1960’s Christmas Songs
I can hear the Jingle Bells! It’s only 4 days until Christmas, so as a Christmas gift to you, here are some great Christmas songs that came out in the 1960’s…
1. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
Released in the UK in 1962, Brenda Lee was just 13 when this song was recorded. The song peaked at no.6 in the UK charts in 1963.
2. Please Come Home For Christmas- Charles Brown
This track was released in 1960 by Charles Brown, the American blues singer and pianist. Although the original release only reached #76 in the Billboard Hot 100, there have been a large number of successful releases since.
3. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)- Darlene Love
The original version, released in 1963 was released as part of a Christmas compilation album, “A Christmas Gift for You from Phillies Records”.
4. It’s the Most Wonderful time of the year- Andy Williams
Andy William’s famous track was released in 1963 on his first Christmas album “The Andy Williams Christmas Album”.
5. Someday at Christmas- Stevie Wonder
This great Stevie Wonder track was from the 1967 Christmas album of the same name.
6. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting)- Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand also released a Christmas album in 1967 including covers of many well-known songs including Jingle Bells, White Christmas and The Christmas Song.
7. You’re a Mean One Mr Grinch- Thurl Ravenscroft
Written for the 1966 cartoon special of Dr Seuss’s “How The Grinch Stole Christmas!” and performed by Thurl Ravenscroft who also voiced many Disney characters.
8. A Holly Jolly Christmas- Burl Ives
This 1964 song was featured in the Rankin-Bass Christmas TV special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.