Christmas music

Here we’ll gather information about Christmas music, the classic Christmas albums, the artists that recorded them, and of course, the composers of all the fantastic Christmas songs.

Brief history

For centuries we have been listening to music at Christmas time. In fact, many of our beloved Christmas carols are from the fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. In those days it was common for people to dance in a ring singing songs while musicians played their flutes, lutes and other instruments of the time.

Nowadays we still enjoy those Christmas carols, but we also love listening to the Christmas song classics written during the 40s and 50s of the 20th century.

Albums and artists

The same songs are covered on new Christmas albums released every year, recorded by artists who want to make a buck at Christmas, but also just out of the pure love of Christmas and its music.

Many are the Christmas hit singles recorded through out the years, but maybe it is the classic Christmas albums who are dearest to us, and so we play them over and over again.

Some artists are more associated with Christmas than others, for example Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Ella Fitzgerald, and more recently Michael Bublé.

Others, not so associated with Christmas has recorded Christmas albums which will always be present in our hearts. The first I come to think of is Elvis Presley and Diana Krall.

Composers

But who wrote and composed all these fantastic songs?

Well, many of the Carols are traditional, which means that the composer is unknown. Others are not unknown in that sense, but to most people listening to the songs, they are.

That’s sad, be cause without them, we wouldn’t have the pleasure of getting that good old Christmas feeling while listening to songs like The Christmas Song and Silent night.

And without Christmas music, it wouldn’t be much of a Christmas, would it?