Top Ten Christmas Songs of all Times
Not always easy, to write an original song for Christmas. Many have broken teeth, but some have succeeded. Here is a list of the top 10 original Christmas songs of all times.
Top 10 original songs of Christmas of all times.
Feliz Navidad- José Feliciano
The title of the song “Feliz Navidad” translates to “Merry Christmas”. It was painted by a Puerto Rican artist named Jose Feliciano in 1970.
White Christmas,” Bing Crosby
“White Christmas” is an Irving Berlin song reminiscing about an old-fashioned Christmas setting. The song was written by Berlin for the musical film Holiday Inn, released in 1942. The composition won the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 15th Academy Awards.
Since its release, “White Christmas” has been covered by multiple artists, with the version sung by Bing Crosby being the world’s best-selling single (in terms of sales of physical media) with estimated sales in excess of 50 million copies worldwide. When the figures for other versions of the song are added to Crosby’s, sales of the song exceed 100 million.
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” Frank Sinatra
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” is a song written in 1943 by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane and introduced by Judy Garland in the 1944 MGM musical Meet Me in St. Louis. Frank Sinatra later recorded a version with modified lyrics. In 2007, ASCAP ranked it the third most performed Christmas song during the preceding five years that had been written by ASCAP members. In 2004 it finished at No. 76 in AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs rankings of the top tunes in American cinema.
The Christmas Song,” Nat King Cole
“The Christmas Song” (commonly subtitled “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire” or, as it was originally subtitled, “Merry Christmas to You“) is a classic Christmas song written in 1945 by Robert Wells and Mel Tormé.
According to Tormé, the song was written in July during a blistering hot summer. In an effort to “stay cool by thinking cool”, the most-performed (according to BMI) Christmas song was born. “I saw a spiral pad on his (Wells’s) piano with four lines written in pencil”, Tormé recalled. “They started, ‘Chestnuts roasting…, Jack Frost nipping…, Yuletide carols…, Folks dressed up like Eskimos.’ Bob didn’t think he was writing a song lyric. He said he thought if he could immerse himself in winter he could cool off. Forty minutes later that song was written. I wrote all the music and some of the lyrics.”
All I Want for Christmas Is You,” Mariah Carey
“All I Want for Christmas Is You” is a Christmas song by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey. She co-wrote and co-produced it with Walter Afanasieff for her fourth studio album and first-holiday album, Merry Christmas (1994). Columbia Records released it as the lead single from the album on October 29, 1994. The track is an uptempo love song that includes bell chimes, backing vocals and synthesizers.
Ever since its release, “All I Want for Christmas Is You” has been met with universal critical acclaim, with The New Yorker describing it as “one of the few worthy modern additions to the holiday canon”. It is Carey’s biggest international success, topping the charts in twenty-six countries including Australia, Canada, France and Germany. In 2019, it topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time, 25 years after its original release, thus breaking several records, including the longest trip to number one. The following year, it also topped the charts in the United Kingdom for the first time, spending a record 69 weeks in its top 40 prior to reaching number one. With an estimated sales of over 17 million copies, it is the best-selling Christmas single by a female artist and one of the best-selling singles of all time. By 2017, it had reportedly earned $60 million in royalties.
Blue Christmas Elvis Presley, Martina McBride
Written by Elvis Presley in 1957, this song is still popular today. A bittersweet reminder of those who are not with us during the holidays.
Deck the Halls,” Nat King Cole
Winter Wonderland,” Michael Bublé
Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!,” Harry Connick, Jr.