Christmas time is not only the time for buying presents, decorating Christmas tree and gathering at the festive table with all of your family members. It is also the time to unite all together while singing Christmas songs and carols, who are capable of binding each other’s hearts. So what are they, the most famous Christmas songs and why have they become so popular?
Quite a curious thing that one of the most famous Christmas songs, Jingle Bells, has not always been associated with this holiday and its roots remain undiscovered until nowadays. The song was written by James Lord Pierpont when he was still a young boy attending boarding school. Originally, the song didn’t mean to tell anything about Christmas and a Santa Clause riding the sledges. The lyrics, indeed, reflect the Pierpont’s fond memories of his childhood in New England where winters were filled with the thrill of racing through the snow covered landscape in open sleighs drawn by horses.
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
Introduced back in 1944, the “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” song is still popular nowadays and is widely sang all around the world. It has managed to come one of the symbolic Christmas songs. So in order to achieve a perfect Christmas mood while directing their movies, the filmmakers use this particular song as their featuring soundtracks.
“Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”
This is a perfect song for singing with your little ones for Christmas and remains the most successful Christmas carol of all times. Though in the very beginning there were troubles to convince anyone to produce it, as the song was seen too childish, soon after its appearance, it has become world’s sweetheart for both little and adult ones. Besides, it’s recognized as the most-performed holiday song of all time.
The “Last Christmas” song has become a Christmas symbol, even though the song features the story of a broken heart. Many famous singers, such as Taylor Swift, Ashley Tisdale, Coldplay, and Jimmy Eat World created their own covers of this song. And even though being so widely known and admired and after having become the biggest selling single in UK and Japan, it didn’t manage to reach the top rankings of music charts in these same countries.
This Nigerian Christmas song was written by the Nigerian drummer Babatunde Olatunji. Today this song is widely known all around the world and is usually accompanied by drumming and choreography.