Every Christmas, the one thing that really gets me in the holiday spirit is hearing my favorite songs by the iconic crooners we all know and love. Whether you have your favorite Christmas station on the radio or pull out the trusty holiday album, chances are you’ll hear songs from some of these crooners:
Bing Crosby: A staple of any Christmas album, Bing Crosby’s smooth voice is essential when you are driving around looking at Christmas lights. Crosby has sung all the classics, including Silent Night, White Christmas and Silver Bells.
Frank Sinatra: Ol’ Blue Eyes is one of my personal faves, and just hearing one of his songs puts me in the Christmas mood no matter what. Whether you are cuddling by the fire or on your way to go holiday shopping, get yourself in the spirit by listening to White Christmas, Jingle Bells or Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.
Burl Ives: Narrator Sam the Snowman in Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Burl Ives has plenty of iconic Christmas songs to listen to and is one of the best singers for holiday tunes. Christmas isn’t complete without hearing at least one version of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, as well as other Burl Ives favorites like Silver Bells and Have a Holly Jolly Christmas.
Michael Buble: Current crooner Michael Buble has earned his place in with other classic singers like Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby, and he has his own renditions of Christmas songs like Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire, Let it Snow and I’ll be Home for Christmas.
Nat King Cole: Anyone who loves classic Christmas songs is sure to appreciate the voice of Nat King Cole. While you are decorating the tree or wrapping presents, be sure to listen to The Christmas Song, Away in a Manger, Silent Night and Deck the Halls.
Tony Bennett: Not a holiday goes by without hearing Tony Bennett on the Christmas channel on my satellite radio. Whether you like to hear his current holiday music or prefer the classics, there is plenty to choose from like Winter Wonderland, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and White Christmas.
Dean Martin: Like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin puts me into the classic Christmas spirit. When I’m in the kitchen baking holiday cookies or wrapping presents, perfect songs to listen to from Dean Martin include Let it Snow, Baby It’s Cold Outside and White Christmas.
Perry Como: Perry Como is a crooner with plenty of holiday favorites to choose from. His Christmas album, ‘Greatest Christmas Songs’ has all of the seasonal essentials like Frosty the Snowman, Winter Wonderland, There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays and Little Drummer Boy.
Johnny Mathis: I love hearing Johnny Mathis songs when I’m driving around with hot cocoa and looking at Christmas lights around the neighborhood. Personal favorites include Away in a Manger and Joy to the World.
Rosemary Clooney: Christmas can’t be fully enjoyed without hearing Rosemary Clooney at least once. A perfect album to have in your Christmas collection is ‘Christmas with Rosemary Clooney’ featuring songs like The Christmas Song, Silent Night and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.