Some of us start playing holiday music the instant Halloween ends. Others manage to hold out until they pack away Thanksgiving leftovers. If you’ve waited this long—or you’re looking for cheery winter recs—we’ve got a list for you. And, just because we can, these are all holiday songs that mention sight. After all, who doesn’t love a theme?
“Christmas Through Your Eyes” by Gloria Estefan
The best part of the holidays is seeing our loved ones have a wonderful time. This song explores that philosophy.
If you like Lady A, they also did a cover.
“I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” by The Jackson 5
It’s been a classic for more than 50 years. The tune first hit the radio in 1952, sung by Jimmy Boyd. Others to sing this song include Dolly Parton, John Mellencamp, and The Ronettes.
“What’s This?” by Danny Elfman
Half Halloween, half Christmas, and all the fun! You’ll have a marvelously merry sing-along to this tune as Jack sees Christmas for the first time through a fresh set of eyes.
“Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” by Multiple Artists
The song does begin, “You better watch out”! After all, Mr. Claus himself is on his way.
Multiple artists, like Harry Connick Jr., Michael Bublé, and Carrie Underwood, have all recorded this tune.
“Do You Hear What I Hear?” by Bing Crosby
We know—the title mentions hearing. But that’s not all! It also features the lyrics, “Do you see what I see?”
So, it fits right in!
“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” by Meredith Wilson
We couldn’t go through a list of holiday songs that mention sight without including this one. The original was sung by Meredith Wilson. You can also put on versions from Michael Bublé, Meghan Trainor, and Bing Crosby.
“Yule Shoot Your Eye Out” by Fall Out Boy (can reference the line from A Christmas Story)
“You’ll shoot your eye out!” Who can forget the classic line from A Christmas Story?
It’s also a part of this strum-happy, less-than-festive Fall Out Boy song.
“The Eyes of a Child” by Air Supply
This one’s in on a technicality! It comes from their 1987 record, The Christmas Album.
Holly jolly spirit meets healthy vision with these holiday songs that mention sight. And, considering how many have multiple versions, it sounds like the perfect playlist. Literally!