30-Minute Christmas Workout Playlist

by Her Happy Balance on November 14, 2016

You guys, it is time. Christmas everything – all day, err’day. And of course that includes Christmas music!

Little known fact about me – I come from a very musical family. I grew up singing in choirs, taking voice and piano lessons and surrounded by family who are also very musically inclined. Both my dad and brother play the drums and my mom is a great singer. In fact, my parents took their love for music to a whole new level and now play in a coverband for fun. I know, my parents are exponentially cooler than me. While I am in bed at 10pm on a Thursday night, my parents are usually out jamming with their friends somewhere. Those crazy kids.

30-minute christmas playlist

Anyway, back on task – Christmas music.  So…Christmas music is pretty great. The classics range from extremely moving and spiritual to funny and even tiresome – 12 Days of Christmas, I am talking about you! Each of these songs has their own time and place, but I think that we can all agree that not all Christmas music is conducive to a great workout, am I right? O’ Holy Night does not exactly get me pumped to lift some iron. That is where my 30-Minute Christmas Music Workout Playlist comes in.


I like to listen to it on shuffle so the order of songs never gets old. It is a mixed bag of old and new, but each song is upbeat and can keep you moving through a workout. 

Sidenote – I went to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra in concert when they came to Philadelphia last year and all I can say is that it was definitely an experience. What type of experience, I still don’t know. I like to describe it as Metallica meets Christmas complete with laser light show and pyrotechnics. This group had a very devoted cult following. In any case, the TSO song I included in the playlist is spot-on, definite pump-up song. 

So there you have it friends – 10 songs and 30 minutes of fast-paced Christmas fun. Now what are you waiting for, lace up those sneaks and jingle your jolly little self over to the gym!

Thanks for reading! Tell me, what is your favorite Christmas song? Have you ever tried running or working out to holiday music?

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heather @Lunging Through Life November 14, 2016 at 7:48 am

I’ve been listening to Christmas music all weekend! I love it, and it totally gets me in the spirit.

Her Happy Balance November 14, 2016 at 8:16 am

Oh my gosh, me too lady! I have 4 diferent Pandora Christmas channels and now this Spotify playlist. I’m going Xmas crazy.

Marsha November 14, 2016 at 8:14 am

Oh yes! I have a Christmas playlist for sure! I love all things Christmas and Christmas music. The last few years I’ve run Santa Hustle Indy, a half marathon, so I filled a playlist with Christmas music for my entertainment all along the way!

Her Happy Balance November 14, 2016 at 8:21 am

Marsha, that sounds like SO much fun!! I love going for a run at night when all the Christmas lights are lit, then going home and warming up with hot chocolate. You’re motivating me to look into a holiday run! I know the Ugly Sweater runs are gaining popularity…maybe I need to check out the hype 😉

Marsha November 14, 2016 at 8:30 am

It IS fun and you definitely need to find a holiday race! I like to go out in the early morning to run and see the lights. My Christmas morning tradition is to get up before the house wakes up and go for a run through our quiet town and look at the lights. One of my favorite Christmas traditions! Thanks for sharing your playlist!

Mandie November 14, 2016 at 4:03 pm

Such a fun idea! Thank you for sharing it!

Her Happy Balance November 20, 2016 at 3:54 pm

You’re welcome, Mandie! Hope you enjoy 🙂

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