PODCAST: Christmas Jingles
Here in the United States, some of our popular customs include exchaging gifts, decorating Christmas trees, going to church, sharing in meals with family and friends, anticipating the arrival of Santa Claus, and of course rocking out to some awesome Christmas tunes.
Growing up, it was not uncommon in my house to wake up each December day, leading up to Christmas, hearing Christmas songs bellowing up our stairs. Not only was it a pleasant reminder of what was to come, but it was a great start to each morning. Between Rocking Around the Christmas Tree or Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Christmas songs each day allowed me to get into the Christmas spirit.
Throughout the year, the music still plays, but the reality of what Christmas means is really the most important thing. To be mindful and appreciate the gift of generosity. Granted, as a child, I loved getting gifts, but now as an adult it really is about who I am sharing my Christmas with and helping those who are in most need.
But I digress, you are here for the music! So whether you are baking Christmas Cookies and need some jams to get you through, or hosting a Christmas party and need to live'n it up a bit, or traveling this is the Christmas playlist for you. These 25 top Christmas songs are what gets me to Jingle Bell Rock! These songs will have you Rocking around the Christmas Tree!
Please enjoy these songs from Spotify! If you do not have Spotify yet, I have included the names of the songs that are featured in this playlist.
Here are the songs used:
1. Feliz Navidad by Michael Buble
2. Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms
3. Baby it's Cold Outside by Ella Fitzgerald
4. All I want for Christmas is you by Mariah Carey
5. White Christmas by Bing Crosby
6. Silent Night by Josh Groban
7. Blue Christmas by Elvis
8. Joy to the World by the Morman Tabernacle Choir
9. O Holy Night by Celine Dion
10. Have yourself a merry little Christmas by Judy Garland
11. Let it Snow by Dean Martin
12. Silver Bells by Johnny Mathis
13. Rocking Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee
14. Home for the Holidays by Perry Como
15. Believe by Josh Groban
*16. Santa Claus is Coming to town by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
17. O Come All Ye Faithful by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
18. Last Christmas by WHAM!
19. Step into Christmas by Elton John
20. Christmas Song by the Carpenters
21. Linus and Lucy by the Vince Guaraldi Trio
22. Do you hear what I hear by Bing Crosby
23. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer by Gene Autry
24. Ave Maria by Celine Dion
25. Carol of the Bells by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
*Please note, song in Spotify playlist is Tony Bennet's version due to copyright issues, here is the YouTube version*
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