Why Almost All Christmas Music Is From the 1940s and 1950s – Cheddar Explains

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Whether you love or hate Christmas music you can’t escape it during the holiday season. On top of that, you’ve heard the songs thousands of times. That’s because most of them have been around for more than 70 years. So what started this 1940s Christmas music boom? Well, we can actually thank at one particular song released at the perfect time.

Further reading:

WSJ
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-song-that-changed-christmas-forever-1475617510

The Atlantic
https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2011/12/why-the-christmas-song-canon-has-a-baby-boomer-bias/250344/

NYT
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/13/us/christmas-less-religious.html
https://www.macleans.ca/culture/arts/christmas-songs-where-its-always-1899/

The National Review
https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/12/golden-era-of-christmas-songs/

Futurity
https://www.futurity.org/christmas-songs-nostalgia-1636882/

Five Thirty Eight
https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-most-covered-christmas-songs-ever/

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