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These Christmas Songs And Carols Will Get You Into The Festive Spirit ASAP!

Lubna KhanLubna Khan  |  Oct 7, 2021
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Christmas is undeniably one of the most wonderful times of the year. From prepping for the occasion to decorating the Christmas tree- every little thing about the holiday season brings a lot of joy and cheer. It’s an occasion when people come together, share gifts, enjoy feasts, sing joyful Christmas songs and carols to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas is just two months away, and now would be a good time to begin planning and prepping for it. Speaking of which, one of the most important parts of holiday preparations is to create a Christmas playlist! We have compiled some of the best Christmas songs that will get you super-excited for the holiday season.

Christmas Carols

There’s nothing quite like Christmas carols to invoke the Christmas spirit and cheer. For the unversed, carols are religious songs on the theme of Christmas that are traditionally sung around Christmas time. There are some amazing Christmas carols that have got to be on your Christmas playlist. Check them out below!

Deck The Halls

You might know this traditional Christmas carol by the popular lyrics ‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly, and it is basically synonymous with the holiday season! This Christmas staple perfectly encapsulates the lively, festive spirit of Christmas, and is one of the most popular Christmas songs.

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

This traditional Christmas carol is all about reverence and celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. It was originally written in 1739 by Charles Wesley, but since then, there have been many versions of this carol.

Joy To The World

Joy To The World is a popular Christmas carol that you can’t help but sing along to! It has an infectious melody, with lyrics about rejoicing the birth of Jesus.

Silent Night

‘Silent Night’ was composed in 1818, and over the years there have been numerous recordings of this Christmas carol by many well-known singers. Bill Crosby’s version stands out from the rest, and is among the most popular version of this carol.

Mary’s Boy Child

Originally written in 1956, one of the most famous cover versions of this Christmas song is by Boney M, a German-based disco group.

Jingle Bells

‘Jingle Bells’ is one of the most popular and commonly sung Christmas carols around the world! While there are numerous versions of this Christmas carol, one of the most famous ones is Dean Martin’s rendition.

The First Noel

‘The First Noel’ is a traditional Christmas song of Cornish origin. This melodious carol provides a sense of comfort, and some of its popular modern covers include Mariah Carey, Pentatonix, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, among others.

Go Tell It On The Mountain

This catchy Christmas carol celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. ‘Go Tell It On The Mountain’ will instantly lift your mood, and is sure to bring in the festive cheer!

Classic Christmas Songs 

Classic Christmas songs can be really peaceful, and the merry tones can instantly get you in the holiday mood. Whether you’ve got an over-the-top party planned for Christmas, or a quiet dinner with your family members, you can play these Classic Christmas songs in the background while you celebrate with your loved ones!    

Feliz Navidad- José Feliciano

When speaking of classic Christmas songs, this one has to be first on the list! Jose Feliciano penned this song 50 years ago, but it remains just as popular even today! ‘Feliz Navidad’ is basically ‘Merry Christmas’ in Spanish, and this simple and catchy Christmas song is sure to evoke joy and cheer every time you hear it.  

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas- Frank Sinatra

While Judy Garland first recorded this classic Christmas song for the musical Meet Me in St Louis in 1944, Frank Sinatra later made a few alterations, shuffled some lyrics, and recorded this holiday song that remains popular even years later. 

O Little Town of Bethlehem- Nat King Cole

The Nat King Cole version of the traditional Christmas favourite ‘O Little Town Of Bethlehem’ is one of the more popular ones. This song was originally written over 150 years ago by Phillips Brooks, and is about the town of Bethlehem, Jesus Christ’s birthplace. 

White Christmas- Bing Crosby

This song is one of the best classic Christmas songs that beautifully describes a snowy Christmas scene! 

Famous Christmas Songs

There has been a long history of mainstream music artists releasing Christmas-themed songs of different genres. Although there is a vast library of songs to choose from, every one of them is sure to get you in the mood for Christmas. Here are our top picks of famous Christmas songs that you can add to your holiday playlist right now! 

All I Want for Christmas Is You- Mariah Carey

No Christmas playlist is ever complete without Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’. It is one of the most famous Christmas songs of all time, and Mariah Carey earned the title of the ‘Queen of Christmas’ thanks to this song.   

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas- Michael Bublé

The excitement we feel on the days leading up to Christmas is beautifully summarized in this song by Michael Bublé. It’s a soothing musical journey through all the preparations and festivities with family and friends during Christmas.

Santa Tell Me- Ariana Grande

All of us probably have a list of things we all want for Christmas, and for some of us, it includes a romantic partner too! Santa Tell Me by Ariana Grande is a song that captures exactly that. Marrying the spirit of Christmas with a longing for someone special, this song will make it to your playlist for the holidays.

Christmas At Hogwarts- John Williams

This Christmas song will take you straight into the wizarding world of Harry Potter, and the beautiful Christmas at Hogwarts. The cheerful instrumental tune serves as the perfect background music at Christmas parties. 

Traditional Christmas Songs

Traditional Christmas songs can make the holiday season really special! They are comforting and familiar, and are sure to get you in a joyous mood. You can also use these traditional Christmas songs as background music to your Christmas pictures or videos on Instagram

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

This joyous traditional Christmas song is well-known all across the world, especially among kids. Nothing brings Christmas joy as quickly as this song. So go ahead, add this to your Christmas playlist ASAP! 

O Come, All Ye Faithful

O Come, All Ye Faithful is another traditional Christmas song about the story of Baby Jesus, and the celebration of Christ’s birth. 

Ave Maria

A traditional Christmas song which translates to “Hail Mary”. Though the original song is in Latin, there is an English version too which is widely popular and is sung in praise for Mother Mary.

O Holy Night

O Holy Night is truly a timeless classic and is regarded as one of the most popular Christmas carols. Originally composed in the 1840s in French, the song has seen multiple renditions sung by different artists over time. Some of the popular versions include those sung by Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson and Jerry Butler.

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Now that you have a list of the best Christmas songs, add these to your playlist right away! 

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