Besides hot toddies, sweet treats, and decorating, the best part of Christmas traditions is listening to Christmas songs. But really, some carols are definitely better than others. We matched up some of the best and decided which ones are superior.
Christmas Song Smack-Down: Which One Should Win?
1. “O Holy Night” vs. “Silent Night”
The Winner: “O Holy Night”
This is the winner of this contest and the Best Christmas Song Overall. “Silent Night” is nice, but lacks the drama of the chill-inducing notes “O Holy Night” has.
2. “Carol of the Bells” vs. “Do They Know It’s Christmas”
The Winner: “Carol of the Bells”
“Do They Know It’s Christmas” is a lot more fun to sing along to with its somewhat bizarre lyrics, but even awesome 1980s hair can’t stand up to the classic “Carol of the Bells.”
3. “Mary Did You Know” vs. “The Christmas Shoes”
The Winner: “Mary Did You Know”
Both are sentimental and about mamas at Christmastime and all they give up for us. However, the whole holiday is a celebration of Mary giving birth, so she wins.
4. “Do You Hear What I Hear?” vs. “All I Want For Christmas is You”
The Winner: “All I Want For Christmas is You”
It’s the first runner up for Best Christmas Song Overall. “Do You Hear What I Hear?” is great, but Mariah Carey is a modern day tradition that won’t quit.
5. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” vs. “Here Comes Santa Claus”
The Winner: “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”
This is a tough one. It’s an extremely close contest, but Rudolph is our guy
6. “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” vs. “Merry Christmas from the Family”
The Winner: “Merry Christmas from the Family”
Brenda Lee brought the original fun to the Christmas party, but “Merry Christmas form the Family” is truth we all know; Christmas is about family and friends, even if they drink all of your eggnog so you have to mix margaritas instead.
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