10 Songs That Keep The Christmas Spirit Burning
Christmas caroling, decorations and Jose Mari Chan memes are starting to blow up again which signifies that Christmas is here. But how do you feel the Christmas spirit with all the stress and pressure from the pandemic? Through the magic of music. There is nothing easier than queuing your favorite carols and songs, popping your airpods in, and being transported back to holidays past. Rekindle the flames of Christmas with these songs:
All I want for Christmas is you
It’s impossible to have a karaoke or party on Christmas without this all-time Christmas hit by Mariah Carey that re-enters the charts every Christmas season. Groove and dance away as you belt All I want for Christmas….is….. for the pandemic to end..
If Christmas lights, exhibits, and displays would be a song, it would be the upbeat Filipino Carol song, “Kumukutikutitap” by the Filipino musician, Ryan Cayabyab. The title may be foreign to other people but it simply means “sparkling” which perfectly describes how festive the Filipino Christmas is.
Jingle Bell Rock
On wednesdays, we wear pink and on Christmas, we sing Jingle Bell Rock. Jingle bell rock comes in all flavors and genres. Various covers have emerged since it was released. You can chill, dance, giddy, or whatever you want to feel right in the moment.
Bro, Ikaw ang star ng pasko
Kapamilya or not, this Christmas song will bring out the singer in you. This ABS-CBN Christmas station ID resonates that Christmas is all about Jesus Christ. “Bro” was a reference to a primetime hit teleserye “May Bukas pa” that pertains to the one and only, Jesus Christ. While the song was first released in 2009 when Typhoon Ondoy hit, it is still relevant today to bring light to others (ang nagsindi nitong ilaw) amidst this pandemic and the recent natural calamities.
Pasko na Naman
As early as September, we bust our speakers out with Christmas songs. It’s weird how we skip other celebrations and holidays to jump right to Christmas. National artists Felipe de Leon and Levy Celerio wrote this song that reflects how Filipinos always anticipate Christmas.
Santa Tell Me
Excuse me, Ariana Grande comin’ through! Santa Tell Me is a hit Pop Christmas song that we sing crazily while pretending we are in love. This is one of the Christmas songs you can’t resist singing. Aside from its catchy lyrics is its LSS-worthy melody. What are you waiting for? Play it up.
This 1984 Christmas pop song by George Michael (Wham!) became everyone’s favorite for its danceable melody and LSS-worthy lyrics. I’ll bet you danced this at your elementary Christmas party. I’m certain that once in our lives we vibed and danced to Last Christmas even if we don’t have that “someone special”…oops.
For every group caroling, Feliz Navidad is a must in their song sequence. All the harmonies, voicing, and blending brings you closer to heaven’s taste of Christmas.
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Whether you think Santa Claus is real or not, you’ve experienced hanging stockings or socks in your home. Or if not, you waited for a Christmas present under your Christmas tree, right? This song sums up the excitement we feel as we long for presents. The energy of this song is incomparable and surely warms you from December’s cold breeze.
Tuloy na Tuloy pa rin ang pasko
Amidst everything that happened this 2020, it is fitting to celebrate Christmas and proudly announce that Tuloy na Tuloy pa rin ang pasko. This song from APO hiking society is about overcoming challenges and focusing on the good during Christmas. Celebrations, may it be simple or grand, have one common goal: to manifest love.
Now, that’s a wrap! What Christmas song is your favorite from the list? How about you choose your favorites from these songs and post it to your Instagram stories? Make sure to tag us @InkEnderun. Wishing you a Merry Christmas with warm hugs from Ink.