Top 5 Tuesday — Top 5 Christmas Songs for 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Hello my Lovlies — I hope you're having a terrific Tuesday!!! 

For Cynthia's Top 5 Tuesday I thought I'd share the Top 5 Christmas songs for 2016.  

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Christmas and holiday music are an indispensable part of pop music. These are 5 of the top Christmas songs of all time with details on each and links to pop performance videos. The list is an admittedly subjective one. Please enjoy comparing with your own favorites.
Singer Nat 'King' Cole and his daughter Natalie Cole pose for a portrait session in front of a Christmas tree in circa 1955 - Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Nat King Cole and his daughter, c. 1955. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

1.  "The Christmas Song" - Nat King Cole (1961)

Co-written by singer Mel Torme, "The Christmas Song" became one of the defining performances of the career of Nat King Cole. He recorded the song at least three times, but the 1961 recording is often considered the best. Sometimes the song is referred to as "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire" from the lyrics in the song's first line.

Meet Me in St. Louis - Courtesy MGM
Meet Me in St. Louis. Courtesy MGM

2.  "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - Judy Garland (1944)

This song was introduced by Judy Garland in a poignant moment in the 1944 movie musical Meet Me In St. Louis. The filmmakers complained that in the first version, the song's lyrics were too depressing and commissioned a rewrite that became the most popular interpretation.
Courtesy Apple Records
Courtesy Apple Records

3.  "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" - John Lennon (1971)
One of Beatle John Lennon's dreams in the music industry was to create a classic Christmas song. Undoubtedly, he was successful with the song "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" that is simultaneously a holiday song and plea for world peace.

Brenda Lee Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Courtesy Decca
Brenda Lee - "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree".Courtesy Decca

4.  "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" - Brenda Lee (1958)

The first significant recording of "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" was Brenda Lee's version released in 1958. It didn't become a hit single until Lee's pop breakthrough in 1960. The song has been a holiday favorite ever since. 
Bruce Springsteen - Barack Obama Inaugural Celebration 2009 - Photo by Justin Sullivan / Getty Images
Bruce Springsteen - Barack Obama Inaugural Celebration 2009. Photo by Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

5.  "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" - Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi (2003)

"Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" was written in 1934 and first performed on the Eddie Cantor radio show. It was an instant hit. Bruce Springsteen has made it a traditional part of his live concerts during the holidays.

Lovlies, I hope you take a couple of minutes during this hectic holiday season to at least  relax  and watch one of the aforementioned videos.  And if you like it perhaps purchase and/or download it. 

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