Seven Non-traditional Christmas Songs for This Holiday Season

Posted in: Folk by Sarah Melchrisdan on November 18th, 2008 | 1 Comment

Every Christmas, I enjoy listening to traditional Christmas songs with my family. This year I decided to make a Christmas CD with newer songs. Here are seven non-traditional Christmas songs I picked for this holiday season.

1. Josh Groban, Believe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtslM-C7TwQ

My son adores “The Polar Express.” That’s when I first heard “Believe.”Josh Groban’s voice is very soft and beautiful, perfect for a Christmas song. The quality orchestra sound is amazing.

2. Aly and AJ, Greatest Time of Year

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ka1bY7jAaL0

The song is packed with electric guitar, and a great high-energy chorus. The melody is original and pretty with lots of bells. It’s great for kids as well as adults.

3. Harry Connick Jr., When My Heart Finds Christmas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkLYrSRh8J4

“When My Heart Finds Christmas” starts out as a romantic song, added with strings, and builds to a crescendo at the end. I never get tired of listening to Harry’s amazing voice. It’s strong and powerful. It gives me goose bumps.

4. Taylor Swift, Christmases When You Were Mine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Wg_RTYvS88

Taylor’s singing on this track is very pure and innocent. Her songs are always filled with so much emotion and sincerity. A beautiful Christmas song, not just for the young generation.

5. The Maine, Ho Ho Hopefully

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DFzn6j0Dcc

The Maine is a new indie band who has been bringing pop rock to thousands of screaming teenage girls. “Ho Ho Hopefully” is a fun Christmas song that will get stuck in your head.

6. Sarah Mclachlan, Wintersong

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTq5dO9Nyms

“Wintersong” by Sarah McLachlan is done in a sincere and gentle way. The words are powerful and her voice is graceful and touching. It’s on the sad side of Christmas songs.

7. 98 Degrees, This Gift

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLkoR4nYeEY

“This Gift” is such a beautiful song, perfected with soulful harmonies. It’s modern, yet very spiritual. Something for the entire family to enjoy.

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