My Favorite Classic Christmas Songs | Blogmas 2017 Day 22

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Before this blogmas journey began, I shared with you my Christmas/December playlist. Which, to me, implied that I do indeed enjoy a bit of Christmas music in my life. However, since my “Christmas Song Hit List” was more on the sarcastic, negative side, and Christmas is only days away, I feel like I need to redeem myself by sharing with you my favorite non-alternative Christmas tunes. ’Tis the season to be happy, I guess (or something along those lines). Since the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear, if any Christmas songs should be playing on repeat day and night from thanksgiving to Christmas day, it should be these…

(by the way, ever since my Christmas Song Hit List post was published, “Santa Baby” has followed me around and has been haunting me in my dreams. I don’t know what makes that creepy song so popular, but it’s literally everywhere I go and I just cannot seem to get away from it). 

Do They Know It’s Christmas? | There are many negative conceptions on this song, and this song in particular has been listed on many others’ “Worst Christmas Songs Ever” lists, but speaking from someone who believes in humanity and genuinely wants believe this song is backed up by good intentions, I like it a lot. Especially the 2014 remake with all of the celebrities who got together and sung it together (WATCH HERE). This song inspires me and even though there are many bad views on this tune, I choose to see the good intentions behind it and hear an inspiring Christmas melody.

The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You) | I mean COME ON who DOESN’T like this song? Not even a Christmas-Song-Grinch like me could say this song doesn’t give me warm fuzzy feelings inside.

Carol of the Bells | This has to be one of my favorites of all time. There are so many amazing versions of this song and I don’t think i’ve heard a bad one yet. I love the instrumental, choral, accapella, rock versions, you name it.

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas | "All our troubles will be out of sight.” Even though Christmas time is a hectic season, this line alone has been so true. Christmas has always been a time of rest for my family and I. After the special Christmas church services are over, everyone kind of takes a deep breath and peace floods through our home. On Christmas day, we typically set everything aside and focus on Christ and spending time with our families. This song not only sounds peaceful and wonderful, but it’s also a reminder that Christmas (day at least) should be the one day where everyone mutually agrees to have a heart and care for one another.

White Christmas | Even though we haven’t truly had a white Christmas since I was little, I’m still hopeful every year. I also love the musical/ movie White Christmas and all the songs in there as well. (Fingers crossed, there’s a chance of snow in Ohio on Christmas Eve).

O Come O Come Emmanuel | There’s something about this song that always makes me tear up a bit.

Jingle Bell Rock | This song is just so happy, but not like annoyingly happy. It’s just one of those songs that put me in a great mood and makes me wish Christmas time was all the time.

Happy Xmas (War is Over) | I think I like this one because it’s not one that’s at the top of everyone’s favorite’s, and even though it’s an older song, it’s not so overplayed like most. This song is the jam.

Wonderful Christmas Time | The synth. Paul McCartney. Happiness. Come on now son.

Santa Claus Is Coming to Town - Bruce Springsteen version | Bruce Springsteen version is the only one I accept, and it’s also one of my favorite Christmas songs to listen to because first of all, the instrumentalists, and the energy behind the music. I don’t like any other versions of this song simply because they sound 100% ridiculous and cheesy. I also wouldn’t normally love a song that’s solely about Santa Claus, because that’s not what Christmas is about. However, this version is totally lit.

Where Are You Christmas | This one is emotional and beautiful as heck.

What’s This? | Because I have to have a song from Nightmare Before Christmas on this list.

That’s Christmas to Me | Even though I am upset about Avi Kaplan leaving Pentatonix, I still love this song and it makes me feel happy inside.

What are some of YOUR favorite Christmas songs? Do you need to add any of these songs to YOUR Christmas Song Hit List? Comment below!

// kenzie

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