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The Best Christmas Songs List: 50 Greatest Hits!

When we are decorating the house for Christmas, we like to play tunes to put us in the Holiday mood. I am kind of particular and only like certain versions in certain voices!  So, I have done the research for you to help you build your Christmas Songs list from my favorites below!

I spent hours looking for the best version of the best Christmas songs of all time!  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do… Merry Christmas!  As you flip through the list and the versions I prefer, I think it will be very obvious that I was a child of the 80s in the South. LOL!

Christmas Songs List

So, this list is not just different versions, there are 50 different Christmas songs here perfect for your Christmas Cookie Exchange or Christmas Party!

Here is the Best Christmas Songs List of All Time! (50 awesome hits):

    1. The Christmas Shoes by Newsong – and let me tell you, if you have never heard it this is a warning… it is a MASSIVE tear-jerker
    2. Please Come Home For Christmas by Charles Brown
    3. My Favorite Things by Julie Andrews (The Sound of Music is my favorite movie of all time!)
    4. I’ll Be Home For Christmas by Elvis Presley
    5. Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire by Nat King Cole
    6. Hard Candy Christmas by Dolly Parton (Best Little “you know” in Texas is 2nd only to The Sound of Music and is followed by Grease – oh and fun fact, Dolly and I share a birthday)
    7. Pretty much anything by Mannheim Steamroller (My Mother turned me on to them… BEAUTIFUL!)
    8. Winter Wonderland by Johnny Mathis AND the one by Martina McBride (Lets be real, I haven’t heard a version of this that I didn’t like)
    9. Last Christmas by Wham!
    10. Where Are You Christmas by Faith Hill (Girl can SING and The Grinch is a great movie)
    11. All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey
    12. I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas by Gayle Peevy
    13. Blue Christmas by Elvis Presley
    14. Christmas In Dixie by Alabama
    15. I’m Gettin Nuttin for Christmas by Shirley Temple
    16. Let It Be Christmas by Alan Jackson
    17. Silver Bells by Anne Murray
    18. A Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives
    19. Santa’s Comin’ In A Whirly Bird by Gene Autry
    20. Wonderful Christmastime by Paul McCartney
    21. Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms
    22. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus by The Jackson 5
    23. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee
    24. Up On The Housetopby George Straight
    25. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmass by Frank Sinatra
    26. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town by Jackson 5
    27. Joy to the World by Whitney Houston  and Joy to the World by Chris Tomlin
    28. O’ Come All Ye Faithful by Luther Vandross
    29. Put a Little Love in Your Heart by The O’Neill Brothers Group
    30. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing by Weezer (so up-beat and FUN!)
    31. Rudolf The Red-Nosed Reindeer by Chris Isaak
    32. Deck The Halls by SheDaisy
    33. Do They Know It’s Christmas? by Band Aid
    34. Feliz Navidad by José Feliciano
    35. Frosty The Snowman by Jimmy Durante
    36. We Wish You A Merry Christmas by Bing Crosby
    37. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas by Perry Como
    38. Little Drummer Boy by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band (I am not a fan of this song normally, but when I found this version, I was SOLD on it! LOVE!)
    39. O Christmas Tree by George Straight
    40. The First Noel by Scotty McCreery but I also REALLY love the Third Day version
    41. Ragin’ Cajun Redneck Christmas by The Robertsons (Duck Dynasty)All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth) by Alvin and The Chipmunks
    42. Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt
    43. What Child Is This by Kenny Rogers
    44. Angels We Have Heard On High by Christina Aguilera
    45. We Three Kings [feat. Mary J. Blige]by Rod Stewart
    46. A Christmas Letter by Reba
    47. Do You Hear What I Hear?  By Glee (don’t judge me!)
    48. Shake Up Christmas by Train
    49. A New York Christmas by Rob Thomas
    50. Christmas Anthem by Landon Smith & The Real Matt Jones  <– this is currently a free download… do it, you won’t be sorry!

Do you have a Christmas songs list?  Do you have a favorite that I didn’t mention?  Chime in:

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About Kelli Miller

My husband (Ricky) of 15 years, our three wild and wonderfully different little boys, one totally spoiled little dog named Annie, and I live in a small town on the coast of Southern Alabama.

Comments

  1. What a fun Christmas song roundup.

    I must say Hard Candy Christmas is one of my favorites. I have many memories of listening to her and Kenny Rogers as a little girl and their Christmas Special on TV. My grandmother loved them!
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  2. Wow, so many different ones. I must admit, I’m a huge fan of Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, that’s what most of my carols are made up of…takes me back to my childhood before all of the pop christmas songs that are out now.
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