Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The Top 25 Christmas Songs of All Time

As of 12/25/11, these are the top 25 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 10 are also in the DMDB list of the top 1000 songs of all time.

1. Bing Crosby “White Christmas” (1942)
2. Bing Crosby “Silent Night” (1935)
3. Gene Autry “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (1949)
4. Harry Simeone Chorale “The Little Drummer Boy” (1958)
5. Nat “King” Cole “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” (1946)

6. Band Aid “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” (1984)
7. Vaughn Monroe “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” (1945)
8. Guy Lombardo “Winter Wonderland” (1934)
9. Jimmy Boyd “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” (1952)
10. George Hall “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” (1952)

11. Gene Autry “Frosty the Snowman” (1950)
12. David Seville & The Chipmunks “The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)” (1958)
13. Bing Crosby “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” (1943)
14. Bing Crosby with the Andrews Sisters “Jingle Bells” (1943)
15. Judy Garland “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (1944)

16. Gene Autry “Here Comes Santa Claus” (1947)
17. Trinity Choir “Joy to the World” (1911)
18. Spike Jones “All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth” (1948)
19. Brenda Lee “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” (1958)
20. Bobby Helms “Jingle Bell Rock” (1957)

21. Perry Como “There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays” (1954)
22. Bing Crosby “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” (1945)
23. Perry Como “Silver Bells” (1950)
24. Trinity Choir “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing” (1912)
25. Boston Pops Orchestra “Sleigh Ride” (1949)

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