By Claire Stern
Updated Dec 07, 2014 @ 11:41 am

It's only been a couple of weeks since we sat down for our respective tryptophan-infused dinners, but already, the December holidays are looming. You can't enter a department store or turn on the radio without hearing those age-old, overplayed ditties from Christmases past. Don't get us wrong: we love us some Mariah Carey "Santa Baby," but this year, we decided to mix up our annual soundtrack with more contemporary artists that put a clever spin on timeless tunes (because who wouldn't like their mistletoe with a side of Bieber?). That's why we partnered with DJ Brendan Fallis on a no-fail playlist for all your tree decorating and candle-lighting activities. "Holiday music will remain classic," Fallis told us. "It's tough to reinvent the wheel, but these are entertaining enough to get you through the New Year."RELATED: InStyle's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Listen to his top tracks in our playlist below, and make sure to follow Fallis on Instagram at @brendanfallis. Spoiler alert: painstakingly cute couple pics of him and his GF Hannah Bronfman. [spotify id="" width="300" height="380" /]