Whether the lyrics are happy or sad, there’s no denying that Christmas music can touch your heart. You can put a Christmas tune on and cry your eyes out or merrily decorate your home to the sounds of the season. From classical standards by gospel choirs to novelty tunes by popular artists, there are Christmas tunes for every musical taste. There are many, many Christmas songs that I enjoy hearing every year, but here is a list of what I’d consider to be my favorite 10 Christmas songs.
10. Santa Claus is Coming to Town – The Jackson 5 and Bruce Springsteen versions
9. The Christmas Song – Johnny Mathis
8. Christmas Wrapping – The Waitresses
7. Christmas – U2
6. Happy Xmas (War is Over) – John Lennon
5. Wonderful Christmastime – Paul McCartney
4. Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Dean Martin
3. The Little Drummer Boy – Bing Crosby and David Bowie
2. Blue Christmas – Elvis
1. Silent Night – The Temptations
Since I’m Italian, I have to give honorable mention to Dominick the Donkey by Lou Monte too.
My favorite Christmas song is The Temps’ Silent Night. What’s yours?