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    The Top Ten Christmas Songs

    Previously published Jan 16, 2022.
    Bauble balls hang on Christmas tree. Original public domain image from Wikimedia Commons

    Previously published Jan 16, 2022.


    1. “Christmas Time Is Here”
    This soft-spoken Christmas song serves as a reminder of the slower times during any Christmas celebration. Made for the film A Charlie Brown Christmas, this song seems to reflect the demeanor of Charlie Brown himself.

    2. “All I Want for Christmas Is You”
    A vibrant Christmas love song, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is as happy as it is romantic. As one of the most played Christmas songs around the country (mostly in department stores), it is certainly one of the most iconic Christmas songs to date.

    3. “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”
    This slow, waltzing celebration of all that is Christmas is a winter-time classic. Bing Crosby’s deep voice adds a certain comfort or familiarity upon listening to it.

    4. “Winter Wonderland”
    Tranquil and pleasant, Bing Crosby’s depiction of a perfect winter day meanders from a snowy meadow to a cozy fireplace. The song conveys the perfect setting for a Christmas celebration.

    5. “Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!”
    A jazzy ode to Christmas, “Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow,” by Frank Sinatra perfectly encapsulates the joy of sitting by a fireplace while being snowed in. Although Californians may not experience frequent snowfall, the song still paints a pretty picture in our heads.

    6. “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”
    Andy Williams’s loud tribute to the celebratory spirit of Christmas celebrates all the essential Christmas traditions, from kissing under a mistletoe to gathering with family. This song is bound to get the whole family excited for Christmas.

    7. “Feliz Navidad”
    This Latin pop song captures the Christmas spirit indefinitely. Although we may not understand the verses completely, we are smitten by José Feliciano’s enthusiasm and the catchy lyrics.

    8. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
    As the perfect Christmas song for children, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” is both catchy and inspiring. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself humming along to this song.

    9. “Jingle Bell Rock”
    A swinging take on the classic Christmas song “Jingle Bells,” this cover invokes a carefree cheer that exhilarates the listener. The song is very catchy and certainly conveys the joy of the holiday season.

    10. “Carol of the Bells”
    “Carol of the Bells” is both gentle and animated, and its rhythmic dinging is evocative of actual Christmas bells. However, it lacks some of the Christmas spirit to reach a higher spot on the list.

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