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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time

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    Santa Claus Is Coming to Town is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time

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    Winter Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time


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    I'll Be Home for Christmas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time
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    Santa Baby is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time

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    Last Christmas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time

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    Michael Buble

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    Baby It's Cold Outside is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time

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    Nat King Cole

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    Frank Sinatra

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    Happy X-Mas (War Is Over) is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time

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    Do They Know It's Christmas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time

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    Angels We Have Heard On High is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time

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    The Christmas Song is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time


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    Little Drummer Boy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time

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    I'll Be Home for Christmas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time

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    Merry Christmas Darling is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time

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    The Carpenters

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    Hark! the Herald Angels Sing is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time

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    God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time

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    Oh Come Emmanuel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time


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    The 12 Days of Christmas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time

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    Little Drummer Boy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time


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    What a Wonderful World is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time


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    Bob Rivers

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    Winter Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time

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