Christmas is soooo close! For most people, that means some last-minute panic buying, a little family drama emerging on the surface and the same annoying AF Christmas songs playing over and over again (if you’re not into the holiday mood).
But there are those really popular Christmas songs that people can’t seem to shake off that they become a staple during the holidays. Here are 5 Christmas songs that may or may not help you get into the holiday spirit!
1. “All I Want For Christmas” by Mariah Carey
Ahhh. Mariah, the Messiah of Christmas albums. Since its release in 1994, “All I Want For Christmas” has become a modern standard for the holidays. The songs has been given tons of music accolades and has been covered by many artists but nothing beats Carey’s original version.
2. “Last Christmas” by Wham!
This catchy, 80’s smash hit continues to be a favorite tune during Christmas, second only to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas.” It tells of a story we know only too well – heartbreak. And what makes it worse is that it happens during the holidays when everyone’s expected to be happy and gay. Of course, the song gives us hope too especially the lyrics: “This year, to save me from tears, I gave it to someone special.” Want a more recent/ country-ish version? Listen to Taylor Swift’s version if – you know, you like her.
3. “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” by Judy Garland
If you think this was originally sung by Frank Sinatra, think again. It was actually originally performed by Judy Garland in the musical film, Meet Me In St. Louis? – although Sinatra’s version is more popular. Check out more recent versions of this classic hit by Christina Aguilera, Christina Perri, Michael Buble and She & Him.
4. “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby and Martha Mears
Whether you live in the North Pole or in California, this song has been giving us #ChristmasFeels since it was sung by Bing Crosby and Martha Mears in 1942. Written by Irving Berlin, it tells of a traditional winter Christmas that makes you want to play in the snow.
5. “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee
A slightly cooler Christmas staple song is Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” released in 1958 and has been covered by numerous artists in different genres. The original version sold over 25 million copies and was written by Johnny Marks. Today, more popular versions are those by Green Day and Miley Cyrus – you can almost always hear it blasting through supermarket stereos.