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 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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Katherine Jenkins

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Diana Ross

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Switchdoctor added Nat King Cole

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Ron Mexico added Wham

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Leon Redbone

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Ron Mexico added Frank Sinatra

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Switchdoctor added Boney M

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Ron Mexico added She & Him

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Ron Mexico added Michael Buble

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Elvis Presley

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Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey

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[Christmas Music]

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Hallelujah

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Don Davis added Pentatonix

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The Carpenters

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Ron Mexico added Kelly Clarkson

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The Pogues, Kirsty MacColl

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Ron Mexico added Annie Lennox

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Jackie Evancho

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Switchdoctor added

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Don Davis added Pentatonix

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Ella Fitzgerald

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Luciano Pavarotti

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra

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Tom Islava added Jose Feliciano

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Deck the Halls is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Christmas Songs of All Time
Bobby Vinton

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