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Traditional Christmas Music

Updated on October 10, 2011

Traditional Christmas

Favorite Traditional Christmas Songs

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year, where family and friends come together and reminisce about yesterday and what tomorrow promises. Traditional Christmas songs have been a part of each generation and has been carried on for many, many years. There are so many beautiful songs that we have all grown to love and we cannot seem to get them out of our mind. Some of us hum them, some of us sing them in tune or out as it warms our spirit during the holiday season. I realize I have been missing in action in the last week and I am going through hub withdrawal, so as I sit and write this I would like to wish each of my many fans new and old a Happy Holiday and a Merry Christmas and I hope to see each and everyone of you back on HubPages, after the holidays. Here is my list of holiday favorites and some of you may have heard of them and some of you may have not. If you haven't heard them take a moment to listen to them and create your own meaning of Christmas.

1. "Silent Night" Silent Night, Holy Night , all is calm , all is bright...What a tranquil song , so serene and peaceful I wish the world could be that way 365 days a year.

2. "White Christmas" I'm dreaming of a White Christmas....For many a White Christmas is a giving but what a beautiful old song that Bing Crosby sings, I play that every year on our piano.

3. " Little Drummer Boy" , Come the told me ,pa rum pum pum... How many out there in HubPage land have played the drums? Lyrics are easy and it brings back a little bit of childhood where life was much more carefree.

4. "12 Days of Christmas" On the first day of Christmas my truly love gave to me... This song has been re-written so many times but the traditional song is the one that so many remember the most.

5. "O Tannenbaum" O 'Tannenbaum, O' Tannenbaum ....When I was young this was one of the first songs I loved to sing as I was learning how to sing about a Christmas Tree in a different language.

6. "Jingle Bells" Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way.... It is nothing like to a ride on a sleigh in a snow capped evening, what a romantic thing to do for someone you love, as you are nestled together trying to keep warm.

7. "All I want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth" .... How many of us recall that song, and how many didn't have two front teeth at Christmas when we were kids?

8. "Jolly Old St. Nicholas" , Jolly Old St.Nicholas lean your ear this way, don't you tell a single soul , what I'm going to say... I loved being a child and believed in Santa for years, sometimes I think I still believe don't you?"

9. "Old Little Town Of Bethlehem" O' Lilttle Town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie, Above thy deep and dreamless sleep.... Heart Warming and a song you can sing your children to sleep with , very traditonal as Rector Phillips Brooks wrote the song following a pilgrimage to Bethlehem.

10. "Jingle Bell Rock" , Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Rock.... This sound really gets you in the mood for Christmas and mistletoe, we play it every year when we are decorating the Christmas tree and having a glass of wine.

If you are looking to find the complete lyrics to any of these songs or simple sheet music has many of the songs that we have all grown to love. And for those that want to experience a little tradition do something different this year and download them on as some are free and others are very inexpensive.

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"Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas". and I hope that you enjoy reading this article as much as I have enjoyed sharing it with you. You are always welcome to comment and give your favorites.


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      Piano Tuners Pittsburgh 6 years ago

      Thanks for the music info..I will be passing it on

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Mark: Thank you !

      Mark223: I love the list and thanks for expressing your warm thoughts. :)

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      Mark223 8 years ago

      Nice List...Let's face it - this time of year is always going to be a time when bands and artists will jump on the merry-sleighbell-jingling-hohoho-ing-bandwagon that is Christmas. And why shouldn't they? Here's a link to a bunch of good christmas classical songs on

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      Mark 8 years ago

      Amazing List! The Christmas season for 2009 has officially begun! Want some wonderful, blissful, and relaxing moment? Here's a link to a bunch of good

      christmas classical songs

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      Julianna 9 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Eddie and Barbie: I as well love the old traditional christmas songs and sometimes I wish that I could go back to those times, where santa brought us new pajamas and we made cookies at Chrsitsmas thanks for commenting and Merry Christmas!!! :)

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      Barbie-Perkins 9 years ago from Cincinnati, OH


      Christmas and Christmas music brings on the celebration of the birthday of Our Lord and Savour, Jesus Christ! I love the heart warming Christmas songs that bring back so many precious memories. Thanks for sharing.

      Have a Wonderful Christmas!  ~ Barbie

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      Eddie Perkins 9 years ago

      Thank you so much.

      I love the traditional Christmas music.

      Christmas just doesn't seem like Christmas without it.

      Merry Christmas and thank you. ~ eddie

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      William F Torpey 9 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

      Sirius Channel 113 and XM Channel 120 are running "Crosby Christmas Radio," December 13-25, with Regis Philbin introducing some of Bing's old holiday radio programs and Regis' favorite Bing-songs! (24 hours a day!) For those with online access, XM 's Channel 120 is available online. Merry Christmas!

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      Julianna 9 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      midnighbliss: I didn't realize they played as early as September in the Phillipines I just learned something new and thank you for sharing. :)

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      Haydee Anderson 9 years ago from Hermosa Beach

      Nice hub, I reaaly love to hear Christmas music, specially here in the Phillipines that Christmas songs is being played as early as September.

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      Julianna 9 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Tatjana: we could only dream that it would last longer, and I bet you can sing on key. I don't have that gift so you keep on siniging.

      William: What station is that if you don't mind me asking? We have satellite as well. :)Merry Christmas to all and 5 days to go. :)

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      William F Torpey 9 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

      Merry Christmas, AEvans. Nice hub. I've been listening to the special Bing Crosby's Christmas songs and shows on satellite radio that will run until Christmas Day. It really gives you that Christmas spirit.

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      Tatjana-Mihaela 9 years ago from Zadar, CROATIA

      Very nice Hub. Everyone loves Christmas music...all these songs open the hearts and just make people better. It would be very nice that this holy energy lasts longer...all year long. I like to sing as well.

      Wish you very happy and Merry Christmas,,,

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      Lgali 9 years ago

      Excellent hub

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      Julianna 9 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      dayzeebee: You as well have a very Merry Christmas , and and we all hope to have a wonderful New Year!!

      xtraTiny: I like the 10th song as well as their are so many that are beautiful and make everything cheerful thank you for visitng and commenting. :)

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      xtraTiny 9 years ago

      Excellent creation. I like the 10th song best.

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      dayzeebee 9 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas AEvans. May the New Year be one filled with new opportunities and exciting revelations! Here's one I like found in youtube. Enjoy!

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      Julianna 9 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Me too!!! I love to sing although out of tune, but our piano sings it best and in tune.:) Merry Christmas

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      Netters 9 years ago from Land of Enchantment - NM

      I just love Christmas, thank you!

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      Julianna 9 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      rockinjoe: I appreciate Joan Jett as I had seen her many years ago when she first came out. That tells you how long ago that was.

      Listessa: I was happy to write it, as it was a fun little hub to do.:)

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      Listessa 9 years ago from Your Sub-conscious

      Wonderful response AEvans, thank you for writing this up. You got most of my favorites!

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      Joseph Addams 9 years ago from Standing right behind you!

      Nice hub. There's nothing like Christmas music to get you in the spirit. If you're ever in the mood for something non-traditional, but really sung well, find Joan Jett's version of Little Drummer Boy. She did a great job with that one.