List Of Christmas Carol Songs – “Christmas carol is a piece of vocal music in a form of carol in which the lyrics focus on Christmas theme” According to Wikipedia. Most of the traditional and popular Christmas carols have a deep religious theme, focusing mainly on the birth of Jesus Christ.
Today there are many popular Christmas songs that are about Christmas celebrations and festivities. Below We have compiled some of the most popular Christmas Carols of all time. Enjoy:
“Last Christmas” by Wham!:
This pop tune is the kind of Christmas song you can sing in the shower.
Last Christmas was released in 1984, it didn’t top the charts until 2017.
“I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” by Jackson 5:
Jimmy Boyd’s original version of this song is great, but Jackson 5’s catchy cover will have everyone dancing and singing along to the funky beats.
“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” by Harry Connick Jr. :
There are so many versions of this Christmas classic, but we think Harry Connick Jr. does it best.
“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” by Michael Bublé:
Michael Bublé has done it again. Listening to this Christmas hit is the best way to start out the season.
“The Little Drummer Boy (Peace on Earth)” by Bing Crosby & David Bowie:
An unlikely pair, Bing and Bowie strike just the right note marrying the traditional and contemporary.
“(There’s No Place Like) Home For the Holidays” by The Carpenters:
Karen Carpenter’s pure voice makes any song, especially this happy holiday tune, sound like home sweet home.
“Sleigh Ride” by The Ronettes:
The Ronettes’ version of this Christmas hit is the most popular and regularly makes the charts.
“Pretty Paper” by Willie Nelson:
For country music lovers, no Christmas song is more classic than this twangy Willie tune.
“Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” by Bruce Springsteen:
They call Bruce Springsteen “The Boss” for a reason—and this version of “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” makes it easy to understand why.
“Carol of the Bells” by Trans-Siberian Orchestra:
We like this intense and exciting musical performance with an equally exhilarating light show.
“The Most Wonderful Day of the Year” from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer:
This diddy is sung by the inhabitants of the Island of Misfit Toys in the 1964 stop-motion Christmas movie Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
“Believe” by Josh Groban:
This song was written for the movie The Polar Express and has quickly become a Christmas favorite.
“Christmas in New Orleans” by Louis Armstrong:
Perhaps best known for “What a Wonderful World,” Louis’s ode to New Orleans during the holidays captures his signature sound with a big brass band backing him up.
“Happy Holiday” by Peggy Lee:
Happy is right! This swingin’ song makes you feel like a martini at a fancy-dress holiday party.
No small Wonder:
With just three three-line verses, this contemporary carol packs a lot into a small space. After a soft organ introduction and an opening line sung in unison, the choral texture blossoms into four parts as the carol’s narrator marvels at the miracle of Christmas.
The outward beauty of Warlock’s Bethlehem Down, combined with a very English sort of introverted melancholy, complements the sombre yet reverent mood of many a traditional candle-lit carol service. It’s interesting to sing too, as its flowing harmonies twist, turn, rise and fall, setting the scene for Christ’s simple, secluded birth and later crucifixion. But the motet’s origins are a little surprising.
In The Black Mid-Winter:
‘Does any other carol get to the very heart of Christmas as understatedly but effectively as In The Bleak Midwinter? Christina Rossetti’s poem of 1872 is nigh-on perfect as a carol text’