Christmas is coming so close. Along big streets, shops, shopping malls, entertainment areas, you see images of Christmas trees, Santa Claus, presents, colorful candies decorated in dazzling lights. Christmas always seems to be the busiest time of the year for businesses, with so many events and efforts to complete what is unfinished before the new year. But this is also an opportunity for people to come together to share the fun. Music is indispensable to stir the atmosphere at the Christmas festivals. Here we list 15 best Christmas songs of all time.
Jingle Bells is one of the most popular and most sung songs at Christmas. Jingle Bells was first released under the name One Horse Open Sleigh in 1857.
All I want for Christmas is you
The song, released in 1994, was written and performed by Mariah Carey and quickly topped the music charts in the UK, Australia, and Japan that Christmas season. Until now, “All I want for Christmas is you” is still one of the songs that are heard and played the most during Christmas.
We wish you a Merry Christmas
This is a very popular Christmas song in England since the 16th century. More than 500 years have passed, with a warm tone, the song is never obsolete.
The song was released in 1984 in the UK and quickly dominated the UK Singles Chart that year. The song has been covered by many world-famous artists.
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Santa is the most popular image during Christmas and is the character that most children look forward to seeing on Christmas Eve. The song was written by John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie and was first sung in Eddie Cantor’s music show in November 1934. The song quickly became a top hit with over 30,000 recordings sold out within 24 hours.
O Holy Night
This is a famous Christmas song composed by Adolphe Adam in 1847 for a French poem called “Minuit, chrétiens”. The song was first performed at Roquemaure in 1847 by Opera singer Emily Laurey. With the difficulty and strict requirements of the volume as well as the music, the song became a favorite challenge for the solo single.
The song was later translated into English and sang on Christmas Eve during World War I because it was the only Christmas song known to both the British and German armies.
Jingle Bell Rock
It is a famous Christmas song in the US. This song was first performed by Bobby Helms in 1957. Today, Jingle Bell Rock always played.
The song was born in 1942 by the famous musician Irving Berlin, written about classical Christmas. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the song by Bing Crosby is the best-selling version of all time with an estimated number of over 100 million copies worldwide.
So This Is Christmas/ Happy Xmas (War is over)
This is a famous Christmas song with lyrics written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. So This Is Christmas/ Happy Xmas was born in 1971 and quickly ranked No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart (UK). In addition, this song is also a song against the war in Vietnam. “So this is Christmas” has become an indispensable song for Christmas and is covered by many great artists.
“Winter Wonderland” is a winter song, but it is usually played during Christmas. The song was written in 1934 by Felix Bernard (music) and Richard B. Smith (lyrics). For several decades, the song was recorded and performed by about 200 artists.
Joy to the World
This is a famous Christmas song. Joy to the World was born in 1719. At the end of the 20th century, “Joy to the world” was the most sung Christmas hymn in North America.
Let it snow
Born in 1945, the song was written in Hollywood, California on an occasion when it was suddenly unusually hot. Although the lyrics do not mention Christmas, it is frequently broadcast by the stations on this occasion and artists often perform the song with a Christmas backdrop.
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas -Cat Power
Whenever this comes on, the first notes can easily trick you into thinking it’s actually Aimee Mann’s Wise Up, which is probably one of the saddest songs ever. And this Cat Power take on a true Christmas classic really injects that holiday loneliness into the jam.
What Will Santa Claus Say
Louis Prima was a great trumpeter and band leader, so it only makes sense that Prima would know how to get people dancing at Christmas with this great little ditty that would easily fit into any of Woody Allen’s recent films.