The Ultimate Holiday Workout Playlist

With all the holiday greetings, gay happy meetings when friends come to call, shopping, parties, and cooking, fitting in daily exercise tends to fall to the bottom of our Christmas wish lists. Sometimes, we could use an extra dose of motivation…and what’s a better motivator than music? Having a top-notch, holly, jolly Christmas workout playlist can be the antidote for any holiday hold-ups to your workout routine.

Last Christmas – Wham!

This year, to save me from tears, I’ll do extra crunches and cardio.

Santa Tell Me – Ariana Grande



Run Run Rudolph – Kelly Clarkson

Run, run with Rudolph! Show the treadmill what you’re about!

All I Want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey

All I want for Christmas is you…and toned biceps. 

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Andy Williams 

With the barbells all clanging and everyone saying, “Be of good cheer!”

Sleigh Ride – The Ronettes

It’s lovely weather for a workout together with you!

Shake Up Christmas – Train 

Shake it up, shake up the protein shake! Wake it up, wake up, workout, and slay!

You Make It Feel Like Christmas – Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton

A Mad Russian’s Christmas – Trans-Siberian Orchestra 

Mad Russian energy = amazing workout energy

Man With the Bag – Jessie J

Carol of the Bells – Trans-Siberian Orchestra

The most epic Christmas song of all time.

Underneath the Tree – Kelly Clarkson

Santa Claus is Coming to Town – The Jackson 5

Drummer Boy ft. Busta Rhymes – Justin Bieber

Pound the treadmill paruh pum pum pum.

What Christmas Means to Me – Stevie Wonder

Squatting way down low, lots of muscle tone, lots of stretching and ice…

8 Days of Christmas – Destiny’s Child


Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band Aid

Let them know it’s workout time!

Santa’s Coming for Us – Sia

Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – Darlene Love

Little Saint Nick – The Beach Boy


Kick your workouts into high gear, and have a season full of holiday cheer!


– Jesse Bailey

Jesse is the Viiva Senior Copywriter. She recently graduated Cum Laude from the University of Utah with a BA in English and a BS in Economics. She loves hiking, writing, eating cookies, and spending time in the sunshine with loved ones. She currently resides in Utah.


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