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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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Jingle Bell Rock is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time
Tom Islava added Jingle Bell Rock Bill Haley, Bill Haley & His Comets

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Little Drummer Boy Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Joan Jett

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O Come All Ye Faithful is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time
Mark7 added O Come All Ye Faithful Air Supply

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Christmas Wrapping is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time
Christmas Wrapping The Waitresses

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Little Saint Nick Brian Wilson

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Oh Holy Night Halford

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Ron Mexico added Winter Wonderland Scott Weiland

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josh-gillin added Mary, Did You Know? Cee Lo Green

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Baby, It's Cold Outside Wes Montgomery, Jimmy Smith

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Scott Casey added Frosty the Snowman

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Santa Baby Holly Cole

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Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time
AnnetteFreeman added Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) Trans-Siberian Orchestra

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Amy Boal added Good King Wenceslas Loreena McKennitt

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mwlittletreasures added Step Into Christmas Elton John

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When a Child Is Born Charlotte Church

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We Three Kings of Orient Are is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time
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AndrewW.Curley added Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) Michael Buble

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Don Davis added Happy Xmas John Lennon

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Scott Casey added Sleigh Ride

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mwahahahaha added Bach - Christmas Oratorio Broadway Local Theater Company, The Broadway Local Theater Company, Musicians Of Melodious Accord

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Father Christmas The Kinks

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Mr Hankey the Christmas Poo is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time
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Blue Christmas She & Him

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Blue Christmas is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time
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Christmas Is the Time to Say

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My Only Wish (This Year) Britney Spears

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What Child Is This- Andrea Boc... is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time

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The Polar Express Josh Groban is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time

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Oh Santa is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time
Ron Mexico added Oh Santa Mariah Carey

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Celebrate Me Home- Kenny Loggi... is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time

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Aspenglow- John Denver is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time

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Scott Casey added Jingle Bell Rock

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Christmastime- Michael W Smirh is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time

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Walking in the Air [Christmas Music]

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Grown Up Christmas List is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time
Anna Wray added Grown Up Christmas List Amy Grant

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Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song) is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time
Scott Casey added Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song) Amy Grant

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Welcome Christmas (the Who Son... is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time