10 Christmas Songs Guaranteed to Get You in The Holiday Spirit


December is already here, and people all over the globe are cleaning chimneys and getting decorations for their roofs. There’s no better time to have some milk and cookies (leave some for Santa!) and listen to a few Christmas tunes, both old and new.

#1 “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” by Frank Sinatra

This classic was first sung in 1934, and has remained a timeless holiday tune ever since. The song was made super popular by over 200 covers, recorded by just about every musician from Neil Diamond to The temptations and The Jackson 5. This song even got a rock version by Bruce Springsteen and his band in 1975. You know it’s a solid holiday song when The Boss covers it!


#2 “All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey

This giant hit is by far the best-selling modern Christmas song, and is one of Mariah’s biggest seasonal money-makers to this day (of course she’s the voice on it, but she also co-wrote the hit). Amazingly, the song never made it to number one on the charts, and the best it did was the respectable in 1994. Yet, there’s no chance we won’t hear the song on the radio anytime soon – it made it to the top 40 every year since 2007.

#6 “Do They Know It’s Christmas” by Band Aid

Written in 1984 by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in reaction to the Ethiopian Famine of the early 80’s, the song was recorded in a single day by an impressive group of stars. Band Aid included giants such as Sting, Bono, Phil Collins and many others. The song was number one in the UK for five weeks, making it one of the biggest hits of the British 80’s. the writers hoped to raise 70,000 pounds for Ethiopia. They ended up raising 8 million pounds.

#7 “The Twelve Days of Christmas” by John Denver and The Muppet

This English Christmas carol counts the days of the holiday, while describing bigger and better gifts given on each new day. The oldie received a fresh makeover in 1979 on the TV special of John Denver with The Muppets. Luckily for us, the song has been recorded by The Muppets five different times – each featuring the iconic puppets in different roles.


#10 “Feliz Navidad” by José Feliciano


This tune from Puerto Rican singer José Feliciano has catchy lyrics mixing English and Spanish, and its title means merry Christmas. The song became a radio hit decades after its initial release in 1970.  Everyone from Cline Dion to Luciano Pavarotti has covered this one, keeping it up in the charts to this day. Now that the list is complete, it’s time to wish you a happy holiday season and Feliz Navidad!


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