If you know me then you know I live, breath and die Christmas. I'd like to think I know everything there is to know about Christmas, including what songs you should and shouldn't listen to. Below is a list of the 17 Christmas songs that don't get appreciated enough.
1. “Dominic the Donkey”
This song is literally AMAZING! It's the Italian Christmas donkey version of Rudolph and it genuinely hurts me when people don't know what this song is.
2. “Christmas Must Be Something More” by Taylor Swift
Personally as a huge Taylor Swift fan already I think her album Sound of the Season is very underrated in general, but this song happens to be my personal favorite.
3. “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer”
A song and an entire story what more could you want. Not to mention it has an animated movie based on it which Cartoon Network regularly plays.
4. “The Chipmunk Song”
Regardless of your personal views on Alvin, Theodore, and Simon, you have to agree this song perfectly captures the excitement that comes with Christmas morning.
5. “Christmas Wrapping” by The Waitresses
Literally had never heard of this song until a couple of years ago, but it's such a bop.
6. “Christmas In Killarney”
It has the classic Christmas carol tone to match some of the most famous songs, but with a little bit of an Irish twist.
7. “I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas”
Okay but seriously why isn't this played more often? I could not have been the only child that thought a hippopotamus was a good Christmas gift. I'm dead serious. I even refused to be a sheep in my church's nativity pageant and would only go on stage if I could be a "fuzzy white hippo."
8. “A Marshmallow World”
It's about food and wintertime more in general, but as a marshmallow enthusiast, I think this is the perfect song to add to your Christmas playlist.
9. “I’m Getting Nuttin’ for Christmas”
Every single child can remember when their parents would threaten no gifts from Santa because they misbehaving so trust me this is a song you'll relate to.
10. “Linus and Lucy” by Vince Guaraldi Trio
I'm not the biggest fan of instrumental tracks, but a song which reminds me of watching the Charlie Brown Christmas special with my family every year is definitely the best.
11. Spongebob’s “The Very First Christmas”
It just really captures the joy of the Christmastime excitement.
12. “Mele Kalikimaka”
My dad and I argue over this song all the time because he just never thinks of Hawaii when he thinks Christmas, but that's the whole point of the song. It's their Christmas song and it is Amazing!
13. “The Hanukkah Song” by Adam Sandler
Well yes, this is technically not a Christmas song at all, but it's a hilarious holiday song for this time of year.
14. “Mary Did You Know”
This is the only religious centered one I have on my list, but again not a traditional song. This one also gets stuck in my head every single time. Pentatonix also has a really amazing version, as one would expect.
15. “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”
This one easily falls under the radar when it's such an exciting song. Santa and the mom is the holiday plot twist we're all missing in our lives.
16. “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”
This is a charity song Band-Aid has re-releases every 10 years with new singers, but I know I'd never heard of it until One Direction got involved in the newest version in 2014.
17. “Hoping For Snow” by The Vamps
I love when artist release pop Christmas love songs because it's a nice balance between the traditional carol and the type of music I listen to the other 10 months. Yes, I listen to Christmas music for 2 months, and yes I know you're judging me.
I guarantee if you listen to any of these songs you will automatically feel much more jolly this holiday season.