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Henrikch Aguisando, Reporter

It is now the most wonderful time of the year, meaning that Christmas songs will be heard almost anywhere you go. It is now a better time than ever to talk about the 10 best Christmas songs that a person should listen to during the holiday season at least once in their life.

Jingle Bell Rock (Hall & Oates)  

Starting off the list is a classic tune which many have heard from the film “Mean Girls.”  This rendition of the song has more of an upbeat feeling than the original recording and a prominent guitar part. Daryl Hall’s vocals here also help bring up the mood along with John Oates on backing vocals.

Run Rudolph Run (Chuck Berry)

Out of all the songs here, this is the least Christmas sounding one instrumental wise. You would only know it was a Christmas song based off the lyrics. That being said the lyrics are catchy and the instrumental makes you want to get up dance.

Last Christmas (Wham!)

This synth filled 80’s pop tune is most well known for its iconic chorus and synth line.  George Michael’s vocals are really what make this song so great.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Frank Sinatra) 

One of the greatest singers to have ever lived made one of the sweetest Christmas tunes of all time. He is accompanied by this beautiful instrumental and choir that tie it all together. This song is what it feels like to fall asleep in a big chair next to a fireplace.

Little Saint Nick (The Beach Boys) 

The Beach Boys offer their classic sound and add a holiday twist to it. Their barber shop quartet vocals never get old to me. It is a feel good track you could sing along to with your friends or family.

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year (Andy Williams) 

This one of the most well known Christmas songs to ever have been made. It so well known that people know most of the lyrics if not all of them.

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (Michael Bublé)

It would be a disservice if Michael Bublé was not included on this list. His rendition of “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas”, is done in such a great way. Bublé’s classic style of singing is what makes the track so great.

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (Dean Martin)

Dean Martin provides the most iconic version of this song. The piccolo in the instrumental really bring up the jolly feeling of the track. Along with being accompanied with a beautiful string section, Martin’s vocals offer a serenading sensation while listening to the track.

White Christmas (Bing Crosby) 

The last oldies tune on this list just brings you back to a time that you probably were not alive to experience. The white noise heard on the old analog recording and microphone quality really show the age. That is what makes these old Christmas songs so good.

Wonderful Christmastime (Paul McCartney)

Last but not least is a song that is a real earworm. Paul McCartney made such a catchy song that some may consider it annoying. The bouncy synth instrumental brings up the mood that it may become overwhelmingly happy. That is what I love about this song and most other Christmas tunes.