Checkout the below listed latest and best top 10 best Christmas songs of all time 2017, The holiday season can always be a magical time. One of the most spectacular things about Christmas is all the original and time honored tracks that resurface to put the world into the spirit of peace and love. While there may be no telling just how many Christmas or holiday inspired tracks are actually out there in circulation these days, what can be said is which particular tracks are deemed the very best of all time. This list will lay out the Top 10 Best Christmas Songs of All Time. So get bundled up with some cocoa by the fire, and raise a toast the top songs for the holiday season.
- 10. “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby
- 9. “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” – Brenda Lee
- 8. Jingle Bells
- 7. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town by Bruce Springsteen
- 6. Silver Bells by Christmas
- 5. What Child Is This? by Christ
- 4. Sleigh Ride by Jingle Bells
- 3. I’ll Be Home For Christmas by Elvis Presley
- 2. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Frank Sinatra
- 1. O Holy Night by Mariah Carey
Here we present the list of top 10 best Christmas songs of all time 2017.
10. “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby
Bing Crosby is most known for his rendition of this classic holiday track. The song is meant to bring people joy by reminding them about all of the sights and sounds of the seasons. The singer talks about all the Christmas’s that he used to have all throughout his life, and wishing that this one would be enough to give him that same feeling that the Christmas’s gone by had provided. While there are numerous references that the singer makes throughout this iconic Christmas song, the most simplistic and powerful of these is likely “where snowflakes glisten and children listen to hear sleigh bells in the snow.”
9. “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” – Brenda Lee
While it is not something that you are going to hear a lot when you go caroling, there is something to be said about this holiday classic and its lasting popularity since its original release. While there are numerous artists that have done covers of this particular song (as is the case with nearly every older Christmas song ever written) the original artist that first recorded and released this song was Brenda Lee. Even though you won’t be caroling this song very often, she makes note of the long standing tradition of caroling through the holidays with the line “Rockin’ around the Christmas tree, Let the Christmas spirit ring, Later we’ll have some pumpkin pie, And we’ll do some caroling.”
8. Jingle Bells
This was quite possibly one of the most common songs for Christmas that any kid ever was the most excited about singing. This song has been around long enough to have many different parody versions that have been around for decades that make children laugh around the holidays at school. What a lot of people don’t know are all the verses beyond the commonly recited first one. The song actually has three total original verses from its first literally written version over 150 years ago. With the dated vernacular and the time it would take to Google some of the stuff that is being talked about, it might just be best if we all just stuck to the catchy chorus and that iconic first verse of ‘dashing through the snow’.
7. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town by Bruce Springsteen
Santa Claus is a holiday icon that many kids just flat out adore. So surely with as long as the legend of the man in the red suit has been around, carols and Christmas songs a plenty were written about the big guy. While there are numerous options to choose from, the one that best fits along the lines of the greatest Christmas songs of all time would be “Santa Claus is Coming To Town”. This is a virtual and melodic checklist for all of the things that Santa can do and how he determines who is getting toys or not this coming year. One of the best recorded versions of this song that is sure to get you into the holiday spirit is a live cut from a Bruce Springsteen concert.
6. Silver Bells by Christmas
There is nothing that quite says enjoy the season like the hustle and bustle of shoppers trying to make Christmas morning special for their families. Whoever sings this song (as it is a commonly covered Christmas track on an almost innumerable amount of albums) discusses seeing all of the city done up in lights and truly wrapped in holiday festiveness. The song details all of the sights and sounds that the singer experiences, from the smiling people passing by to the children laughing as they play. It truly is a track that will get anyone into the holiday spirit all year round, which makes it an ideal addition to the greatest Christmas songs of all time list.
5. What Child Is This? by Christ
Since a large part of the songs of the season are written about the birth of Christ, which is a large focal point for Christmas for the Christian faith, some of the greatest songs that were written for the season focus on this iconic event. “What Child Is This?” is a song that details the birth of Christ in the stable and as he was humbly laid in a manger because there was nowhere for him to have a suitable crib. The song also goes on to talk about the sacrifices that Christ would make for all of mankind when he had reached adulthood. While this is as much a song that talks about Jesus Christ and his life, it is also a highly covered Christmas song that remains among the most popular of all time.
4. Sleigh Ride by Jingle Bells
While “Jingle Bells” also made an appearance on this list, the Christmas time spells the heart of the snowy winter for a large part of the world. When it gets snowy outside, the thing that children (and adults) want to do is to get out the sleds and sleigh and ride around across the top of the bed of white snow all around the area. “Sleigh Ride” more or less indicates the olden traditions of hitching a large sleigh up to horses and having them pull you around with your friends, but its quick pace and light hearted lyrics can easily be modified to encapsulate the spirit of kids sledding around the yard.
3. I’ll Be Home For Christmas by Elvis Presley
While the most famous version of this song was recorded by Elvis Presley, this is one of the most iconic Christmas songs of all time. Instead of speaking to opening up presents, or the snow that is falling outside, or even Santa Claus bringing toys to children, this sad tale is about someone who cannot make it back home for Christmas. The song details that even if it is only in the singer’s dreams, he/she will be home for Christmas. This classic track is one of the sadder on the spectrum, but a must have for your holiday playlist.
2. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by Frank Sinatra
Judy Garland does a rather impressive version of this track, and she was one of the first to have it commercially recorded. Frank Sinatra would record what would be one of the most famous versions of this iconic Christmas song, which quite simply encourages everyone to enjoy the people they are with and to have the very best Christmas that they could have. Good will and good cheer are running themes throughout the overall feel of the song, the hope being that the ‘faithful friends who are dear to us’ will be with us through all of our years to come.
1. O Holy Night by Mariah Carey
The single most impressive and greatest Christmas song of all time returns to the theme of the birth of Jesus Christ. This is a track that has tested the range of countless musical performers throughout the years, and some of the greatest performers have made certain to include this most popular of Christmas songs on their respective albums for its memorable melody and its incredible range of notes throughout the song. While there have been numerous artists that have covered this particular track throughout its existence, perhaps the most noteworthy of these would be the versions done by Mariah Carey and Kelly Clarkson.
Everyone is inevitably going to have their favorite songs of the season, but these are what will be considered the very best of all the options out there. Use these top holiday songs of all time to delve you deeper into all of the versions of these tracks and the other iconic songs that fell just short of making it on this list. Hopefully each of these songs will be able to drum up your holiday spirit and keep that warm glow of Christmas burning all throughout the year.