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Our Top 10 Favorite Christmas Songs Ever

Favorite Christmas Songs

As the holiday season approaches, memories of Christmas past flood our minds. For many of us, music plays an integral role in these memories.

Whether it was the sound of carolers outside our window, the tunes playing in the background during family gatherings, or the songs we sang in our school choirs, Christmas music has the power to transport us back in time and evoke feelings of warmth and joy.

For me, Christmas music has always been a family affair. Growing up, my siblings and I would eagerly await the day when we could pull out our favorite Christmas albums and play them on repeat. We would dance around the living room, sing at the top of our lungs, and bask in the glow of the twinkling lights on our tree. As we got older, our tastes in music evolved, but the tradition of playing Christmas tunes remained.

One of my fondest memories is of my grandmother, who loved to sing Christmas carols. Every year, she would lead us in a rendition of “Silent Night” before we opened our presents on Christmas morning. Her voice, though not perfect, was filled with so much love and joy that it brought tears to our eyes. Even now, years after her passing, the memory of her singing that song is enough to make me feel her presence and bring a smile to my face.

It’s moments like these that make Christmas music so special. It’s not just about the catchy tunes or the festive lyrics, but about the memories and emotions they evoke.

So as we enter this holiday season, let’s take a moment to appreciate the power of music and the memories it creates.

Whether it’s a classic carol or a modern pop hit, let the music of Christmas bring us together and fill our hearts with joy.

Do They Know It’s Christmas?
Band Aid

The biggest charity event in history, spawned Christmas hits on both sides of the Atlantic but it’s the British, Do They Know It’s Christmas, that still holds up perfectly in the 202X’s.

Give it a listen here.

band aid

All I Want For Christmas Is You
Mariah Carey

It’s the biggest selling Christmas record of all-time now and there’s no doubt that Mariah’s voice makes this a winner for pretty much every listener. 

Give it a listen here.

mariah carey

Fairytale Of New York
The Pogues

This bizarre record of a Christmas-time breakup shouldn’t be a festive great but it’s one of the most compelling songs ever written, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without it.

Give it a listen here.

the pogues

White Christmas
Bing Crosby

The “original” and to many people’s minds “greatest” Christmas record is the utterly timeless version of White Christmas sung by Bing Crosby, an American Legend.

Give it a listen here.

white christmas

The Christmas Song
Nat King Cole

“Chestnuts roasting on a open fire… “ everyone knows the lyrics, even if they don’t know the song name. Nat King Cole makes us feel Christmassy with every bar.

Give it a listen here.

nat king cole

Winter Wonderland
Dean Martin

Is there another song that even comes close to capturing the childish joy of walking out the front door at Christmas and stepping into crisp snow among happy neighbours?

No, we don’t think there is and that’s why Dean Martin’s classic made our list with ease. 

Give it a listen here.

dean martin

Do You Hear What I Hear?
Whitney Houston

Whitney, sadly, had already passed over to the other side before her perfect rendition of Do You Hear What I Hear? had topped the Christmas charts.

It’s a phenomenal record and it reminds of just how much talent Miss Houston had. 

Give it a listen here.

whitney houston

Let It Snow
Boyz II Men

There are so many covers of Let It Snow that we could have filled the entire list with them but we had to settle on one and we opted for Boyz II Men.

It’s a wonderfully understated approach to the song that makes us feel completely in the holiday mood. 

Give it a listen here.

boyz to men

Carol Of The Bells
Trans Siberian Orchestra

Who’d have thought that a heavy metal inspired instrumental act could have created one of the greatest Christmas pieces of all time.

Everything about the Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 1224 mix is incredible but it’s The Carol of the Bells that truly stands out as a Xmas great.

Give it a listen here.

trans siberian

O Holy Night 

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a true carol, would it?

Pentatonix’s acapella format of O Holy Night is as close as pop music gets to carolling.

It’s lovely and the ideal music for just before you have a wonderful Christmas dinner with your family.

Give it a listen here.