The Carpenters, Merry Christmas Darling, 1970

Originally released in 1970, The Carpenters “Merry Christmas Darling” went to number one on Billboard’s Christmas singles chart in 1970, and did so again in 1971 and 1973. Written by brother Richard and Frank Pooler, Karen’s vocal makes this Christmas ballad one of the most memorable of Carpenters hit songs; throughout the years.