Exploring Long Lost Holiday Tunes

We all know those tunes that play over and over again on the loudspeakers of those big box stores, but what about those undiscovered songs that invoke feelings of warmth, thanks and all things joy? Let's explore the long lost holiday tunes of our ancestor's past.

Despite the fact that it may seem that we all listen to the same ten holiday songs on repeat every year, unpredictably, if you begin to ask around to your loved ones and friends, you may be pleasantly surprised to find that everyone has a holiday song that means something particularly special to them. You may be surprised to find the vast repertoire that has gained adoring fans over the decades when it comes to celebrating joy.

Did you know that the oldest holiday song dates all the way back to the fourth century, said to be composed in Latin as a Christian hymn. This was written by St. Hilary of Poitiers and became known as Jesus Refulsit Omnium, the oldest Christmas song within the history known to man. 

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One incredibly sweet tune is that of Augie Rios titled "Donde Esta Santa Claus?" which dazzled and glistened listeners radio stations all the way back in 1958. It does a lovely job of being timeless, classic and encapsulating all things merry that come with staying up late and waiting for Santa to stop on by. 

How about those tracks that are interwoven into the catalogs of some of our favorites, though these particular tracks seem to have gotten swept under the rug due to too many hits? Bing Crosby is one of those holiday staple singers, as he’s surely set to hit your playlist at one point or another, but he has a few lesser known songs that are just as heartwarming and incredibly underrated! One of these lovely sets of notes is known as “Christmas Island” and featured Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters. It’s a darling, feel good piece of music that can just melt any frozen heart!

Are you enjoying the idea of discovering long lost holiday tunes just as much as we are? We absolutely love the idea of next year throwing a friends and family holiday party where everyone will bring their very own favorite holiday tune. This could be played through an aux cord, or every guest could email you a link to their merry muse. If your group is really excited for this sharing session, they could even all be played on vinyl. This would be a wonderful treat and tradition for years to come, so we highly suggest you all partake next year!