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Five Classic Christmas Carols

Christmas season is quite nostalgic when we think about it. We are triggered to remember the past with scents, sights, people, food and most importantly music. What better way to take a trip down memory lane than this list of Christmas classics.

Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt

In 1953, this Christmas song was written by Joan Javits (the niece of Senator Jacob K. Javits) and Philip Springer, sung originally by Eartha Kitt.

All I Want For Christmas – Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey wrote and produced the song with Walter Afanasieff. It was released by Columbia Records on November 1, 1994 as the lead single from her first holiday album and fourth studio album, Merry Christmas.

 

Mary Did You Know – Cover by CeeLo Green 

Mary, Did You Know?” is a Christmas song was originally written by Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene. It was originally recorded by Christian recording artist Michael English on his self-titled debut solo album in 1991. This song has been covered by CeeLo Greene and Pentatonix.

 

Silent Night – Franz Xaver Gruber and Oberndorf bei Salzburg

Composed in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr in the small town of Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria. It was declared an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO in 2011. The song has been recorded by a large number of singers from every music genre.

Little Drummer Boy – Katherine K. Davis

The words and music to the Christmas song Little Drummer Boy was composed by Katherine K. Davis in 1941. Originally known as “Carol of the Drum” the song was popularized by Harry Simeone in 1958. This classic has been covered by so many artists

 


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