Christmas songs

Christmas is almost here and a great way to start feeling the Christmas atmosphere is going shopping and decorating your home for the holiday. It’s also a busy time, and you can look forward to relaxing with some Christmas songs!

[Last updated on 25/07/2018]

Listening to Christmas music is a great way to relax and can also help to improve your English. There are both classic Christmas carols and Christmas pop songs that we all know. There are so many Christmas playlists online and these often come with lyrics too. Of course, you can listen and read, or you might prefer to have a glass of wine and sing along too! You can even give your best performance at the office Christmas party.

We’ve chosen our Top 5 Christmas songs for you to listen to, which you will probably know already. There are links for you to see the lyrics as well.

White Christmas (1942)

Bing Crosby

According to the Guinness World Records, Bing Crosby’s version has sold over 100 million copies worldwide, and is the best-selling single of all time. So, you should know it! It has also been used in a number of movies and covered by a long list of famous artists.

Click here for the lyrics.


It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas (1951)

Johnny Mathis

This song has been part of Christmas for 65 years and has been recorded by many famous artists, including Bing Crosby (1951) and Michael Bublé (2011). This version was performed by Johnny Mathis and became well-known when it was included in the 1992 film Home Alone.

Click here for the lyrics.


Jingle Bell Rock (1957)

Bobby Helms

Jingle Bell Rock is a great Christmas tune and has been described as the first mainstream rock 'n' roll Christmas song.

Click here for the lyrics.


I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday (1973)


You might not wish that it was Christmas every day (too much food, too much drink, maybe too much family!), but people sing out to this British classic every year, and it’s a great way to build up the Christmas atmosphere!

Click here for the lyrics.


All I Want for Christmas Is You (1994)

Mariah Carey

This is arguably the most successful ‘modern’ Christmas song, selling over 14 million copies, written and sung by Mariah Carey. It joins the list of tracks played every year and gives the message that the only important thing about Christmas is the one she loves.

Click here for the lyrics.

We wish you a Merry Christmas and invite you to take our Christmas songs quiz too!