President Barack Obama (right) shares a laugh with first lady Michelle Obama (center) and his mother-in-law, Marian Robinson (left), during the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony outside the White House Dec. 3, 2015, in Washington, D.C.
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'Tis the season for turning up—to holiday jams, that is. 

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, and even the Bidens, have created holiday playlists on Spotify.

Below are the 14 holiday songs the Obamas picked for their playlist. They took it old school, with selections from Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5, Nat King Cole and Eartha Kitt, but also kept it contemporary, with picks from Destiny's Child, Boyz II Men, Ledisi and, of course, Mariah Carey with her classic "All I Want for Christmas Is You."

Check out the full list below: 

1. "O Tannenbaum," Vince Guaraldi Trio (A Charlie Brown Christmas)

2. "Let It Snow," Boyz II Men

3. "All I Want for Christmas Is You," Mariah Carey

4. "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," the Jackson 5

5. "8 Days of Christmas," Destiny's Child

6. "Someday at Christmas," Stevie Wonder

7. "The Christmas Song," Nat King Cole

8. "Silent Night," Ledisi

9. "Do You Hear What I Hear," Yolanda Adams

10. "Away in a Manger," Kenny Burrell

11. "Santa Baby," Eartha Kitt

12. "The First Noel," Frank Sinatra

13. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," Luther Vandross

14. "Little Drummer Boy," Whitney Houston

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Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele is a staff writer at The Root and the founder and executive producer of Lectures to Beats, a Web series that features video interviews with scarily insightful people. Follow Lectures to Beats on Facebook and Twitter.

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