Names of Christmas songs include "Silent Night," "Oh, Holy Night," "Go, Tell It on the Mountain," "Jingle Bells" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." Christmas songs are classified according to faith, tradition, celebration and also appropriateness for children.
In addition to "Silent Night," "Oh, Holy Night" and "Go, Tell It on the Mountain," Christmas songs commonly used in churches or religious celebrations include "Oh Little Town of Bethlehem," "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" and "Away in a Manger." These songs focus on the creation and birth of Jesus, as well as set the scene for what happened in Bethlehem, where Jesus was born.
Christmas songs for children typically have a light-hearted approach, with silly lyrics, fun melodies and repetitive choruses. These characteristics make it easier for children to remember the songs. "All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth" and "Must Be Santa" are also popular Christmas songs for children.
Traditional Christmas songs that are popular among all ages include "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," "Little Drummer Boy," "White Christmas," "Deck the Halls" and "The Christmas Song." Themes in traditional Christmas songs tend to focus on the celebratory mood of the Christmas season as well as family and togetherness.