Three Christmas Songs Stand the Test of Time

Jaedyn Worley, Staff Reporter

What makes you connect with a certain Christmas song? Is it the meaningful lyrics that remind you of past Christmas experiences? Do you have memories that remind you of a certain song? With new Christmas songs coming out every year, there are some old classics that never get old with listeners. Let’s take a look at the top 3 songs on ‘Billboard’s Greatest of All Time Holiday 100 Songs.’

According to Billboard’s rankings, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” released in 1994, is the greatest holiday song of all time. Mariah’s song has been streamed over one billion times just on spotify. A lot of listeners enjoy Mariah Carey’s number one hit! Senior Jakaia Ray says, “All I Want for Christmas is a great soulful song.I love to play it around Christmas time.”

Along with Mariah Carey’s hit, the second song on Billboard’s list is Brenda Lee’s “Rockin Around The Christmas Tree” which was released in 1958.This song is commonly known to many people. “It is a great song that has a good positive vibe, that excites me about getting to spend time with my family,” says Logan Baker, a senior at Great Crossing.

Number three on Billboard’s list is “Jingle Bell Rock,” which was originally released in 1957 by Bobby Helms. Jingle Bell Rock is commonly known, and sung by a number of artists including; The Beach Boys, The Platters, Dolly Parton, Frank Sinatra and many others. Yvette Lee, a special education teacher said, “Jingle Bell Rock” is a classic that makes me happy to be in the Christmas spirit; anyone can sing along.”