8 Winter Songs That Aren’t All About Christmas

In the enchanting realm of winter melodies, the seasonal symphony extends far beyond the jingling bells and festive cheer of Christmas tunes. As the snow blankets the world in a hush of serenity, these eight winter songs offer a captivating soundtrack that transcends the holiday season. From the haunting piano-driven notes of Tori Amos’ “Winter” to the indie-folk charm of Angus & Julia Stone’s “Snow,” this eclectic compilation captures the diverse essence of winter, steering clear of the customary Christmas carol path. Join us on a musical journey through the frosty landscapes, introspective moments, and dreamy escapes that define the soul-stirring beauty of winter without the overt yuletide references.

Check out our list of Winter Songs below:

“Winter” by Tori Amos (1992):

A haunting piano-driven piece that captures the ethereal and contemplative side of winter.

“Winter Song” by Ingrid Michaelson and Sara Bareilles (2008)

A beautiful song that captures the reflective and introspective mood of winter.

“Snow” by Angus & Julia Stone (2007):

An indie-folk song that uses snow as a metaphor for the passage of time and the changes it brings.


“Winterbreak” by Muna (2016):

Muna’s dreamy “Winterbreak” is a pop gem that captures the chill and laid-back vibe of winter, creating a serene musical escape.

“White Winter Hymnal” by Fleet Foxes (2008):

Fleet Foxes’ indie-folk classic “White Winter Hymnal” paints a vivid picture of winter with harmonies and nostalgic imagery.

“Winter Song” by The Head and the Heart (2011):

This indie-folk song conveys the introspective and contemplative mood of winter, with soulful vocals and acoustic arrangements.

“Winter” by Khalid (2016):

Khalid’s soulful “Winter” reflects on a relationship’s changes during the season, combining R&B vibes with poignant winter sentiments.

“Snowblind” by Black Sabbath (1972):

A classic rock song that uses winter imagery as a metaphor, creating a dark and atmospheric musical journey.