10 Most Popular Christmas Songs
Christmas songs are an indispensable part of the festive period with loads of evergreen tracks which makes it a whole genre in itself. With contributors from different timelines starting the likes of Judy Garland in the 40s, Boney M in the 80s, Mariah Carey in the 90s and Justin Bieber in the 2000s all getting in on the act when it comes to festive tunes.
There’s so many to choose from but when it comes to the most memorable period of the year, it’s all about the evergreen Xmas tracks. The list may be subjective but you can compare with your own favorites.
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
“We Wish You a Merry Christmas” is a popular English Christmas carol from the West Country of England. The author and composer cannot be traced however it is believed to date back to England in the sixteenth century
“Jingle Bells” is one of the best-known and commonly sung American songs in the world. It was written by James Lord Pierpont with the original title being “The One Horse Open Sleigh”
Ding Dong Merrily on High
“Ding Dong Merrily on High” first appeared as a secular dance tune known under the title “Branle de l’Official. The lyrics was composed by George Ratcliffe Woodward and harmonized by Charles Wood
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
“Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” is a Christmas carol that first appeared in 1739 in the collection Hymns and Sacred Poems. The lyrics were written by Charles Wesley.
“Silent Night” is another popular Christmas carol, composed in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber and written by Joseph Mohr
Angels from the Realms of Glory
The author of Angels From the Realms of Glory was an Irishman called James Montgomery and composed by Henry Smart
O Come All Ye Faithful
This song was originally written in Latin and was intended to be a hymn. It was composed by John Reading in the early 1700s and attributed to John Wade
O Holy Night
The words and lyrics of the old carol ‘O Holy Night’ were written by Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure in 1847.
The Twelve Days of Christmas
The Twelve Days of Christmas” is an English Christmas carol that enumerates in the manner of a cumulative song a series of increasingly grand gifts given on each of the twelve days of Christmas. The 12 Days of Christmas start on Christmas Day and last until the evening of the 5th January
The First Noel
The First Noel is unknown in origin but is generally thought to be English dating back to the sixteenth century and first published in 1833.