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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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Winter Time Steve Miller Band

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Sleigh Ride Ella Fitzgerald

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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 Winter Snowscape Jethro Tull

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A Long December Counting Crows

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December (Christmas) Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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Winter Dreams Accept

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December Snow The Moody Blues

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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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Snowblind Black Sabbath

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Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out Bruce Springsteen

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December Child Cyndi Lauper

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Frosty the Snowman - Jimmy Dur... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Songs About Winter
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Blowfish added January Hymn The Decemberists

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Winter Tori Amos

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My Love Is Winter The Smashing Pumpkins

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Cold Cold Ground Tom Waits

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Winterlong Pixies

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Sometimes in Winter Blood, Sweat & Tears

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Winter of a Broken Heart Alison Krauss

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Long Long Winter Bob Marley

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50 Words for Snow Kate Bush

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Early Winter Gwen Stefani

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JamieSummers added In the Winter Janis Ian

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Mike Reiss added Winter Family - Proto prog tune from the classic "Music in a Doll's House" album.

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Walk out to Winter Aztec Camer... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Songs About Winter

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Writes of Winter Jimmy Page

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Cold Weather Blues Muddy Waters

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Winter Song Bruce Springsteen

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Season Suite: Winter John Denver

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December Weezer

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Holocene Bon Iver

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Winter and My Soul Grand Funk Railroad

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Let It Snow Boyz II Men, Brian McKnight

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Winter Melody Donna Summer

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Winter in My Heart The Avett Brothers

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