A Sailor’s Christmas Playlist

A Sailor's Christmas Playlist - 12° West

A Sailor’s Christmas Playlist

The holiday season is upon us! It’s cold here in the Northeast, but we still have sailing on the brain. Needing a jolt of energy to get us in the holiday spirit, we put together a new playlist: Sailing Songs – A Sailor’s Christmas.

The playlist includes a few classics, fresh twists on holiday standards, and uniquely nautical and island-influenced tunes. It leans heavily on a tropical vibe, with some reggae, soca, and steel drums thrown in for good measure. After all, who doesn’t dream of spending Christmas on a boat in the tropics?

You can listen here by clicking on any of the songs in the list, or subscribe to the playlist on Spotify. And for you music nerds out there, here’s the complete list in alphabetical order by song.

Sailing Songs – A Sailor’s Christmas

Song Artist
All I Want For Christmas Is A Real Good Tan Kenny Chesney
Aloha Christmas The Dukes of Surf
Auld Lang Syne Byron Lee & The Dragonaires
A Sailor’s Christmas Jimmy Buffett
Christmas Feeling The Merrymen
Christmas Greetings Lord Kitchener
Christmas In Blue Chair Bay Kenny Chesney
Christmas In The Caribbean Jimmy Buffett
Christmas In The Island Richard Parker
Christmas In The Sand Colbie Caillat
Christmas Island The Andrews Sisters
Christmas Medley The Royal Barbados Police Force Band
Christmas On Big Island The Blue Hawaiians
Christmas Time For Sailors The Green Monkey Christmas Chorale
Deck The Halls The Island Christmas Band
Drink A Rum Smokey Burke
Feliz Navidad Banks Soundtech Steel Orchestra
Happy Christmas Byron Lee & The Dragonaires
Here Comes Santa In A Red Canoe The Surfers
Ho Ho Ho And A Bottle Of Rhum Jimmy Buffett
I Saw Three Ships Sting
Island Christmas Michael Franks
Island Christmas Cully Drew
Joy To The World Annette Oasay
Mele Kalikimaka (Christmas in Hawaii) KT Tunstall
Merry Christmas Island Style Kelly McGuire
Merry Christmas, Alabama (Never Far From Home) Jimmy Buffett
Merry Christmas, Baby The Beach Boys
Reggae Christmas Splynter
A Sailor’s Christmas Jimmy Buffett
Santa’s Got A Sun Burn The Merrymen
Santas Hulu Sistah Robi Kahakalua
Spirit of Christmas Trinidad Bill
Tropical Christmas The Bellamy Brothers
We Need A Little Christmas Doug Walker
White Sand Christmas Wheeland Brothers
Winter Wonderland Reggae Byron Lee & The Dragonaires


We hope you enjoy this taste of a sailor’s Christmas! Happy holidays to all, and happy sailing!

If you like this playlist, check out some of our other music, including Sailing Songs – The Ultimate Sailor’s Playlist, and follow us on Spotify.

Looking for holiday gift ideas? We’ve got you covered with a list of suggestions from small businesses owned by women sailors! Gifts for sailors, by sailors