This is that time of year when you start hearing Christmas music on the radio, and it still brings your heart a childlike excitement. The memories fill your brain, a smile remains on your face, and the words come back effortlessly as if you had listened to those songs every day of your life.
There’s something about Christmas songs that have the ability to change our moods for the better and relax us like no other. Even if you listen to various genres, you can never deny that when a certain song comes on from the past, you can’t help but crank up the volume and belt your heart out like you’re in the grade three Christmas choir all over again.
Here are the best Christmas songs that will never get old:
“Jingle Bell Rock” by Bobby Helms
“Holly Jolly Christmas” by Burl Ives
Although it came out in 1965, this is still one of the happiest Christmas songs known to man. There’s just something about its pep and positivity that puts you in a good mood!
“Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” by Burl Ives
Not only does Burl Ives provide us with tons of cheery songs for the holidays, but he also lent his voice one of the best holiday movies of all time – Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer! He even sang the movie’s feature track, too.
“Do They Know It’s Christmas?” by Band Aid 1984
Although the movie Daddy’s Home 2 totally ruined the way I hear this song (If you’ve seen the movie you know exactly why), this is undeniably a banger. Band Aid 1984 originally wrote this song to raise money for charity, and the song featured all of the heavy hitters in the 80’s music industry. This song still remains one of the most successful songs ever to raise money for a charitable cause.
“Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee
Aside from the fact that this song makes you think of the movie Home Alone, it also brings you back to your elementary school Christmas choir days. You probably also heard it on holiday drives with your parents when you were younger. It’s cheery, upbeat, and just plain classic.
“Last Christmas” by Wham!
This is arguably one of the biggest holiday heartbreak songs. Despite it being a tad sad, you can’t help but love it. From the way George Michael sexily whispers “Merry Christmas” to the catchy lyrics, you will always fall in love with this song no matter how many times artists cover it.
“All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey
The self-proclaimed “Queen of Christmas” might actually hold that title, considering how much we all love her first Christmas song, “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” Come on, can you think of a more all-around amazing song to celebrate the holidays with? I seriously doubt it.
You probably have all of the songs above memorized by heart, and a little part of you can’t help but get excited when they come on the radio. I don’t know about you, but my friends and I often listen to these songs on Christmas light viewing drives, and we pretend we’re partying at a club while we sing them with absolutely no shame.
Go ahead and update your Spotify playlist with a few of these songs and enjoy the holiday season!
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