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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1,276 923
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1,167 674
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973 608
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1,226 622
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Diana Ross

7
838 492
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Switchdoctor added Nat King Cole

8
1,006 650
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Ron Mexico added Wham

9
872 513
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10
974 469
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11
633 475
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Leon Redbone

12
733 342
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Ron Mexico added Frank Sinatra

13
589 426
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14
684 365
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15
832 249
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16
565 546
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17
682 425
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Ron Mexico added She & Him

18
690 250
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Ron Mexico added Michael Buble

19
505 530
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20
502 218
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21
471 293
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Switchdoctor added Boney M

22
522 334
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23
529 295
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24
379 455
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25
761 381
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Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey

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452 298
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Elvis Presley

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617 301
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614 271
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265 372
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456 290
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Hallelujah

31
490 233
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Don Davis added Pentatonix

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338 267
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[Christmas Music]

33
565 204
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34
350 270
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The Pogues, Kirsty MacColl

35
416 215
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Ron Mexico added Kelly Clarkson

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433 188
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127 52
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246 290
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The Carpenters

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324 173
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Ron Mexico added Annie Lennox

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293 210
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Switchdoctor added

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337 189
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Don Davis added Pentatonix

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264 158
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Ella Fitzgerald

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382 174
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Tom Islava added Jose Feliciano

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298 376
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366 122
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Trans-Siberian Orchestra

46
288 197
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239 112
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Bobby Vinton

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234 267
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Jackie Evancho

49
189 87
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Mark7 added Air Supply

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214 124
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