Christmas is around the corner, and the mood is kicking in pretty fast. From those attractive Christmas vouchers and trees to the entertaining Christian Christmas songs on TV and radio, we simply can’t get enough.Luckily, you don’t have to sweat to listen to your favorite Christmas songs. That’s because the music streaming industry is revolutionizing the way we listen to tracks. You can sign up at Spotify, Tidal, Apple Music, etc. and listen to over 50 million songs. So today, I have prepared the following playlist for you with the most popular Christmas songs to get you started early.
Ah Mariah, what a voice you’ve got!If you love music, then you’ll like the Christmas feeling on this song that is accompanied by sweet and high vocal range from Mariah Carey. She released this song in October 1994 as part of her fourth studio album, “Merry Christmas”. Although it is an uptempo love track, the bell chimes give it that unique Christmas feel. And as of now, this is the most sought-after modern-day Christian song.
“Jingle Bell” is undoubtedly one of the most popular classic Christmas songs. This Christmas melody was written at around 1822-1893 and was published in 1857 under the title “One Horse Open Sleigh”. Interestingly, the song initially had no connections to Christmas whatsoever because it was meant to be a thanksgiving song. The first Christmas record of this song was done in 1889, although it is lost. The good news, however, is that the 1898 recording by Edison Records survives. All in all, listening to “Jingle Bells” is one of the best ways of rolling back the hands of time.
Christmas brings “Good tidings to you and your kin,” as this song claims. That aside, “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” is one of the best Christmas songs for kids.That’s because the song was used by “mummers” as they went around requesting gifts. Sadly, the history of this sweet melody is still unclear. Some say it is an “English Traditional” used by wassailers. But that aside, playing this song during this season is an excellent way of uplifting all moods in your family.
Looking for some funny Christmas songs to download? Here is one for you. “Nuttin for Christmas” is an impressive track that was written by Roy C. Bennett and Sid Tepper. In the 1955 Christmas season that the song became a major hit and even made it in the Billboard’s pop charts. Although the song made it to this competitive chart via five artists, it was the version by the six-year-old Barry Gordon and His Orchestra that became a million-seller. In 2009, famous American rapper Tony Yayo sampled “Nuttin’ for Christmas” on his “Swine Flu” mixtape.
“Fairytale Of New York” is clearly one of the best Christmas songs ever. The Irish Times recently reported that Shane MacGowan, the Poguesfrontman, earns over $500, 000/year as royalties from this song. In the UK, it was recently crowned as the best Christmas song ever. These are clear indications that the song is still a ‘darling’ to many. This Irish folk-style ballad was released in November 1987 as a single. Later in 1988, MacColl teamed up with The Pogues as part of the band’s third studio album “If I Should Fall from Grace with God”.
“Last Christmas” was recorded in 1984 by George Michael, who wrote, performed, and played every instrument on this track. Michael had earlier teamed up with Andrew Ridgeley to form Wham! This band was very successful in the 1980s, selling over 30 million records worldwide. “Last Christmas” peaked at No. 1 in Slovenia, Denmark, and Sweden. It reached No.2 in the UK, Belgium, Norway, Italy, Hungary, Ireland, and the Netherlands. If you doubt the hype, visit Wham!’s official YouTube channel where the song has amassed over 16 million views.
Elton John is arguably the most successful English singer, pianist, songwriter, and composer. This is backed up by the fact that he has sold over 300 million records. Moving forward, “Step into Christmas” was written by John and Bernie Taupin but was performed by the former. Upon its release, “Step into Christmas” peaked at pos. 24 in the UK singles chart and hit pos. 8 in 2018 on the same chart. In 2019 alone, it was ranked as the ninth most-played Christian Christmas song in the UK.
This 1953 Christmas melody is one of the ‘sexiest’ Christmas tracks ever written. In this song, Ms. Kitt addresses Santa Claus and tells him to bring her extravagant gifts like decorations from Tiffany’s, yachts, sables, etc. Plenty of other artists like the Pussycat Dolls, Taylor Swift, Missy Piggy, and even Madonna have unsuccessfully tried to match the golden va-va-voom of Eartha.
The Doris Day “Christmas” album is undoubtedly an album full of entertaining Christmas songs. “Winter Wonderland” has been covered by 200+ different artists and was written by Richard B. Smith and Felix Bernard in 1924. So whichever version of “Christmas” you choose, you can be sure to evoke the Christmas of your dreams.
Last, I leave you with “Merry Christmas Everybody” by a British rock band Slade This song was released in 1973 as a non-album single. Upon its release, the song sold over 1 million copies and made the UK 1973 Christmas chart as pos. One slot.
Tip: Do you know how to download these Christmas tracks from your preferred music streaming site? Most music streaming platforms offeran unlimited number of songs, but at a cost. In most cases, you’ll have to part with around $10/month. Even worse, their tracks are DRM-protected. Hence you can’t download them for offline playing.
To break DRM protection, install Spotify Music Converter Windows/Mac in your computer and enjoy your Christmas tracks anywhere, anytime. This tool can convert your Christmas songs to other formats like MP4, FLAC, M4A, etc. with all original ID3 tags. The user interface is also pretty straightforward to navigate. And yes, the program is available to download on all Windows and Mac.
These are the top10 Christmas songs you can play during this eventful holiday season. I don’t matter if you want kids or classic Christmas song, this list has it all. And if I have left out your favorite song, you can leave us a comment below.