It is the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas is definitely the coolest holiday ever, and yes everyone nags of the same boring Christmas music played in the stores, but we all know deep down that Christmas music is THE BOMB.
Here is the top 10 Christmas songs that stood the test of time. Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal!
By Maya Osseiran
10. Baby It’s Cold Outside – Margaret Whiting and Johnny Mercer
“Baby, It’s Cold Outside” is a Christmas song written by Frank Loesser. Despite one of the lines indirectly suggesting drugging a person so they’d stay at your house “Hey, what’s in this drink”, the song is one of the sweetest Christmas duets.
What made it even more awesome was the cover by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Lady Gaga, in which the lovely Lady was coercing Joseph to stay.
Margaret Whiting & Johnny Mercer
Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Lady Gaga
9. U2 – Baby Please Come
The original is sung by the ever so lovely Darlene Love, however, the U2 version is so much fun that keeps you dancing around the Christmas tree!
8. Coldplay – Christmas Lights
Coldplay released Christmas Lights three years ago and became an instant hit. Sure, it isn’t a marvel that will revolutionize the music industry, but its cozy video and bittersweet lyrics make it okay to listen to the song in the middle of August.
7. Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas
“Do They Know It’s Christmas” was written in 1984 to raise money for relief of the 1983-1985 famine in Ethopia and led to the 1985 Live Aid concert to raise further funds. This song is the definition of the Christmas spirit!
6. Tchaikovsky – Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies
5. Shakin’ Stevens – Merry Christmas Everyone
This fun song was supposed to be originally released in 1984, but due to Number 7 (Do They Know It’s Christmas), it was postponed to 1985. Even since then it is a non-stop Christmas hit that you can’t but dance to.
4. Frank Sinatra – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Featured in every Christmas CD, every Christmas movie at every bittersweet moment, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas is one of the best Christmas songs to date. See that warm fuzzy feeling making you believe the world isn’t so bad? Yeah? You’re welcome.
3. Little Dummer Boy/ Peace on Earth
So many versions of Little Drummer Boy, but nothing could ever beat the legendary Bing Crosby-David Bowie duet making the song eternal.
Also, Boney M’s version kicks butt.
Bing Crosby and David Bowie
2. Carol of the Bells
1. Otis Redding – White Christmas
This song is featured in Love Actually. And sung by Otis Redding.
Love is actually all around!