The Best Christmas Songs of All Time Songs

The Best Christmas Songs of All Time

5 29 of 39
11,780 votes 897 voters 31,246 views 116 items tags f p @

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.


List Photo: user uploaded image
Collection Photo: user uploaded image
  • 20 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • 2 See list ranked by
Z
G Options B Comments & Embed 2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 319
    - 82

    the people's #1

    ;
  2. 2
    + 32
    - 0
    Believe

    new! & added by r-gold
    Jackie Evancho

    ;
  3. 3
    + 260
    - 85
  4. 4
    + 274
    - 79


    Katherine Jenkins

    ;
  5. 5
    + 192
    - 97

    most listed & ranked high on reranks

  6. 6
    + 197
    - 67


  7. 7
    + 199
    - 87
  8. 8
    + 189
    - 60
  9. 9
    + 242
    - 69

    ranked low on reranks

  10. 10
    + 193
    - 91
  11. 11
    + 163
    - 64


  12. 12
    + 128
    - 75
    ;
  13. 13
    + 159
    - 59


  14. 14
    + 150
    - 79


    Leon Redbone

    ;
  15. 15
    + 115
    - 66


  16. 16
    + 122
    - 70

    often listed & added by Ron Mexico
    Wham

    ;
  17. 17
    + 147
    - 56

    ranked low on reranks

  18. 18
    + 132
    - 84

    often listed & ranked high on reranks

  19. 19
    + 133
    - 35

    ranked low on reranks
    Frank Sinatra

    ;
  20. 20
    + 132
    - 46

    added by Ron Mexico
    Michael Buble

  21. 21
    + 131
    - 67

    added by Ron Mexico
    She & Him

  22. 22
    + 141
    - 58
  23. 23
    + 109
    - 35

    added by Switchdoctor
    Nat King Cole

  24. 24
    + 97
    - 46

    added by Ron Mexico
    Frank Sinatra

    ;
  25. 25
    + 94
    - 86

    often listed & ranked high on reranks

  26. 26
    + 103
    - 91

    often listed & ranked high on reranks

  27. 27
    + 112
    - 54


    Hallelujah

    ;
  28. 28
    + 79
    - 42
    No image


    Elvis Presley

    ;
  29. 29
    + 113
    - 60
  30. 30
    + 98
    - 49

    added by Don Davis
    Pentatonix

  31. 31
    + 94
    - 45


  32. 32
    + 83
    - 42

    added by Don Davis
    Pentatonix

  33. 33
    + 83
    - 41
    No image

    added by Ron Mexico
    Kelly Clarkson

    ;
  34. 34
    + 80
    - 72

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Carpenters

    ;
  35. 35
    + 102
    - 33
  36. 36
    + 70
    - 36

    added by Switchdoctor
    Boney M

  37. 37
    + 67
    - 34

    added by Ron Mexico
    Annie Lennox

    ;
  38. 38
    + 80
    - 47


    Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey

    ;
  39. 39
    + 69
    - 55


    [Christmas Music]

    ;
  40. 40
    + 76
    - 46


    Luciano Pavarotti

    ;
  41. 41
    + 54
    - 36

    added by Switchdoctor

  42. 42
    + 82
    - 74
  43. 43
    + 95
    - 40

    ranked low on reranks

  44. 44
    + 61
    - 68
  45. 45
    + 67
    - 50


    Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Joan Jett

    ;
  46. 46
    + 38
    - 22


  47. 47
    + 47
    - 33

    added by Ron Mexico
    Scott Weiland

  48. 48
    + 55
    - 40


    Bob Rivers

  49. 49
    + 34
    - 27
    No image

    added by AnnetteFreeman
    Trans-Siberian Orchestra

    ;
  50. 50
    + 28
    - 47

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Pogues, Kirsty MacColl

    ;
117 +

Something missing? Add it!

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >