Best 24 Christmas Songs

Welcome to our ZombiePit Best 24 Christmas Songs. Click each song to hear, download or stream. Merry Christmas!

Christmas Songs Jingle Bell Rock

Jingle Bell Rock is sung by Bobby Helms. It was written by Jim Boothe & Joe Beal and was released on November 28th 1957. Bobby Helms’ rise to fame can only be described as meteoric. In the same year of 1957, he reached number one in the country charts with his debut single “Fraulein”, hotly followed by his second number one hit “My Special Angel”. Jingle Bell rock was released a few days before Christmas giving him his third number one country hit in the same year. The strains of Jingle Bell Rock have been a perennial hit at Christmas ever since with audiences world wide and spanning all generations. Thank you Bobby!

Christmas Songs Do They Know It’s Christmas

Do They Know It’s Christmas? is sung by a collection of famous singing artists from the 1980’s under the name “Band Aid”. It was written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure and released on 29th November 1984. ‘Do they know it’s Christmas?’ was penned in a response to a news bulletin on 23rd October describing the famine “of biblical proportions” raging in Ethopia. It highlighted the “hell on earth” conditions, desperate plight and inevitable outcome for millions of people who were starving.

The immediacy of their desperation reached the attention of Paula Yates and husband Bob Geldof who were determined to do something to help. Bob Geldof and Midge Ure quickly penned the song “Do They Know It’s Christmas”. The list of fellow singers and musicians willing to give their services for the cause, quickly snowballed into the artists that will forever be known as “Band Aid”. This chart topping hit evolved the following year into two legendary concerts known as “Live Aid” staged in London, England and Philadelphia, USA on the same day.

Live Aid featured iconic musicians of the day and included bands who reformed just for the event such as “The Who” and “Pink Floyd”. The musicians sang from their hearts, the audiences joined in, people at home phoned in to make their donations, everyone determined to give what they could to help people in need. ‘Do They Know it’s Christmas’ will forever be synonymous with what people can achieve when they unite together under a common cause.

Christmas Songs Fairytale of New York

Fairytale of New York is sung by Irish band The Pogues and features singer songwriter Kirsty McColl. It was written by Jem Finer and Shane MacGowan of The Pogues and released as a single on 23rd November 1987. It also features on their album: If I Should Fall from Grace with God.

To say that Fairytale of New York is a perennial Christmas hit is an understatement. In 1987 it made it to number 2 in the English charts. It was rereleased in 1991 and again in 2005. Since 2005, the song has made an appearance in the top 20 every year.

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Written by Frankie Zee