Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on December 8, 2013 and has since been updated.
Many of us aren’t ones to shy away from belting out our favourite Christmas tunes this time of year. In fact, I have a few favourites that, while I enjoy, tend to drive everyone else nuts because I’m “a broken record”… or something.
Here are 5 Christmas songs that you absolutely must listen to before December 25th rolls around:
1) White Christmas – Bing Crosby
This version of the Christmas classic is the best-selling single of all time, with sales estimated at 50 million copies worldwide!
2) All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
Released as the lead single from Mariah Carey‘s fourth studio album, “All I Want For Christmas Is You” went on to sell over 12 million copies.
3) Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band Aid
This song was written by Bob Geldof and Mudge Ure as a fundraising effort for the 1983-1985 famine in Ethiopia. By 1989, the single had sold 11.8 million copies.
4) Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Judy Garland
This song, written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, was first introduced to the world, along with Judy Garland‘s untouchable vocals, in the 1944 musical Meet Me in St.Louis.
5) Welcome Christmas – Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
A Christmas classic from the Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas is filled with many non-human words, but tons of human sentiment.
Which Christmas song is your personal favourite? Share it in the comments below!
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