The time arrives when Christmas songs reverberate through every home in your neighbourhood, and you begin to wonder if your collection of hymns and carols can take you through the festive season. Here is a list of the 10 best Christmas songs you must acquire.

Part 1. The Best Christmas Song List

1. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

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John Lennon travelled through several cities badly affected by the Vietnam War. He used placards to highlight the message War is Over and spread the news in his own inimitable style along with Yoko Ono. The song was so popular, it created a deep impact on people who believe Christmas can bring about positive change in attitude among people affected by war and strife.

2. White Christmas - Jim Reeves

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A rendition of White Christmas in the magical voice of Jim Reeves is the best recipe for a blessed and joyous Christmas. The singer reminds youngsters of all good things that take place during the festive season. Snowfall and the cold winter do not deter families from meeting and greeting each other. Jim Reeves has the magic in his voice to convey the message loud and clear.

3. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Judy Garland

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The best wish you could have for a dear family member or friend is "Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas". Judy Garland in her own unique style sings about how worries are left behind just by making a firm bid to enjoy Christmas. The New Year is bound to bring in a fresh approach and belief that everything happens for the best.

4. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – Jimmy Boyd

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When 13-year-old Jimmy Boyd sang the song I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus in the early 1950s, girls had a crush on him. He had everything going for him - a great voice, wonderful personality, and the right choice of song. It was a big hit and continued to be so much after it was first released. It definitely makes it into the top 10 Christmas hits.

5. Do You Hear What I Hear? - Bing Crosby

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The beautiful song Do You Hear What I Hear accompanied by a choir is arguably the best Christmas song sung by several singers including Bing Cosby. The song spreads the message of Christmas through three stars in the sky. A lamb reminds the shepherd of what it hears. A clear picture of how the birth of Christ spread is offered. The melodious sound shows us why Christmas is celebrated the way it is across the globe.

6. All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey

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A modern song fitting into the top 10 list may seem a bit biased, But All I Want For Christmas Is You by Maria Carey is just what's needed to interest people of all generations and move away from focusing on a central theme around Christmas. The song was nominated as the world's best song, and with over 122 million views on YouTube, it clearly demonstrates why people listen to the song all year round and not just wait for Christmas to arrive.

7. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - Gene Autry

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The song made it to the Top Country Hits in 1950, and it really did matter Gene Autry sang Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer. The beautiful rendition has such a catchy tune you'll fall in love with it and truly appreciate why it remains popular during Christmas. The magic of Christmas lives on, and every time you listen to it, you're likely to smile and hum.

8. Little Drummer Boy – Pentatonix

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You've probably heard Little Drummer Boy playing around Christmas time. The recent version by Pentatonix was released in 2013, and the EP sold 168,000 copies making it one of the top Christmas hits for the year. The American group has done great justice to the song. Anyone who's heard the song earlier will appreciate the modern version. The voices are great and just right for the beautiful song.

9. I Wish You A Merry Christmas - Bing Cosby

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Looking for a reason to wish your loved ones? If you had the chance to sing your wishes aloud, I Wish You a Merry Christmas by Bing Cosby would be the right song with all ingredients to make Christmas a joyous occasion. I always think of my grannie's pudding and pie, and so do many others. That's how catchy the song is bringing in wonderful memories to cherish.

10. 12 Days of Christmas – Hooplakidz

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The Christmas Carol 12 days of Christmas by Hooplakidz is among the most revered song by group singers with each verse building over the other. With many voices introduced at different stages, the carol is definitely one for the children. Imagine a group of children marching to the song trying to catch on to the different verses? It's a delightful scene and the song does tend to attract attention.

Part 2. How to Download Songs for Christmas

Hundreds of websites offer you the best Christmas songs. It often becomes a tedious exercise trying to identify formats or trying to download songs in batches. A simple solution is to use the popular iMusic. Try matching the following features:

  • Unlimited high-quality music to record absolutely free of cost.
  • Try Spotify, Rdio, Pandora or other sites for audio recordings in just one click.
  • The software is inbuilt ID3 tag identification technology to identify get info on songs.
  • Listen to any song from your Mac and record it to sound exactly like the original.
  • Add to iTunes button allows you to transfer music directly to iTunes.
  • Record music online and play it on your Mac from any remote location.

Step 1. Record the Audio

Once the installation is complete open the iMusic application. Press GET MUSIC and then RECORD option. Press the Red record button at the bottom. Then play the music by visiting the webpage or applications like iTunes or Spotify. Then the program will detect the audio that is being played and automatically starts to record.

Tips: This tool also provides you the option of recording audio in the desired format. For that purpose, you will have to set the format before starting the recorder. Click iMusic in top menu bar and from dropdown select the "Settings". You can set the format there.

(Optional) Step 2. Get Music Information

iMusic automatically identifies the recorded songs and fetch the information like title, artist, album and genre of the music.

Click the LIBRARY button on the top to go to Library. To get the information, right click the song choose "Get Info". This way you will get the information about the song you recorded.

(Optional) Step 3. Play Recorded Music

To play the recorded audio switch to Library by clicking the LIBRARY button on top and double click any song to listen and check the audio quality. You can also play the audio through Cover Flow. Just navigate to the desired song artwork in the Cover Flow and double click the image to play the audio.

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