As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to finalize your festive content. Whether you’re looking for the perfect song to soundtrack your Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or something else entirely, Epidemic Sound’s got you covered.
Follow the below steps to find the perfect music for holiday content
- Open the Epidemic Sound Player – if you’re not signed up, you can grab a 30-day free trial here.
- Think about what tone your holiday music should have – you’ll need to adjust that tone and nail the emotion you’re trying to capture. Our music is available to search through different moods, so try looking for specifics. You can select anything from snowy holiday to peaceful, quirky to marching.
- Consider the genres that would make the best music for holiday videos. It’s got to fit the tempo of the content and enhance what’s happening on screen, while still being a good song in its own right. Try looking for genres like big band, smooth jazz, children's music, Christmas, soul or 1960s pop.
- If you’re struggling for ideas, why not dig into our specialized Holiday Season page?
If you want to see how it works in practice, check out this Instagram Reel from nail brand essie. They’ve used Epidemic Sound to find ‘Here Comes Lofi Claus’ by Guustavv, giving their content that extra bit of holiday sparkle.
Want to give it a try yourself? Browse our catalog of 40,000 royalty-free tracks below.
Looking for a shortcut?
If you just want to pick and choose the best holiday music straight from a playlist, we’ve got you covered. Our music experts at Epidemic Sound have compiled themed playlists for:
- Lo-fi Christmas Beats
- Peaceful Christmas Classics
- Jazz Christmas Classics
- Holiday Party
- Jingle Trap
- Celebrando Navidad
Our standout holiday tracks of 2023
The ultimate soundtrack for long nights, family, and fun. Here are five of our catalog’s standout holiday tracks.
james.lfo & William Claeson – Slay Bells
For many people, the holidays are a chance to relax and binge your favorite boxsets. james.lfo and William Claeson understood the assignment: ‘Slay Bells’ blends bubbly, lo-fi hip-hop beats with familiar festive melodies and wonky instrumentation, even throwing in some crackling firewood and sleigh bell sound effects. This track is the perfect partner for any easygoing, cozy content you have planned.
Gamma Skies feat. Zorro – A Magical Holiday
It’s giving big Mariah Carey vibes, it’s ‘Love Actually’, it’s the sound of opening presents and warm chocolaty drinks. ‘A Magical Holiday’ evokes those warm, fuzzy feelings, Gamma Skies’ chirpy bells and whistles backing up Zorro’s syrupy-sweet lyrics. If you need a cute, upbeat track for your content, ‘A Magical Holiday’ should cover all bases.
Niklas Gabrielsson with Martin Landström & His Orchestra – Something’s Telling Me
Feel like going old-school? Niklas Gabrielsson with Martin Landström & His Orchestra hark back to nostalgic movie soundtracks and Golden Age crooners with ‘Something’s Telling Me.’ The big band swell of the orchestra, Gabrielsson’s playful melodies – if you could describe this song with an emoji, it’d be the chef’s kiss. An absolute must for over-the-top, romantic content.
Timothy Infinite – White Elephant
Timothy Infinite understands what holiday music sounds like, but he’s putting his own stamp on it. ‘White Elephant’ takes the more traditional, jingly template and spices it up with Latin guitar licks and trappy beats. And, in case you thought it was organic or tactile enough, it’s packing that lovely vinyl crackle. Delicious.
Megan Wofford – Holiday Bliss
The previous tracks have all been overstated or left-of-center, in one way or another. If you’re after something more chilled, Megan Wofford’s ‘Holiday Bliss’ will do the trick. It’s a solo piano rendition, hitting those lullaby notes which put you at ease as the holidays approach. Don’t skip this track if you’re creating slower, moodier content.
If these tracks have piqued your interest, dig deeper into our festive hip-hop compilation, ‘Trap the Bells’; and if you’re still hungry for more, why not explore the Epidemic Sound catalog? We own all the rights to our music and offer you a direct license, giving you peace of mind.
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