In just a few days, Christians all over the world will be celebrating Christmas. This means good food, Christmas songs, family get-togethers, presents, Christmas tree, Nightmare before Christmas and Santa Claus. Some say that this is the most beautiful time of the year and if you agree, then we’re going to make it even more beautiful by compiling a traditional Christmas songs list for you. Start a new tradition this year and let Elvis or Celine into your house and let the old carols rest for a bit. Here are our picks for the best modern Christmas songs that will make the Holidays even better.
10. Dean Martin – White Christmas
This is as classical as modern gets! Famous Dean Martin’s version of White Christmas is so lovely and fairy-like that you’ll want to only listen to this song throughout December. If you do that and you find people randomly shouting at you to stop playing this song, get yourself a pair of headphones and press play with pride!
9. U2 – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
One of the greatest rock bands, U2, has made their version of the classic Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) and it’s really good. If you love U2 and Bono, we suggest you turn your volume way up and enjoy it with your neighbors.
8. Amy Grant – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
This woman really does sing like an angel and this version of the classic Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas is really exquisite.
7. John Lennon – Happy Xmas (War is Over)
If you’re a child of the 60s or you simply love the amazing John Lennon, then you should play this song in your house around Christmas
6. Michael Bublé – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
If you’re not much of a rock lover, then we suggest you give Michael Bublé’s version of Christmas (Baby Please Come Home). It’s much more mellow and smooth.
5. Taylor Swift – Christmas Must Be Something More
Seven years ago (yes, Taylor is old enough that we can say that little line), Taylor was a young country singer putting out songs like there was no tomorrow. Naturally, she had to put out a Christmas album, because money wasn’t going to enter her wallet just like that! It’s a nice, simple song that will make you love the new Taylor even more.
4. Celine Dion – So This is Christmas
What’s Christmas without a little bit of Celine? This woman can pretty much make any holiday better, with just her songs, so give this one a try!
3. Destiny’s Child – 8 Days of Christmas
If there’s one thing you can’t say about Destiny’s Child is that they’re timeless. They’re talented, beautiful and used to make nice music, but they’re not timeless. Still, this modern take on 8 Days of Christmas is quite funky and still very much cool.
2. Wham! – Last Christmas
If you can live through a Christmas without listening to Wham’s Last Christmas, then tell us how, because we believe it’s almost impossible. So why not embrace this lovely long and sing along with them! Last Christmas, I gave you my heart, but the very next day, you gave it away! Everybody, now!
1. Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas is You
There really can’t be Christmas without Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You, can there? Watching the video and listening to this Christmasy song gets you in the mood for Christmas!
What is your favorite modern Christmas song?