12 Days of Sundquist Christmas: Day 3

Day Three: The Best Christmas Music

For day number three, we wanted to share our favorite Christmas music. Every year, we all hear the same songs over and over, and some can admittedly wear on the nerves. But there are also the classics that we look forward to every year and sing along with enthusiasm to. Let’s bring back caroling with the best of Christmas music!


5. Around the office, the 5th favorite tune was Mary Did You Know? This song is probably the newest of the bunch, since it was written in 1991 (The lyrics were written in the 80’s, and the music followed in the 90’s). Since its original debut, it’s been sung by plenty of artists, the most current of which includes the Pentatonix version, which has become a modern favorite.

4. The next one on the list is The Little Drummer Boy (believe it or not originally titled Carol of the Drum). Written in 1941 and later first recorded in 1955, it’s fair to say it’s been around for a while and earned its stripes as a classic. Some of our favorite versions include and the ever popular Pentatonix.

3. Santa Clause is Coming to Town has been around for a while, but just how long? It was first sung on Eddie Cantor’s radio show 1934 and was an instant hit then, and continues to be loved to this day. Some of the best versions include Michael Buble’s silky voice, and Mariah Carey’s 1994 take.

2. For the second most popular Sundquist Holiday tune? Sleigh Ride. Originally written as an instrumental piece in 1948, the lyrics for this song didn’t come until 1950. Enjoyed today by millions, Sleigh Ride has had plenty of iterations, some of our favorites include She and Him’s version, and Reliant K.

1. And the number one song around the office is (drum roll, please): White Christmas! Bing Crosby, the man who first introduced this wonderful song, is hands down the best person for it. The song made its debut in the 1942 film Holiday Inn, and was later the title of another film based on Holiday Inn in 1954 (none other than White Christmas the movie). Whatever its history, we know it’ll be around for decades to come.

There are plenty of other Christmas songs to love, and we know we can’t even touch the amount of awesome ones. These are just a few of our favorites and we hope you’ve enjoyed the list. Ones like The Twelve Days of Christmas, Merry Xmas, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, The Christmas Song, and so, so many more are in all our hearts. Seriously, if this was the complete list of Best Christmas Music Ever, it would just keep going on, and on, and on, and on…

…And on…  

But for now, you can listen to our top 5 songs: