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Staff Picks: Top 5 Favorite Christmas Tunes

By , December 15, 2023 7:04 pm

The holidays usher in a wave of nostalgia and merriment, accompanied by the unmistakable tunes that define Christmas. At our workplace, we shared our love for the season by compiling a list of our top five favorite Christmas songs.

Top 5 Favorite Christmas Tunes

  1. Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town by The Mitch Miller and Orchestra
  2. We Wish You a Merry Christmas by The French Quarter Band
  3. Did you Really See Mommy Kissing Santa by Spike Jones
  4. White Christmas by Frank Sinatra
  5. I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas by Gayla Peevey

Music has this incredible ability to evoke emotions and transport us back to cherished moments. Each team member had a unique connection to these melodies. They were making the selection process a delightful journey down memory lane.

Our picks cover many holiday sounds, from cheerful jingles that instantly set a festive tone to soulful ballads that tug at the heartstrings. We found ourselves reminiscing about childhood memories, family gatherings, and the joyous ambiance these songs have brought into our lives over the years.

It was fascinating to see the diverse range of choices that resonated with each of us. Some preferred the timeless classics that have stood the test of time. Meanwhile, others favored contemporary renditions capturing the essence of today’s celebrations and festive spirit.

Ultimately, what tied our selections together was the shared sentiment of joy, unity, and the magic that Christmas music brings. As we compiled this list, it became evident that these songs hold a special place in our hearts and play an integral role in completing our holiday season.

We invite you to join in and share your favorite holiday songs with us in the true spirit of the season. Let us know in the comments what your favorite holiday songs are.

What are your favorite Christmas songs? Feel free to share them with us, and keep spreading the season’s joy through music!

RSA Staff Shares Holiday Music Favorites!

By , December 19, 2019 3:23 pm

RSA Staff Shares Holiday Music Favorites

Whether you celebrate Chanukah or Christmas, here at the Recorded Sound Archives we’ve got you covered.

You can listen to the story of Chanukah, or have you ever wonder how Christmas is celebrated in Israel? Discover how both Christmas and Chanukah are celebrated in Israel in the late 50s and 60s. Along with Christmas hymns such as Oh, Come All Ye Faithful and Silent Night, Holy Night or silly songs like I want a hippopotamus for Christmas and All I want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth.

We even have a few Hanukkah sing-alongs (Volume 2, Volume 3) for you to sing-a-long and enjoy with children. Or perhaps you’re looking for a modern take on some old Chanukah classics, discover Kenny Ellis Hanukkah Swings.

With over 100 recordings for you to choose from between our Chanukah and Christmas collections, the Recorded Sound Archives staff has put together a list of our favorite songs for you to listen to with family and friends.


RSA Staff Shares Holiday Music Favorites!

1. Chanukah in Song: Mi yimalel/(Yeladim binerot) by Gladys Gerwirtz; Eve Lippman

2. Mommy Kissing Santa Claus / __ days ’till Christmas (15 through 9) by Spike Jones

3. Ocho Kandelikas by Kenny Ellis

4. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Frank Sinatra

5. Chanukah in Song (Side 4): Oy Chanukah by Gladys Gewirtz; Eve Lippman

6. Silent Night, Holy Night (Stille Nacht) by Helen Traubel

7. Chanukah Piano Medley by Benjamin Roth-Aroni

8. We Wish You a Merry Christmas by The French Quarter Band

9. Medley: Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah; Who Can Retell by Kenny Ellis

10. I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas by Gayla Peevey


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