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The best Christmas songs

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Ready to live Christmas intensely and with good music? Do not miss this Christmas ‘playlist’ that we have prepared for you.

Get ready for the sounds of the most joyous season with these Christmas songs. Fall has passed, winter temperatures are approaching, and if you listen carefully, you might hear rattles in the distance.

Christmas is coming and we want to listen to songs from this time. Christmas music has a wavelength all its own, shared by an overwhelming majority of its most recognizable classics that are typically comforting and melancholic.music-christmasThe things that make Christmas songs wonderful, whether they’re Christmas carols , old pop standards, or newer enduring hits, are: emotional connection, universal association, joyness and endless sweetness.

We have put on our Christmas hats and we have prepared our selection of the best Christmas songs forever:

Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms

First released by Bobby Helms in 1957, “Jingle Bell Rock” peaked at number 29 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It was (and still is) quite the holiday hit.

Last Christmas by Wham!

Jingle bells and music synthesizers in equal measure made this Wham! An unforgettable Christmas theme. What sets ‘Last Christmas’ apart most is George Michael’s performance with his adorable melancholy that never goes out of style.

‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree’ by Brenda Lee

One of the most timeless Christmas songs ever created, Brenda Lee first recorded this festive anthem in 1958 when she was just 13 years old. She has continued to return to the Christmas charts in recent years.

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Andy Williams

A quintessential Christmas song. This is one of the songs that should not be missing from your list of Christmas songs list. The piece was written in 1963 by Edward Pola and George Wyle and recorded by Andy Williams that same year on his Christmas album.

All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey

This ubiquitous 1994 Christmas carol with a ’60s-inspired beat lures us in with church bells, sleigh bells, and multiple declarations of love.

Blue Christmas by Elvis Presley

Even the king of rock, Elvis Presley, is also getting Christmas stock with his version of Blue Christmas, even though he didn’t actually write the song, it was first recorded by Doye O’Dell in 1948. Elvis Presley just made it famous. 

Run, Run Rudolph by Chuck Berry

With a little more hip-shaking, “Run, Run Rudolph,” written by Johnny Marks and Marvin Brodie, was popularized by Chuck Berry in 1958. The Christmas carol is still more in vogue than ever. And with a lot of rhythm.

Sleigh Ride by The Ronettes

This ‘sleigh ride’ was composed by Leroy Anderson, whose idea came about during a heat wave in July 1946. The Ronettes ‘ 1960s female musical group is inducted into the Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of Fame .

The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole

Bob Wells and Mel Tormé were wroting this song in 1945, also during a scorching summer. It is a song that has been recorded by countless artists, from Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, Stevie Wonder, Glen Campbell, Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan.

O Holy Night by Placide Cappeau

Placide Cappeau, a wine seller from the south of France and also a poet, was asked by a parish priest to write a festive poem in 1847 to celebrate the renovation of the church organ. Cappeau felt that he should be accompanied by music, so he approached his friend Adolphe Charles Adams. Adams’s text reflects on the birth of Jesus and the redemption of humanity.

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