Christmas is filled with so many traditions, including decorating the house, putting up a Christmas tree and baking cookies! Some families still go ‘caroling’ around the neighborhood, spreading joy to others by singing all our favorite Christmas carols! Christmas just would not be the same without all the amazing Christmas songs, everyone has a ‘favorite’ and the ones that tug at your heartstrings are the ones that stand out the most! Here’s the “Top 10 Christmas Songs” that tug at your heartstrings this time of the year and the emotionally touching video’s too!
Top 10 Christmas Songs that Tug At Your Heartstrings
In 2007, a newly formed collaboration known as The Song Trust released this emotional holiday song called “Bring Him Home Santa.” Sung by an anonymous 6-year old girl asking Santa to bring her father home for Christmas, the single shot to #29 on the Billboard Hot Country Chart, spawned a viral internet video that received over 600,000 views and solicited tens of thousands of comments from families with parents in the military in three short weeks. ~ Info courtesy of Merrykidsmas.com
1) “Bring Him Home Santa” by The Song Trust
This song about a little boy who wants to buy his Mama a pair of Christmas shoes….because (sadly), he wants his mama to look nice when “mama meets Jesus tonight.”
2) “The Christmas Shoes”by New Song
For a little girl who just wants a ‘family to love her’ this makes me cry every time!
3) “My Name Is Christmas Carol” by Skip Ewing
“Christmas Carol” is not alone. There are so many kids waiting in orphanages and foster homes waiting for a family, and ALL they want for Christmas is a family to call their own.
4) “All I Really Want” by Steven Curtis Chapman
For the parents of 13 month old Dax Locke, who was diagnosed with Leukemia, they pray for at least one last Christmas….
5) “One Last Christmas” by Matthew West
When we are little, we BELIEVE that Santa can do anything! Here is a ‘grown-up Christmas list’ with hopes and dreams that Santa can do it all!
6) “Grown-Up Christmas List” by Amy Grant
Peace on earth, is what we all hope and pray for, especially at Christmas and John Lennon says it so perfectly here.
7) “Happy Christmas (War Is Over)” by John Lennon
When you cannot be with the one you love at Christmas, it’s hard to see all the ‘red and green’ when your heart is blue.
8) “Blue Christmas” by Elvis Presley
“I’ll Be Home for Christmas” was first recorded by Bing Crosby in 1943 while the US was in the middle of fighting World War II. Josh Groban‘s 2007 version is to help comfort families whose loved ones were away fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
9) “I’ll be Home For Christmas” by Josh Groban
The classic Christmas song “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” was first sung in the film Meet Me in St. Louis by Judy Garland at a point when the family at the center of the movie is upset about an impending move to New York away from their life in St. Louis. The song is intended to comfort a sad five year old girl in the film, but it still has a strong sense of melancholy and sadness.
10) “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Judy Garland
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