The following is a list of popular Christmas songs recorded by various artists, many of which have hit on various charts mostly in the United States some only released in the artist's home country. A year indicates the original year of release for that artist's recorded version of the single or track, which may not necessarily be the first year the artist's version charted on one or more popular music charts by various music trade publications. However, many tracks were re-released as singles in subsequent years. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikipedia list article. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries.
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Troy L. Smith, Northeast Ohio Media Group. The song was originally intended for Mariah Carey, but thanks to a lawsuit it never materialized. Faith Hill brings her pop-leaning country style to the overly emotional ballad, which asks a question no one really has the answer to. Linkin Park - "My December" The track, written by Mike Shinoda, is about feeling disconnected from loved ones while on the road. But the song clearly puts an emphasis on feeling the most heartbroken during the month of December, when the holidays are in full swing. Destiny's Child - "8 Days of Christmas" And the video features the girls handing out presents to kids at the end. Now, that feels like Christmas.
T he names Joseph Mohr and Franz Xaver Gruber have largely vanished into the annals of Christmas tormentors, but their greatest triumph lives on. Copyright Office, which offers digitized registrations going back to , and collected data on every Christmas album recorded since that time. Nor is it strictly limited to American recording artists. The choice of those two songs is rather arbitrary, but proved in trial and error to offer the clearest dichotomy. Write to Chris Wilson at chris. By Chris Wilson.
Compiling the perfect playlist for your holiday party is almost as challenging as hosting the event itself. Sure, on the day of the festivities you've got to cook the meal , decorate the table , and entertain your guests, but putting together the right mix of songs requires a similar level of expertise. For every playlist, you need a balanced assortment of old and new, cheery and chill. These modern Christmas songs run the gamut from cool rock covers to party pop anthems — and we know there's something on our list for everyone's musical taste. And to make sure your playlist has a bit of everything, you can also include the best classic Christmas songs of all time.