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5 Popular Holiday Songs Throughout The Years

Updated on December 12, 2016

The holiday season is upon us, which means families across the world are busy setting up their Christmas tree. While doing so, the smell of gingerbread cookies and the sound of holiday music if filling the air. Let's take a look at some of the most popular holiday songs that hit the airwaves and can be heard in homes everywhere during this joyous season.

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph is known as Santa's ninth reindeer. He was created by Robert Lewis May in the year of 1939 as the special reindeer with a red shiny nose to guide Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve. In 1949, Johnny Marks made this popular children's story a song that was recorded by Gene Autry. This song is still popular today and has been recorded by various artist in the music industry.

Frosty The Snowman

This is another Christmas song recorded by Gene Autry in 1950. Frosty the Snowman was written by Steve Nelson and Walter Robbins and this classic holiday song became a TV show that has been aired for many years. This jolly, happy soul brings smiles to children's faces every holiday with his corn cob pipe and button nose! Frosty the Snowman has also been recorded by various artist throughout the years and still remains one of the most popular Christmas songs of all time.

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

This upbeat holiday song was first recorded in 1934 and has since been recorded by several different artists from various genre's. This classic has also been adapted into a movie in December of 1970. Children across the world would anxiously gather around the television to watch with hot chocolate beside them and popcorn in their laps. Everyone knows you must be asleep before Santa arrives, so children would go to bed early on Christmas Eve, in hopes Santa Claus would leave special gifts under the tree.

Jingle Bells

Written in 1857 by a composer by the name of James Pierpont, Jingle Bells is the most sung holiday song throughout the world and is extremely popular with young children. Although this song is entitled, "Jingle Bells", that wasn't the original title, it was published under the title, "One Horse Open Sleigh" in 1857. It wasn't until 1859 that the title was revised to the title as we know it today.

Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree

This festive, upbeat Christmas tune was written my Johnny Marks and then recorded by the lovely, Brenda Lee in 1958. This song was a hit all over the world and was at the top of the music charts on several occasions. "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" was also recorded by many different artist throughout the years and remains a holiday classic that can be heard in homes across the world during the Christmas season.

There are many, many more holiday songs gracing the airwaves today, these just happen to be a few of the most popular ones that are still being enjoyed and most likely for many more years to come. Here's wishing a very, MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

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