Holiday Hits: A Workout Playlist

Burn off those Christmas cookies (and the winter chill) with this seasonal mix


It's no secret that the holidays are often the time of year when people slip out of their workout routines. There are gifts to buy, feasts to prepare, and parties to attend, leaving very little time to hit the gym.

To help you stay fit and festive this winter, we've pulled together the ultimate playlist of uptempo holiday tunes. Wham! and Paul McCartney crank up their Christmas synths, Mariah Carey checks in with a yuletide perennial, and Julian from The Strokes sings a seasonal Saturday Night Live anthem.

Here's the full list, courtesy of, the web's most popular workout music website.

Julian Casablancas - Christmas Treat - 166 BPM

The Ronettes - Sleigh Ride - 93 BPM

Vince Guaraldi Trio - Linus and Lucy - 82 BPM

Mariah Carey - All I Want for Christmas Is You - 150 BPM

Jackson 5 - Santa Claus is Coming to Town - 147 BPM

The Beach Boys - Little Saint Nick - 132 BPM

Wham! - Last Christmas - 106 BPM

Danny Elfman - What's This? - 162 BPM

The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping - 115 BPM

Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmastime - 95 BPM

To find more workout songs, check out the free database at Run Hundred. You can browse by genre, tempo, and era to find the best songs to rock your workout.

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