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Top 10 Classic Christmas Songs

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Christmas is nearly coming. Would you like to play or listen to some Christmas songs to enjoy the hoiday for better.

Here collect some classic Christmas songs, you will find one to your taste and like it. If it is necessary, i will show the order link.

'White Christmas' - Bing Crosby

'White Christmas' ¨C Bing Crosby

It can be easy to forget the true meaning of Christmas. But, when you're nogged out of your mind this year, try and picture a stable, with animals, shepherds, Santa, Cliff Richard. Look, here's Jimmy Stewart from 'It's A Wonderful Life', Twiggy from the M&S adverts and, er... Mr Blobby. The truth is the power of Christmas nostalgia itself is greater than the real memories. Hence, all of us can hark back with Bing on this Irving Berlin-penned '40s number to a white Christmas just like the ones we used to know, even if our true past is full of crushing disappointments (December 25, 1993 - no Hornby train set). It's a feeling that is tenuous and transient, yes, but also entirely wonderful.

'All I Want For Christmas Is You' - Mariah Carey

All I Want For Christmas Is You

It's not the best-selling Christmas anthem (that's Bing at number five) and heck, it didn't even make it to Number One in the UK, but Mariah tops our list of the greatest ever festive songs for one good reason - it's catchier than a Christmas cold. Originally released in 1994, this selfless plea to be with a loved one has everything: sleigh bells, pop hooks, the right balance of schmaltz and soul, and uplifting vibes strong enough to launch a jump-jet.

'Merry Xmas Everybody' - Slade

'Merry Xmas Everybody' ¨C Slade

Noddy Holder and his troupe of platform-wearers continue to blight our television screens each December with their frightening fashion sense. There's a reason for that, of course. It's the joyful simplicity of 1973's 'Merry Xmas Everybody', which is guaranteed to inject that euphoric, slightly drunken, Christmas-love vibe into the festive season.

'Santa Claus' - The Sonics

'Santa Claus' - The Sonics

This super-charged '60s garage rock tune reveals Santa for the nihilistic, no-nonsense ball-breaker he truly is. Lead singer Gerry Roslie drawls a list of Christmas requests (including a 'twangy guitar' and 'cute little honey'). To which Santa responds: 'Nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing'. What a badman.

'Must Be Santa' - Bob Dylan

'Must Be Santa' - Bob Dylan

The 2009 release of Bob Dylan's festive charity album, 'Christmas In The Heart', was somewhat puzzling - but the song and accompanying video for 'It Must Be Santa' proved that it was all just good fun for a good cause. A rip-roaring, bellows-pumping, call and response number, it's made all the more entertaining for hearing such gleeful lyrics sung in that trademark 40-a-day snarl.

Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms

Jingle Bell Rock ¨C Bobby Helms

Following its release in 1957, this rockabilly ditty topped the Christmas charts five years in a row, making it a veritable holiday classic even by the early '60s. Today it retains a towering presence in the Christmas canon, as synonymous with the holiday as tinsel and paper crowns.

'River' - Joni Mitchell

'River' ¨C Joni Mitchell

Right from the opening piano chords ('Jingle Bells' gone bittersweet) you know this is going to be a Christmas song with a difference. 'Tis the season, but Joni's feeling blue: she's lost her baby (maybe Graham Nash) and all she wants to do is skate away, but that's not easy when you're spending Christmas in sunny California. It's as painful and pitiful as anything she ever recorded. Happy Christmas?

'Wonderful Christmas Time' - Paul McCartney

Good old Macca. Whereas Lennon could be relied upon to make impressive political statements (when he wasn't laying about in bed all day), McCartney is the master of the charmingly na?ve pop opus. This little ditty isn't going to shake up your festive paradigm, but it won't half stick in your head.

'Last Christmas' - Wham!

'Last Christmas' ¨C Wham!

There are so many winning elements to Wham!'s 1984 smash that its status as a solid gold Christmas staple - covered by such diverse talents as Taylor Swift, Coldplay and Crazy Frog - is forever guaranteed. A ballad of doomed romance, it features sleighbells and synths, plus some truly memorable knitwear in the video. But what really sets 'Last Christmas' apart is George Michael's heart-on-sleeve delivery: his genuine heartbreak horror ('My God! I thought you were someone to rely on') and wistful, sexy whispers. The words 'Merry Christmas' never sounded so sultry. And that's what makes this song so very special (special).

'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)' - Darlene Love

'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)' ¨C Darlene Love

This song is cursed. It entered the world in 1963 (as part of 'A Christmas Gift for You') the same day that President Kennedy left it, and was withdrawn soon after. Years later, its producer Phil Spector was convicted of murder. Still feeling festive? Despite the horrific associations, it's impossible to keep your cockles cool once this galloping soulful sleigh ride gets going. In typical Spector style, 'Christmas' is the sound of a huge group of people singing and playing their hearts out in one take. It radiates fellowship, community and togetherness and still manages to shine brighter than the star of Bethlehem.

 

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