Christmas Music table names – music and songs are a key part of the festive period. As such it’s a great source of inspiration for many fun table name ideas. Whether it be modern songs, retro songs, Christmas carols or hymns, any of these could bring an extra touch of Christmas to a party, wedding or other occasion by using them as table names.

Of course there are plenty of other ideas and recently I’ve been going through these. There’s been two previous posts (Click one or two to see them). The first covered the weather and reindeer names while the second focused on seasonal and festive food. These posts are meant to give ideas for table names but this one is going to have a focus on music so you might well be able to base a playlist off it or use it as ideas for quiz questions.

I’m looking at table names as I make bespoke wedding and event stationery and I often get asked for suggestions. You can visit Artemis Stationery here, the link goes to the bespoke Christmas stationery collection page.

Winter snow picture of a frost covered church in Sweden for card design
Winter snow picture of a frost covered church in Sweden for card design

Photos on this page are from our print store Artemis Prints. See the store here for lots of great Christmas and printed items with all original designs.

Christmas Carols and Older songs
Auld Lang Syne – words by Robert Burns
Away in a Manger
Deck the Halls – Thomas Oliphant
The First Noel
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas – words by John Mason Neale, music Piae Cantiones
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – words Charles Wesley (amended by George Whitefiled and Martin Madan), music by Felix Mendelssohn
The Holly and the Ivy
I Saw Three Ships
In the Bleak Midwinter – Words by Christina Rossetti music by Gustav Holst
Jingle Bells – James Lord Pierpont
Once in Royal David’s City – words by Cecil Frances Humphreys Alexander music by Henry John Gauntlett
Silent Night – writeen by Franz Xaver Gruber and Josef Mohr, English translation by John Freeman Young
While Shephards Watched Their Flocks – words by Nahum Tate

Winter snow picture of a church in Mudford Somerset
Winter snow picture of a church in Mudford Somerset for card design

The Crooners and early/mid 20th Century Classics
Do You Hear What I Hear – Bing Crosby
Frosty the Snowman – Walter “Jack” Rollins and Steve Nelson 1950
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Judy Garland 1944
Jingle Bell Rock – Joe Beal and Jim Boothe 1957
Let it Snow – words by Sammy Cahn and music by Jule Styne, 1945
Marshmallow World – Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra 1966
The Little Drummer Boy – Katherine K. Davis 1957
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer – Gene Autry
The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole 1961
Winter Wonderland – words by Richard B Smith music by Felix Bernard, 1934
White Christmas

More Modern
All I want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff 1994
Christmas is All Around – Billy Mack 2003
Christmas Wrapping – Spice Girls 1998
Don’t Shoot Me, Santa – The Killers 2007
Do they Know it’s Christmas Time? – Band Aid 1984
Driving Home for Christmas – Chris Rea 1988
Fairytale of New York – The Pogues 1987
Happy Xmas War is Over – John Lennon 1971
I Wish it Could be Christmas Everyday – Wizzard 1973
Last Christmas – Wham 1984
Little St Nick – The Beach Boys
Merry Christmas Darling – The Carpenters
Merry Christmas Everybody – Slade 1980
Mistle Toe and Wine – Cliff Richard 1988
O Holy Night – Celine Dion 1988
Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt
Stop the Cavalry – Jona Lewie 1980
Wonderful Christmastime – Paul McCartney

The earlier songs tend to show who created the song where, later songs tend to show who performed it.

Sources
Wikipedia
The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/dec/22/consumer-christmas-music-sales-royalties
About.com http://top40.about.com/od/holidaymusic/tp/Top-100-Christmas-Songs.htm