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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1,243 889
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1,136 652
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949 591
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1,197 603
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Diana Ross

7
810 476
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Switchdoctor added Nat King Cole

8
977 625
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Ron Mexico added Wham

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852 501
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10
953 455
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620 462
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Leon Redbone

12
711 330
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Ron Mexico added Frank Sinatra

13
576 413
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14
665 357
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15
807 245
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16
555 528
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17
659 413
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Ron Mexico added She & Him

18
671 244
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Ron Mexico added Michael Buble

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490 520
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481 212
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453 287
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Switchdoctor added Boney M

22
512 325
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23
513 287
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24
367 442
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25
745 365
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Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey

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433 290
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Elvis Presley

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604 295
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263 364
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599 266
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441 282
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Hallelujah

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475 228
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Don Davis added Pentatonix

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330 265
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[Christmas Music]

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552 198
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339 265
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The Pogues, Kirsty MacColl

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405 211
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Ron Mexico added Kelly Clarkson

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423 182
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119 50
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243 286
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The Carpenters

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316 170
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Ron Mexico added Annie Lennox

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286 207
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Switchdoctor added

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326 187
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Don Davis added Pentatonix

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257 154
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Ella Fitzgerald

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368 170
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Tom Islava added Jose Feliciano

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290 368
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284 194
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355 121
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Trans-Siberian Orchestra

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230 110
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Bobby Vinton

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231 264
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Jackie Evancho

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205 123
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179 87
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Mark7 added Air Supply