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The Best Christmas Songs Of All Time

Postby walter » Mon 20 Oct, 2014 11:39 am

We all love holidays and I don’t think there is a single human being on this earth that doesn’t like Christmas music.
The beautiful Christmas songs touch even those who are not Christians, who don’t believe in Jesus Christ or who simply don’t celebrate Christmas. We all know that there’s so many great classic Christmas songs and so many new versions that have come about to perfect originals as well as many great new classics and that is extremely difficult to make a list.
Still, let’s see what the holidays have to offer.

1. All I Want for Christmas – Mariah Carey ( a catchy wonderful song)
2. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Frank Sinatra
3. Jingle Bells - Boston musician James S. Pierpont wrote the lyrics and melody to this song for a Sunday school class in 1857. One hundred years later, it inspired one of the best-known Christmas rock songs, which is number 4 on this list
4. Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms
5. Last Christmas – Wham! (the song was released in 1984; George Michael is said to have written this song upstairs at his parents’ house while Andrew Ridgeley was downstairs watching Match Of The Day. Last Christmas still stands up as one of the great festive heartbreakers.)
6. Driving Home for Christmas – Chris Rea
7. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Gene Autry
8. Silent Night – Charlotte Church
9. Bells Are Ringing – Mary Chapin Carpenter
10. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Rosemary Clooney
11. Give Love on Christmas Day – Solid Harmony
12. I Met an Angel (on Christmas Day) – Celine Dion
13. A Marshmallow World – Brenda Lee
14. Winter Wonderland – Louis Armstrong
15. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) – John Lennon & Yoko (Even if the anti-war sentiment and kids chorus are a little cloying, this is still a great festive song for all faiths.)
16. Santa’s Got a Brand New Bag - SHeDAISY
17. I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas – Gayla Peevey (it has funny lyrics and it’s quite hard not to smile when hearing this song)
18. I’ll Be Home for Christmas – Amy Grant
19. Santa Baby – Mindy McCready ( quite a sexy song)
20. Breath of Heaven (Mary’s Song) – Amy Grant (a beautiful yet heart-breaking song)
21. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – Mariah Carey
22. Blue Christmas – Sheryl Crow (a beautiful, subtle but very depressing song)
23. Fairytale of New York – The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl (it is a classic festive song released in 1987 and produced by Elvis Costello)
24. The Twelve Days of Christmas – (This English folk song was written prior to the 19th century. Historians say the “Twelve Days” represent those between the birth of Christ (Christmas, December 25) and the coming of the Magi (Epiphany, January 6). In addition, because Catholicism was banned in England until 1829, this song was secretly used to teach catechism to young Catholics. Each gift symbolized a basic tenet of the religion. For example, the five rings refer to the first five books of the Old Testament, the Ten Commandments are represented by the “ten lords a leaping,” and God is the “true love.”)
25. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! – Dean Martin (released in 1959, this song gives us the feeling of warmth on a cold winter evening, it makes us feel the excitement of Christmas lights, and curling up in front of a fire with the person we love)
26. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday – Wizzard
27. Ave Maria – Jewel
28. Ay, Ay, Ay It’s Christmas – Ricky Martin
29. Silent Night, Holy Night – Mahalia Jackson
30. Deck The Hall – Nat King Cole (Although the background of this song has never been identified, most historians estimate that both the lyrics and melody originate from 16th-century Wales.)
31. We Wish You A Merry Christmas – The Weavers (This song was created in England, and historians believe it originated in the 16th century.)
32. This Is The Time - Michael Bolton (Duet with Wynonna)
33. Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band Aid
34. Oh, Christmas Tree! – Xmas Bony M
35. White Christmas – Bing Crosby
36. Merry Christmas Everyone! – Shakin Stevens
37. Joy To The World – Bing Crosby
38. Christmas Time – Brian Adams
39. Christmas Makes The Town – Brook Benton
40. Love on Layaway – Gloria Estefan
The list is open to all music lovers, so if you have a favorite Christmas song, let’s hear it.
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