With only one week until Christmas we are taking a look back at some of the top Christmas songs of all time. These are the classic renditions that you hear time and time again being blasted in cafes, street corners, and shopping malls to get you in the festive spirit and to make you ready to take on all those holiday shoppers.
Some of our classic favorites are Hall & Oates’ “Jingle Bell Rock” and “Christmas Time is Here” by Vince Guaraldi Trio from A Charlie Brown Christmas, and Frank Sinatra singing “Walking in a Winter Wonderland”.
We were curious about which merry tunes received top honors as the best holiday song in years past and found both new renditions and original songs made the Billboard’s list. Take a moment to see what was new and popular the year you were born or the year you had your first Christmas with your spouse.
Years from now, what will be remembered as the best Christmas music of 2017? Well, there were some great new albums this year with something a little different for everyone.
If you’re looking for some great jingle bell pop then check out Sia’s new album. The lead single “Santa’s Coming For Us”, was released in October and the entire discography features original songs.
For a groovy festive mix, Fantasia’s “Christmas After Midnight” album features favorite rock, soul, jazz, funk, and blues holiday classics. When the album released it debuted at number 5 on Billboard’s Top Holiday Albums chart.
Smokey Robinson comprised three originals and a handful of his favorite holiday tunes for his album “Christmas Everyday”. For some tracks, Robinson partnered with artists including Trombone Shorty, The Dap Kings, Mindi Abair, Take 6 and Us the Duo.
The a cappella group, Pentatonix, released a second holiday album that will make you want to deck the halls with two new original songs, “Good to Be Bad” and “The Christmas Sing-Along”. The group’s fresh take on holiday classics is certainly enjoyed by many as the album debuted on the Billboard 200 at number three.
What is the song that puts you in the holiday spirit? Let us know in the comments below!