The 10 Best Holiday Songs of All Time

Posted by By flapjack at 7 December, at 07 : 12 AM Print

Music always adds to the cheerfulness of the Holiday season and classic Christmas songs and holiday tunes really makes festivities come alive. Kids and adults can easily get into the Holiday spirit listening to these fun Holiday songs and memorable videos. Below are 10 of the best Holiday songs of all time.

1. The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole

Perhaps one of the most well known and widely played holiday songs ever is this Christmas Holiday tune sung by Nat King Cole. It’s a classic song that always seems to create warm feelings and beautiful memories. I am sure this song will remain one of the top Holiday songs for a long time to come.

2. White Christmas by Bing Crosby

The best-selling single of all time, it was originally heard in the movie ‘Holiday Inn’ starring Bing Crosby. This Christmas melody is a song recalling an old-fashioned Christmas setting full of metaphors and memories of times past. “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas just like the ones I used to know. Where the tree tops glisten and children listen to hear sleigh bells in the snow…”

3. Carol of the Bells

Originally an instrumental song written by Ukrainian Composer Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych in the early 1900s, the song”Carol of The Bells” quickly became a classic as many Choral groups and instrumentalists would perform the songs in a variety of ways. Many artists and musicians have covered the choral song in which each has added their own twist and unique beauty to this amazing Holiday song.

4. Christmas Canon by Tran-Siberian Orchestra

A gorgeous and exciting version of a classic song, the Trans Siberian Orchestra delivers a beautifully crafted version of Johann Pachelbel’s Canon in D Minor with lyrics, electric beats, and a wonderful chorus.

5. Santa Claus is Coming to Town by The Jackson 5

A young Michael Jackson and the Jackson family sings this traditional Christmas song. The lyrics let kids know Santa is watching – so behave: “You better watch out. You better not cry. Better not pout. I’m telling you why. Santa Claus is coming to town. He sees you when you’re sleeping…”

6. Here Comes Santa Claus by Gene Autry

Written and recorded in 1947 Gene Autry songs “Here Comes Santa Claus” became an instant Holiday classic as the song featured an optimistic tune with Christmas-themed lyrics describing Santa Claus’ visit as he comes to town delivering Christmas presents to children.

7. The Chanukah Song by Adam Sandler

This is a unique and amusing holiday song that celebrates Hanukkah. “Instead of one day of presents, we have eight crazy nights…”

8. Holiday Christmas: War is Over by John Lennon

A Beautiful holiday song and request for peace created from John and Yoko’s 1969 campaign “War is Over!” and sung by John Lennon is his true fashion exuding a peaceful and harmonizing message. A classic Holiday song remembered and enjoyed by many.

9. All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth) by The Chipmunks

A remake of a classic Christmas song for kids that is sure to put a smile on your face, this Chipmunks jingle will excite your Holiday spirit and make you reminiscent of past times.

10. I’LL Be Home For Christmas by Elvis Presley

Originally recorded in 1943 by singer Bing Crosby, this Originally recorded in 1943 by singer Bing Crosby, this Elvis Presley version of “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” was an instant success. On this special Holiday ballad Presley used his vocals to demonstrate his own personal and emotional lyrics to the popular Christmas melody.


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