Give Yourself a Silent Night with Holiday Ambience, Music, and ASMR
Holiday music is easy to love and equally easy to get annoyed by. What you need is to get in the spirit of the season—without getting the songs stuck in your head. So, we put together a list of our 30 favorite holiday videos that are guaranteed to help you sleep, study, relax and more.
What makes a video naughty or nice? This list includes:
- Traditional songs played at soothing instrumental tempos, whether in the classical, jazz, or acoustic guitar genres
- Upbeat original holiday music that keeps the fun going, without keeping you up at night
- Natural ambience and soundscapes that capture winter's majesty
- ASMR roleplays with lovable characters and holiday triggers
- Quality meditations, binaural beats, and bedtime stories that will have you dreaming of sugarplums
When all the grocery stores and radio stations are on their collective mission to barrage you with earworm-inducing tracks, check out our bag of holiday goodies below. Better yet, listen to these videos with SleepPhones® headphones—the guaranteed best stocking stuffers for audiophiles, wellness enthusiasts, and anyone who needs quality sleep. Settle into this cozy headband equipped with thin, high-quality speakers… because the pain of traditional headphones and earbuds is so last-season. Sign up for our newsletter to get deals on the comfiest products year-round.
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Some listening tips: If you want to repeat any of these videos, just right click on the video player and select Loop. And make sure to turn off autoplay so you're not jolted awake by the ads or sounds on the next video.
Christmas carols never fail to bring magic and childlike wonder. Listen to these classic melodies played only to the most relaxing tempos and instruments.
Christmas Music • Peaceful Guitar • Yule log
Nothing's more quintessentially Christmas than cozying next to a fireplace with guitar music. Slovenian musician Mak Grgic created this hour-long video featuring tracks from his holiday album.
Gentle Christmas Choir Sleep Music
A choir of angels hums sweet lullabies to you, accompanied by light piano, church bells, chimes, and a harp. Let their voices take you on a journey of heavenly bliss.
Traditional Christmas Music
Listen to this original composition of beloved holiday carols, played ever so lightly on the piano. It's perfect for a quiet evening by the fireplace.
Relaxing Christmas Music Playlist with Heavenly Christmas Ambience
A slow jazz rendition of classic holiday songs, performed on the piano and accompanied by low bass, light drums, and the occasional saxophone. You can barely hear the crackling of the fireplace under this peaceful ensemble.
Best Christmas Sleep Music: Relaxing, Meditation, Study
Don't want holiday classics stuck in your head all night? This video features original music played ever so delicately on the piano.
Cozy Christmas Coffee Shop Ambience with Smooth Jazz
Stop in for a warm cup of joe on a quiet Christmas night. This video features a funkier version of slow jazz holiday music, complete with the natural ambience of a cafe.
Holly Jolly Tunes
Want to chill out during the holidays—without falling asleep? Bring delight to any holiday tradition with these videos, whether you're wrapping presents, building gingerbread houses, or decorating the tree.
Best Lofi Christmas Mix Ever
Charming lofi music set to a cute pixel animation—just the thing to get you giddy for the holiday season! Listen for relaxation, studying, or just pure fun.
Christmas Pop Jazz instrumental / Carol Piano Collection
A more contemporary take on Christmas music, this video features jazz reimaginings of popular holiday tracks. Korean musician Shin Giwon covers such songs as Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You," Coldplay's "Christmas Lights," and Dean Martin's "Baby It's Cold Outside." Find out other ways to listen in the video's description.
Happy Relaxing Christmas Jazz Music
Picture yourself exploring the annual Frankfurt Christmas Market as you enjoy these upbeat jazz versions of classic holiday songs. Featuring John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "Happy Xmas (War is Over)," Irving Berlin's "White Christmas," Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson's "Blue Christmas," and more.
Christmas Bossa Nova Smooth Jazz Music
Enjoy a beachside getaway this Christmas with these bossa nova beats. Perfect for either a vacation or a stay-cation.
Beloved Movie Music
The best holiday nostalgia involves sitting in front of a TV in your pajamas, waiting for your favorite show to broadcast. So why not honor tradition, wear some pajamas for your ears, and listen to original or fan-made movie music?
Home Alone Christmas Party Ambience
When a cardboard cut-out of Michael Jordan gets together with a quartet of mannequins, you know just what kind of party to expect. Calmed By Nature recreated Home Alone's famous scene—but from the burglars' point of view. Listen to the muffled jazz music as it emanates from the McCallister house… and consider circling the block again in your plumber's van tomorrow.
The channel has other videos in the "Christmas Music From Another Room" series. One puts you outside a charming farmhouse and another outside a church choir concert.
Hogwarts Great Hall
Enjoy a magical evening in the Great Hall of Hogwarts. Ambient Worlds brings this enchanted castle to life with holiday-themed music from the Harry Potter movies and video games.
Chronicles of Narnia Winter Woods Music & Ambience
Taken from the film adaptation of C. S. Lewis's famous series, this calming music enriches the stunning ambience of a winter forest. Revisit the world of Narnia in this video, and hope that if the White Witch does catch you, she'll have some Turkish delight prepared.
The Chronicles of Narnia Relaxing Ambient & Music
This fan-made music is for people who love the world of Narnia but who don't want to listen to the movie's soundtrack. French musician William Maytook perfectly captures the magic of this universe by combining his original compositions with natural ambience.
Enjoy winter wonder—without all the pesky holiday tunes. These videos will have you soaring over mountains and valleys as you listen to calming classical compositions.
Winter Wonderlands Snowy Winter Scenery with Beautiful Piano Music
From the Rockies to the Dolomites to the Carpathians, this video takes you on a journey through some of the world's most beautiful mountain ranges. Chill out to the peaceful music as you take in these incredible sights.
Winter Wonderland Scenic Relaxation Film with Calming Music
Fly over the mountains, forests and towns of Alaska and the Swiss Alps while listening to classical tunes. And along the way, enjoy natural ambience as you cross paths with trains, planes, water, wind and herds of animals.
The weather outside may be frightful. But if these ambient videos are any indication of how relaxed you'll be, you might as well let it snow.
White Forest, Calming River Sounds, Snowy Woods
Winter freezes everything in time, but this river still runs. Filmed in Bulgaria's Strandzha Nature Park, this video captures the soothing sounds of water as it trickles past the snowy banks.
Cozy Cabin Ambience with Crackling Fireplace and Winter Blizzard
The fireplace cracks so peacefully over the howling wind outside. Be grateful for the warmth of a blanket as you relax to this video.
Beautiful Relaxing Heavy Snowfall: Calm Breeze and Falling Snowflakes
Be out in the storm—without the cold. This video captures the crisp sounds of snow as it hits the ground, blowing in all directions by the calming breeze.
Christmas Living Room ASMR Ambience
Whether you like reading novels, wrapping presents or signing greeting cards, this video combines all those sounds into one. Relax as the pages flip, the scissors cut, and the pen scribbles.
Watch these holiday-themed ASMR roleplays and triggers. With so many stories and decorations surrounding this time of year, you'll likely find something that helps you relax.
Mom Helps Write A Letter To Santa
When it comes to polishing your holiday wishlist, Mom can be a little over-eager. But that doesn't mean she's about to ask Santa for the hottest video game console—let alone a puppy. Aleece of DiamondASMR mixes together maternal whispering, pencil scribbling and keyboard clicking as she helps you write the perfect letter.
A Very Special Santa Claus' Office Visit
So you're here to "contest your position on the naughty list," eh? You better have a seat, then, because Santa's all booked up. Might as well get to know the friendly receptionist, Adrienne from ASMR Psychetruth, as she answers calls, eats "lunch" and shows off her various holiday knick-knacks.
Claudia Atnas Measures You For Your Santa Suit!
Need a size up? No? Then the strict no-milk-and-cookies diet has been working. Now let Charlette of WhisperAudios ASMR take over as she fits you for a new Santa suit.
Fabulous Fabrics ASMR Gift Wrapping
Two video concepts—*wrapped *into one! Gentle Whispering ASMR shows you how to use the furoshiki style of wrapping, a traditional Japanese technique that uses fabric instead of paper. The tutorial will not only make you feel more environmentally friendly this holiday season—it will help you sleep well, too.
Holly Claus Christmas Gift Wrapping ASMR Roleplay
Santa and the elves get so busy making toys, there's barely enough time for wrapping gifts. His daughter Holly, played by Be Calm with Becca ASMR, is here to help. Do you like the sounds of adhesive tape, scissor blades and wrapping paper? Then this video is for you.
ASMR Christmas Triggers for The Boys
… and the girls, too. For the ultimate holiday experience, Marno ASMR layers together the sounds of tinsel, twine, ornaments, holly berries and more. Feel like a bro and fall asleep.
Soothing Sleep Aids
Is the stress of the holiday season keeping you up at night? Try these meditations, binaural beats and bedtime stories the next time you need to decompress.
Meditation for Dealing with Holiday Triggers, Anxiety, and Family Gatherings
Don't let the stress of family gatherings, gift shopping, and travel ruin your holiday season. Unwind to this guided hypnosis instead.
"Christmas Special North Pole" 1 Hour Music for Relaxation
Chill out to these binaural beats this holiday season. Brainwave Music designed this festive track to promote a relaxed, meditative, or lucid-dreaming state.
10 Hours Relaxing Christmas Music for Sleep
This slow, ambient version of "Silent Night" will pull you into a trance. Enjoy the crackling of the fireplace as you sleep or meditate.
Christmas Stories Compilation for Grownups
Bedtime stories are not just for kids. Psychologist Dan Jones shares 7 holiday-themed tales that are layered with therapeutic hypnosis.