It is now December, which means that Christmas is nearly here. Now is the time where we can begin to be festive, which means that the Christmas music can now come out and be played. We are here today with our top 10 Christmas songs.
We are going to start with number 10, and work our way up to number 1.
Have yourself a Merry little Christmas – Frank Sinatra
This version of the song came out in 1957, however Judy Garland actually sung the original, with alternate lyrics, in 1944 in the musical, Meet me in St. Louis. I didn’t know this until I was looking for the song year, the version I know and believed to be the original was Sinatra’s. Still it is a song that is played a lot and just brings a sense of calmness to a somewhat chaotic time of year.
Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
This song is from 1958. This is just a fun song, and we like that it is fun but yet has soft vocals too.
What’s This? – The Nightmare Before Christmas
The classic from a Nightmare before Christmas 1993. Just a great, fun, catchy song. It is great for all ages, can help bring the magic to Christmas.
Last Christmas – Wham
This song made its debut in 1984. This song is just catchy and one that just gets played every year. It isn’t a feel good song, probably isn’t really fun either, but it is just a great song. It does have some wise words, don’t waste your time on people who aren’t bothered back.
Let it snow – Dean Martin
This song was first recorded by Vaughn Moore in 1945. However the version we prefer is the Dean Martin one, although we don’t mind the original. It is a song that is associated with Christmas, although technically it has nothing to do with it. I guess snow is associated with Christmas for a lot of people and so it was kind of claimed to be one.
Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee.
This song was recorded in 1958, so another 50’s classic. This song reminds us of Home Alone, which is one of our favourite Christmas films. We are actually going to be doing our top 10 Christmas films, so come back for that in the next week. This is such a fun song, and is great for getting you in the festive mood and decorating the Christmas tree.
Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin’ Stevens
This song is from 1985, although it was actually meant to be released in 1984, but was delayed a year so it wouldn’t clash with Band Aid. This song is again fun, but it is a bit more upbeat than the previous songs. It is a feel good song.
Merry Christmas Everybody – Slade
Hands down, one of our favourite Christmas songs. Very little separates the top 3 in all honestly, and it was released in 1973. This song is just one of the songs that just is “Christmas”, if that makes sense. It was one we heard growing up, one that is associated with joy and fun.
Fairytale of New York – The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl
This song was released in 1987. We like this song as it is just a different genre to most other Christmas songs. This is a great Irish folk song that is just great, especially as you get older.
I wish it could be Christmas everyday – Wizzard
This song just had to be our number 1, and it was released by Wizzard in 1973. It is just part of Christmas and for us we could not have Christmas without this song playing. It just makes Christmas, simple as really. One of the first, if not the first Christmas song we listen to each year.