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70s Christmas Songs

The 1970's were a decade for change. Christmas carols seemed to have died off a little during this decade, but there are still a few notable songs that are forever classics. A few original Christmas songs were recorded during this time period, as well as updated versions of more traditional songs.

In 1970, the first recording of "Feliz Navidad" was heard. Other original Christmas songs from the 1970's include, The Capenters' "Merry Christmas, Darling" and "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" by John Lennon and Yoko Ono with the Harlem Community Choir. Other original Christmas songs of this decade include, Elton John's "Step Into Christmas", Merle Haggard's "If We Make It Through December", Donna Hathaway's "This Christmas" and hilarious duo Cheech and Chong's "Santa Claus And His Old Lady".

There were a few versions of previously recorded Christmas songs during this decade. These popular songs include, The Jackson 5 and their rendition of "Santa Clause Is Coming To Town" and The Singing Dogs' version of "Jingle Bells".
When we look back on past generations, we see patterns forming within genres of music. These 1970's Christmas songs have been a part of our lives for decades and do not show any sign of being forgotten anytime soon.