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What are the best Christmas songs ever? Holiday songs are without a doubt incredibly popular year after year, and some songs have remained classics for decades. The best Christmas carols and songs manage to capture the spirit of the holidays and tap into our nostalgia, making us sing along despite ourselves. Who hasn't burst into a little "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer" once in a while? That's what this list is all about: the greatest Christmas songs. Vote for your favorites, add any that are missing, and have a wonderful, happy, holly jolly Christmas, everyone.

Holiday songs can be traditional Christmas carols like "O Holy Night" and "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" or they can be more modern, rocking versions of classics like Bruce Springsteen's version of "Santa Claus is Coming To Town." There are also great country Christmas songs and remixed versions, like Bing Crosby and David Bowie's version of "Little Drummer Boy" (as well as not-so-great worst Christmas songs). And yes, not to be left out of the mix, there are also some pretty solid hip-hop/rap Christmas songs. Examples, you say? How about Run D.M.C.'s "Christmas in Hollis" or Kanye West's "Christmas in Harlem"?

The best Christmas songs often come from brilliant best Christmas albums, too. Case in point: Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" became a staple holiday song after it's release in 1994, as part of Carey's Christmas album, titled appropriately enough, 'Merry Christmas.'

From the traditional best Christmas carols to the more modern, this list includes the greatest holiday songs ever sung. Feel free to rerank this list anyway you want. Pa rum pa pum pum!

What are the best Christmas songs of all time? Take a look here and see for yourself.
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Silent Night Katherine Jenkins

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425 129
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313 170
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318 182
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415 194
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219 71
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Switchdoctor added Joy to the World Nat King Cole

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324 154
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236 168
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Ron Mexico added Last Christmas Wham

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236 147
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Frosty the Snowman Leon Redbone

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295 119
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The Best Country Christmas Albums 16 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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273 119
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Ron Mexico added Jingle Bells Frank Sinatra

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249 66
Have Yourself A Merry Little C... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time

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Ron Mexico added Baby It's Cold Outside She & Him

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Switchdoctor added Hark! the Herald Angels Sing Boney M

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Ron Mexico added It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Michael Buble

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157 88
Blue Christmas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time
Blue Christmas Elvis Presley

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Believe Jackie Evancho

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Oh Come Emmanuel [Christmas Music]

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Hallelujah Hallelujah

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All I Want for Christmas Is You Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey

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147 77
Silent Night is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time
Ron Mexico added Silent Night Kelly Clarkson

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Merry Christmas Darling The Carpenters

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Oh Holy Night Halford

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Don Davis added Little Drummer Boy Pentatonix

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O Come All Ye Faithful is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time
Mark7 added O Come All Ye Faithful Air Supply

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Ave Maria Luciano Pavarotti

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You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time

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Ron Mexico added God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Annie Lennox

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We Three Kings of Orient Are is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time
Mark7 added We Three Kings of Orient Are Robert Shaw Chamber Singers, Wayne Baughman, Victor Ledbetter

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Switchdoctor added The 12 Days of Christmas

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59 89
A Fairytale of New York is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time
A Fairytale of New York The Pogues, Kirsty MacColl

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Don Davis added Angels We Have Heard On High Pentatonix

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157 60
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148 90
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Sleigh Ride Ella Fitzgerald

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