Most Popular Christmas Songs Throughout BYMS!


During Christmas, the best way to get into the holiday spirit is: with music, of course! But do you really know your songs? Here are some of the most popular Christmas songs on the BYMS campus! 


Number one on the list, according to the teachers at BYMS, is “Silent Night” by Joseph Mohr. Written in 1854, this song has remained popular for hundreds of years! This song was mentioned as a favorite three out of 18 times, by Ms. Carpenter, Mr. Pham, and Mrs. Arroyo in an interview with the Matador Messenger.


Teachers at BYMS voted “All I Want for Christmas is You” by Mariah Carrey for the second most popular Christmas song, tying with “Silent Night”. Made and released in 2011, this song is the very first to be a hit in four consecutive decades.  Mariah’s song was mentioned in teachers’ favorites three times by Mrs. Torres, Ms. Shah, and Ms. Villasenor. 


Teachers’ third favorite is “Little Drummer Boy” by Katherine Davis. When this song was originally created in 1941, it was called “Carol of the Drummers,” but the name was edited and changed over time. This song was mentioned two times in BYMS’s favorites, tied with “Mary Did You Know”.


Number four on the list, according to the teachers at BYMS, is “Mary Did You Know” by Michael English. This song was originally written and sung in 1984 but multiple popular artists such as Pentatonix and Carrie Underwood have covered this song in recent years. This song was mentioned two times by Mr. Sietz and Mr. Kish as their favorite holiday tune. Mr. Seitz also mentions that his favorite Christmas song, Mary Did You Know, isn’t the original song. He prefers Pentatonix’s version of the song –


Other teachers at BYMS liked multiple different Christmas songs, including “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas,” which is Mrs. DeGraff’s first choice, “Feliz Navidad”, Mrs. Torres’s preference, and “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays,” which is one of Mrs. Villasenor’s all-time favorites. Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, Christmas songs are a wonderful and fun way to get back into the holiday season and kick your winter senses into gear.