Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Most Popular Christmas Songs

carolsUS (12/8/13) — Decorations and shopping are integral parts of the holiday season, but very often it is the music being played over the airwaves that sets the tone for the festivities to come. Christmas music has been enjoyed for decades and certain compositions are widely loved and played year after year. The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, who compiles lists of the most popular songs, lists "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" and "Winter Wonderland," both of which were written in 1934, as the oldest and most popular tunes. The newest popular song is "Wonderful Christmastime," composed in 1979. Though personal preference often determines a holiday playlist, the following tunes are of the more popular Christmas songs:

* "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" - Mel Torme, Robert Wells

* "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" - Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie

* "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin

* "Winter Wonderland" - Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith

* "White Christmas" - Irving Berlin

* "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" - Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne

* "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" - Johnny Marks

* "Jingle Bell Rock" - Joseph Carleton Beal, James Ross Boothe

* "I'll Be Home for Christmas" - Walter Kent, Kim Gannon, Buck Ram

* "Little Drummer Boy" - Katherine K. Davis, Henry V. Onorati, Harry Simeone

* "Sleigh Ride" - Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish

* "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" - Edward Pola, George Wyle

* "Silver Bells" - Jay Livingston, Ray Evans

* "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" - Johnny Marks

* "Feliz Navidad" - Jose Feliciano

* "Blue Christmas" - Billy Hayes, Jay W. Johnson

* "Frosty the Snowman" - Steve Nelson, Walter E. Rollins

* "A Holly Jolly Christmas" - Johnny Marks

* "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" - Tommie Connor

* "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)" - Gene Autry, Oakley Haldeman

* "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" - Meredith Willson

* "(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays" - Bob Allen, Al Stillman

* "Carol of the Bells" - Peter J. Wilhousky, Mykola Leontovich

* "Santa Baby" - Joan Ellen Javits, Philip Springer, Tony Springer

* "Wonderful Christmastime" - Paul McCartney

"White Christmas" is the most covered Christmas song of all time. There are more than 500 versions in several different languages.

SurfKY News

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Posted on 2/2/14
2/6/2014 - posted

Stock Report

button coupons
1 DOW 17,804.80
+26.65 (0.15%)    
2 S&P 2,070.65
+9.42 (0.46%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,765.38
+16.98 (0.36%)    
2/6/2014 - posted
2/6/2014 - posted
button classifieds

In Other News...

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (12/19/14) — The Hopkins County Sheriff's Office released the following arrest report Friday, Dec.… Read More

West Broadway Club Allows Students Opportunity to Embrace Music

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/19/14) — West Broadway Music Club, under the direction of Ruth Hardy, performed Christmas carols… Read More
2/6/2014 - posted

Most Read This Week

December 16, 2014 9978

Coal Miner Fatally Injured in Underground Mining…

in Top News For All Sites by Dick Brown
December 14, 2014 8733

Muhlenberg Pays Homage to U.S. Armed Forces

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
December 17, 2014 6948

Elderly Couple Found Shot to Death in Muhlenberg

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
December 17, 2014 6548

Three Men Charged with Burglary

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 15, 2014 4912

Hopkins County Woman Charged Second Time in Two…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
December 15, 2014 4363

Woman Leads Police on High-Speed Chase in Stolen…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police
December 18, 2014 3731

Cat Scratching over Dog Ownership Escalates

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
December 15, 2014 3376

Vehicle Careens down 150 Foot Embankment with…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 16, 2014 3284

Highway Crews Pre-Treating Roadways for Potential…

in Hopkins News by Keith Todd
December 16, 2014 3273

KFWC Proposes 2015-2016 Deer Season Dates and…

in General News For All Sites by Department of Fish and Wildlife

Stories Trending Today

December 18, 2014 3731

Cat Scratching over Dog Ownership Escalates

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
December 19, 2014 3139

Dawson Springs Man Charged with Sexual Abuse of…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Detective Sean McCance
December 19, 2014 2872

Woman Flown to St. Mary's after Two-Car Collision

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
December 19, 2014 2573

Vehicle Explodes into Flames on Pride Avenue

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Gwen Smith
December 19, 2014 2420

Armstrong Mine to Layoff 39 by End of Day

in Top News For All Sites by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
December 19, 2014 1906

Vehicle Fire Causes Traffic Back-Up on Pennyrile

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis
December 18, 2014 1840

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

in Hopkins News by Sheila Hopper
December 18, 2014 1778

UK Track and Field Announces Initial Eight…

in General Sports For All Sites by UK Athletics
December 18, 2014 1732

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Dec. 18, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
December 18, 2014 1725

DeArmond Looks Back as Retirement Nears

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss