“Christmas! The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given–when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes.”

– Joan Winmill Brown

Christmas is just around the corner, which means that if you haven’t already done so, it’s time to put on some Jolly tunes on loop!

Admittedly, I’m a tad obsessed with Christmas music so much so that it’s customary for me to start playing these tunes by the time November comes around.

Suffice to say that those around me (my “poor” loved ones) become weary of them once Christmas day arrives.

All kidding aside, there’s just something about Christmas songs that brings immense joy and plenty of smiles out of us. It ignites our Christmas spirit and encourages us to be kinder, more giving and more loving to everyone we encounter.

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With that said, I’d like to share with you a mix of my most favorite Christmas carols, along with snippets of my favorite verses of each song, to help you make your countdown to the big day even more merry and bright.

No matter where you will be on Christmas, wishing those who celebrate it, a very joyful and blessed Christmas!

1. The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole

” And so I’m offering this simple phrase to kids from one to ninety two. Although it’s been said many times, Many ways,  Merry Christmas to you…”

2. All I want for Christmas is YOU! – Mariah Carey

“I don’t want a lot for Christmas, there is just one thing I need. I don’t care about the presents underneath the Christmas tree . I just want you for my own, more than you could ever know. Make my wish come true.. All I want for Christmas is you!” 

3. Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms

“What a bright time, it’s the right time to rock the night away. Jingle bell time is a swell time to go gliding in a one-horse sleighGiddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet. Jingle around the clock. Mix and a-mingle in the jingling beat. That’s the Jingle Bell Rock!”

4. Santa Claus is Coming to Town  – Frank Sinatra

“He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awakeHe knows if you’ve been bad or good. So be good for goodness sake! Oh! You better watch out! You better not cry. Better not pout. I’m telling you why..Santa Claus is coming to town..”

5. I’ll Be Home for Christmas -Michael Bublé

“I’ll be home for Christmas, you can count on me. Please have snow and mistletoe and presents under the tree.Christmas Eve will find me where the love light beams. I’ll be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams”

6.  Carol of the Bells – Pentatonix

“Hark! how the bells. Sweet silver bells. All seem to say, “Throw cares away.” Christmas is here. Bringing good cheer to young and old, meek and the bold.”

7. Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! – Bing Crosby

“Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful. And since we’ve no place to go.. Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!”

8. White Christmas – Matt Hertz

“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know.Where the treetops glisten and children listen to hear sleigh bells in the snow. I’m dreaming of a white Christmas with every Christmas card I write. May your days be merry and bright and may all your Christmas’ be white..”

9.  Walking  in A Winter Wonderland – Dean Martin

“Sleigh bells ring. Are you listening?  In the lane, snow is glistening. A beautiful sight, We’re happy tonight. Walking in a winter wonderland.”

10. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Judy Garland

“Through the years , We all will be together if the Fates allow. Hang a shining star upon the highest bough…And have yourself a merry little Christmas now..”