To feel Christmas mood is a piece of cake if you have a proper list of Christmas songs, just bring a little music and magic to your festive and enjoy it. Winter is a season to sparkle and music is the best way to create a fantastic atmosphere. If you are not into festive mood ahead Christmas and you are tired of waiting for a miracle - create it by yourself! Just warm up your heart, fill your home and turn on atmospheric Christmas songs. A good mood after that will be guaranteed.
Discovering the history of Christmas songs it becomes clear they were performed in different styles: from the choir chapel to the inflammatory rock and roll themes. And all of them are specific kind of magic, transferring us in our childhood memories and make us feel extra-comfortable. We have collected the best songs that will help you immerse yourself in the atmosphere of magic and brighten up the days before the Christmas Eve. The list consists the most famous ones and probably you know all of them, but sometimes it is easier to find gravity in something obvious.
Les Anges dans nos campagnes
One of the most powerful Christmasongsng is French lyric Les Anges dans nos campagnes, which was beloved for centuries. According to the legend, it was composed in 129 AD, when Telesphorus, the Bishop of Rome, decided to perform Christmas hymns in the church. Over time, the anthem turned into a folk song that was sung in France in the 18th century. However, renowned version has no evidence. Most likely, the song was written not earlier the 16th century. In addition, the French Christmas song was translated into English (Angels We Have Heard On High) in 1862 and now became one of the most favorites. Moreover, it is so classic and authentic so you handily feel the ancient spirit of Christmas.
Another famous Christmas song is Jingle Bells, which was recorded by remarkable composer James Lord Pierpont in 1857. Originally it was called "Open Horse Sleigh", and its melody was much more complicated and reminiscent of Mozart's classic plays. It is noteworthy that in the song that is now considered a symbol of Christmas, it sings about how snowy sleighs carry bells, but there is no word about the birth of Jesus or another mention of the feast. Rather it is unconscious feelings.
Let It Snow
The song was composed in the summer of 1945 by Sammy Cahn and composer Jule Styne and became one of the most popular compositions dedicated to Christmas holidays. At the moment, more than 20 cover versions of the song are known, but one of the most prominent is the version performed by Frank Sinatra. It is noteworthy that one of the most important Christmas compositions is written on a very hot Californian day. This song was performed by many well-known singers - from Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra to Kylie Minogue and Pavarotti-Carreras-Domingo.
All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey
The song about the best Christmas gift Mariah Carey first sang in 1994, after which the song was re-released by other performers and the singer himself.
Perry Como - Magic Moments
Despite the fact that the song is not about Christmas, it became associated with the holiday due to the fact that it first appeared in the Christmas advertising coffee. This is a pretty cheerful composition that will make everyone feel the mood of the holiday and help you understand how wonderful life is and every cloud has a silver lining.
Mr. Sandman - The Chordettes
First, in a song written by poet J. G. Ballard and performed by the group The Chordettes, on behalf of a lonely girl, was a request to Mr. Sandman to send her a dream about an attractive young man. But shortly after her release, Ballard decided to rewrite the text, naming the song Mr. Santa - so the famous hit became very successful Christmas single.
Wham! - Last Christmas
The meaning of this song is not particularly optimistic as it tells about unlucky love, but the song is associated with New Year and Christmas since 1984 when it was written and first performed by George Michael. As a result, this song became one of the most popular and sold over 1 million copies of the single.
Elvis Presley Blue Christmas
Songs performed by the King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley will create a pleasant and warm home atmosphere. On his account, there are several festive albums with Christmas songs - "Elvis' Christmas Album" (1957) and "Elvis Sings The Wonderful World of Christmas" (1971).
Have yourself a merry little Christmas by Frank Sinatra
The authors of the song are Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, and it became popular after the performance by Judy Garland in the 1944' movie "Meet me in St. Louis".
Billy Mack - Christmas Is All Around
Despite the fact majority knows this song for the movie "Real Love," it was first sung by the Wet Wet Wet band, which sang not about Christmas, but about love. However, the holiday version became more popular than the original one and firmly entered the Christmas playlist.
Bobby Helms - jingle bell rock
This is one of the variations on the theme of the world's most significant Christmas song Jingle Bells. The composition not only took high places in musical charts, the great popularity of the song brought its inclusion into the whole slew of movie's soundtracks.