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Christmas songs. Photo: Holidappy

1. We Wish You a Merry Christmas

"We wish you a Merry Christmas;

We wish you a Merry Christmas;

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Good tidings we bring to you and your kin;

Good tidings for Christmas and a Happy New Year."

This musical piece belongs to the category of songs-carols and is regarded as a traditional English Christmas carol. In 1647–1660, carols were a tabu custom. Oliver Cromwell was the one who started it. Many of the old Christmas carols vanished from memory during this time. These songs saw a resurgence in popularity during the Victorian era and continued to do so throughout the Christmas season.

2. All I Want For Christmas Is You

By Mariah Carey

"I don’t want a lot for Christmas,

There is just one thing I need.

I don’t care about the presents

Underneath the Christmas tree.

I just want you for my own

More than you could ever know.

Make my wish come true.

All I want for Christmas is you.

You yeah."

According to Songmeanings&facts, the iconic singer Mariah Carey sings a Christmas song called "All I Want For Christmas Is You," in which she conveys the idea that, despite the materialism typically associated with the occasion, the only gift she wants is to be in the loving, intimate company of the person she has dedicated the song to.

3. Jingle Bell Rock

"Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock,

Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring.

Snowing and blowing up bushels of fun,

Now the jingle hop has begun.

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock,

Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time.

Dancing and prancing in Jingle Bell Square

In the frosty air."

Jim Boothe, a Texas-based advertising business writer, and Joe Beal, a public relations expert in Massachusetts, wrote the Christmas song "Jingle Bell Rock." The song was originally released by Bobby Helms in 1957. Despite the fact that there are many renditions of the song currently in circulation, Bobby Helms' rendition is the most well-known due to his unique "rockabilly" style. Christmas Carols states that Helms' final recording of the song was done in Black Rose in 1983.

4. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

"I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus

Underneath the mistletoe last night.

She didn’t see me creep

Down the stairs to have a peek.

She thought I was tucked

Up in my bedroom fast asleep.

Then, I saw Mommy tickle Santa Claus

Underneath his beard so snowy white.

Oh, what a laugh it would have been,

If Daddy had only seen

Mommy kissing Santa Claus last night!"

When this was released in 1953, some people thought it was a little too risqué, the thought of a married woman, possibly having an affair. A closer listen implies that Santa Claus is actually the child's father, but this didn't stop radio stations in some cities, including Boston, from banning it when it came out. Columbia Records appealed to the Council of Churches to clear the song where it was banned, sending young Jimmy Boyd to plea with them personally. The tactic worked, and it became a Christmas favorite, according to Songfacts.

5. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

"You better watch out!

You better not cry.

Better not pout,

I’m telling you why.

Santa Claus is coming to town.

He’s making a list,

And checking it twice;

Gonna find out who’s naughty and nice.

Santa Claus is coming to town."

Haven Gillespie and John Frederick Coots wrote it. The song's lyrics were written by the prolific songwriter Gillespie, while Coots composed the music. When Gillespie brought Coots the lyrics in 1934, Coots composed the main melody in ten minutes or less. Subsequently, Coots brought the song to his publisher, Leo Feist Inc., who enjoyed it but dismissed it as "a kids' song" and predicted Smoothradio cities would not be successful.


Christmas carol singing first became popular in England several centuries ago. At this time, the neighbors congratulated one another in kind, and the wealthy families gave gifts and prizes to the less fortunate families for their carols and holiday songs. Aa number of Christmas carols had multi-layered religious meanings and were based on the plot of biblical texts.

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