December 9, 2014
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Our favorite holiday songs — from Bing Crosby to Nat King Cole — croon through the radio. They can hit those fabulous high notes for impressive effect, or they can be quirky and out of the box, like She & Him or Sufjan Stevens. Whatever your tastes may be, the neck-breaking pace that life usually moves at suddenly slows when the stores go dark, the snow falls (if you have snow where you live), and family gathers together.
If you’re craving a bit of a childhood feeling while you celebrate, and thanks to Time Magazine, we’ve got you covered if you’re stumped for songs to lightly lilt or rock to in the background and take you back to yesteryear.
So, according to how many artists/musicians have recorded their own version, these songs below are the most popular. The number next to them is the number of independent times artists have made their own versions since 1978.
7. The Christmas Song………..254
6. White Christmas……………283
5. O Come All Ye Faithful…………296
4. Away in a Manger…………300
3. O Holy Night……………374
2. Joy to the World………….391
1. Silent Night…………….at a whopping 733 recordings!
A couple that didn’t make the list, but get a honorable mention, is the little peppy ditty from the Charlie Brown Christmas Movie by Vince Guaraldi Trio, and “Christmas Time is Here” with all the wonderful characters from Charles Schultz we’ve come to love.
For more stats check out Time Magazine’s article!
And as always, many times many ways, Merry Christmas and the happiest of holidays to you!