Setting The Mood For Your Christmas Video With Music

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Whether it is sleighbells or a traditional song, any kind of video at Christmas needs to feature festive music. Research shows that most watch Instagram stories and videos with the sound on, and so the role of music in your videos is going to be vitally important.

With this in mind, let’s look at ways you can use music to set the mood.

Royalty Free Music

You don’t have to break the bank to bring your videos to life. You can use royalty free Christmas music which you can obtain from dedicated websites. The choices are many and the quality is high.

What Makes for Good Christmas Music?

To get that jingle feeling, you have a range of options. Here is a breakdown of Christmas songs you may want to take inspiration from.

White Christmas

Irving Berlin wrote one of the most memorable songs of all time when he composed ‘White Christmas’. The song was sung by Bing Crosby in the 1940s and since then has been covered over 500 times.

The original was not just a masterpiece in terms of composition but in production as well. The choir gives the song an almost ghostly affair. Arguably the crackling of vinyl also adds to the festive feel.

The Nutcracker

If you want a more classical feel to your Christmas video, try Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. The waltz is one of the most famous pieces of music ever written. Every year the Nutcracker ballet is performed around the world at Christmas.

The music incorporates a gentleness and a boldness which has never been repeated.

All I Want for Christmas is You

This spectacular pop song has one simple message. For Christmas, all you want is the one you love. It has been made famous by Mariah Carey and ties into the theme of giving gifts albeit on a subconscious level.

It is also quite a fast-paced number which is always a good feature to have in a Christmas song.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Judy Garland sang ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ in the musical ‘Meet me in St.Louis’ in 1944. The song was an instant smash and has been performed every year and is instantly recognisable.

Frosty the Snowman

In 1947 two iconic Christmas songs were written and performed by Gene Autry. One was ‘Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer’ and the other was ‘Frosty the Snowman’. Both are sung all over the world from school age and up.

Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

Frank Sinatra has an instantly recognisable voice and the song Let it Snow(x3) is a Christmas classic.

Fairy Tale of New York

The Pogues wrote this song as a bet with Elvis Costello. The song’s gritty vocal performance by lead singer Shane McGowan brilliantly complimented by the late, great, Kirsty MacColl gave the song a magical quality. It is one of the most played at Christmas and quite rightly so.

There are lots of Christmas songs to inspire your video so go and make some movie magic.