Ah, the festive season of Christmas, when streets light up, trees twinkle, and hearts warm to the sound of joyful melodies. Christmas music has the magical power to transport us all into a world of enchantment and nostalgia. Let’s discover together the five must-have songs that make our hearts beat to the rhythm of the festive season.
1- “All I Want for Christmas Is You” – Mariah Carey (1994)
When it comes to modern Christmas songs, Mariah Carey‘s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” tops the list. This cheerful, upbeat nugget has captured hearts the world over since its release in 1994. With its festive melody, twinkling bells and Carey’s powerful voice, this song has become an instant classic that resonates on every street corner during the festive season.
2- “Last Christmas” – Wham! (1984)
An iconic 80s pop ballad, Wham!‘s “Last Christmas” is a musical institution during the Christmas season. The melancholy lyrics, driving rhythm and distinctive voice of George Michael make it a must-have song for any holiday. Whether in the car on the way to a Christmas party or in the background while preparing for the festivities, “Last Christmas” creates a magical atmosphere.
3- “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” – Andy Williams (1963)
An absolute must for setting the festive mood is Andy Williams‘ “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”. Released in 1963, this song captures the essence of the season with its uplifting lyrics and upbeat musical arrangement. It evokes the excitement and joy that accompany the festivities, making it an essential part of any Christmas playlist.
4- “Jingle Bell Rock” – Bobby Helms (1957)
“Jingle Bell Rock” by Bobby Helms is another timeless gem that instantly evokes the festive spirit of Christmas. Released in 1957, this song has stood the test of time thanks to its upbeat rhythm and catchy rock ‘n’ roll vibe. Whether you’re decorating the tree or sharing a festive meal, this song brings a touch of dynamism and excitement to any Christmas celebration.
5- “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” – Frank Sinatra (1957)
No list of Christmas songs would be complete without Frank Sinatra‘s velvety voice singing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”. Released in 1957, this song captures the timeless essence of the season with a touch of nostalgia and tenderness. It evokes the feeling of warmth and sharing that truly defines the spirit of Christmas.
Bonus : “Snowman” – Sia (2017)
Bringing a modern touch to our selection, Sia‘s “Snowman” is a captivating melody that tells the gentle story of a snowman. The poetic lyrics, Sia’s distinctive voice and delicate composition make it a must-have song for a warm, contemplative holiday mood. “Snowman” adds a tender nuance to your playlist, recalling the simple, magical pleasures of the winter season.
Whether you prefer timeless classics or contemporary melodies, these five must-have songs form the perfect playlist to accompany your Christmas celebrations. So turn on the lights, crank up the music and immerse yourself in the timeless magic of the festive season. 🎤☃️🎅🏼