Top 21 Christmas Songs

Sometimes nothing can you get in the holiday spirit like a good ole’ Christmas song. Well, some may argue an ugly Christmas jumper or shirt can help, but for those who don’t want to wear their spirit, listening to Christmas songs is the perfect alternative. Here is our top 20 Christmas songs that will make you jolly for sure, even if the weather outside is frightful!

  1. "Fairytale of New York" by The Pogues. Maybe I'm bias because I'm Irish but it's not Christmas time unless you hear this at least 10 times a day.
  2. “Christmas Time is Here” by Vince Guaraldi Trio. Like the Charlie Brown special itself, this song automatically transports you to the merry season.
  3. “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee. Decorating your tree? Listen to this tune and let the decorating magic unfold!
  4. “Dominick the Donkey” by Lou Monte. It wouldn’t be Christmas it you didn’t hear the song about this loveable donkey!
  5. “Christmas Don’t Be Late” by Alvin and the Chipmunks. Play this song and every kid will want a hula-hoop! Or inhale balloon and sing this song to you.
  6. “Blue Christmas” by Elvis Presley. Perfect song to express how it’s all about love and not presents.
  7. “Carol of the Bells” by Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Prepare for epic Christmas music! To be honest, I can listen to this song all year round!
  8. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Judy Garland. This soulful rendition of this song will make you feel all warm and cozy inside. Did you know the original lyrics were said to be too depressing and needed to be rewritten?
  9. “The Christmas Song” by Nat King Cole. You may know this song as the “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire” song. Whichever one you know it as, this is definitely a Christmas classic.
  10. “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” by U2. This cover by the popular band was originally for the 1987 Special Olympics.
  11. “All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey. This song may have come out in the 90’s but it’s considered a holiday staple.
  12. “Do They Know It’s Christmas” by Band Aid. Another holiday radio classic, this song was a collaboration of British pop singers bringing awareness of the famine out on in Ethiopia.
  13. “The Chanukah Song,” by Adam Sandler. Not technically a Christmas song, this amusing song lists all the famous people who are Jewish in quite a catchy tune.
  14. “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” by Burl Ives. Another iconic Christmas song, this is definitely one of those everyone knows the lyrics to!
  15. “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” by Elmo and Patsy. A catchy song about a not so funny situation. Still it wouldn’t be Christmas without hearing this song!
  16. “Do You Hear What I Hear?” by Carrie Underwood. This song was originally written in the time of the Cuban missile crisis as a cry for peace.
  17. “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Andy Williams. This song may have debuted in 1963, but it’s still a holiday hit that is used in commercials and heard all over the radio.
  18. “Feliz Navidad” by Jose Feliciano. Written in 1970, this is another song that will get you into the holiday spirit after listening to a few chords.
  19. “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” by Bing Crosby and Doris Day. This catchy song filled with flirty banter is a great way to get close with your partner.
  20. “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” by the Jackson 5. This adorable song cannot be left out on this list!
  21. “O, Holy Night” by Josh Groban. Another classic, while perhaps not upbeat, it’s still beautiful and full of Christmas soul.

This is only a small fraction of the Christmas songs you'll be hearing this season. I hope you love these songs as much as I do!

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