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. Because there are often multiple versions of these 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. Band Aid “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” (1984)
8. Harry Simeone Chorale “The Little Drummer Boy” (1958)
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. Gene Autry “Frosty the Snowman” (1950)
18. Spike Jones “All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth” (1948)
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. Wham! “Last Christmas” (1984)
23. Brenda Lee “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” (1958)
24. The Pogues with Kirsty MacColl “Fairytale of New York” (1987)
25. John Lennon & Yoko Ono “Happy X-Mas (War Is Over)” (1971)
26. Bobby Helms “Jingle Bell Rock” (1957)
27. Leroy Anderson & the Boston Pops Orchestra “Sleigh Ride” (1949)
28. Harry Belafonte “Mary’s Boy Child” (1956)
29. Perry Como “Silver Bells” (1950)
30. Bing Crosby “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” (1945)

31. Elvis Presley “Blue Christmas” (1957)
32. Associated Glee Clubs of America “O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)” (1925)
33. Jose Feliciano “Feliz Navidad” (1970)
34. Burl Ives “A Holly Jolly Christmas” (1964)
35. Slade “Merry Xmas Everybody” (1973)
36. Mormon Tabernacle Choir “Carol of the Bells” (1959)
37. Paul McCartney “Wonderful Christmas Time” (1979)
38. Eartha Kitt “Santa Baby” (1953)
39. Andy Williams “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” (1963)
40. Eagles “Please Come Home for Christmas” (1978)

41. Justin Bieber “Mistletoe” (2011)
42. The Andrews Sisters “Christmas Island” (1946)
43. Bing Crosby with David Bowie “Peace on Earth/The Little Drummer Boy” (1977)
44. Pretenders “2000 Miles” (1983)
45. Elton John “Step into Christmas” (1973)
46. The Waitresses “Christmas Wrapping” (1981)
47. Andy Williams “O Holy Night” (1963)
48. The Kinks “Father Christmas” (1977)
49. Joni Mitchell “River” (1971)
50. Darlene Love “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” (1963)


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