Christmas, it's the most wonderful time of the year. There is so much to love about it, the decorations, the movies and definitely the songs. Every year we listen to the same Christmas songs that we all know and love, and every year we hear new songs by new artists trying to find their Christmas sound, but are they ever as good as the classics?
If you're like me, then you probably have a Christmas playlist with around ten different songs and about fifty versions of these songs all sung by different people. Only at Christmas does this happen!
It's hard to pick only five songs that really capture the essence of Christmas. Some people like upbeat in your face Christmas songs like 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday', while others prefer songs with a different meaning like 'Fairytale Of New York'.
For now, though, here are some of my best picks for the greatest Christmas songs of all time:
5. Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
This is such a great song for getting on the dance floor at a Christmas party. It basically tells you what to do when listening to it, find the best Christmas tree you can and start rockin' around it. With so many version to choose from, (Mel & Kim being my favourite), this is the perfect song to bring Christmas joy.
4. Santa Tell Me
Modern Christmas songs can rarely compete with the classics, but this one is sure to make you want to sing your heart out. Asking Santa to bring you the person you love is a thing I'm sure many of us would do if we could, and now we have a song where we can really sing about it! Ariana Grande created an amazing song that has become an instant hit and I'm sure will be a favourite for many years to come.
3. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Most Christmas songs are upbeat and ready to get you on your feet. This one, however, is a little different. Still as happy and joyful as the rest, this song takes a slower more reflective approach than the others. Listening to this really makes you think about the things that matter, family and friends. It's everything Christmas is about.
2. Last Christmas
A legendary song by a legendary pop duo. Listening to this is sure to give you all the feels and get you in the Christmas mood. There have been many covers of this song, but none of them have ever lived up to the iconic original. It's hard to believe it didn't top the charts until 2017 (after Michael's death).
1. All I Want For Christmas Is You
Is it really Christmas without hearing Mariah? The perfect love song for the most perfect time of the year. I can't remember a Christmas without singing this song at the top of my lungs and trying to hit that top note! There is no other song that can truly get someone into the Christmas spirit. Once you hear this festive tune, you know that Christmas has arrived.