jingle bellsDo you remember Christmas when you were a child? How excited you were as you counted down the days until Santa Claus arrived? You may remember the decorated houses, the wonderful scents as the food cooked, the joyful sound of laughter as your family celebrated together, and the classic Christmas songs that played in the background.

Hearing those holiday tunes can sure trigger a trip down memory lane. Today, children all over the world love those same tunes, and as the years pass, those memories will be shared with a new generation of children.

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” was (and is still) one of the top favorites. Remember how happy you were when Rudolph triumphed and ending up helping Santa Clause guide the sleigh safely through the night thanks to that bright, glowing nose? That song is much loved by children everywhere, thanks to the story told in the lyrics.

And how about “Frosty the Snowman?” As kids, we all imagined dancing with Frosty in the street and singing happily about having fun like he suggested. It was more than just a song back then – in our childish imaginations, Frosty was real and we all delighted in hearing a song about him or watched him on television.

How many of us were good little boys and girls because we’d heard what was said in “Santa Claus is Coming to Town?” We knew he had that list and he was checking to see what kind of children we’d been all year – naughty or nice.

“Jingle Bells” is another song that we used to love. You could almost see the sleigh, feel the impatience of the horse stomping the snow-packed ground and feel the bite of the winter air against the tip of your nose.

And who could forget the fun Chipmunks song, “Christmas Don’t Be Late”?

As kids, we could identify with being good – but knowing it wouldn’t last just like we could identify with the “Let It Snow” song as we stood at the window in childlike wonder as the fat flakes of snow turned our ordinary world in a magical one.

There are plenty of new holiday songs released every year,