It’s that time of year again, the Christmas season and by now we are in the full swing of gift buying (unless you’re one of those last minute shoppers), baking, gift wrapping, and travel organizing for your plans. In other words, the most anxious time of the year! Fear not though, Christmas music is here to calm those nerves! Every store, restaurant, radio station, and at this rate TV commercial has the holiday music pumping to the point where you’re singing every word out in your sleep.
Every year it seems to be that the music starts getting played earlier and earlier where before you know it Christmas has completely highjacked Thanksgiving! As annoying as some of those tunes can be, you just can’t seem to help blaring them and getting them stuck in your head over and over again where you convince yourself that there’s nothing better in the world than Christmas music. With that being said, here is a top 5 list of the songs I’ve convinced myself are the best around:
Runner Up: Mary, Did You Know? -Pentatonix
This song gives me all the feels. It’s so good & makes us wonder what Mary expected with who her son was coming into this world and the amazing things he’d do. I just love the mother/son bond and even though I’m not (yet) a mother, I love the intimacy of this song and the wonder of Jesus.
Pentatonic does an absolutely breath-taking version of this song & it’s my favorite:
5) Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy -Pentatonix
Yes, another Pentatonix song because I can’t get enough of them! This song is from the Nutcracker and as a dancer myself I am partial to this song. I find it majestic and it captures the magic of Christmas. So much fun! Plus the way Pentatonix performs this, just leaves you in aw!
4) Merry Christmas, Kiss My Ass -All Time Low
Because who doesn’t love bitter romance at the holidays? As if the holidays aren’t stressful enough, let’s throw in a relationship break up. This song is just pure realism for some people and there is nothing swishy washy about it. Plus ATL is my favorite band & they kick ass so yay for them doing a Christmas song!
Here is there humorous music video for it:
3) Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays -NSYNC
It really wouldn’t be Christmas without NSYNC (at least for me). This Christmas jam from the 90s is straight fire! I have loved this song since I was a pre-teen! I basically had NSYNC music for every occasion and Christmas was no different. I practically wore out their Christmas album on my walkman! This never gets old. Super nostalgic for me.
2) O Come, O Come, Emmanuel -Enya
This song gives me the chills. To say it’s beautiful is an understatement. It gives me all the feels and I have to get my Jesus fix here. It’s so spiritual and really puts me on another level. It captures the pure spirit and feel of Christmas to me. It actually makes me emotional sometimes to listen to this. & Enya sings gorgeously and does the best job.
1) Run Run Rudolph -Chuck Berry & Luke Bryan
My number one favorite Christmas song right here! It’s straight fun and gets you pumped for Christmas. It captures the American Christmas. I never get tired of this song and it always puts me in an upbeat mood and ready for Christmas. Chuck Berry does the classic rock n’ roll which is timeless .Then Luke Bryan does a country rock twist on it and it’s really good. Musically, just a great song at Christmas that pumps me up!
R.I.P Chuck Barry