I grew up hearing many different Christmas songs, and many of them were the classic ones that center around Christ. I don’t hear these very much on radio stations today.
Also, in the era in which I grew up, we still had Christmas carolers wandering our neighborhoods and gathering to sing under our houses’ windows and at our front doors. It was such an awesome and beautiful experience. It really put you in the Christmas spirit, and you felt connected to your neighbors.
So, I’ve decided to make lists of the good and bad Christmas songs, in my opinion.
The Good List
We Three Kings
Joy to the World
O Holy Night
Away in the Manger
O Come All Ye Faithful
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Little Drummer Boy
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
O Christmas Tree
Do You Hear What I Hear?
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Good Generic and Pop Rock Christmas Songs
Do They Know It’s Christmas Time (Band Aid)
Last Christmas (only Wham!’s version)
Santa Claus is Coming to Town (Bruce Springsteen)
The Bad List
Santa Baby (can’t stand this song)
Baby It’s Cold Outside (Not because of newest political reasons. Don’t like the musical arrangement and has stupid lyrics. Never liked it)
All I Want For Christmas is My Two Front Teeth (ugh)
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (hate it)
Average “OK” Christmas Songs
Jingle Bell Rock
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Deck the Halls
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time (I’m the only person who likes this song)
The 12 Days of Christmas
Funny Christmas Songs
The 12 Pains of Christmas
I didn’t list all the Christmas songs out there, just the ones worth noting from my point of view. Which Christmas songs are your favorites, and which ones make the Bad List for you?