Christmas is my favorite time of the year. One of the biggest tell-tale signs that Christmas has come are the songs that start flooding the airwaves. Yes, music is a huge part of the holiday and this holiday season, we here at NSB wanted to make sure you added some of these jams to your playlist because nothing says happy holidays quite like a Christmas carol.
#5. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree / Jingle Bell Rock – Michael Buble & Carly Rae Jepsen
What do you get when you take the skills of a big band singer with a Sinatra-esque tone with the makings of a pop princess? Something awesome you say? Absolutely right. Never mind that these cats are native Canadians, they still bring the flavor to the yuletide season. Coming in at #5 we have Michael Buble and Carly Rae Jepsen with their master mix of Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree and Jingle Bell Rock.
#4. I’ll Be Home for Christmas – Rascal Flatts
One of the saddest things during this season of family and friends is being separated from them. Every time I hear this song I think of people in our Armed Forces spending the holiday in parts unknown or fathers and mothers that are forced to work who cannot spend time with their children. Get your tissues ready because Rascal Flatts knows just how to pluck those heartstrings and give you a serious case of the “feels.”
#3. Winter Wonderland – Jason Mraz
Something about an acoustic guitar and an olive oil voice makes Jason Mraz an awesome performer. So our next track comes live straight from the mouth of Mr. Mraz who graces us with his own interpretation of the classic Christmas favorite, Winter Wonderland.
#2. All I Want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey
While some claim that February is the month of love, I can only say that it takes a backseat to Christmas. Mariah Carey’s All I want for Christmas Is You has been a staple of the Pop genre since… well, since it was released in 1994. For all you 80’s babies, that’s right, this song has been out for decades… Do you feel old yet?
#1. White Christmas – Bing Crosby
No Christmas is complete without the often celebrated but never duplicated Bing Crosby. Interesting note here is that in 2007, the Guinness Book of World Records estimated that Bing Crosby’s recordings of White Christmas sold in excess of 100 million copies. If you didn’t know, that makes that the best selling single of ALL TIME! Eat that Kanye.