Top 5 Holiday Songs That Sleigh

By Ashley Peterson-Williams

Every year around the start of December, the Christmas and holiday music begins. There are so many classics, how can you decide which are the best? From Christmas to Hanukkah to the holiday season in general, so many artists release singles for the holidays. Here are the top 5 Holiday songs and here’s why:


  1. Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You


This song is an anthem for the holidays. The range of her vocals and the power behind them, in addition to the buildup at the beginning of the song makes this a recipe for a seasonal song for the books. It’s such a merry song that is universal and everyone knows the words. Shout it out at Christmas parties and family gatherings. A product from her Christmas Album, “Merry Christmas,” this song is considered the best-selling Christmas song and we can all see why.


    2. Michael Bublé’s It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas


Michael Bublé has one of those warm voices that’s bound to make anyone feel festive. This rendition of the song is largely played during this time of year because it’s an updated rendition of a classic song. This song has been covered in a famous TV shows, such as Sesame Street. Such a widely known song needed some updating and the fans love it. Michael Bublé’s Christmas album “Christmas” covers all of the classic songs people know and love, but this song tops the album.


    3. Ariana Grande’s Santa Tell Me


A single released in 2014, Ariana Grande blew away fans with her vocals. The song is fun and upbeat, making you want to dance. It’s since been considered a top holiday song, showing up all over the internet during the month of December. If you enjoy a wide vocal range, and some good ol’ fashioned sleigh bells, well we have the song for you. This song follows Grande posing questions to Santa about love and is really beautiful.


   4. Relient K’s Sleigh Ride


From their album “Let It Snow Baby…Let It Reindeer,” Sleigh Ride follows the classic song with a twist. This song is a really fun rendition of the classic that starts slow and builds into a rock version with some nice electric guitar and rock vocals. In addition, if you’ve ever wanted a rock version of 12 Days of Christmas, we’d recommend looking up this Christmas rock album.


   5. Brett Eldredge’s Baby, It’s Cold Outside (feat. Meghan Trainor)


Brett Eldredge, a known country singer, and Meghan Trainor, a pop singer, seem like an odd pair but somehow make this song work so well. Eldredge’s deep vocals with Trainors, high-pitched voice work cohesively to make a beautiful version of this song. A classic song from 1944, Eldredge and Trainor kept it close enough to the original that it’s stunning. Trainor’s voice adds a nice twist to the song that defines it as a modern version. From Brett Eldredge’s Christmas album “Snow,” this version of Baby, It’s Cold Outside is the most popular song from the album, with over 24 million streams on Spotify.


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