The Best Christmas Songs of All Time Songs

The Best Christmas Songs of All Time

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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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    White Christmas

    Dean Martin More
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    Gene Autry More
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    Silent Night

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    95
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    Bruce Springsteen More
    88
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    Bing Crosby & David Bowie More
    86
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    Judy Garland More
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    Leon Redbone More
    81
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    Burl Ives More
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    Nat King Cole More
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    O Holy Night

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    Happy X-Mas (War Is Over)

    John Lennon & Yoko Ono & The Plastic Ono Band More
    74
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    Dean Martin More
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    Perry Como More
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    Burl Ives More
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    Mel Tormé More
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    Elvis Presley More
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    Hallelujah More
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    Band Aid, Band Aid 20 More
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    Gene Autry More
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    The Carpenters More
    61
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    The Pogues More
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    Eartha Kitt More
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    Joan Jett and the Blackhearts More
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    [Christmas Music] More
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    The Christmas Song

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    Merry Christmas Baby

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    The Earls More
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    Less Than Jake More
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    Mariah Carey More
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    Silver Bells

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    Luciano Pavarotti More
    54
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    I'll Be Home for Christmas

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    Baby It's Cold Outside

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    Carol of the Bells

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    Angels We Have Heard On High

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    Annie Lennox More
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    Jingle Bells

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    Little Drummer Boy

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    It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

    Michael Buble More
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    Joy to the World

    Nat King Cole More
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    Hark! the Herald Angels Sing

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    Winter Wonderland

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    Silent Night

    Kelly Clarkson More
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    The Christmas Song

    Dave Matthews Band More
    43
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    The 12 Days of Christmas

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    new! I Believe in Father Christmas

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    Christmas Is Awesome

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    Wham More
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    The Chipmunks More
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