One of the most important parts of any event--whether it's entertaining guests at a cocktail party of unwrapping presents in front of the fireplace--is the music! So we asked music industry exec Julia Trainor of Train Trax to create the perfect holiday playlist. Here, she shares her feel-good festive mix, filled with a combination of holiday classics and unexpected surprises. "This playlist is filled with great music to wrap presents to and toast the eggnog with," she says. "The uptempo and bright versions of some of our favorites will keep you in the holiday mood!"

Julia Trainor's Holiday Playlist:

Baby It's Cold Outside – Colbie Caillat & Gavin DeGraw
All I Want For Christmas – Mariah Carey
Winter Wonderland / White Christmas – Mercy Me
Shake Up Christmas – Train
Sleigh Ride – KT Tunstall
Blue Christmas – Raul Malo
This Christmas – Cee Lo Green
Christmas Baby, Please Come Home – Michael Buble
What Christmas Means To Me – Paul Young
Wonderful Christmastime – Paul McCartney
Christmas Wrapping – The Waitresses
Silver Bells – Meaghan Smith
Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy (Red Baron Remix) – Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree – Darlene Love, Ronnie Spector
Last Christmas – Jimmy Eat World
Christmas All Over Again – Tom Petty
Let It Snow – Glee Cast
Merry Christmas Baby – Cee Lo Green ft. Rod Stewart
Jingle Bells (Robbie Hardkiss Remix) – Duke Ellington
Jingle Bell Rock – Blake Shelton
Run Rudolph Run – Brian Setzer Orchestra
Step Into Christmas – Elton John
Santa Baby – Colbie Caillat
Angels we Have Hear On High – Pentatonix
White Christmas (Kaskade Remix) – Bing Crosby
Marshmallow World – Francesca Battistella
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Barenaked Ladies w/ Sarah McLachlan
Frosty The Snowman – The Beach Boys
Deck The Halls – Los Straightjackets
Jingle Bells – Pomplamoose
Here Comes Santa Claus – Steve Tyrell
It's the Most Wonderful Time Of The Year – Harry Connick, Jr.
O Come All Ye Faithful - TobyMac

To download Julia's mix, go to and create your own playlist. Happy holidays!