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Who says it has to be cold outside to enjoy songs about winter? Here's our list of the best songs about winter, ranked by votes from users like you. Winter is the season for curling up beside a fire and listening to your favorite records. Many musicians have written great songs about the beauty of winter, but others lament the season's cold temperatures and falling snow. From rock & roll to hip-hop, it seems that every genre of music has a ton of wonderful winter songs. The songs below aren't necessarily holiday winter songs, so if you're looking for a Christmas playlist than this list might not be right for you.

Tori Amos' Little Earthquakes hit, “Winter,” appears on this list of the top winter songs. Some of the stand-out lyrics from this tune include, “Snow can wait I forgot my mittens/Wipe my nose get my new boots on.” Paul Simon has written many songs about the seasons. In 2011, he released the winter single, “Getting Ready for Christmas Day.”

Bon Iver musician Justin Vernon is often inspired by winter's snow. The Bon Iver track, “Holocene,” is an example of a great song that references winter in its lyrics and captures winter's feel with its composition.

Which song on this list of the greatest winter songs do you think is the best. Give it a thumbs up to vote it to the top spot.
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Winter Wonderland Elvis Presley

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A Hazy Shade of Winter Simon and Garfunkel

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Sleigh Ride Ella Fitzgerald

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Winter Time Steve Miller Band

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White Winter Hymnal Fleet Foxes

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Wintertime Love The Doors

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Frosty the Snowman Leon Redbone

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ProvDog added I Am a Rock Simon and Garfunkel

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A Long December Counting Crows

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A Winter Snowscape Jethro Tull

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December Snow The Moody Blues

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Snowblind Black Sabbath

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December (Christmas) Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Songs About Winter

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Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out Bruce Springsteen

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Winter Tori Amos

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Cold Cold Ground Tom Waits

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Blowfish added January Hymn The Decemberists

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Sometimes in Winter Blood, Sweat & Tears

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My Love Is Winter The Smashing Pumpkins

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Winter Dreams Accept

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Winterlong Pixies

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December Child Cyndi Lauper

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Winter of a Broken Heart Alison Krauss

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Long Long Winter Bob Marley

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Frosty the Snowman - Jimmy Dur... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Songs About Winter
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Cold Weather Blues Muddy Waters

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50 Words for Snow Kate Bush

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Early Winter Gwen Stefani

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Let It Snow Boyz II Men, Brian McKnight

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Writes of Winter Jimmy Page

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Winter Song Bruce Springsteen

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December Weezer

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Holocene Bon Iver

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Walk out to Winter Aztec Camer... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Songs About Winter

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Season Suite: Winter John Denver

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Winter and My Soul Grand Funk Railroad

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Winter Melody Donna Summer

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Winter in My Heart The Avett Brothers

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The Winter Cake