Christmas 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 top Christmas songs list anyway you want. Pa rum pa pum pum!

What are the best Christmas songs of all time? From classic Christmas songs to popular Christmas hits, take a look here and see for yourself.

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Katherine Jenkins

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1,222 873
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1,123 646
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938 581
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1,186 595
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Diana Ross

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800 467
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Switchdoctor added Nat King Cole

8
964 618
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Ron Mexico added Wham

9
844 496
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10
941 444
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11
612 457
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Leon Redbone

12
699 317
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Ron Mexico added Frank Sinatra

13
570 408
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14
661 354
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15
803 240
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16
553 522
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17
656 406
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Ron Mexico added She & Him

18
664 240
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Ron Mexico added Michael Buble

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484 517
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20
476 209
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21
452 281
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Switchdoctor added Boney M

22
510 322
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23
510 285
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24
365 440
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25
740 361
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Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey

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427 288
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Elvis Presley

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601 294
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263 362
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597 265
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438 280
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Hallelujah

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471 224
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Don Davis added Pentatonix

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328 262
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[Christmas Music]

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546 196
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337 263
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The Pogues, Kirsty MacColl

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404 208
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Ron Mexico added Kelly Clarkson

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419 181
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117 50
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242 285
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The Carpenters

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315 169
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Ron Mexico added Annie Lennox

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284 205
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Switchdoctor added

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325 186
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Don Davis added Pentatonix

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257 153
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Ella Fitzgerald

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290 366
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361 169
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Tom Islava added Jose Feliciano

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283 194
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350 121
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Trans-Siberian Orchestra

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229 108
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Bobby Vinton

48
231 262
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Jackie Evancho

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203 122
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174 87
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Mark7 added Air Supply