You’ve sung these songs while munching on gingerbread cookies, sipping hot cocoa topped with marshmallows, or driving through the snowy roads. You hear them a lot of times while Christmas shopping, grabbing a drink from coffee shops, and dining out of the house.
Christmas songs somewhat bring out the warm, fuzzy feeling of joyful memories, timelessness, and cheerful mood in all of us. Christmas would never be the same if it weren’t for Christmas-inspired songs to lighten and illuminate the holiday mood for us.
You can sense that Christmas is near when you hear these songs playing everywhere. Here’s a short list of top Christmas songs of all time that will make it hard for you to not sing-along:
Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Healms. Indiana native Bobby Healms recorded the song in 1957. Right when he saw that the American music scene was transitioning from the old country style rock genre to the rhythm and blues twist of the 60’s rock and roll era. This song hit the Billboard charts every year during Christmas.
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town by The Jackson 5. The upbeat tune and melody of The Jackson 5’s Christmas song rocked the music scene in the 70’s in their album Jackson 5 Christmas Album. Never gets old for Christmas time.
Baby It’s Cold Outside by Dean Martin. It’s a nostalgic look at the romances in old times. It’s about a woman constantly saying “no” but the gentleman insists on convincing himself despite the constant refusal. This song was even played at parties to serve as a signal for guests that it was time to leave and the festivity has ended.
It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year by Andy Williams. This Christmas classic was ought to promote Williams’ song “White Christmas”. It was just a mere afterthought for his Christmas album. Moreover, the song turned out to be another hit Christmas track and made an impression to everyone.
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus by The Jackson 5. Originally recorded by Jimmy Boyd in 1952 as a teenager, the Jacksons recorded their version and topped the Billboard charts in their 1970’s Christmas album.
I’ll Be Home For Christmas by Bing Crosby. Another Christmas favorite about a GI’s heart-shattering daydreams during World War II. This song remained as a standard for the experience of Christmas in any wartime.
White Christmas by The Drifters. Over 50 million copies were sold worldwide, this was The Drifters’ best-selling song of all time. The jazz and doo wop signature touch made it break through the music charts compared to other songs’ uniqueness.
Let It Snow by Frank Sinatra. Sinatra can be found at any type of music list. His recording of Let It Snow streamed the air waves in 1950 with The Swanson Quartet. The legend’s Christmas song has become a common platform to most Christmas classics.
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Judy Garland. It was in the movie Meet Me In St. Louise where Judy Garland caught our Christmas-hooked hearts. The song combined blissful lyrics and a gloomy tone which made people squeal in mixed emotions for Christmas.
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) by Nat King Cole. Whenever you hear the first words to this song, you know it’s Christmas. The Christmas Song will forever be one and the same to every household in America. Nat King Cole recorded this song in 1946 and has been inaugurated in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 1974. The Christmas song was referred to as the most remade Christmas tune of all time since it has been re-created by artists like Christina Aguilera, James Dean, The Jackson 5, Rod Stewart, and many more artists.