2016 by Gregg Hollmann

eggnogCouples getting married in December may wish to incorporate a Christmas/holiday theme into their cocktail hour. There are a massive number of holiday albums recorded through the years by a wealth of musical artists. Whether you like your Christmas tunes funky, country, disco or hip hop/R&B – somebody’s done it. In compiling a playlist, we opted to keep our selections non-religious and mostly upbeat, selecting a mix of classics, modern fare and several electronic remixes.

Ambient DJ continues its tradition of selecting a signature cocktail for each wedding cocktail hour playlist. It should come as no surprise that we’ve selected eggnog! To learn more about this American classic, click here. Hope that you’re drinking it with somebody special under the mistletoe this holiday season.

Happy Holidays to all and enjoy the music! Please leave a comment on this blog revealing your own holiday favorites!

Christmas Wedding Cocktail Hour Playlist

Skating (from Peanuts) – Vince Guaraldi
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Ella Fitzgerald
Baby It’s Cold Outside – Dean Martin
My Favorite Things – Tony Bennett
Happy Holiday (Beef Wellington Remix) – Bing Crosby
Winter Wonderland (Remix) – Madison Park & Lenny B.
I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm (Stuhr Remix) – Kay Starr
Chilly Winds Don’t Blow (Fink Remix) – Nina Simone
This Christmas – Donny Hathaway
Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
Run Rudolph Run – Chuck Berry
Here Comes Santa Claus – Elvis Presley
Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian Christmas Song) – Bing Crosby
Jingle Bells – Jimmy Buffett
Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Bruce Springsteen
Dominick the Donkey – Lou Monte
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer – Elmo & Patsy
Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
Up on the Housetop – The Jackson Five
Christmas in Hollis – Run-D.M.C.
Feliz Navidad – Jose Feliciano
All I Want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) – Mel Torme
Shimmy Down the Chimney (Fill Up My Stocking) – Alison Krauss

Recap of Previous Cocktail Hour Playlists

Here are our prior submissions:

Alternative Rock Cocktail Hour, Craft Beer (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
The Quintessentially Mixed Cocktail Hour, Long Island Iced Tea (DJ AQ). Click here.
Good Vibes Cocktail Hour, Pina Colada (DJ Iron Mike). Click here.
Head to Shoulder Dip Cocktail Hour, Hairy Navel (DJ Gary G). Click here.
Retro Soul Cocktail Hour, Ciroc Havana Coconut Martini (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Smooth Sail Cocktail Hour, Malibu Bay Breeze (DJ Mike K). Click here.
Back to the Eighties Cocktail Hour, Midori Sour (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Beach Themed Cocktail Hour, Red Stripe Beer (DJ Spinz). Click here.
Classic Wedding Cocktail Hour, Tanqueray & Tonic (DJ Garrett B.). Click here.
International Excursions Wedding Cocktail Hour, Sangria (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Country Wedding Cocktail Hour, Manhattan (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Crooner Wedding Cocktail Hour, Jack Daniels on the Rocks w/Splash of Water (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
Chanteuse Wedding Cocktail Hour, White Lady (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
TV Theme Songs Wedding Cocktail Hour, Coca-Cola with a side of Popcorn (Gregg Ambient). Click here.
About Ambient DJ Service

Ambient DJ Service is a full-service mobile NJ DJ entertainment company based in Central New Jersey that specializes in wedding DJ entertainment. Ambient DJ is a 2013 winner of the Knot Best of Weddings award as well as of the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Award. We have a deep passion for the music that we play and enjoy collaborating with our brides and grooms to create unforgettable parties! For more info and to read our wedding reviews, visit us on the web at

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