Top 10 Best Christmas Songs That Will Put Some Jingle In Your Bells
As much as I hate some Christmas songs, there are way more that I really love. There are a ton of other Christmas songs I love like Little Saint Nick by the Beach Boys, Santa Baby by the amazing Eartha Kitt, and Trans-Siberian Orchestra Wizards in Winter, but this list is my desert island mix of Christmas songs.
10. Last Christmas by Wham - As silly as this song is, it has become a real Christmas classic. It's fun and poppy and totally 80s, but it still is a great Christmas song.
9. Merry Christmas Darling by The Carpenters - Karen Carpenter has the voice of an angel and the Christmas album that she and her brother released back in 1978 is one of the definitive Christmas albums of all time.'
8. Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee - If you want to be caught dancing around the kitchen while making Christmas cookies, this is the song for you. Who doesn't want to rock around the Christmas tree and later have some pumpkin pie? This song makes me want to wear a 1950s poodle skirt and hang out with Fonzi, Ritchie and the gang.
7. I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas by The Drifters - This is Mike's favorite Christmas song, and this video of the reindeer singing is one of the most fun things to watch during the holidays. I even prefer it over the Bing Crosby version!
6. Have A Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives - Sam the Snowman sings this song in 'Rudoloph the Red-Nosed Reindeer', I mean, what more could you want in a holiday tune? And it has the added benefit of making you forget that Santa is a real jerk to everyone except Sam the Snowman.
5. Do They Know It's Christmas by Band Aid - Another 80s classic. The line 'And the Christmas bells that ring there, Are the clanging chimes of doom' with the bells ringing in the background give me chills and make me very thankful for all I have. And then there's the video with all that amazing 80s hair, but really, it's the feeling of thankfulness that makes me love this song. *and the 80s hair*
4. All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey - I know everyone loves this song - I do, too. I know it's been named the number one song of Christmas by every music publication, but, sorry Mariah, you don't have anything on the top 3 on my list.
3. The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole - The opening strings on this song make me want to sit back with a mug of hot chocolate in front of a crackling fire on a snowy night with the lights on the Christmas tree twinkling, and isn't that what a Christmas song is supposed to do? Oh, and I guess Darren can join me. It's the Christmas season, after all, and besides, someone has to bring me my mug of hot chocolate.
2. Silent Night, Holy Night by Bing Croby - This version of Silent Night is proof positive that God is a Catholic. I'm not the first one to say that, by the way, I just think Bono got it wrong.
1. Little Drummer Boy by David Bowie and Bing Crosby - I'm torn here. I love the Bob Seger version, but the pairing of David Bowie and Bing Crosby is genius. David Bowie didn't like the song and didn't want to do it, but ended up recording the song and singing it on a Bing Crosby Christmas special that aired a month after he passed away. The old school Bing singing about The Little Drummer Boy and the hip David Bowie singing about Peace on Earth makes me cry every time I hear this song. It cannot be topped.