A Running Playlist for the Holidays

The weather outside may be frightful and the fire very delightful, but we have races to run! Don’t let the end of season and cold weather stop you from keeping your training going. Get in the holiday spirit and keep motivated with this holiday playlist!  There are some classics and some unexpected ones that made the list.  This is a perfect pairing for an easy 3-5 miles around the neighborhood to marvel at the Christmas lights.

Running Lushes Holiday Playlist

bpm information from songbpm

Warm Up

Last Christmas – Wham
Duration – 4:22
BPM – 108

Ho Ho Ho – Sia
Duration – 3:25
BPM – 129


Run Run Rudolph – Kelly Clarkson
Duration – 2:27
BPM – 145

All I want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey
Duration – 4:25
BPM – 150

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree Live – Mary J. Blige
Duration – 2:29
BPM – 166

Christmas/Sarajevo 12/24 (Carol of the Bells) – Trans Siberian Orchestra
Duration – 3:24
BPM – ~187

What Christmas Means To Me – Stevie Wonder
Duration – 2:28
BPM – 167

Feliz Navidad – José Feliciano
Duration – 3:02
BPM – 149

Holly Jolly Christmas – Burl Ives
Duration – 2:13
BPM – 140

Let it Go (from the Frozen Soundtrack) – Idina Menzel
Duration – 3:43
BPM – 137

Cool Down

Linus and Lucy – Vince Guaraldi Trio
Duration – 3:05
BPM – 81

After your run, kick back Running Lushes style with an easy drink and feet by the fire.

Fast and Boozy Eggnog Recipe


One Quart Grocery Store Egg Nog

3 oz Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum

2 oz Cheap Bourbon

1 oz Ancho Reyes Chili Liquor (for a spicy kick)

Stir together gently

Top with grated nutmeg, chili powder and cinnamon mix

Alternative: Put a dollop of vanilla ice cream in!

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