My Pick: Top 10 Christmas Songs

Victoria Uhl, Writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.

Email This Story

There is one thing that you either love or hate when it comes to the holidays, music.  Music is something that I look forward to for months before Christmas; coincidentally my family dreads Christmas music.  All jokes aside there are a bunch of Christmas songs to choose from, and here are some of my favorites.  Hope you enjoy.

  1. Feliz Navidad: Ok, so I’m going to start off with a classic, or at least it’s one in my house.  Feliz Navidad is a nice upbeat song that is silly.  It can end up being a bit repetitive and a bit of a teasing song, though, so it falls low on my list.  This song is typically sung by Jose Feliciano.
  2. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town: Is this another classic? Yes. Yes, it is.  Do I like original version? No.  No, I do not.  Bing Crosby is nice and all, but the Jackson 5 take the cake for this song.  I also love their song “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause.”
  3. Away in a Manger: I like this song because its nice and gentle.  It is a bit religious, so only listen if you want to.  I really like Pentatonix’s version of the song.  (P.S. Expect more of them on this list)
  4. Jingle Bell Rock: I like the Bobby Elms version of this song.  It has a nice swing with an upbeat rhythm, while not being to fast.  It’s a nice song for a party
  5. It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas: I like to listen to this song to get in the Christmas spirit right after thanksgiving.  It has a slow beat but positive outlook and catchy. I like listening to either the
  6. Silent Night: Here is our second Pentatonix song, Wahoo! I like this song in all of its forms, of course.  It is a nice song for relaxation and reflection on the season.  I must say that I like the Pentatonix version the most.
  7. Carol of the Bells: This song is at number four because of its build.  “Carol of the Bells” has a combination of classical and rock.  One of the versions of this song that I like is the one by Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
  8. White Christmas: I have a history with this song; I used to play it on the piano when I was younger. I like Bing Crosby’s version the most because it is fragile and light.
  9. Marry did you know: This song is my runner up because of how dynamic the song is. It, like “Carol of the Bells,” is both gentle and intense.  I like the Pentatonix version for the harmonies, but also like listening to Michael English’s version because of the rhythm in the background of the song.
  10. That’s Christmas to me: This is my favorite Christmas song. Of all the songs on this list it is the Only Pentatonix original.  I like it for its lyrics and how it reflects the holidays.  It has a gentle melody that is complemented with beautiful harmonies.  Over all, it sums up the holiday for me.