Christmas decorations and baking are musts to liven up the holiday spirit, but it’s incomplete without Christmas music. And we need all the livening up we can get with this unseasonably warm weather!
Recently, I was thinking about the Christmas music I listened to endlessly when I was a kid. You know, before NSYNC’s Christmas album took over my life for years. I’ve compiled a list of my Top 10 Christmas songs from when I was really young. It’s funny looking back because the songs are clearly divided between Disney/kiddy versions of Christmas classics and versions from classic artists such as Bing Crosby which I heard all the time in the car with my parents.
So without further ado, here are my top 10 and I’ve included the actual version that I listened to and loved back in the day. Just click on the titles to bring you to the YouTube video/audio!
- Do You Hear What I Hear – Bing Crosby
- Frosty the Snowman – Gene Autry – from the animated Frosty the Snowman movie in 1969.
- Sleigh Ride – the Disney Sing-A-Long version. I had this video tape and was obsessed with it.
- Winter Wonderland – Also from the Disney Sing-A-Long.
- 12 Days of Christmas – a classic
- Christmas Don’t Be Late – Alvin & the Chipmunks – I had their Christmas album, of course!
- Silver Bells – Bing Crosby – Another Bing Crosby classic that my parents played a lot.
- Let It Snow – Dean Martin
- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Frank Sinatra
- Little Drummer Boy – Bing Crosby – I used to have to hear this all the time because it was my brother’s favorite song.
It’s pretty clear which songs I listened to all the time because of my parents…the Disney ones of course! Just kidding, but these songs definitely do bring back fond memories of the holidays as a little kid.
What Christmas songs do you love?
Thanks for reading and Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!