Chris Stapleton’s Christmas songs list: 10 great Christmas songs from the early years
By now you’ve probably heard of Chris Staper’s Christmas albums.
The British singer-songwriter has been making them for the last 30 years and, since their release in the late 1960s, has released a whopping 50 albums in that time.
What’s the best Christmas song?
It’s hard to say.
The best Christmas album of the 20th century, however, is probably The Lion King.
Released in 1989, it was the first album to reach number one on the UK chart and has sold more than 40m copies worldwide.
Its timeless songs have remained a part of pop culture, even if they’ve been taken from a much older time.
Here are our top 10 Christmas songs of all time.1.
‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’From a postcard that is as much a Christmas song as it is a musical one.
It is the quintessential song for children.
Stapley sings: “Come in to Santa’s sleigh, bring your gifts and Santa’s love.”2.
‘It’s the end of the world and Christmas is coming’A festive, jolly rendition of a tune from the classic Christmas movie The Lion Heel.
Stappley sings, “You can see the light coming in and Santa Claus is coming to town.”3.
‘Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, Happy Christmas’A Christmas favourite from the 1930s and 1940s and, arguably, the best song in Stapleys collection.
The song’s lyrics: “If there is any Christmas left in the world, it’s in this year.”4.
‘Hollyoaks’The classic Christmas tune, written in 1939 by the BBC broadcaster John Darnielle.
Stapper sings, ”Hollyooaks is my Christmas favourite and I don’t know why, but it’s been there forever.”5.
‘The Lion King’A love song from the 1970s classic film about the adventures of the titular lion.
Stappers lyrics: ‘It is the end, it is the ending, it has come and it is coming’.6.
‘Dancing Santa’A song that features in the Disney film The Little Mermaid, sung by Ariel in the movie.
Staps lyrics: ”It’s Christmas day and Santa comes in the sleigh and brings a smile on your face.”7.
‘You’ve Got a Friend’A classic from the 1940s by the Rolling Stones, which was the soundtrack for the Disney films Brave, A Christmas Story and Aladdin.
Stapping sings, “”You’ve got a friend, you’ve got my friend, I’ve got the best friend in the whole world, my friend is Santa Claus, I’ll give you the best gift for Christmas”.8.
‘All of Me’A popular Christmas song from 1965 by the Roxy Music group, which featured on the album ‘It Must Have Been The Roses’ in the 1970.
Stappa sings, ‘It was the greatest Christmas song ever written, it had the best lyrics, it said it all.’9.
‘Let It Snow’A timeless song by the Beatles and also featured on a number of their songs including ‘We Can Only Imagine’.
Stapper writes, ”Let it snow, let it snow on the tree and let it all fall on the Christmas trees’.10.
‘I’m a New Yorker’From the 1973 film, the film that inspired the book The Year of Magical Thinking by writer Robert Frost.
Stappy sings,”It’s a good day to be a New York city man, a New Yorkers Christmas.”