Festive refreshment: A roundup of some trending Christmas songs over the past year in the US
With Christmas day nearly on the brink, what are some of your favorite Christmas songs you have been listening to over the past year? Don't start unwrapping your gifts just yet without taking a listen to some of these great artists as we treat you to a gift with these beautiful Christmas songs that have trended in the US in 2019.
Caroline Romano - Remember Christmas
Caroline Romano is a quick-rising star of pop and with this warm, sentimental track, Romano blesses us with a reminder of what this holiday season is all about. On her Facebook she comments, "I wrote 'Remember Christmas' when I was 12 years old. Today, I heard that song on Radio Disney. That little girl could never have imagined how much her life would change in just a few years."
Amy Grant - Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song)
Often referred to as the "Queen of Christian Pop", the American singer-songwriter opens up this song with a mystical piano intro, hitting on both majors and minor notes, and the song leaves us inclined to remove all the decor, glam, Christmas shopping and treats from our minds and focus on something a lot more spiritual. Grant appears vulnerable and peaceful as she sings this intimate song and urges us into a spirit of love and togetherness this Christmas. What would a Christmas playlist be without slipping in this beautiful song, 'Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song)'.
Reba McEntire - Hard Candy Christmas
The highly successful and multi-talented American country singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer, Reba McEntire, reveals a very personal depiction on Christmas this year with 'Hard Candy Christmas'. With lyrics like, "Maybe I'll just lie low. Maybe I'll hit the bars. Maybe I'll count the stars until the dawn. Me, I will go on", it is easy to see why McEntire has garnered so much acclaim over the years. This boldy honest take on the often over-commercialized holiday makes it hard to hold back the tears as we reflect on some of the more difficult aspects we may face during the holiday season.
Danny Gokey featuring David Archuleta - Noche De Paz
This strikingly gorgeous rendition on the timeless classic 'Silent Night' is gloriously relived through the Spanish version, entitled 'Noche de Paz'. Danny Gokey and David Archuleta gained their fame through the 'American Idol' show and decided to team up in a duet of powerful male vocals for this unfeigned Christmas hit. Take a listen and you can find more info on this beautiful rendition here.
Riley Roth - Silver Bells
'Silver Bells' was originally written for the movie 'The Lemon Drop Kid', a 1951 film starring Bob Hope, according to Today I Found Out, and now with the Riley Roth version of the song, we get a well-produced and beautifully harmonized delivery of the song. "City sidewalks, busy sidewalks. Children laughing, people passing" chimes the promising country singer-songwriter Roth as she paints a delectably sweet and somewhat quaint picture of the holiday season.
Luke Bryan - Run, Run, Rudolph
It's time to release your loudest "yee-haw" and put on a pair of your best shimmy shoes with this fun number. Luke Bryan effortlessly invigorates our emotions in this up-tempo country track, 'Run, Run, Rudolph'. The song was originally made popular by Chuck Berry in 1958 and it is certainly a pleasant surprise to hear this modern take on one of the faster favorite Christmas songs.
Liddy Clark - Do You Hear What I Hear
Liddy Clark, a bright and highly successful country star, made waves and quickly garnered stardom in the pop-country industry. Liddy has gained much admiration and acknowledgment for having started her career at a young age of 12 where she learned to play the guitar. 'Do You Hear What I Hear' features a clean and masterfully-produced album with many layers of electric and acoustic guitar riffs over impressive and up-tempo ethnic percussives and hard-hitting rock drumming. Take a listen to 'Do You Hear What I Hear' now!
JuJu Rossi - O Holy Night
A simple acoustic rendition of the favorite moving Christmas classic 'O Holy Night', featuring nothing but an acoustic guitar and JuJu Rossi's strong vocals. Rossi delivers a solid performance as the song intensifies up its famous climactic chorus. With the recent release of her single 'Kissing Strangers', Rossi is a new up-and-comer in the country-pop realm and is steadily gathering much attention.
Quick Mentions You Need to Hear
Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You
Gwen Stefani featuring Blake Shelton - You Make Me Feel Like Christmas
Ariana Grande - Santa Tell Me
Taylor Swift - Christmas Tree Farm
You can find another great article on interesting Christmas songs you never heard of here.