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December 25, 2014 01:50 PM

You’ve got the presents wrapped, dinner in the oven, decorations just so – but oh no! What about the tunes?

Not to fear, the Pentatonix are here. The oh-so-hot a cappella group – which won season 3 of The Sing-Off, and is out with a new album, That’s Christmas to Me – picked their favorite holiday songs just for PEOPLE, and put them in a ready-to-play Spotify playlist. Read on for the reasoning behind their faves:

"Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays" by ‘NSYNC
“That was one of the first Christmas songs that felt like a pop song to me, and it captivated me! I’d play it all the time when I was younger, even when it wasn’t Christmastime.” –Kevin Olusola

"Hidden Place" by Björk
“This song is on my ‘quintessential winter songs’ playlist. It’s quite icy and eerie, while at the same time being very intimate and warm. Definitely puts me in a cuddly mood.” –Mitch Grassi

"Opera of the Bells" by Destiny’s Child
“This arrangement is just pure ear candy. It’s all over the place in the very best way.” –Scott Hoying

"Come December" by Sonos
“This is an original song written by one of my great friends Jessica Freedman. I love listening to this on a beautiful drive to the mountains where my family spends Christmas.” –Avi Kaplan

"Fa La La" by Justin Bieber, featuring Boyz II Men
“Their a cappella version of this song is just ridiculous! Boyz II Men can riff like no other, and Justin Bieber’s lead is just as wonderful.” –Olusola

"Winter Song" by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson
“Sara Bareilles is one of my favorite singer-songwriters of all time. And this song is so calming and sweet. It’s the perfect addition to any Christmas holiday playlist.” –Kirstie Maldonado

"8 Days of Christmas" by Destiny’s Child
“This is a classic R&B throwback. I love how they take the melody from ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ and change up the lyrics. Such a vibey holiday song.” –Grassi

"O Holy Night" by ‘NSYNC
“I used to listen to this one all the time! It was the first time I’d heard an a cappella version of a Christmas song sound like pop music. It helped inspire our original song ‘That’s Christmas to Me.'” –Olusola

"Carol of the Bells" by The Bird and The Bee
“It s so different and creepy and cool. If you are looking for something that is different and extremely pleasing to your music nerd side, this is it!” –Kaplan

"Warm & Fuzzy" by Billy Gilman
“This was my favorite Christmas song growing up, and I used to perform it every chance I got. I still listen to it every year because it makes me feel so nostalgic and, well, warm and fuzzy!” –Hoying

"O Holy Night" by David Phelps
“The first time I heard this song I cried because it was so moving and powerful. David Phelps sings with so much emotion. It really helps drive this already beautiful song.” –Maldonado

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