What’s your favorite Christmas carol or seasonal song?
As Thanksgiving slips by, ushering in the Yuletide season, what tunes do you eagerly await on the radio? What songs do you cue on your holiday playlist? And which merry melodies make you sing along?
Take a look at 20 of our favorite Christmas songs.
Here they are – this year’s picks – listed alphabetically by title. Some are sacred songs, while others are seasonal standards or simply silly. A few are modern melodies, while others are among the Best Known Christmas Songs. These selections range from traditional to trendy as well.
Click each title link to watch a YouTube music video for that song. (Depress the CTRL key while clicking to open each link in a new internet window.)
- Angels We Have Heard on High
- The Christmas Song
- Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus
- Cryin' Christmas Tears
- Do They Know It's Christmas
- Do You Hear What I Hear?
- Feliz Navidad
- It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
- It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
- Joseph’s Lullaby
- Let It Snow
- Lo, How a Rose, E’er Blooming
- Mary’s Boy Child
- Mele Kalikimaka
- Move Me Closer
- Please Come Home for Christmas
- Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
- Silent Night
- Walking in a Winter Wonderland
- What Child Is This?
Are your best picks included in this roster? Do you prefer these versions, or covers by other artists?
Did you find any holiday hits or classic carols you may have missed before?
Please leave a comment, and include the title (and artist, if possible) of your favorite holiday tune.
And best wishes for a wonderful new year.
Trio of Carolers
Public Domain Artwork
Merry Christmas Carol Countdown
Art by Nickers and Ink Creative Communications
Feel free to follow on Google Plus and Twitter. You are also invited to join this writer's fan page, as well as the Chicago Etiquette Examiner, Madison Holidays Examiner, Equestrian Examiner and Madison Equestrian Examiner on Facebook.