Best (and worst) Christmas Songs
As I was walking the hallways listening to 92.7 WOBM it got me thinking about what are my favorite Christmas songs so I decided to take a shot. It’s not easy when you take into consideration many of the songs have been recorded by multiple artists so you have to come up with the version you like best. Plus to be honest I probably have left some out that I simply forgot about:
- (tie) “The Christmas Song” by Nat King Cole
“All I Want for Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey
These two are as different as night and day but I can’t pick between them.
One is a classic that was originally recorded in 1946 and the other an up-tempo feel-good song that came out nearly 50 years later.
- “The Little Drummer Boy” by Bing Crosby & David Bowie
Also referred to as “Peace on Earth” the song was recorded in 1977 for
Crosby’s TV special just a month before he died. It was not released as a
single until 1982 and became a big hit.
- “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” by Bruce Springsteen.
Love Bruce’s version of this holiday classic.
- “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Judy Garland
78 years old and still great.
- “Last Christmas” by WHAM
Originally released in 1984 it did not become a hit until 2017.
- “Believe” by Josh Groban
From the movie “Polar Express” and it delivers an inspiring
message as well.
- “Wonderful Christmastime” by Paul McCartney
Upbeat and light and perfect for the holiday season.
- “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” by Darlene Love
Released in 1963 it is considered by some one of the best rock and roll holiday songs of all time. I agree!
- (tie)“Silent Night” by Bing Crosby
Simply a classic and all these years later I still get chills when I hear it.
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Perry Como
As for my least favorite…”The Christmas Shoes,” “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” and “Dominick the Donkey” are all on the list.