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 restless to dreamy, sentimental to romantic.
- 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 smooth jazz, 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 ‘Rudolph’ by Ballpoint, giving their content that extra bit of holiday sparkle.
A pro tip for finding great holiday music
Use the search function in the Epidemic Sound Player, where you can combine different keywords, moods and genres. The trick is to not use too many keywords. That way, the player will generate more results for you to browse.
Want to give it a try? Browse our catalog of 35,000 royalty-free tracks, cleared for you to download and use with an active Epidemic Sound subscription. All you’ve got to do is sign up, pick a plan, and let us know which channels you’ll be using to publish content. Then you’re free to use our music!
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:
Our most-played holiday tracks of 2022
The ultimate soundtrack for long nights, family, and fun. Here are five of our catalog’s most-streamed holiday tracks.
Guustavv – Here Comes Lofi Claus
Santa Claus seems pretty chilled out. Guustavv transmits that message loud and clear with ‘Here Comes Lofi Claus,’ blending familiar festive melodies and instrumentation with laid-back beats, wonky piano and brass. This track is the perfect partner for any easygoing, cozy content you have planned.
Joe E. Lee – Chipmunks In the Christmas Tree
Joe E. Lee treats us to an unashamedly joyous Yuletide tune with ‘Chipmunks In the Christmas Tree.’ It’s a modern classical track that could soundtrack a decoration montage, snowball fight, or even some chipmunks doing whatever mischief chipmunks do in a Christmas tree.
OTE – Soul Of Christmas Past
If you want to make people boogie, OTE’s got the answer: ‘Soul Of Christmas Past.’ Those sax lines are irresistible, like Clarence Clemons surrounded by candy canes and elves. If you want to add a little twinkle to your content, there’s no way you can skip ‘Soul Of Christmas Past.’
Frizz Oli – Oh Them Bells
Playing like a long-lost Beach Boys track, Frizz Oli’s ‘Oh Them Bells’ is a rolling, twangy track that blends feel-good surf rock with gorgeous orchestral swells. When the whistles come in – that’s the stuff. This could as easily be used during a nostalgic flashback scene as it could for a present-wrapping marathon.
Basixx – Smooth Christmas
Basixx has taken the, well, basics of the holiday season and sculpted a loving tribute. Ghostly soul-style vocals just bubbling underneath, ‘Smooth Christmas’ is all about those jingling bells, relaxed beats and silky-as-velvet basslines – it’ll instantly make your content that extra bit classier!
If these tracks have piqued your interest, 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. Synchronization rights, mechanical rights and public performance rights? All included. Additional fees or royalties? Forget about it. More than royalty-free. More like worry-free. Check out the free trial below.
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