The Season's Top Holiday Songs

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At the first hint of snow, everyone realizes that the Christmas season is upon us. Christmas would never be the same without our loved ones and, of course, our favorite holiday music. Almost everyone has their favorite Christmas carols that trigger memories of bygone holidays. Following, are the most popular hits of this Christmas season. Did any of your favorites make the list? By the way, all of these great tunes can be easily obtained on internet radio.

All I Want for Christmas Is Youperformed and written by Mariah Carey, this recording has been a perennial holiday favorite. It's an up beat love song that has a combination of traditional musical beats with pop music, it depicts a woman that is missing her beloved companion during the Christmas season. It was recreated by Mariah this year on her album "Merry Christmas II You" and has been considered a holiday classic that continues to set records annually. It has been recorded by numerous artists and has enjoyed popularity in many nations. As opposed to many other holiday recordings, it has sold a multitude of copies with over a million electronic downloads. Since its release, it has topped the charts within the holiday season.

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa ClausThis song became controversial when it was released in the nineteen fifties when the Catholic church in Boston questioned its implications and irreverence for the holiday season. Notwithstanding, the Catholic church acquiesced after its singer, Jimmy Body, offered an explanation to church officials regarding the real meaning of the composition. It was later on popularized by the young Michael Jackson who recorded a great rendition of the song when he was a teen.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
We first heard this from Judy Garland back in the nineteen forties when it was played in the movie musical "Meet Me in St. Louis". During the movie, it was performed by Esther, played by Judy Garland, for Tootsie, played by Margaret O'Brien, on Christmas Eve prior to her family's departure to New York. Subsequent to that time, it has been a song of encouragement to offer Christmas cheer. This holiday favorite can be easily accessed on your favorite internet radio station.

I'll Be Home For Christmas
This song has been considered as one of America's best known Christmas carols. It was originally recorded by Bing Crosby, and was a top ten hit. Since then, it has become part of the music tradition on the holidays. The song was dedicated to the soldiers of the World War who didn't make it home for Christmas.

The Christmas Song (also known as the Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
The original intention of this song was not for Christmas. Actually, it was written in the middle of summer. It was written during a hot humid Summer as an mental aid to make people forget the heat. Nat King Cole was the first to record the song. Since then, various versions have been recorded from all around the globe, and it has become a Christmas favorite.

These Christmas songs continue to be holiday favorites, and will most likely make it to the top of the holiday list this year.
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This article was published on 2010/12/10