Skip navigation! Story from Music. If you need inspiration, check out the Queen herself coaching her kids through the chorus. No matter what you're celebrating, where you're celebrating, or whom you're celebrating with, no seasonal gathering is complete without at least one solid holiday music jam session. Due to the essential nature of such songs, we've rounded up the best, most singable, and most heartwarming ones for you. But one thing needs to be said: these hits are all sung by pop stars. Some of them, like Carey's Christmas classic, are originals. And some are Disney stars or top Billboard artists decided to release their take on a holiday classic. After binge-listening to them all, it is clear that many of them are far superior to the originals no offense, Bing Crosby.
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Every year, as the nights draw in and the shops go mental, the songs we have all grown up with suddenly become the soundtrack to our lives yet again. Listen to the best Christmas pop songs on Spotify , and scroll down for our ten best Christmas pop songs. The Motown-inspired midtempo track was first performed at the A Very Grammy Christmas concert and TV special, and was supported by a cute-as-a-button promotional video. Almost every major star tackles a festive album at some point and Justin Bieber got his in early at the age of just This was the lead single from the Under The Mistletoe collection and hit the charts just about everywhere in , while continuing to stack up downloads to this day. Mariah, however, likes to do things differently, and for her second seasonal album — Merry Christmas II You — she re-recorded her classic, which is not only one of the best Christmas pop songs in history, but one of the biggest-selling singles of all time. Typically, Sia was nowhere to be seen in the memorable video supporting the song, but Kristen Bell stepped in admirably as the host of a retro-styled festive house party. It made a belated entry to streaming catalogues after a couple of years and now regularly features on festive playlists.
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Thu 5 Dec Tiring of the fact that no one wanted to buy albums of experimental American primitive guitar music, but they bought White Christmas every year, John Fahey recorded an album of Christmas instrumentals. It was, by a margin, his bestselling record. Atypical of his work, but beautiful. What happened when they stayed up late to try to catch a glimpse of Santa? Rawls made a ton of Christmas albums, but his first from is the best. How would Christmas sound reimagined by Black Sabbath? Almost exactly as you would imagine, to be honest. The most oddly foreboding of all the big Christmas songs suits the grinding and roaring.
Welcome to the time of year where every public space suddenly transforms into a celebration of the holiday spirit. For some, this might be the best month of all—when radio stations, hotel lobbies, department stores, elevators dentist offices, veterinary clinics, police precincts, movie theaters etc. For others, it's a hell of manufactured cheer and commoditized holiday emotion. But, we can't escape any of it. So we might as well embrace it. Hell, what would our lives be like without the same holiday songs played over and over and over again? Here, we run down the best Christmas songs of all time:. You can listen to the full playlist on Spotify. In , the modern art-rock star and the old-school silky-voiced crooner joined forces in one of the most unexpectedly successful duets of all time.