Day 4 | Christmas Workout Playlist

Written by Charlotte Campbell

Christmas Workout Playlist

Keeping your playlist fresh is a really good way to reinvigorate your workout. This is never more necessary than with a Christmas workout playlist. The nights are cold, the pubs are beckoning, and you need some festive fitness to keep your body at its peak.


Lucky for you, Christmas hits are surprisingly good workout tunes. Even luckier, Santa’s little helpers down at the MyProtein grotto have picked some of the best for different stages of your workout.

christmas workout playlist

Winter Warm up & Warm down


Warming up and down is so important in colder months. It prevents muscle injury and maximises your workout potential.

With this in mind, you should ensure you add these slower tracks to your Christmas workout playlist to encourage deep stretches. In addition, make sure you don’t forget your protein – it’s essential for recovery when the cold is tightening up your muscles.


East-17 – Stay Another Day

Seal – Kiss From a Rose

Elvis Presley – Lonely this Christmas

Bill Nighy – Love is all around

Johnny Cash – Little Drummer Boy

Wham – Last Christmas

The Pogues- Fairytale of New York

Bing Crosby – White Christmas

Chris De Burgh, Paul Hardiman – A Spaceman Came Travelling

Natalie Cole – The Christmas Song


Christmas Cardio


To get you sweating, we’ve gone for your classic up tempo cheese. It wouldn’t be a Christmas workout playlist without these office party bangers. I you’re into your HIIT, you can alternate between these up tempo tracks and the weights ones below. Simply alter your footfall to fit the beat et voila! Festive fitness at the touch of the play button.

If you need inspiration, just think – if Santa’s reindeers can circumnavigate the globe in 24 hours, you can sweat through these classic tunes.


Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas

Slade – Merry Christmas Everybody

Elton John – Step Into Christmas

The Beverly Sisters – I Saw Mommy Kissin Santa Claus

Bruce Springsteen – Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Wizzard – I Wish It Could be Christmas Everyday

The Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping

Chuck Berry – Run Rudolph Run

Jessie J – Man With The Bag


R&B Workout Playlist

Weight-ing for Santa


If you want gains under your Christmas tree, add these tunes to your Christmas workout playlist. Christmas is well known for being a high calorie time of year, so ‘tis the season to make the most of this bulking opportunity.


The bells and beats make good timers for your reps whilst you’re hitting your lower weight range. Tunes like Christmas Time really ramp up during the chorus, so make the most of those to power through a transition to doing higher and threshold level weights.


The Darkness – Christmas Time

Shakin’ Stevens – Merry Christmas Everyone

Bob Dylan – Must Be Santa

Boney M – Mary’s Boy Child

Michael Buble – It’s Beginning to Look A lot Like Christmas

Carla Thomas – Gee Whizz, It’s Christmas

Hall & Oates – Jingle Bell Rock

Eartha Kitt – Santa Baby

Brenda Lee – Rocking Around the Christmas Tree

Band Aid – Do They Know it’s Christmas?

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Faye Reid

Faye Reid

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Faye Reid has a Bachelor of Science in Sport and Exercise Physiology and a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition. Faye has worked with numerous high-profile oranisations, such as Men's Health, Sky Sports, Huddersfield Giants, Warrington Wolves, British Dressage and GB Rowing, providing her expert sports science support. Find out more about Faye's experience here: She puts her passion into practice as goal attack for her netball team, and in competitive event riding.

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