Saturday, December 22, 2018

The Top 50 Christmas Songs of All Time

First posted 12/25/2011, updated 12/22/2018.

These are the top 50 Christmas songs according to Dave’s Music Database, which compiles multiple lists as well as chart performances, sales figures, and awards for songs. Only the version with the highest point total is listed. The top 11 are also in the DMDB list of the top 1000 songs of all time.

1. Bing Crosby “White Christmas” (1942)
2. Gene Autry “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (1949)
3. Nat “King” Cole “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” (1946)
4. Bing Crosby “Silent Night” (1935)
5. Vaughn Monroe “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” (1945)
6. Guy Lombardo “Winter Wonderland” (1934)
7. Harry Simeone Chorale “The Little Drummer Boy” (1958)
8. Band Aid “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” (1984)
9. Bing Crosby “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” (1943)
10. Johnny Mercer with Margaret Whiting “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” (1949)

11. George Hall “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” (1952)
12. Jimmy Boyd “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” (1952)
13. Mariah Carey “All I Want for Christmas Is You” (1994)
14. Bing Crosby with the Andrews Sisters “Jingle Bells” (1943)
15. Judy Garland “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (1944)
16. David Seville & The Chipmunks “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)” (1958)
17. Spike Jones “All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth” (1948)
18. Gene Autry “Frosty the Snowman” (1950)
19. Gene Autry “Here Comes Santa Claus” (1947)
20. Trinity Choir “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” (1912)

21. Perry Como “There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays” (1954)
22. Perry Como “Silver Bells” (1950)
23. Wham! “Last Christmas” (1984)
24. Boston Pops Orchestra “Sleigh Ride” (1949)
25. James Ramsey Murray (writer) “Away in a Manger” (1887)
26. Brenda Lee “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” (1958)
27. Bing Crosby “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” (1945)
28. Bobby Helms “Jingle Bell Rock” (1957)
29. Harry Belafonte “Mary’s Boy Child” (1956)
30. Edmund Sears (writer) “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” (1850)

31. John Lennon & Yoko Ono “Happy X-Mas (War Is Over)” (1971)
32. Phillips Brooks (writer) “O Little Town of Bethlehem” (1868)
33. Elvis Presley “Blue Christmas” (1957)
34. Burl Ives “A Holly Jolly Christmas” (1964)
35. Mormon Tabernacle Choir “Carol of the Bells” (1959)
36. Jose Feliciano “Feliz Navidad” (1970)
37. Slade “Merry Xmas Everybody” (1973)
38. Associated Glee Clubs of America “O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)” (1925)
39. Basshunter “Jingle Bells (Bass)” (2008)
40. Justin Bieber “Mistletoe” (2011)

41. Eagles “Please Come Home for Christmas” (1978)
42. Andy Williams “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” (1963)
43. Paul McCartney “Wonderful Christmas Time” (1979)
44. The Andrews Sisters “Christmas Island” (1946)
45. Burl Ives “The Twelve Days of Christmas” (1951)
46. John Henry Hopkins Jr. (writer) “We Three Kings of Orient Are” (1857)
47. Percy Campbell Mason/Ellis R. Ephraim (writers) “She’s Gone to the Land of Santa Claus” (1904)
48. Cheech & Chong “Santa Claus and His Old Lady” (1971)
49. Eartha Kitt “Santa Baby” (1953)
50. Barry Gordon “Nuttin’ for Christmas” (1955)


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