Popular Christmas music are songs from popular culture which have been released around the time of Christmas and/or are related in some way to Christmas. Popular Christmas songs often have little or no relation to the religious meaning of Christmas and generally focus on the festivity of the occasion and popular myths (although there are some songs which do have religious messages) The are different from Christmas carols, which are often have religious meanings and are generally more classical.
The Christmas #1 is the song that manages to reach the top of the music charts on Christmas Day. These songs were initially Christmas themed songs; however, the are now more often other songs which are simply popular at the time.
Some popular Christmas songs include...
- Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid
- Step Into Christmas - Elton John
- Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade
- Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin' Stevens
- Little Saint Nick - Beach Boys
- A Fairytale Of New York - The Pogues
- Wonderful Christmastime - Paul McCartney
- 2000 Miles - The Pretenders
- Another Rock and Roll Christmas - Garry Glitter
- Let it Snow! - Dean Martin
- Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt
- Santa Claus is Coming to Town - The Jackson 5