By Erik Minteer
Music has been a major part of holidays for hundreds of years, without it the holidays would never be the same. Some of these are more popular than others and a few of them hold their position in some of the most listened to songs during the holiday season. These songs are:
- Bing Crosby – White Christmas
- Wham! – Last Christmas
- Frank Sinatra – Jingle Bells
- J. Fred Coots & Haven Gillespie – Santa Clause is comin’ to town
- Band Aid – Do They Know Its Christmas?
- Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas Is You
- Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song
- Bing Crosby & David Bowie – Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy
Music during the Christmas season is a very small but important piece of the holiday, and without music Christmas would not be the same. There is more then one way to enjoy Christmas music and or music in general. These forms are caroling, concerts, church choirs, festivals, records, cassette tapes, streaming, and radio or CD. After being interviewed on their favorite Christmas song, Connor Gould from Auto Tech said “I like carol bells but it has to be in one with no singing.” And Nick Toy from C.I.T. said “I like Jingle Bell Rock.”
The most played Christmas song in the past decade is “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of The Year” by George Wyle and was put on the Andy Williams Christmas album.
Christmas has always been connected with music themes and always will be, music trends may trend but there will always be something festive to listen to during the season.