Staff Picks: Our Favorite Christmas Songs (Of All Time)

It’s getting festive around here at Brentwood Benson and what better way to spread a little bit of Christmas cheer than compiling a list of our favorite songs of the season? From Bing Crosby to Glee, here’s what we can guarantee will be playing in our hallways.

“Good King Wenceslas” by Bing Crosby

We’ll start with a classic. Our Sales Rep Nat Clubb says, “It’s nostalgic. I remember growing up and this song would be playing on our turntable.” But who exactly is King Wenceslas anyways? We learned that he was a Czech king in the 10th century who was a martyr and known for his generosity to the poor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3pcIKNttLU

“Christmastime Is Here” by Vince Guaraldi

With all of the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping, parties to attend, and extensive decorations, we have a tendency to make Christmas so much more complicated than it really is. This arrangement musically demonstrates the power of keeping Christmas simple.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE9h_ie4-Rs

“O Holy Night” by Lea Michele

We like mostly all versions of this song, but our Manager of Credit Services voiced his opinion about Glee’s version being superior to the rest. Ever so eloquently he remarked, “I like the way it moves. It builds and builds and then boom.” There’s not much more that we can add to that…so we won’t even try.

“This Must Be the Place” 

We couldn’t have a list of our all-time favorite Christmas songs without mentioning this incredible tune written by David Moffitt and Sue C. Smith and arranged by Travis Cottrell. It demonstrates superb songwriting  craft as the music takes you on a journey from the meekness of Christ’s birth to the miracle of His resurrection.

“White Christmas” by Bing Crosby

This song pretty much is Christmas, which makes it worthy of Crosby getting a second shout-out on our list. We don’t get many white Christmases here in Nashville, but this songs helps us hold on to the hope. Also, how many Christmas tunes are also the title of a timeless movie?

“Who Would’ve Dreamed” by Sovereign Grace Music

The simple yet powerful lyrics and melody unfold the story of Christmas in a way that makes the listener connect with the miracle of Christ on a deeper level. This original song by Sovereign Grace Music brings us back to the transforming story of Christ’s birth with beautiful vocals and musicality.

“Try to Remember” by The Singers Unlimited 

There are certain songs we hear in a live setting that are so captivating that it quickly becomes one of our favorites. This was the case for our Director of Marketing when he heard this song at a Christmas concert.  It’s not a typical choice, but the melancholy yet beautiful arrangement and lyrics convince us that it deserves a place on our list of favorites.

“Let It Snow” by Frank Sinatra 

We’ll end our list with yet another great classic. Whether you grew up in Florida or North Dakota, hearing this song brings back warm memories of Christmas.

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