Top 10 Christmas Songs to Get You in the Spirit

Top 10 Christmas Songs to Get You in the Spirit

Right after Thanksgiving, you may be trying to get into the spirit of the Christmas season. One of the best ways to get into the spirit of the holiday is to play Christmas music. During the month of December, Christmas music is often a staple on many radio stations, in retail stores, and as the background for holiday parties. If you are looking for some music to play at home during the most wonderful time of the year, here are some Christmas songs.

1. Walking In A Winter Wonderland by Felix Bernard

Walking in a winter wonderland is a famous song about the sights and sounds of Christmas. It is a favorite of schoolchildren and adults. It is often sung during Christmas concerts.

2. Jingle Bells by James Pierpont

Jingle bells is a very easy song, and is one of the first that most children memorize during the Christmas season. This song brings about the ideas of Santa dashing straight through the snow.

3. It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas by Meredith Willson

Most children love this song, especially the line “toys in every room”. Kids that are looking forward to receiving their beloved Christmas gifts from Santa will be overjoyed at the sound of this traditional holiday song.

4. Frosty The Snowman by Jack Rollins

If you live in a snow climate, consider building a snowman in the front yard with the kids, to the background of this song. Though the origins of calling snowmen frosty are a little obscure, this song gives the kids and adults all of the background that they will need on their friend Frosty.

5. The Twelve Days Of Christmas by Frederic Austin

Most people are unable to memorize the days of Christmas until they become adults; however, this is a still a favorite Christmas song. Work with your family on memorizing just what each day of Christmas brings and try an acapella version of this song together.

6. We Wish You A Merry Christmas by Arthur Warrell

No song provides better well wishes and good spirit like We Wish You a Merry Christmas. This is the very first song that should be put in your play list if you celebrate the true spirit of Christmas.

7. Let It Snow by Lena Horne

Let it snow was written by Californians who wish they were able to be in the winter wonderland described in this song. If you are in the middle of snow, enjoy this song and the spirit that it is meant to bring for the season.

8. Silver Bells by Jay Livingston

If you are a city dweller or you were raised in the big city, you may enjoy the imagery and nostalgia that this song brings about.

9. A Holly Jolly Christmas by Johnny Marks

If joyful songs are your thing, A Holly, Jolly Christmas will be one of your favorites. The spirit of this song is upbeat and inspires smiles.

10. Santa Clause Is Coming To Town

Another song for the kids, this song will remind your children all month long who to expect and exactly why they should be excited. This is also the oldest song in the traditional American Christmas repertoire.

What is your family’s favorite Christmas song?

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  1. I like a lot of old R&B Christmas songs. Like James Brown "Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto" and all of the Stevie Wonder Christmas songs.

    1. R&B Christmas songs are the best! I love Boys 2 Men, "Let it Snow."

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