For the last month, every speaker at every mall and Starbucks has been blasting nothing but Christmas Music (or, Muzak, perhaps). Holiday-themed songs are in great abundance, with every artist on the planet busy promoting their cover version.
whychristmas.com says that the practice of singing songs during winter celebrations dates back centuries. They were, however, written primarily in Latin, with the singing of sharing carols in their own languages becoming popular since the 1400s.
From classic carols to new-age remixes, there is music for everybody to enjoy in the Christmas season. Which is why we have decided to make a list of some of our Christmas favourites to help you create your own Ultimate Christmas Day Playlist!
All you need is a (few) Santa hat(s) and some eggnog!
“It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas” by Bing Crosby
“Merry Xmas Everybody” – Slade
“Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” by Sam Smith
“I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” by the Jackson 5
“Santa Claus” – The Sonics
“Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” by Ella Fitzgerald
“Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” by NSYNC
“I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday” by Wizzard
“What Christmas Means to Me” by Stevie Wonder
“Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” by Darlene Love
“A Holly Jolly Christmas” by Burl Ives
“In Dulce Jubilo” by Mike Oldfieldx
“Sleigh Ride” by the Ronettes
“Mistletoe” by Justin Bieber
“Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas)” by Bing Crosby
“Blue Christmas” by Elvis Presley
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Kenny G
“Step into Christmas” by Elton John
“Christmas in Hollis” by Run-DMC
“Baby It’s Cold Outside” by Idina Menzel and Michael Buble
“Last Christmas” by Wham!
“Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues
“Driving Home for Christmas” by Chris Rea
“Wonderful Christmastime” by Paul McCartney
“Silver Bells” by Bing Crosby
“Little Drummer Boy” by Jars of Clay
“All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey
“Baby, It’s Cold Outside” by Dean Martin
“Santa Baby” by Kylie Minogue
“Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” by John Lennon
“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee
“Do They Know It’s Christmas?” by Band Aid
“White Christmas” by Bing Crosby
“Holly Jolly Christmas” by Michael Buble
“Little Saint Nick” by the Beach Boys