Here is a list of the top ten Christmas songs to jam out to at a Christmas party, scream at the top of your lungs with your best friends, or make studying for that Chemistry test a little less painful.
- O Holy Night
Originally composed by Adolphe Adam in 1847, this well-known Christmas carol worships Jesus and sheds light on the holy night that was His birth.
- Silent Night
Performed by Franz Xaver Gruber in 1818, and written in Austria by Joseph Mohr, this Christmas song beautifully communicates the story of the birth of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary.
- White Christmas
Written by Irving Berlin in 1942, this song expresses everyone’s dream to wake up to on Christmas morning: a white Christmas. The song was became popular when Bing Crosby sang it.
- A Holly Jolly Christmas
Johnny Marks wrote this classic Christmas song in 1962. The song was featured in the holiday-classic Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.
- Hark! The Herald Angles Sing
Originating in 1739 in the collection Hymns and Sacred Poems, written by Charles Wesley, this song is a perfect hymn that exemplifies the incredible nature of the birth of Jesus. It symbolizes that Christmas is a time to rejoice.
- Jingle Bells
Being one of the best-known Christmas songs, Jingle Bells has become a song that is known by everyone in America. It was first published in 1857 under the title of “One Horse Open Sleigh”.
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
Written by Johnny Marks and recorded by Brenda Lee in 1958, this song is a timeless classic for the holiday season. Brenda Lee was only thirteen when she recorded this smash hit!
- It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Meredith Wilson wrote this catchy tune in 1951, and since then many artists around the world have recorded it.
- It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
This popular Christmas carol was written in 1963 by Edward Pola and George Wyle, and recorded by pop-star of the time Andy Williams. This song focuses on the joyful activities associated with the Christmas season, such as reuniting with family and friends, roasting marshmallows, and singing Christmas carols.
And finally, the number one Christmas song of the season is…
- All I Want for Christmas Is You
By Emily Koehne’18, Assistant Editor-in-Chief