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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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Wintertime Love The Doors

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Winter Time Steve Miller Band

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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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White Winter Hymnal Fleet Foxes

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December (Christmas) Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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A Winter Snowscape Jethro Tull

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Snowblind Black Sabbath

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Frosty the Snowman Leon Redbone

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December Snow The Moody Blues

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Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out Bruce Springsteen

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Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Songs About Winter

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Frosty the Snowman - Jimmy Dur... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Songs About Winter
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Cold Weather Blues Muddy Waters

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Sometimes in Winter Blood, Sweat & Tears

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Long Long Winter Bob Marley

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Winter of a Broken Heart Alison Krauss

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Winter Tori Amos

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Winter Dreams Accept

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Cold Cold Ground Tom Waits

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Winterlong Pixies

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December Child Cyndi Lauper

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My Love Is Winter The Smashing Pumpkins

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Writes of Winter Jimmy Page

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Winter Melody Donna Summer

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50 Words for Snow Kate Bush

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Early Winter Gwen Stefani

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Winter and My Soul Grand Funk Railroad

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The Winter Cake

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Colder Than Winter Sarah Brightman

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December Weezer

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Let It Snow Boyz II Men, Brian McKnight

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Horchata Vampire Weekend

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Winter Song Bruce Springsteen

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Holocene Bon Iver