It’s the most wonderful time of the year, at least according to Christmas songs.
It is a good time to meet with family and friends, share the best memories of the years passed and make some new memories. During this time of year, we love to have songs that remind us of our family, friends, and the Christmas spirit. That is why we are going to take a look at five of the best Christmas songs of the season, and the most profound versions of the songs.
1. “O Holy Night” – Josh Grobin
First and foremost, the reason for the season is the celebration of the birth of Jesus. This song outlines the birth and role that Jesus would come to play in the lives of billions around the world. Since it requires a powerful voice, it can be difficult to hit all of the notes, but Josh Grobin’s version manages to sing the traditional song with new energy that is rarely seen today.
2. “Carol Of The Bells” – John Williams
This version of the song is most often recognized as an arrangement from the Home Alone film franchise. It captures the nature of Christmas perfectly, with a swelling of cheer tempered by the ideals of the season. This is a caroling favorite for many, so you can count on hearing it many times and in many places throughout the season.
3. “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” – Frank Sinatra
Many people around the world use Christmas as a temporary break from the worries of everyday life. This song captures that essence so well, with the refrain that our troubles will be miles away from us during this time of the year. While it does not celebrate the religious connotations of Christmas, it emphasizes family and friends during the most important time of year.
4. “Blue Christmas” – Elvis Presley
While many people will spend time with their family and friends, not all of us will be able to be with the people that we would like to be at this time. Blue Christmas captures that idea perfectly, and with Presley’s voice leading you through the holiday blues, you may just end up feeling all right yourself.
5. “Let It Snow” – Dean Martin
The king of cool will cap this list with one of his most famous renditions of Let It Snow. This song is a great song for families and couples, and tells the listener that even if the good times of the season can’t last, it is still important to remember all of the good times that you have had.