This is my Ultimate Top 10 Christmas Songs List. Enjoy!
Christmas is just around the corner, and I’m sure more than one of you have already put the tree up, hung the lights, and have even begun to make the list of gifts for this year. It is time to celebrate with our loved ones, to be happy, and to say goodbye to one more stage of our lives, but also to receive a new one with open arms.
But beyond the snowmen, the reindeer in the garden, and the copious meals, there is something in this world that makes Christmas better. And no, I do not mean Santa Claus or the gifts under the tree, I talk about something much better: Music!
Music is a powerful weapon. It can tell you many things of the singer and the composer, even from the person who is dedicating that song to you. It can make you feel sad, it can make you feel happy. It can take you back in time, or it can make you feel like you are in the future.
It will make you feel like you are on your own, away from the worl, or it will keep you company and you won’t be alone anymore.
Music is a powerful weapon against anxiety and loneliness.
In today’s post, I bring you my 10 essential songs for this wonderful festival, I hope you enjoy the
1.- Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
This song, composed in 1932, has been covered by a variety of artists, from Sinatra to Mariah Carey, through Dolly Parton or Andrea Bocelli, although my favorite is, without a doubt, Michel Bublé’s version. A well-known Christmas theme that could not be missing from my list. It’s timeless, simple, and manages to take me back to my childhood wherever it sounds.
2.- Last Christmas
This song was written by George Michael in 1984. As with the previous song, it has also been covered by a large number of musicians from all over the world. While it is true that the first time I heard it was in the voice of Ashley Tisdale, I would not change the original version for any other.
I fell in love with the lyrics of this wonderful song when I was in high school and my level of English finally allowed me to understand something more than a couple of random words. I keep a nice memory from it, and inevitably, this song should be here. I had to choose it, because it is already part of the history of my life.
3.- All I want for Christmas is you
Mariah Carey has been putting the soundtrack to our Christmas since 1994, and without a doubt, will continue to make it happen in the years that pass. I suppose it is the quintessential Christmas song for adults and children, and although it is probably the most listened song of the last twenty years, I surrender to it. Whether in a commercial, in a movie, in the supermarket … wherever it sounds, the Christmas spirit invades me.
4.- Let it snow
Interestingly, this song was written on one of the hottest days recorded in California, in the year 1945. And despite the many times it has been recorded and heard at the Christmas festivities, this is not a Christmas theme, it is about love. Dean Martin recorded two different versions of this song, and choosing one of them has not been difficult, both his music and his voice take me back to a cold winter day in the fifties era.
5.- Run Run Rudolph
This theme was popularized in the fifties by Chuck Berry. It is a song full of rhythm, and can easily be recognized by the similarity with other very famous themes of the artist. They have also made an infinity of versions of this song, but I must confess that I personally prefer the one made by Hanson in 1997. I have chosen it because it is full of energy and it is perfect to mark some dances in these parties.
6.- I met an Angel On a Christmas Day
Céline Dion gave us this theme in 1999, it is very cheerful, positive, romantic and full of energy. A combination, from my point of view, perfect for these dates.
7.- Baby Please Come Home
A song known since 1963, with many covers from different people over time, this theme has been covered with the voices of artists as different as Mariah Carey, Joey Ramone or Michael Bublé. I must admit that it is the first song that comes to my mind when I think of Christmas, and without it, this list would be incomplete. I like its rhythm and the way the whole song has to fill me with happiness.
8.- Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Originally composed in 1944 for the cinema, it was later versioned by Sinatra, whom I never tire of listening to, especially in these festivities. With my eyes closed, I would choose his version before all the others since then, for his elegance, his magic, and that intimate touch of the artist’s voice, which almost seems to be singing to you alone.
9.- Finally it's Christmas
Finally it’s Christmas is the most current song on the list, and it was released in 2017 by the well-known band Hanson. It’s one of those songs that I could listen to in a loop during all the parties because I find it addictive, cheerful and completely different from the usual Christmas songs.
10.- Auld Lang Syne
While this is not a Christmas song, this traditional theme is usually used on new year’s eve, or what is the same, the end of all celebrations. Therefore, this song should also be the final touch on my list.
And this is the end of my list for this year. Let me know in the comments if you agree with this list and which sngs you would add.
Post made possible thanks to Noelia S.