The holidays are never complete without Christmas music. Like it or not, Christmas music is everywhere this time of year and sooner or later you will catch on and be sucked into the magical tunes of the holidays. And these 4 classic Christmas songs will without a doubt put you in the Christmas spirit.
Gene Autry – “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
In 1939, Montgomery Ward published the story Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Johnny Marks went on to write the song, which later became a number 1 hit thanks to Gene Autry’s recording in 1949. There are several versions of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, but Autry’s version is the most successful and the most known.
Michael Buble – “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
The song Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas was first released in 1944 and was written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane. It was featured in the musical Meet Me in St. Louis starring Judy Garland, who performed the song. Many artists have covered the classic, including Frank Sinatra. But Michael Buble’s version happens to be one of the best. Buble covered it for his hit 2011 Christmas album, which became an instant classic.
Bing Crosby – “It’s Beginning To Look A lot Like Christmas”
Bing Crosby is the king of Christmas tunes so pretty much any Christmas song by him will get you in the spirit. His version of It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas is one of his very best. The song was written in 1951 by Meredith Wilson and that same year, Crosby recorded it with his great bass-baritone voice, which is perfect for Christmas music.
The Drifters – “White Christmas”
In 1954, The Drifters released their cover of the classic Irving Berlin song, White Christmas. The song features the extraordinary vocals of Clyde McPhatter and Bill Pinkney. The song is so memorable; it is featured in Christmas movie classics Home Alone and The Santa Clause.