18 Amazing Christmas Songs From Holiday Movies From 1944 to 2004
When I worked at one of Lord & Taylor’s makeup counters (without any knowledge of how to handle makeup application on myself, much less another person), I heard every Christmas song ever written. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE.
We all know that Christmas music is a non-negotiable in department stores from Thanksgiving on (and sometimes before). I worked my counter, full time, from October 2004 to August 2005.
I’m no mathematician, but I’m pretty sure that means I heard a gazillion hours of Christmas music that year.
Obviously I am a go-to person for holiday playlists with that listening resume. Last night I decided to put together a list of my favorites from holiday themed movies. I gave myself extra credit for choosing at least one song from every decade.
Here they are!
- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Meet Me in Saint Louis,1944
- Auld Lang Syne, It’s A Wonderful Life, 1946
- Baby It’s Cold Outside, Neptune’s Daughter, 1949
- White Christmas, White Christmas, 1954
- Snow, White Christmas, 1954
- Christmastime Is Here, Charlie Brown Christmas, 1965
- Welcome Christmas, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, 1966
- You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, 1966
- Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town, Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town, 1970
- Christmas Don’t Be Late, A Chipmunk Christmas, 1981
- Carol Of The Bells, Home Alone, 1990
- One More Sleep Till Christmas, The Muppets Christmas Carol, 1992
- My Christmas Tree, Home Alone 2, 1992
- What’s This, The Nightmare Before Christmas, 1993
- Santa’s Super Sleigh, About A Boy, 2002
- Baby it’s Cold Outside, Elf, 2003
- Christmas is All Around, Love Actually, 2003
- Believe, The Polar Express, 2004
- Jingle Bell Rock, Mean Girls, 2004
Interestingly, THIS current decade is not exactly chock full of movie-Christmassy songs. I did discover this one:
For us all to enjoy 😉