1940s and 1950s Christmas Music is Still the Best!

Christmas Music
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Some of the most beloved Christmas music came out of the 1940s and 1950s. The songs you might hear while out Christmas shopping or in the soundtrack of our favorite holiday films largely came out of this important time in American history. If you don’t believe us, check out this list of Christmas classics.

Do You Know These 1940s Christmas Songs?

  • “White Christmas” (1941)
  • “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” (1943)
  • “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (1944)
  • “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” (1945)
  • “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” (1946)
  • “Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)” (1947)
  • “Sleigh Ride” (1948)
  • “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (1949)
  • “Blue Christmas” (1949)
  • Twelve Days of Christmas (1949)

How About These ’50s Holiday Favorites?

  • “Frosty the Snowman” (1950)
  • “Silver Bells” (1950)
  • “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” (1951)
  • “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” (1952)
  • “Santa Baby” (1953)
  • “Home for the Holidays” (1954)
  • “Run Rudolph Run” (1959)

It’s clear to see that the 1940s and 1950s were significant when it comes to Christmas music. The songs from these two decades continue to serve as our holiday soundtrack all these years later. Were your favorites on the list? Let us know in the comments.

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