You know Christmas is here when you hear the classic voices of Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra usher in the holiday season everywhere you go. Christmas just isn’t Christmas until the songs we’ve heard all through our lives are there to officiate it.
If you plan to have a cozy Christmas party with your friends, family or colleagues, here is a list of timeless Christmas songs, with a touch of modern classics, which will have your guests swaying along to. Add these to any event to form the ultimate Christmas party playlist.
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) by Nat King Cole
Here’s the perfect song to get you in the holiday mood. With lyrics like “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose, Yuletide carols being sung by a choir, and folks dressed up like Eskimos,” it’s hard not to imagine yourself not experiencing winter right this moment. Bob Wells, co-writer of the song supposedly wrote the first four lines on a hot summer’s day in California, in a desperate bid to cool off. If that doesn't make you think this could be the ultimate winter song, what will?
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee
Did you know? This staple Christmas song flopped when it first came out. At the time of its release, the song, which Brenda Lee recorded at just thirteen, sold a meager 5,000 copies. Since then, the song has sold more than 25 million copies.
White Christmas by Bing Crosby
A quintessential classic to add to your Christmas party playlist is Bing Crosby’s White Christmas. Fun fact: White Christmas is also the best-selling sing in history, selling 50 million copies worldwide.
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Frank Sinatra
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas is the more melancholic one of the bunch. Originally sung by Judy Garland, the song contained music and lyrics that particularly appealed to US troops serving in the World War II back then. 13 years later, Frank Sinatra recorded the song and reintroduced it to the world.
However, this was not without making a few changes to the lyrics to fit well with his album, A Jolly Christmas. He wanted to make the somber song a joyous one for the occasion. Today, Frank Sinatra’s uplifting version is the one more widely recognized.
All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey
Without a doubt, this modern classic is a favorite of many. Released in 1994, Mariah Carey’s romantic song All I Want for Christmas Is You achieved international success and was lauded by critics when it came out. It is regarded by many as being among the best modern additions to the present collection of Christmas music. In the UK, The Daily Telegraph described its impact in Britain as being the “most popular and most played” Christmas song of the decade.
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