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These songs hearken from centuries ago, the oldest "Wexford Carol" originating in the 12th century. The newest came together in the mid- to lateth century. Many began in non-English speaking countries, often with non-Christmas themes, and were later converted into English carols with English lyrics added—not always translated from the original, but newly created—sometimes as late as the early 20th century.
Christmas music has been published as sheet music for centuries. One of the earliest collections of printed Christmas music was Piae Cantionesa Finnish songbook first published in which contained a number of songs that have survived today as well-known Christmas carols.
The publication of Christmas music books in the 19th century, such as Christmas Carols, New and Old Bramley and Stainer, played an important role in widening the popular appeal of carols. The popular books have proved to be a popular Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Various - Daybreak Entertainment 2015 Morning Show Holiday for choirs and church congregations in the English-speaking world, and remain in print today. The resulting list of the top ten favored Christmas carols and motets was:  Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Various - Daybreak Entertainment 2015 Morning Show Holiday .
It was first performed live by Eddie Cantor on his radio show. Bruce Springsteen recorded a rock rendition in Long-time Christmas classics from prior to the "rock era"  still dominate the holiday charts — such as "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! The most popular set of these titles—heard over airwaves, on the Internet, in shopping malls, in elevators and lobbies, even on the street during the Christmas season—have been composed and performed from the s onward.
As those songs, along with most religiously-themed carols composed beforeare all out Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Various - Daybreak Entertainment 2015 Morning Show Holiday copyright, they are no longer subject to ASCAP royalties and thus do not appear on their list.
In addition to Bing Crosby, major acts that have popularized and successfully covered a number of the titles in the top 30 most performed Christmas songs in include Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Andy Williams, and the Jackson 5. Since the mids, much of the Christmas music produced for popular Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Various - Daybreak Entertainment 2015 Morning Show Holiday has explicitly romantic overtones, only using Christmas as Radio - Pierre Henry - La Ville.
Die Stadt (Metropolis Paris) setting. The s also featured the introduction of novelty songs that used the holiday as a target for satire and source for comedy. Exceptions such as " The Christmas Shoes " have re-introduced Christian themes as complementary to the secular Western themes, and myriad traditional carol cover versions by various artists have explored virtually all music genres. The top thirty most-played holiday songs for the holiday season are ranked here, all titles written or co-written by ASCAP songwriters and composers.
Most of these songs in some way describe or are reminiscent of Christmas traditions, how Western Christian countries tend to celebrate the holiday, i. Celebratory or sentimental, and nostalgic in tone, they hearken back to simpler times with memorable holiday practices—expressing the desire either to be with someone or at home for Christmas.
The winter-related songs celebrate the climatic season, with all its snow, dressing up for the cold, sleighing, etc. Many titles help define the mythical aspects of modern Christmas celebration: Santa Claus bringing presents, coming down the chimney, being pulled by reindeeretc. New mythical characters are created, defined, and popularized by Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Various - Daybreak Entertainment 2015 Morning Show Holiday songs; " Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Various - Daybreak Entertainment 2015 Morning Show Holidayadapted from a major retailer's promotional poem, was introduced to radio audiences by Gene Autry in His follow-up a year later introduced " Frosty the Snowman ", the central character of his song.
Though overtly religious, and authored at least partly by a writer of many church hymns, no drumming child appears in any biblical account of the Christian nativity scene. This character was introduced to the tradition by Katherine K.
Davis in her The Darkness - Spocks Beard - X The Little Drummer Boy " written inwith a popular version being released in In their "admittedly subjective" list of the top Christmas songs of all time, ThoughtCo. The "most-hated Christmastime recording" is a rendition of "Jingle Bells" by Don Charles's Singing Dogsa revolutionary novelty song originally released inand re-released as an edited version in While the ASCAP list is relatively popular in the UK and Ireland, it remains largely overshadowed by a collection of chart hits recorded in a bid to be crowned the UK Christmas number one single during the s and s.
The single " Fairytale of New York " by The Poguesa rock band from London, is regularly Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Various - Daybreak Entertainment 2015 Morning Show Holiday the British public's favourite ever Christmas song, and it is also the most-played Christmas song of the 21st century in Im In The Mood - Bob Dylan And The Band - The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol.
11 UK. The best Christmas song "to get adults and children in the festive spirit for the party season in " was judged by the Daily Mirror to be "Fairytale of New York". Both score well ahead of all others on the list of top twenty Christmas songs in the U.
In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the "Christmas number one"—reaching the top spot on either the UK Singles Chartthe Irish Singles Chartor occasionally both, on the edition preceding Christmas—is a cultural phenomenon, and is considered a major achievement. The Christmas number one, and to a lesser extent, the runner-up at number tworeceives a great deal of publicity.
In recent years, social media campaigns have been used Your Wonderful, Sweet Sweet Love - The Supremes - Floy Joy try and encourage sales of specific songs so that they could reach number one. Though some of these songs do tend to develop an association with Christmas or the holiday season, such an association tends to be much shorter-lived than the more traditionally themed Christmas songs such as " I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday ", " Mistletoe and Wine " and " Merry Christmas Everyone ", and the songs may have nothing to do with Christmas or even winter.
At the turn of the 21st century, songs associated with reality shows became a frequent source of Christmas number ones in the UK. The "rival" groups produced by the series—the girl group Girls Aloud and the boy band One True Voice —finished first and second respectively on the charts.
The X Factor also typically concludes in December; the winner's debut single earned the Christmas number one in at least one of the two countries every year from toand in both countries in five of those ten years. Each year since has seen protest campaigns to outsell the X Factor single which benefits from precisely-timed release and corresponding media buzz and prevent it from reaching number one. Inas the result of a campaign intended to counter the phenomenon, Rage Against the Machine 's single " Killing in the Name Ninguém - Sampa Crew - A Noite Cai reached number one in the UK instead of that year's X Factor winner, Joe McElderry.
Situated in the southern hemispherewhere seasons are reversed from the northern, the heat of early summer in Australia affects the way Christmas is celebrated and how northern hemisphere Christmas traditions are followed. Australians generally spend Christmas outdoors, going to the beach for the day, or heading to campgrounds for a vacation.
International visitors to Sydney at Christmastime often go to Bondi Beach where tens of thousands gather on Christmas Day. The tradition of an Australian Christmas Eve carol service lit by candles, started in by Victorian radio announcer Norman Bankshas taken place in Melbourne annually since then. Carols by Candlelight events can be "huge gatherings. Some homegrown Christmas songs have become popular.
William G. A verse from "Aussie Jingle The Rokes - 2 Ore Con. makes the point:. Engine's getting hot Dodge the kangaroos Swaggie climbs aboard He is welcome too All the family is there Sitting The Temptations - Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) / Unite The World (Ungena Za Ulimwengu) the pool Christmas Day, the Aussie way By the barbecue!
The Australian carols that do exist are mostly novelty re-workings of existing songs with the holly and the ivy replaced by gum trees and wattle. Santa swapping his fur hat for a corked Akubra and a token Aboriginal word is deemed sufficient to localise the celebration of the day a Middle Eastern tradesman wasn't actually born.
Blandfordia nobilisalso known as Christmas Bells, are the specific subject of the song—with the original sheet music bearing a depiction of the blossom. The title track, written by Kelly, tells the story in a letter to his brother from a newly imprisoned man who laments how he will be missing the family Christmas. Kelly's theme reflects a national experience with Christmas:. A lot of the early imagery of Christmas in Australia is related to isolation and distance.
Lyrics have also been attributed to Benjamin Hanbywho wrote Up on the Housetop inbut the words commonly heard today resemble Miller's poem. James R. Brainard's Sons in The operetta Babes in Toyland featured the song "Toyland". The film Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Various - Daybreak Entertainment 2015 Morning Show Holidaya Laurel and Hardy musical film known by alternative titles, opened with the song. Musical parodies of the season — comical or nonsensical songs performed principally for their comical effect — are often heard around Christmas.
Many novelty songs employ unusual lyrics, subjects, sounds, or instrumentation, and may not even be particularly musical. The term arose in the Tin Pan Alley world of popular songwriting, with novelty songs achieved great popularity during the s and s.
The Christmas novelty song genre, which got its start with " I Yust Go Nuts at Christmas " written by Yogi Yorgesson and sung by him with the Johnny Duffy Trio in Fury - Various - All The Hits 2007, includes such notable titles as:. More recent titles added to the canon include:. Seattle radio personality Bob Rivers became nationally famous for his line of novelty Christmas songs and released five albums collectively known as the Twisted Christmas quintilogy, after the name of Rivers' radio program, "Twisted Radio" consisting entirely of Christmas parodies from to Straight No Chaser singer Randy Stine said of the song: "We wanted a Christmas song that spoke to how informal communication has become.
Christmas novelty songs include many sung by young teens, or performed largely for the enjoyment of a young audience. Kicking off with " I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus " sung by year-old Jimmy Boyd inother few notable novelty songs written to parody the Christmas season and sung by young singers include:.
The number of Christmas novelty songs is so immense that radio host Dr. Demento devotes an entire month of weekly two-hour episodes to the format each year, and the novelty songs receive frequent requests at radio stations across the country.
By far the most recorded Christmas song is " White Christmas " by Irving Berlin born Israel Isidore Beilin in Russia —who also wrote " Happy Holiday "—with well over versions in dozens of languages. Others include:    . It was made into a hit by Darlene Love in What is known as Christmas music today, coming to be associated with the holiday season in some way, has often been adopted from works initially composed for other purposes.
Many tunes adopted into the Christmas canon carry no Christmas connotation at all. Some were written to celebrate other holidays and gradually came to cover the Christmas season. What later became the main theme for Disney studios was sung by Cliff Edwardswho voiced Jiminy Cricket in the film.
In Scandinavian countries and Japan, the song is used in reference to the Star of Bethlehem and the "ask, and it will be given to you" discourse in Matthew —8 ; in the movie it is in reference to the Blue Fairy. Many popular Christmas tunes of the 20th-century mention winter imagery, leading to their being adopted into the Christmas and holiday season. These include:. Quite the contrary, "Sleigh Ride", composed originally in as an instrumental by Leroy Andersonwas inspired by a heatwave in Connecticut.
The lyrics added in have "nothing to do with Santa, Jesus, presents or reindeer," but the jingling bells and "sleigh" in the title made it a natural Christmas song. The song, a prayer to the Virgin Mary sung in Latinwould become a "staple of family holiday record collections. Besides the titleand several biblical references, the song contains no connection to Christmas or the holidays per se. Various versions have been added to Christmas music playlists on radio stations in the United States and Canada.
In the United Kingdom, songs not explicitly tied to Christmas are popularly played during the year-end holidays. The line "Wish I was at home for Christmas" with brass band arrangements styled it as an appropriate song to play in the Christmas season.
Children's songs such as " Mr Blobby " No. Darren Davis, Senior V. In the United States, it is common for local radio stations to gradually begin adding Christmas music to their regular playlists in late-November, typically after Thanksgiving which is generally considered the official start of the holiday seasonand sometimes culminating with all-Christmas music by Christmas itself.
Although there is a chance Sitting On Top Of The World - Chris Farlowe - Chris Farlowe 1-2 a station's normal audience may be alienated by a switch to all-Christmas music adult contemporarycountry musicand oldies audiences are generally the most acceptingthese risks are outweighed by the increase in ratings that such a shift can attract.
In some marketsthere may be one dominant broadcaster of Christmas music, but this is not always the case. The practice has been considered an example of Christmas creep. As many Christmas songs contain themes strongly associated with Christmas Day such as references to figures such as Santa Clausand popular observance Theme From Z - John Williams - Changes the Christmas season often ends after December 25 in contrast to the traditional Twelve Days of Christmaswhich by definition runs until Epiphany on January 6most stations typically end their all-Christmas programming at Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Various - Daybreak Entertainment 2015 Morning Show Holiday point on December 25 or However, it is not uncommon for stations to continue to play at least some Christmas music through the weekend following Christmas, or even through New Year's Day particularly when stunting in anticipation of a format change.
Christmas music is a popular stunt format for radio stations, either as a " Christmas in July " promotion, or as a buffer period for transitioning from one format to another.
The end of a calendar year is a common time period for format switches, often following an all-Christmas format either immediately, or with a second stunt occurring directly afterward.
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