Botan Beliefs: Columnist lists iconic Christmas songs

Abby Botan

Entertainment Columnist

According to top40.about.com, the most popular Christmas song of all time is “The Christmas Song” performed by Nat King Cole, 1961. Sometimes the song is referred to as “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire.” Public domain photo from Asthenic.net

According to top40.about.com, the most popular Christmas song of all time is “The Christmas Song” performed by Nat King Cole, 1961. Sometimes the song is referred to as “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire.” Public domain photo from Asthenic.net

Christmas is definitely my favorite of the year. The family atmosphere on every Christmas morning is what makes the season so loveable. Also, Christmas music is one of my favorite genres.

Christmas music is something that puts me in the Christmas spirit, so here is a list of my top five favorite Christmas songs:

5) “All I Want For Christmas Is You” performed by Mariah Carey

This song is a classic. I love listening to this song as soon as December swings around even though I have no one to sing it to. I tend to enjoy Christmas love songs more than the typical reindeers and snowmen.

4) “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” by The Jackson 5

I have a million memories associated with this song. Every Christmas Eve my grandma plays this song along with tons of other Christmas songs she has on a CD.

I would definitely recommend that everyone listen to this song because it’s so childlike, and that’s what makes it so loveable. Michael is singing about seeing his “mommy” kissing Santa Claus, and he genuinely believes that his mom is cheating on his father, but in fact his father is dressed up as Santa Claus.

3) “This Christmas” by Chris Brown

“This Christmas” has more of a R&B/Gospel feel to it. The song begins with Brown singing a couple of verses a capella and then all of a sudden a piano, and other instruments come into the mix to create this happy, Christmas vibe.

2) “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” performed by Idina Menzel and Michael Bublé

I don’t think this would be a proper Christmas song countdown without the Christmas King himself Michael Bublé. This song has been covered by many, and I happen to enjoy Menzel and Bublé’s cover the most because it’s so magical sounding. It’s so romantic  and I can’t not smile when I listen to it.

1) “Mistletoe” by Justin Bieber

Bieber’s entire Christmas album is genuinely one of the best, but this song tops all of the tracks on the album. “Mistletoe” definitely puts me in the mood for everything Christmas because mistletoe’s are so cliche and I love the idea of them.


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