HaiThere's Favorite Christmas Songs

Okay, let's take a break from the HQ original lists and go over my favorite Christmas songs. This is not a rating list (although you are welcome to rate these songs if you desire,) just my favorite Christmas songs and why
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The Top Ten
1 Keep It Evergreen - Jimi Jamison Keep It Evergreen - Jimi Jamison Cover Art

More than likely, you have never heard of this song before. It actually sums up Christmas pretty well. "Tis the season/People rushing desperately for the wrong reasons" and "Sometimes we forget why the bells are ringing sum up Christmas, in a nutshell. The bells are ringing because this is the time of year we're dedicating to the birth of Jesus Christ, but instead, you hear more about Santa Claus.

I honestly don't like enough Christmas songs to make a full list like this but my favorite is Fairytale of New York by The Pogues. It's not really a very conventional Christmas song though.

Also there is a Danish Christmas song that people dance all over the house when they sing. It's a fun tradition although it isn't really much of a song by itself.

2 Merry Christmas from the Family - Robert Earl Keen Merry Christmas from the Family - Robert Earl Keen Cover Art

Ever seen "Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"? Merry Christmas from the Family is kind of like the song equivalent to it. Everything is going wrong, or it's just funny. In a way, this song builds mental strength, actually. Try doing a pull-up when you're listening to "Mom got drunk and Dad got drunk." Way better than Alvin and the Chipmunks.

3 Happy Xmas (War Is Over) [with the Harlem Community Choir] - John & Yoko and the Plastic Ono Band Happy Xmas (War Is Over) [with the Harlem Community Choir] - John & Yoko and the Plastic Ono Band Cover Art

I genuinely think this is a great Christmas song. My dad pointed this out years ago, but songs John Lennon's song make you think. Whether that's the intent of Merry Xmas (the War Is Over) or not, I don't know, but I like the song for its complicated lyrics. Like to younger people, it may be unclear who the "yellow and red ones" are (communists.)

4 Christmas Time - Bryan Adams Christmas Time - Bryan Adams Cover Art

Another song that depicts Christmas as the way it is: There is (as the lyrics say, nit verbatim) just something about Christmas that makes us all feel happy, and we want more of it the rest of the year. "There's something about Christmas time
Something about Christmas time
Makes you wish it was Christmas Everyday
To see the joy in the children's eyes
The way that the old folks smile
Says that Christmas will never go away" I can safely say I have experienced this Christmas

5 I Wish Everyday Could Be Like Christmas- Bon Jovi I Wish Everyday Could Be Like Christmas- Bon Jovi Cover Art

Released in 2004, Bon Jovi indeed do have their own original Christmas song. As the title suggests, the main theme of the song is how peaceful, harmonious, and right Christmas time is, and Jon is wondering why there can't be more of that for the rest of the year. It's got that "feel good" feeling that Christmas songs need (unless they're actually about the birth of Jesus Christ)

6 Wouldn't Feel Like Christmas - Jimi Jamison Wouldn't Feel Like Christmas - Jimi Jamison Cover Art

Another Jimi Jamison Christmas song, while it's a Please Come Home For Christmas type of song, I'm not surprised I like it, but it does show that many are lonely in this season

7 Christmas Without You - OneRepublic Christmas Without You - OneRepublic Cover Art

This one is kind of like mainstream Christmas music (unlike most songs on this list, in my opinion) but it's also showing that this man cannot bare to have Christmas without his girlfriend. Nice and simple.

8 Christmas Lights - Coldplay Christmas Lights - Coldplay Cover Art

The title track for Coldplay's album "Christmas Lights" sounds like a Christmas Viva la vida, but even though there are a few negative aspects to this song (bringing up poison, for instance,) it's not a negative to me. That's a metaphorical way of saying how we can act around Christmas

9 Wonderful Christmastime - Paul McCartney Wonderful Christmastime - Paul McCartney Cover Art

"Christmas Penny Lane" that sums up Wonderful Christmastime in a nutshell. Much like Penny Lane, everything is going perfect for those who live in the Wonderful Christmastime village. No war, nothing negative. Just laughs and love

This song is a guilty pleasure for me. It's somehow always been one of my favourite Christmas songs, even though I rarely listen to this kind of music, even in December/Christmas. It's very simple, but uplifting and I like the instruments.

Great song!

10 Please Come Home for Christmas - Jon Bon Jovi Please Come Home for Christmas - Jon Bon Jovi Cover Art

It's not a total favorite of mine, although the cover Jon Bon Jovi does is way better than that of Eagles, and Frankly, it's a lot better than Christmas Lights. (Not saying that song is terrible, though.) The gist is so simple: It's the time if year to be with those that you love