Top Ten Best Christmas Songs


The Top Ten

1 Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms

For me this song is the best of them all. Even though Jingle Bells and We Wish You A Merry Christmas are pretty good too. I just love Christmas songs. Especially Jingle Bell Rock. I am so so so so happy he is on this list, really happy, yes! Now I have the song stuck in my head, laugh out loud. I have never heard Waiting For Christmas, but I am sure it is probably a very very good one. Ahhh, now I have lots of Christmas songs stuck in my head, help me!

I've tried not to like this but it's impossible. It's on Home Alone and whenever this is played, I think of family. I love them. - Britgirl

This song is Christmas, it's sweet, upbeat, catchy, and is lovely to listen to. It's fun to dance along with as well. Truly the greatest song about this holiday ever written! That's the jingle bell, that's the jingle bell, that's he jingle bell rock!

The best Christmas song ever, period!

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2 Waiting for Christmas

Best Christmas song ever
Menowin is the most charming singer I've ever known. I love his voice so much!

Great song, great singer! This one deserves being on the top of the list! I hope it will stay there! Good luck Menowin!

Menowin is a remarkable newcomer with a very unique and impressive voice. Waiting for Christmas.. His second single release is a wonderful, emotional ballad and his voice goes straight to your heart. I'm looking forward to his 3rd single in january and his first album in spring 2012 :-)

Never heard of it

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3 All I Want for Christmas is You

This song is so catchy. It gets you in the Christmas spirit from the moment you hear it. It is lively, upbeat and happy and gets you in a good mood. Great song

the greatest addition from the modern times to the christmass song list - lilvsinhala

This is by far one of my favorite Christmas songs ever!

This song came out everywhere in Christmas
Best Christmas song ever

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4 Silent Night - Josh Groban

I mean, this song and his voice is great and all, but I'm not sure if I would put this against Josh's own "I'll Be Home for Christmas", "Believe", and "O Holy Night"...

I'm going to vote for you

This the best song of all times

A Classic!

5 White Christmas

This is ridiculous. "White Christmas" is the most famous Christmas song along with "Silent Night". Who's voting here. It must be a very young crowd. And "Jingle Bell Rock" is ahead of "Jingle Bells". I'm baffled.

Because Jingle Bell Rock is a better song musically, whereas "Jingle Bells" is THE song to sing with the family in my humble opinion

Reminds me of Christmas Past, brings joy into Christmas Present and reminds me to pray for a better future Christmas for those who are far from home. Christmas can be a lonely time especially for our men and women in uniform.

Can't have Christmas without white snow

Christmas with no snow is no Christmas spirit you better go north were it always snows

This is better than any thing on this list AND oringanals are the reason of all this other stuff

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6 Do They Know Its Christmas - Band Aid

This should come in at least top 2. I feel as if Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas" is slightly underrated.

This song should be much higher than top 7.

I love the 2014 version. Like don't call me a weirdo but I even love listening to this song when it is NOT Christmas time. - sryanbruen

This song is great along with its message. Not everyone can afford christmas toys, food, and presents. So we should be giving everything we can to help others.

This song is awesome! - Userguy44

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7 O Holy Night

Jackie Evancho sings the best version (s) ever. Magnificent voice, powerful emotions.

Anybody who believes that Miss Jackie Evancho has not "showmanship" has never seen her live in concert. That young lady emotionally connects with the audience like no one I have ever experienced ion my 54 years. Her performances are absolutely spellbinding. True, she does not resort to "shock" theatrics by wearing "meat dresses;" and nor does she degrade herself by strutting half naked or "twerking"... but then Miss Evancho has real talent, and thus does not need to use such props to fill in the gaps.

NOBODY, absolutely NOBODY, sings this a s beautifully as Miss Jacqueline Marie Evancho - incredibly emotional performance, her stellar voice having a power so profound that brought me to tears several times. An incredible singer that stuns your senses and commands your full attention.

This angelic teen has the God-given voice of an angel! :-0 :-) At age 8 she already sang "O Holy Night" better than others, and with this present arrangement, the best there is, Jackie brings tears to many who hear her! Like hearing a great song for the first time again 😊

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8 Jingle Bells

Willie Nelson does the greatest version of this great Christmas song

Everyone songs this song every Christmas! This song is the Christmas theme song! Hope can this possibly be #12?! This had to be on top!

This is the only one I know that's on this list

One of the most famous Christmas songs! - HowToTrainYourDragonFan1001

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9 Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer

It's the best Christmas song in my book. Its entertaining for adults and kids. It makes me happy when I listen to it, unlike songs like Silent Night

This is the best song for Christmas

I love Rudolph the red nosed reindeer. He is my favorite person in his movie. I think that he should win first place in the top ten Christmas countdown.

Its da best cause it has a reindeer that helps santa with a glowing nose

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10 Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town - Mariah Carey

It tells kids you better be good or else you won't get presents...

I agree it should be in top five many even the top three...

Santa is not real this song should not exist hear the truth

Santa is a sinister elf who convicts children of thought crime.

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The Contenders

11 Carol of the Bells

This song brings me in the ultimate Christmas mood, really by Trans Siberian Orchestra! I play this song on the piano so much, and you can even make your own version too!

If you count Family Force 5's version, then I guess this is one of the best Christmas songs.

Not only is it the best Christmas song, but the best song ever.

It's cool. - JBlack

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12 Last Christmas - Wham!

I love this song! I sing it all year round! Off course by now my family dread it because I sing it so much, if you think about it surely the love from last year was special as well... I love it so much so I don't care if people think it's rubbish or if it doesn't make sense, it's brilliant and catchy!

Last Christmas, I gave you my heart, but the very last day, you gave it away! - Anthony8913

I love this song but my friend hates it. Oh well, it's still my Christmas favorite

This is the only Christmas song I like.

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13 Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee

Love it! Especially the Brenda Lee version! Played that on the guitar and sang it. This song should no doubt be no. 1 by a long shot!

Best Christmas song! My dad played it in the Christmas band!

Very fun energetic Christmas song, love the Home Alone scene when this one is playing

This song is good just I don't like Brenda Lees voice at ALL!

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14 Happy Xmas [with the Harlem Community Choir] - John & Yoko and the Plastic Ono Band

Happy Xmas (War Is Over) to me is the only Christmas song out there that brings any emotions to me. Normally I find Christmas songs to be extremely cheesy and fail to get me in a good mood for Christmas. While this song may be a little sad for a Christmas song, what it does right is just being a proper song in general without trying too hard to "sound like" Christmas. Not about Santa Claus, not about Jesus, not about a girlfriend, but about everyone, the people.

It is such a beautiful song. There aren't many songs that even come close to Lennon's status, but when when he sings about something as beautiful as Christmas, he's officially the best.

Most typical Christmas songs are predictable with the same repeated, cringey lyrics about Santa Claus, reindeer, sleigh bells, kids, toys, and snow, and that's why this is the GOAT Christmas song. It has actual meaning, that Christmas is a time to put aside all of our differences and just be happy and love each other. The choir singing the "war is over... if you want it" part is just the perfect touch that puts this masterpiece over the top.

The Best!

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15 Fairytale of New York

This is such a good song, it should at least be in the top ten. It's good because it's an alternative Christmas song and is about hard times at Christmas, and shows a different side to Christmas instead of just jolly songs.

Not only the best Christmas song one of the best songs ever

Easily the best Christmas, although the video is awful because he can't mime to save his life.

Med and my mom love this song so much!

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16 The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)

this my faveorite because it brings back so many christmas memories for me. My family would always listen to this in the car around christmas time.

When I was a baby, when I used to cry (no matter the time of year) my father put on this song on our living room loud speakers and I would go into some type of trance and stared off into space... good times ;).

When you listen to this song you feel that yes, its Christmas and everything is beautiful outside

This song and Nat King Cole in general has emotional significance to my family. My grandpa diedover 20 years before I was born and he loved this song

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17 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

I love this song. Every time I hear it, I think of a warm fireplace, and a glistening Christmas tree, and a family gathered together around the fire, just happy to be with each other, and all of my worries just wash away. This song makes me so happy, and at the same time, a little sad, because I think of that beautiful scene, and I wish I could be there; it's just that good. Every time I listen to this song, I cry, and it's the only time I've ever cried, and at the same time, felt so incredibly happy. The song is just so powerful, but in a way that is just so calm and peaceful, and beautiful. This song always helps me put my life into perspective, regardless of what time of year it is, because it reminds me of what really matters, and the little things? Forget about them.
I love this song, and if you're ever getting stressed out about anything, whether it's a huge test coming up, or a job interview, or financial difficulties, or anything, do me a personal favor: listen to this ...more

Please, everybody, listen to the Frank Sinatra version of this song.

It's my personal favorite although all other versions of course are awesome to listen to as well. It literally gives me goosebumps for how amazingly he sings it. Listening to Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas gives me endless memories of playing in the snow, a beautiful Christmas tree in the house, everybody cheery and enjoying the holiday spirit. "Here we are as in olden days, happy golden days of yore. Faithful friends who are dead to us gather near to us once more". This line summarizes the spirit of Christmas and why even non-Christians love it so dearly. Because it's about spending what little time we have with each other and to think of the good times. So thanks for reading "and have yourself, a merry little Christmas, now."

Yes! Listen to the Judy Garland version!

Best song ever

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18 It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

No song says Christmas like this holiday classic, whoever doesn't like this song is stupid, and whoever does like it is my friend and will be invited to gatherings in the future. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

This song is the most jolly, high-spirited Christmas song ever.

Andy Williams' version, of course!

I like Andy's, but have you heard of Johnny Mathis' version or Pentatonix's version?

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19 Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade

You just cannot beat this song it's the best of the best!

So is he for some reason wishing the Teen Titans a Merry Christmas? (Joke) - 445956

Can't help thinking of Christmas Every time this plays

This is the archetpypal Christmas song in my family - reminds me of Christmases gone by

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20 Frosty the Snowman

How is this a Christmas song? It's a Winter song, yes, but like some others on here it has nothing to do with Christmas - Billyv

Very good song

Good x-mas song

21 Deck the Halls

This should be number 1! best song ever!

Are you kidding me! Top ten. No questions asked

It's the best Christmas carol ever

Why the hell is it not in the top 10

22 Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

I'm very upset that this isn't here. I mean, when they don't over exaggerate every syllable and slow it down to a snail's pace, this song is very uplifting and nice!

Should be higher up in the list. I always hear the Dean Martin version of it (which is still good), but I like the frank sinatra cover of it a bit more

I'd love Your Favorite Martian to perform this song.


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23 Blue Christmas

Elvis sang my favorite version - Ajkloth

A sad Christmas song that’s actually really good. This should be at least top 15.

24 Christmas / Sarajevo 12/24 - Trans-Siberian Orchestra

I LOVE THIS SONG SO MUCH! I really enjoy listening to the seamless blend of rock and orchestral, and at the same time, it has that Christmas feel to it that really brings this song together. I know it's a little dark for a Christmas song, but I just so happen to enjoy that genre of music. So, I'm a little biased anyway I love this song PLEASE VOTE!

Love this song can't believe its this unpopular

Heaviest Christmas song here by the legendary Savatage/TSO m/

25 It's Begining to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Great song with a funky beat to it. Kids love this one especially the line "toys in every store".

Lovely song especially at the start of the season, gets you in the mood =)

I like this one. It should be higher

Great song that captures the essence of Christmas well.

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26 Winter Wonderland

Catchy, lovely and just outright good, even though it's summer during Christmas where I'm from this is still my favourite Christmas song

I like the one where that one girl sings this song. I did a dance to this song in a parade.

My name is Starlight but I like the snowman part - ilovemariokart

Good song

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27 12 Days of Christmas - Eddie Stobart Truckers

This version is slightly different to the original including a whole new chorus exclusive to this version.

This list is kind of ridiculous if classics like this aren't even considered. - BKAllmighty

Not waiting 4 Christmas

28 Wonderful Christmastime

The keyboard at the beginning of this always makes me smile, it's one of those special Christmas songs that always get you in a festive mood!

I love the beginning and the mood it sets. Paul McCartney and the Wings' greatest song by far.

Why is this so low at number 80, this is one of my favourite Christmas songs.

My favorite Christmas song ^_^

29 A Holly Jolly Christmas

My personal favorite Christmas song. It's catchy, cheerful, secular, and fun to sing along with. That's the perfect combination.

How is this song so low? I like others better, but this song deserves more credit than this! 0.7%? most probably don't even know it's here

Am I the only one who appreciates real music?

Definitely the best Christmas song of all time... can't believe this is so low on the list.

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30 Every Snowflake is Different (Just Like You) - My Chemical Romance

I love My Chemical Romance! Its so great that they can pull off a festive song what with there rock image. Kill Joy for life! RIP My Chemical Romance

Sure it was for Yo Gabba Gabba, but it was a bop. - Catacorn

My Chemical Romance is amazing! <3 I miss them.

31 Hark the Herald Angels Sing

I love this song, not only is it my favourite Christmas song it's 1 of my favourite songs EVER. I much prefer The Christmas songs about Jesus rather than songs about Rudolph & Santa. A reminder of why we are celebrating Christmas, Birth of JESUS!

This is 1 of my favorites, I prefer the Christmas songs about Jesus they are more traditional and remind us of why we are actually celebrating Christmas.

A Beautiful song about the true meaning of Christmas. The Birth of JESUS CHRIST. Best Christmas song ever in my opinion.

This song should be Number 1, in my strongest opinion. It's about the true meaning of Christmas: the birth of Jesus.

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32 Santa Baby

Heard this recently and oh YUCK yuck yuck! How sleazy and revolting. definitely NOT a great song. I defy anyone not to need a bucket when listening to this gem.

How is this not higher? It's a great song and deserves better!

Such a banger, one of the few Christmas songs that BANGS and you can click your fingers to. Very sneaky tune.

This song makes me want to stab the car radio. - oneshot

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33 You're a Mean One Mr. Grinch - Jim Carrey

I hate this song! I'm decorating the tree happily, listening to music, in the Christmas spirit, when on comes a song where a guy is telling a grinch that his heart is a dead tomato. Totally WRECKED my mood! - pandagirl

Jim Carrey is the best ever. I never knew he could sing!?! But I really like it! He can sing. GO JIM AND GO GRINCH!

I did a play about how the grinch stole Christmas and there was this song in it and I love it!

It’s so funny and unique it’s awesome.

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34 Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) - Savatage

This is the original song of 1995 that became more popular thanks to Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Trans-Siberian Orchestra started in the 90s as a side project of metal band Savatage. - Metal_Treasure

35 City Trucks - Paper Route
36 Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End)

The darkness should definitely be in at least 15 or less. What is wrong with a Christmas rock song. Nothing because it good rock n roll

The darkness are class... This song is catchy and top quality. Justin's voice is amazing.

My favourite Xmas song...

37 Angels We Have Heard On High

Absolutely LOVE this song. Listen to the lyrics its beautiful. Its not my favorite carol but comes close.

Piano guys do it awesome, but I wish there was a band who did it one singer original. That would be great.

The Mannheim Steamroller version is the BEST! - PhoenixAura81

38 Christmas In Hollywood - Hollywood Undead
39 Santa's Pissed - Motionless In White

I love this song it's the best

40 Proper Crimbo - Bo Selecta


41 We Wish You a Merry Christmas

This popular secular sixteenth-century English carol is very beautiful but let us not forget songs like Silent Night, Jingle Bells or Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town - MatrixGuy

You don't have to give us the history of the song - ecool553

42 Baby, It's Cold Outside - Dean Martin

It's cute, a man tries to get his girlfriend to stay at his Christmas party despite the fact she has to go home, Aww he even doesn't want her to freeze to death.

Sadly SJWs ruined it.

43 Christmas My Arse! - Ricky Tomlinson

For those who don't know Christmas my Arse is a novelty song from a British actor who starred in a long running sitcom called The Royle Family. Ricky plays Jim Royle who's catchphrase was "Something my Arse! ".

One of the funniest Christmas songs around! This is about the reality of a modern British Christmas, and it features references to Cliff Richard, the Queen and Del & Rodney. - Hamster

A very smart satire of a modern day British Christmas.

The heck is this crap?

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44 Maybe This Christmas - Ron Sexsmith
45 I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday

Love it! One of the best uplifting feel good Christmas songs, wish there were more like it

Coolest Christmas song ever

Should be top 3

Wistful thought - Most people are insufferable other days :-( I love how Philly's own prodigy Bianca Ryan sings this song! :-) Makes me a believer!

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46 God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen

God bless ye merry gentlemen don't lead you to dismay. For Christ our savior was born on Christmas day. To save us all from Satin's power we have gone astray. Oh tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy, oh tidings of comfort and joy... I love this song! T's the best ever! - Alpha101

It is a good and interesting song Christians song slow and lovely

Bare naked ladies featuring Sarah mcglachlen. The best no questions asked.

47 Wizards in Winter - Trans Siberian Orchestra

Best Christmas song ever if you ask me. - PhoenixAura81

It's so good

48 Dominick the Donkey - Lou Monte

Even though it didn't get the Christmas #1 in 2011, it did at least outsell rival chart campaigns that actually took themselves far more seriously.

Yes there are other more famous songs on this list but for sheer novelty value this should be near the top.

I loved this when I was a kid


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49 Feliz Navidad

Why is this so low? This is one of my favourite Christmas songs! - Userguy44

Because Dora sings it

How does no one like this song?

50 The Little Drummer Boy

Look at most of the songs ahead of The Little Drummer Boy and weep that this song in only #51. It is so good that it is hard to produce a bad version of this now timeless song. Rumpa bum bum...

My favourite Christmas song!

Best Christmas Song

Gotta give Angela Martin some credit, because this is a bangin classic!

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