Top 10 Christmas Songs of All Time
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When it comes to the top 10 Christmas songs of all time, it's a bit like trying to pick the shiniest star from the night sky—everyone has their favourites. So, in no particular order, here are ten classic Christmas songs that have stood the test of time and continue to warm hearts during the festive season.
Ok, before we start on the international list of traditional songs, let’s look at one really special NZ song about spending the festive season in Aotearoa. It’s fun, flirtatious and summery! You can check it out here on YouTube.
Otherwise, after scrolling tons and tons of sites to see which are songs are considered the best, this is the list we’ve come up with!
White Christmas" by Bing Crosby
This timeless classic is the best-selling single of all time. Bing Crosby's smooth voice and the nostalgic longing for a white Christmas resonate with listeners, capturing the magic of the season.
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" by Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole's velvety voice delivers a sense of warmth and cosiness. This song beautifully captures the essence of a classic, fireside Christmas.
Jingle Bell Rock" by Bobby Helms
With its upbeat and rockin' melody, "Jingle Bell Rock" is a lively addition to any Christmas playlist. It has a fun, danceable quality that has kept it popular through the years.
Feliz Navidad" by José Feliciano
Bringing a touch of Latin flair to Christmas, "Feliz Navidad" by José Feliciano is a cheerful and infectious tune that celebrates the universal joy of the season.
Last Christmas" by Wham!
Wham!'s "Last Christmas" is a synth-pop gem that has become a beloved classic. It's catchy melody and relatable theme of love during the holidays have made it a perennial favourite.
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" by Judy Garland
Judy Garland's rendition of this song is heartfelt and evocative. Its poignant lyrics capture the bittersweet emotions of the holiday season, making it a perennial favourite.
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" by Dean Martin
Dean Martin's smooth vocals and the playful lyrics of "Let It Snow!" create a joyful and festive atmosphere. It's a perfect song to listen to while sipping hot cocoa by the fireplace.
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" by Brenda Lee
Brenda Lee's energetic and lively performance of "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" makes it a must-play for holiday celebrations. Its catchy melody and joyful spirit never go out of style.
O Holy Night" by Various Artists
"O Holy Night" is a powerful and moving Christmas hymn that has been beautifully performed by numerous artists. Its reverence and spiritual depth make it a cherished song during the holiday season.
Last Christmas" by Wham!
Wham!'s "Last Christmas" is a synth-pop gem that has become a beloved classic. Its catchy melody and relatable theme of love during the holidays have made it a perennial favourite.
All I Want for Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey's modern classic has become a holiday anthem. It's catchy melody and upbeat tempo bring a contemporary flair to the traditional Christmas song, making it a favourite for festive playlists.
These songs, each in their own way, evoke the spirit of Christmas and have become timeless classics that bring people together to celebrate the joy and magic of the season. Whether you're trimming the tree or sharing moments with loved ones, these songs provide a soundtrack to the festive moments that make Christmas special.