When my husband and I first started dating, we bonded over music.
But not just any music. Specifically, we had a bit of an obsession with love songs.
To be clear, I’m not talking about Celine Dion and Mariah Carey. Nothing like the cheesy stuff you’d find on a list of the greatest love songs of all time.
What we couldn’t get enough of were unknown love songs.
As an ongoing love letter to each other, we started a love songs playlist. Years later, we’re still adding to it.
Lately, we’ve been on the hunt for romantic holiday songs to get our playlist in the Christmas spirit.
12 Winter Love Songs for Your Holiday Playlist
Here are the best unknown love songs we found for your holiday playlist. Some mention Christmas, but we focused on finding songs that conjure up cozy winter images—perfect for playing in the background while you snuggle by the fire with your honey.
Side note: This playlist makes the perfect heartfelt homemade holiday gift for your spouse or partner.
Just buy a few of the holiday love songs listed below (maybe mix in some of The 12 Best Christmas Songs You’ve Never Heard), and follow my instructions on how to share a playlist. Then wrap your playlist in something festive, and you’re done!
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1. Snowfall† by Ingrid Michaelson
“I want a snowfall kind of love
The kind of love that keeps you in bed all day
Oh I want to walk through with you
And watch it all melt away”
2. More Than I Asked For by Joy Williams
“You and me
Underneath the evergreen,
Holding hands while the snow is falling”
3. 30 Days by Never Shout Never
“I’m making a list, hell, I’ll check it twice
Of all the things you’ve done in my life
Then I’ll send it your way
So you see why I love you”
4. Winter Moon by Mindy Gledhill
“On the A.M. radio, they’re playing Christmas songs
So horrendously off key, you loudly sing along
Cider simmers on the stove,
Reading Dickens by the glow
Of the light that lingers through the window”
5. The Idea of Growing Old by The Features
“You in your kerchief and me in my cap
We can settle down for an afternoon nap
You turn me on to the idea of growing old”
6. All My Bells Are Ringing by Lenka
“So take my heart
And wrap it
In a ribbon
And a bow”
7. Blood Bank by Bon Iver
“That secret that we know that we don’t know how to tell
I’m in love with your honor, I’m in love with your cheeks
What’s that noise up the stairs, babe?
Is that Christmas morning creaks?”
8. Mushaboom by Feist
“Old dirt road
Knee deep snow
Watching the fire as we grow old”
9. It Really Is (A Wonderful Life) by Mindy Smith
“I’d never noticed that the crackle of a fire
Makes music when accompanied by kiss
And when did I start having dreams about pumpkin pies
There’s not a lot that’s sweeter than this”
10. All That I Want by The Weepies
“Above the rooftops
The full moon dips its golden spoon
I wait on clip-clops, deer might fly
Why not? I met you”
11. Cold December Night by Michael Bublé
“The twinkling of the lights
The scent of candles fill the household
Old Saint Nick has taken flight
With a heart on board so please be careful”
12. It Snowed by Meaghan Smith
“It snowed last night
Everything is sparkling with diamond light
The road is bare
It’s four feet high
Honey let’s play hooky
Cause it snowed last night”
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What are your favorite winter love songs? Leave a comment to share your picks!