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Just 2 more weeks comes the Christmas. These days, Christmas songs are heard everywhere from shopping malls to television commercials to church functions. Everywhere you go, you can hear about those tunes. There are a plenty of Christmas songs but do you know which are best Christmas songs? What does the meaning of the lyrics? Discover with us:

10. White Christmas

White Christmas is undoubtedly the most famous and popular of all the Christmas songs.. The music and lyrics for White Christmas were written by Irving Berlin in 1942 and originally featured in the movie Holiday Inn starring Bing Crosby. The version has been recorded the best-selling single of all time The lyrics of White Christmas struck a chord with the soldiers fighting in the Second World War and their families who were waiting for them back home.

“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas

Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten,
and children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white”

 9. Jingle Bells

In our previous article, we introduced you 7 interesting facts that you may not know about Christmas and one of them was about Jingle Bells songs. Originally, Jingle Bell had a different name and was not written for Christmas day. It was composed for a school festival in regards to Thanksgiving. However, nowadays Jingle Bells become one of the favorite Christmas songs of all time.

“Dashing through the snow
In a one horse open sleigh
O’er the fields we go
Laughing all the way
Bells on bob tails ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to laugh and sing
A sleighing song tonight

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh

A day or two ago
I thought I’d take a ride
And soon Miss Fanny Bright
Was seated by my side
The horse was lean and lank
Misfortune seemed his lot
We got into a drifted bank
And then we got upsot

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh yeah

Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one horse open sleigh”

8. Winter Wonderland

Another song that originally not intended to be Christmas song, Winter Wonderland has become intricately tied to the holidays, making it one of the great classics that has been interpreted by numerous famous artists. The song was inspired from a lovely poem made by Richard Smith who had been suffering from the then still widespread and devastating disease of tuberculosis. He always daydream about a normal and healthy life that would enable him to play outside in the snow like the children he was observing from his window.

“Sleigh bells ring, are you listening,
In the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight,
We’re happy tonight.
Walking in a winter wonderland.

Gone away is the bluebird,
Here to stay is a new bird
He sings a love song,
As we go along,
Walking in a winter wonderland.

In the meadow we can build a snowman,
Then pretend that he is Parson Brown

He’ll say: Are you married?
We’ll say: No man,
But you can do the job
When you’re in town.

Later on, we’ll conspire,
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid,
The plans that we’ve made,
Walking in a winter wonderland.

In the meadow we can build a snowman,
And pretend that he’s a circus clown
We’ll have lots of fun with mister snowman,
Until the other kids knock him down.

When it snows, ain’t it thrilling,
Though your nose gets a chilling
We’ll frolic and play, the Eskimo way,
Walking in a winter wonderland.”

7. Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire is definitively called the Christmas Song. It was originally subtitled Merry Christmas to You. The lovely music and lyrics were composed by Torme and Wells in 1946. The most popular recording of this truly great Christmas song, Chestnuts roasting on an open fire was recorded by Nat King Cole. The strong imagery in the words to this Christmas song are also complimented by such sentiments as reflected in one of its lines “from kids from from one to ninety-two” which encompass the essence of the family Christmas.

“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,
Jack Frost nipping on your nose,
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir,
And folks dressed up like Eskimos.

Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe,
Help to make the season bright.
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow,
Will find it hard to sleep tonight.

They know that Santa’s on his way;
He’s loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh.
And every mother’s child is going to spy,
To see if reindeer really know how to fly.

And so I’m offering this simple phrase,
To kids from one to ninety-two,
Although its been said many times, many ways,
A very Merry Christmas to you”

6. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

The song Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas was first published in 1943. The title of Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas is undoubtedly one of the saddest Christmas songs of the century. The heart warming Christmas song Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas was immortalised by Judy Garland when she sang this song to Margaret O’Brien and brought tears to the eyes of the audience. The lyricist for Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas was Ralph Blane and the haunting music was composed by Hugh Martin.

“Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light
From now on,
our troubles will be out of sight

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Make the Yule-tide gay,
From now on,
our troubles will be miles away.

Here we are as in olden days,
Happy golden days of yore.
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more.

Through the years
We all will be together,
If the Fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough.
And have yourself A merry little Christmas now”

5. Let it snow

Let it snow was composed by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne. One of the best-selling songs of all time, “Let It Snow!” has been covered countless times.

“Oh the weather outside is frightful,

But the fire is so delightful,
And since we’ve no place to go,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

It doesn’t show signs of stopping,
And I’ve bought some corn for popping,
The lights are turned way down low,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

When we finally kiss goodnight,
How I’ll hate going out in the storm!
But if you’ll really hold me tight,
All the way home I’ll be warm.

The fire is slowly dying,
And, my dear, we’re still good-bying,
But as long as you love me so,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”

4. Little Drummer Boy

Originally known as Carol of the Drum, Little number Boy is a popular Chistmas song composed by Katherine K. Davis, Henry Onorati and Harry Simeone in 1958. The lyrics of Little Drummer Boy consist of no less than 21 rum pum pum pum’ – a major part of the song and therefore presenting an apparently easy task for the lyricist! However, Little Drummer Boy has been a huge hit for several artists.

“Come they told me, pa rum pum pum pum
A new born King to see, pa rum pum pum pum
Our finest gifts we bring, pa rum pum pum pum
To lay before the King, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

So to honor Him, pa rum pum pum pum,
When we come.

Little Baby, pa rum pum pum pum
I am a poor boy too, pa rum pum pum pum
I have no gift to bring, pa rum pum pum pum
That’s fit to give the King, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

Shall I play for you, pa rum pum pum pum,
On my drum?

Mary nodded, pa rum pum pum pum
The ox and lamb kept time, pa rum pum pum pum
I played my drum for Him, pa rum pum pum pum
I played my best for Him, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

Then He smiled at me, pa rum pum pum pum
Me and my drum.”

3. Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a song written by Johnny Mark based on the 1939 story of the same name. It started life as a poem created by an American advertising executive called Robert May.He was requested to produce a poem that could be given away to children by the Santa Claus employed by Department Stores at Christmas! Working as an Advertising Executive Robert May had a natural flair with words and was able to compose the Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer poem which was specifically designed to appeal to children.

“Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer
had a very shiny nose.
And if you ever saw him,
you would even say it glows.

All of the other reindeer
used to laugh and call him names.
They never let poor Rudolph
join in any reindeer games.

Then one foggy Christmas Eve
Santa came to say:
“Rudolph with your nose so bright,
won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?”

Then all the reindeer loved him
as they shouted out with glee,
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer,
you’ll go down in history!”

2. The Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas” is an English Christmas carol that enumerates in the manner of a cumulative songs a series of increasingly grand gifts given on each of the twelve days of Christmas. The song, first published in England in 1780 without music as a chant or rhyme, is thought to be French in origin.

Here are the verses of the song, along with supposed symbolism:

  • A Partridge in a Pear Tree– Jesus Christ
  • Two Turtle Doves– The Old and New Testaments
  • Three French Hens– The three virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity
  • Four Calling/Collie Birds– Four gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John
  • Five Golden Rings– First five books of the Old Testament
  • Six Geese-a-Laying– Six days of creation before God’s rest on the seventh day
  • Seven Swans-a-Swimming– Seven gifts of the Holy Spirit
  • Eight Maids-a-Milking– Eight Beatitudes
  • Nine Ladies Dancing– Nine fruits of the Holy Spirit
  • Ten Lords-a-Leaping– Ten Commandments
  • Eleven Pipers Piping– Eleven faithful disciples
  • Twelve Drummers Drumming –Twelve points of belief in the Apostles’ Creed

1. All I want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth

All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth is a novelty Christmas song written in 1944 by Donald Yetter Gardner for his second grade class that he was teaching.  He asked them class what they wanted for Christmas, and noticed that almost all of the students had at least one front tooth missing as they answered in a lisp. After composing the song in 30 minutes, never did he believe the song had widely recognized as one of Christmas songs of all time.

“Every body Pauses and stares at me
These two teeth are gone as you can see
I don’t know just who to blame for this catastrophe!
But my one wish on Christmas Eve is as plain as it can be!

All I want for Christmas
is my two front teeth,
my two front teeth,
see my two front teeth!

Gee, if I could only
have my two front teeth,
then I could wish you
“Merry Christmas.”
It seems so long since I could say,
“Sister Susie sitting on a thistle!”
Gosh oh gee, how happy I’d be,
if I could only whistle (thhhh, thhhh)

All I want for Christmas
is my two front teeth,
my two front teeth,
see my two front teeth.

Gee, if I could only
have my two front teeth,
then I could wish you
“Merry Christmas!”

Besides those best Christmas songs of all time, you can also listen to the following familiar songs on Christmas:

– All I Want For Christmas Is You- Mariah Carey
– Last Christmas – Wham
– Christmas Shoes- Newsong
– So This Is Christmas- Celine Dion
– Rockin Around The Christmas Tree- Brenda Lee
– Santa Baby- Eartha Kitt
-Hard Candy Christmas- Dolly Parton
– Feliz Navidad- Jose Feliciano
– Joy To The World- Mormon Tabernacle Choir
– Nuttin’ For christmas- Ricky Zahnd
– The Christmas Song- Nat King Cole
– O Come All Ye Faithful- Amy Grant
– Jingle Bell Rock- Bobby Helms
– Santa Claus Is Coming To Town- The Jackson 5
– It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of the Year- Andy Williams
– Do You Hear What I Hear?- Carrie Underwood
– Silent Night- Celtic Women
– When Christmas Comes To Town- The Polar Express
– Christmas Don’t Be Late- Alvin and The Chipmunk’s
– The First Noel- Carrie Underwood
– Away In A Manger- Maureen Hegarty
– Deck The Halls- James Taylor

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