Christmas is one of the most wonderful times of the year for many reasons, including quality time with loved ones, eating absolutely delicious traditional dishes and cookies, decorating our homes, and most importantly, relishing the joyful Christmas songs.
If you are looking for ways to make Christmas even more special for you and your loved ones, take a listen to some of the classic Christmas tunes listed below.
The holiday season is quickly approaching! You’ve probably danced and sung along to these timeless Christmas songs
“It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas”
Meredith Willson composed this Christmas song back in 1951. Originally, the song was titled “It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas.” And even though many artists have recorded the song, on September 18, 1951, Perry Como and The Fontane Sisters had a hit with it when they teamed up with Mitchell Ayres & His Orchestra.
This song honors early memories of La Parranda, a Puerto Rican Christmas custom in which musicians and singers visit houses to serenade neighbors. Unlike many Christmas songs, “Feliz Navidad” doesn’t have a story that can be inferred from its lyrics. In fact, it’s possible that the song’s simplicity is what contributed to its success.
English pop group Wham! released the song “Last Christmas” Epic Records issued it on December 10, 1984. Since its initial release, numerous artists have covered the George Michael-penned and -produced song.
“Do You Hear What I Hear?”
Gloria Shayne Baker provided the music for this song, which Noel Regney wrote the lyrics for. Bing Crosby originally sang the song and included it on an album of the same name. Several other singers have since recorded it.
“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”
Edward Pola and George Wyle composed the well-known Christmas song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” in 1963. Pop singer Andy Williams used it in the recording and release of his first Christmas album that same year.
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane wrote “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” in 1943, and Judy Garland first performed it in the 1944 MGM musical Meet Me in St. Louis. A version with different lyrics was later recorded by Frank Sinatra.
“I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus”
The Christmas song “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” was written by British songwriter Tommie Connor and was first performed by Jimmy Boyd in 1952.
“Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town”
J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie are the authors of the holiday song “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town.” Harry Reser and his band recorded the song on October 24, 1934, and that is the first known recording of it.
“Baby It’s Cold Outside”
Frank Loesser composed the well-known song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” in 1944, and the 1949 movie Neptune’s Daughter helped make it famous. Despite not mentioning any holidays in the lyrics, this song is frequently thought of as a Christmas song due to its winter-themed lyrics.
“All I want for Christmas is you”
The most well-known, frequently performed, and adored Christmas song in our time is without a doubt “All I Want for Christmas is You.” A holiday playlist would be lacking without it! American singer Mariah Carey wrote the song “All I Want for Christmas Is You” for her fourth studio album and first-holiday collection, Merry Christmas (1994). The song, which was written and produced by Carey and Walter Afanasieff, was made available as the album’s lead single on October 29, 1994.
Christmas is viewed as a time of giving, receiving, family, love, joy, peace, and hope by all. We are able to vividly recall past events and memories in some ways thanks to these traditional Christmas songs.
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