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The Best Christmas Songs of All Time

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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    the people's #1 Dean Martin

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    most listed Katherine Jenkins

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    Leon Redbone

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    ranked low on reranks O Holy Night

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    Hallelujah

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    The Carpenters

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    Silver Bells

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    Elvis Presley

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    [Christmas Music]

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    The Christmas Song

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    Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Joan Jett

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    The Pogues, Kirsty MacColl

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    Luciano Pavarotti

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    ranked low on reranks I'll Be Home for Christmas

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

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    ranked low on reranks Carol of the Bells

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    new! Luciano Pavarotti

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Alabama

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Don Davis Angels We Have Heard On High Pentatonix

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Ron Mexico Annie Lennox

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    ranked high on reranks Blue Christmas She & Him

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Ron Mexico Jingle Bells Frank Sinatra

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    added by Don Davis Little Drummer Boy Pentatonix

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

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    added by Switchdoctor Joy to the World Nat King Cole

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    added by Switchdoctor Hark! the Herald Angels Sing Boney M

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    added by Ron Mexico Winter Wonderland Scott Weiland

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    added by Ron Mexico Silent Night Kelly Clarkson

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    added by Switchdoctor The 12 Days of Christmas

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    added by Don Davis Underneath the Tree Kelly Clarkson

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    added by Ron Mexico Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays 'N Sync

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    added by Ron Mexico Shake Up Christmas Train

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