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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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Silent Night Katherine Jenkins

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Switchdoctor added Joy to the World Nat King Cole

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Ron Mexico added Last Christmas Wham

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Frosty the Snowman Leon Redbone

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Ron Mexico added Jingle Bells Frank Sinatra

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Have Yourself A Merry Little C... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time

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Switchdoctor added Hark! the Herald Angels Sing Boney M

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

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

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Blue Christmas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time
Blue Christmas Elvis Presley

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Hallelujah Hallelujah

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Believe Jackie Evancho

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Oh Come Emmanuel [Christmas Music]

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All I Want for Christmas Is You Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey

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152 83
Silent Night is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time
Ron Mexico added Silent Night Kelly Clarkson

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Merry Christmas Darling The Carpenters

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Don Davis added Little Drummer Boy Pentatonix

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116 51
You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time

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Ave Maria Luciano Pavarotti

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Ron Mexico added God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Annie Lennox

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Switchdoctor added The 12 Days of Christmas

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A Fairytale of New York is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time
A Fairytale of New York The Pogues, Kirsty MacColl

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Don Davis added Angels We Have Heard On High Pentatonix

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Sleigh Ride Ella Fitzgerald

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Carol of the Bells is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time
Carol of the Bells Trans-Siberian Orchestra

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57 68
Christmas Wrapping is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time
Christmas Wrapping The Waitresses

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Little Drummer Boy Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Joan Jett