50 Great Christmas Songs

At the time of this writing, Thanksgiving is just four days away. Nearly all the leaves have fallen to the ground and it looks like winter is here. The problem is, it's not cold outside. Currently in East Tennessee, it's 65 degrees outside. Now I'm not complaining, I prefer warm weather, but I feel like I need to be warming up to the Christmas spirit more than I am and that's going to require cold weather.

After much deliberation about my conundrum, I hypothesized that the only way to really get into the Christmas mood was to listen to some holiday music. My iTunes library consisted of exactly three Christmas themed songs...that wasn't going to help. So I set out this afternoon to find some great music to get me going. I've come up with over 50 tracks, both old and relatively new, that surely did help. Those songs are located in the chart below.

My top three favorite songs (ironically, the only three I originally had in my iTunes library) are:

  1. Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer by Elmo & Patsy
  2. I Won't Be Home For Christmas by Blink-182
  3. Percy, the Puny Poinsettia by Elmo & Patsy

As you can see, they're not exactly the most traditional holiday choices. If you are looking for a good, traditional Christmas album, I'd suggest pretty much anything from Mannheim Steamroller. I'm no where near being an orchestra-type music fan, but I do enjoy M.S.'s Christmas music.

I hope you enjoy the list and it spurns some suggestions for you. If there's something that I've left off, feel leave to leave them in the comments. I'm always open for new suggestions!

The List

(click column header to sort results)
Song  
Artist  
Carol of the Bells
Al Jarreau
The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)
Alvin & The Chipmunks
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Andy Williams
Last Christmas
Ashley Tisdale
Little Saint Nick
The Beach Boys
Silver Bells
Brian McKnight
O Holy Night
Celine Dion
O Come All Ye Faithful
Celtic Woman
O Holy Night
Nat "King" Cole
The First Noel
Nat "King" Cole
Deck The Hall
Nat "King" Cole
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Bing Cosby
Baby, It's Cold Outside
Dean Martin
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Dean Martin
Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
Elmo & Patsy
The Little Drummer Boy
Harry Simeone Chorale
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Harry Connick, Jr.
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Jackson 5
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Jewel
All I Want for Christmas is You
LeAnn Rimes
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Mariah Carey
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
MercyMe
This Christmas
Michael McDonald
Santa Baby
Kylie Minogue
(There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays
Perry Como
Song for a Winter's Night
Sarah McLachlan
Jingle Bells
Frank Sinatra
Silent Night
Sinead O'Connor
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
The Disney Holiday Chorus
We Three Kings
Irish Tenors
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Christina Aguilera
The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)
Nat "King" Cole
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Nat "King" Cole
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Ella Fitzgerald
Here Come Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)
Elvis Presley
Silent Night, Holy Night!
Faith Hill
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
Miley Cyrus
Santa Baby
Kellie Pickler
My Grown Up Christmas List
Kelly Clarkson
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Kristin Chenoweth
Baby, It's Cold Outside
Lady Antebellum
Carol of the Bells
Mannheim Steamroller
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays
*NSYNC
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Frank Sinatra
I'll Be Home for Christmas (If Only In My Dreams)
Frank Sinatra
Mistletoe and Holly
Frank Sinatra
Silent Night
The Temptations
Carol of the Bells
Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Hey Santa!
Carnie Wilson & Wendy Wilson
I Won't Be Home fro Christmas
Blink-182
Percy, the Puny Poinsettia
Elmo & Patsy
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