List of the 25 Most Popular Christmas Songs of All Time Lifestyle – 11 hours ago


Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Listening to songs during the momentum of the Christmas celebration will certainly make Christmas day warmer, more festive and fun. Of course, from the moment Christmas approaches and usually until the turn of the year, popular Christmas songs will be played and welcomed into the ears of the general public.

There are lots of popular Christmas songs that are identically played during the Christmas celebrations, both from domestic and foreign musicians. Summarized from various sources, here are a series of popular Christmas songs of all time:

All I Want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey


This western Christmas song with simple and very romantic lyrics was released on October 29 1994. The lyrics describe that the best thing at Christmas is the presence of loved ones. Every year, before Christmas, this song will be played in various shopping centers and even radio stations. This Mariah Carey song is one of the most popular Christmas songs of all time.

Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms

Of course, when you visit a shopping center you will definitely be familiar with this song. The popular Christmas song Jingle Bell Rock, released in 1957, has been covered by many singers.

We Wish You a Merry Christmas – No Name

We Wish You a Merry Christmas is one of the most popular Christmas songs of all time which is said to have existed since the 16th or 17th century.

Gita Heaven Resonates – Glenn Fredly

Gita Sorga Bergema is a song sung by Indonesian musician, Glenn Fredly. This song is included in the album “Fragile” which was released in 2006. Gita Heaven Bergema is a festive Christmas song and has a message of joy in celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.

A Thousand Candles Light – Herlin Pirena and Nikita Natashia

A Thousand Candles is a Christian spiritual song sung by Herlin Pirena and Nikita Natashia. This song is often considered a Christmas song and has a message of happiness and hope, in keeping with the Christmas atmosphere of celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.

Holy Night – Joseph Mohr and Franz Xaver Gruber

Kudus Night or Silent Night is a quite popular Indonesian Christmas song with a festive melody. This song was composed by Joseph Mohr and Franz Xaver Gruber in 1818 in Austria. The lyrics of the song “Holy Night” tell about the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem on a quiet and peaceful night.

Hey Come Together – John Francis Wade

Hai Mari Berhimpun or O Come, All Ye Faithful is a classic Christmas song created by John Francis Wade in 1744. And the translated song Hai Mari Berhimpun is often sung by various Indonesian musicians every Christmas celebration. One of the Indonesian musicians who has sung this song is Delon Thamrin.

Hi Tiny Town of Bethlehem – Nikita Natashia

Hey Little Town of Bethlehem is one of the songs that is often sung when celebrating Christmas. This song sung by Nikita Natashia tells the story of the hometown of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem.

Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – Darlene Love

This Christmas song sung by Darlene Love is suitable to sing together at Christmas. The lyrics make moments of togetherness on holidays even more meaningful. The lyrics to “Christmas” were written by Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry and are included on the compilation album A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector.

Last Christmas – Wham!

This Christmas song, which was released in December 1984, was written by George Michael. Because of its popularity, this song has been covered by many musicians, one of which is Ariana Grande. Apart from that, this song was also used as a soundtrack for the film Last Christmas (2019) and was used in one of the video game Just Dance 2017.

Santa Tell Me – Ariana Grande

The next popular Christmas song is a Christmas song that still feels fresh, but its popularity almost matches that of its predecessors. This Christmas song by Ariana Grande is included in the list of music that is often played at Christmas. Santa Tell Me carries the R&B genre and was released on November 24 2014.

Fairytale of New York – The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl

“Fairytale of New York” is a perfect song that narrates hope, despair, and heartbreak. The dynamics of the music really describe the Christmas atmosphere.

Stay Another Day – East 17

Even though it was released in 1994, the song performed by this British boy band is still suitable as a backdrop for this modern Christmas moment, you know.

I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday – Wizzard

Another English Christmas carol sung by Wizzard. This song, which was released in 1973, has a duration of 4:38 minutes. Its pleasant rhythm is suitable as background music for dancing.

White Christmas – Bing Crosby

Even though it was released in 1942, this song is still relevant to play for Christmas this year. The atmosphere presented through the tunes can make anyone feel at home on Christmas Eve.

Step Into Christmas – Elton John

The Christmas theme is very evident in this song. “Step Into Christmas” was released November 23, 1973 and was one of the songs on the album Caribou. The lyrics were written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

Happy Xmas (War Is Over) – John Lennon and Yoko Ono

Although originally written as a protest song about the Vietnam War, “Happy Xmas” is often played at Christmas. This song opens with a Merry Christmas greeting to their children. Ono whispered 'Happy Christmas, Kyoko', followed by Lennon who whispered 'Happy Christmas, Julian'.

Do They Know It's Christmas – Band Aid

“Do They Know It's Christmas?” created by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure in 1984. This song was produced to raise funds for famine relief in Ethiopia.

Run Rudolph Run – Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry's musical style is very strong in the song “Run Rudolph Run”. This old Christmas song, which was released in 1958, is very suitable to accompany dancing when gathering to celebrate Christmas.

Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley

This song is included in Elvis Presley's Christmas album entitled Elvis' Christmas Album. This song tells the story of infinite love during the holidays.

Santa Claus is Coming to Town – The Jackson 5

John Frederick Coots and Haven Gillespie created this Christmas song and it was first sung in November 1934. The Jackson 5 were one of the 200-odd musical groups to re-record the song.

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Andy Williams

This song is included in Andy Williams' first Christmas album entitled The Andy Williams Christmas Album. A classic feel will be presented in the song written by Edward Pola and George Wyle in 1963.

Mistletoe – Justin Bieber

Spotify included this song in its list of popular songs that are often played at Christmas. The song is the first single from Bieber's Christmas album Under the Mistletoe.

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – Michael Buble

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas was released October 24 2011. You can really feel the orchestral and retro feel when listening to this song.

Feliz Navidad – Jose Feliciano

Feliz Navidad is a popular Christmas song written by Jose Feliciano in 1970. The lyrics of Feliz Navida are in two languages, namely Spanish and English. Feliz Navidad is a Spanish expression that means “Merry Christmas.”

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