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Christmas Songs to Get You in the Christmas Mood

Updated on October 3, 2013

Nothing puts me in the Christmas spirit, or a festive mood, quicker than listening to Christmas music. There are so many wonderful Christmas songs performed by a variety of talented artists. There are traditional carols as well as modern songs that are non-religious and centered around a celebration theme.

I thought it would be fun to assemble all my Christmas favorites and share them with you just in case you're wanting to get into the Christmas spirit.

When I sat down to begin this project, this list was going to include my top ten Christmas songs. I knew I'd be able to easily come up with ten.

I soon realized I couldn't limit it to just ten.

So, I decided to make it my top twenty list of favorite Christmas songs.

I found I couldn't do that either. There are just too many songs that I like and Christmas wouldn't be the same without hearing them at least once.

So, here is KCC's top 20+ Christmas songs.

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KCC's Top 20+ Favorite Christmas Songs

In no particular order, this is my list of songs:

  • "Last Christmas" by George Michael & Wham
  • "Hey Santa" by Wilson Phillips
  • "All I Want For Christmas is You" by Vince Vance & The Valiants
  • "Santa Claus is Watching You" by Ray Stevens
  • "Santa Baby" by Eartha Kitt
  • "Holly Jolly Christmas" by Burl Ives
  • "Pretty Paper" by Willie Nelson
  • "Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24" by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • "Baby, It's Cold Outside" by Dean Martin
  • "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" by Bruce Springsteen
  • "Where Are You Christmas?" by Faith Hill
  • "Let It Snow" by Kenny G
  • "O Holy Night" by Martina McBride
  • "Little Drummer Boy" by Bing Crosby & David Bowie
  • "Mary, Did You Know?" by Kenny Rogers & Wynonna Judd
  • "Hard Candy Christmas" by Dolly Parton
  • "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" by Michael Jackson/The Jackson 5
  • "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" by Brenda Lee
  • "Blue Christmas" by Elvis Presley
  • "White Christmas" by Bing Crosby
  • "Baby Please Come Home" by U2
  • "The Christmas Song" by Nat King Cole

 

"Last Christmas" by George Michael/Wham

"Hey Santa" by Wilson Phillips

"All I Want for Christmas is You" by Vince Vance & the Valiants

"Santa Claus is Watching You" by Ray Stevens

"Santa Baby" by Eartha Kitt

"Holly Jolly Christmas" by Burl Ives

"Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24" by Transiberian Orchestra

"Baby, It's Cold Outside" by Dean Martin

"Santa Claus is Coming to Town" by Bruce Springsteen

"Where Are You Christmas?" by Faith Hill

"Let it Snow" by Kenny G

"O Holy Night" by Martina McBride

"Little Drummer Boy" by BIng Crosby & David Bowie

"Mary Did You Know?" by Kenny Rogers & Wynonna Judd

"Hard Candy Christmas" by Dolly Parton

"I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" by Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5

"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" by Brenda Lee

"Blue Christmas" by Elvis Presley

"White Christmas" by Bing Crosby

"Baby Please Come Home" by U2

"The Christmas Song" by Nat King Cole

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      emievil 7 years ago from Philippines

      Woot! I got here first. Love the Last Christmas song of Wham (sung it once in a singing contest :D) and All I Want for Christmas is You. There's another one - It's Christmas All Over the World Tonight (by Sheena Easton? don't know if I got the right title). This is a great list KCC. Thanks.

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      Nancy Hinchliff 7 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      Wow! What a lot of good Christmas music. You really helped me on my way to getting in the mood. I wasn't even going to put a tree up. Bah Humbug! But I've changed my mind...making Christmas cookies today and putting up the tree the day after Thanksgiving. Thanks for being a Christmas angel.

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      Ronnie Sowell 7 years ago from South Carolina

      Excellent list except the Bruce Springsteen one! I like his music but this one just drives me nuts and they play it every other song on the radio around here from November 1 to December 26!!!!

      Great hub and loved the videos!

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      Scott.Life 7 years ago

      I've already started playing the Christmas music on my computer, in my defense though it's been 5 years since I was last able to celebrate Christmas.

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      KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas

      Emievil: I'll have to look for Sheena Easton Christmas songs. I haven't thought about her in a long time. My 17 yr old daughter absolutely loves "Last Christmas" too. That was her first introduction to George Michael and Wham.

      Alekhouse: I'm so glad I got you in the Christmas mood!

      Resspenser: I think they overplay some of these songs too, and that can certainly get annoying. Glad you enjoyed the rest of the list.

      Scott: This is certainly going to be a very special Christmas for you. May it be all you hope for and more. You deserve it.

      Thanks to all of you for stopping by!

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      lynnechandler 7 years ago

      This one is bittersweet for me but the Christmas music has already started.

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      create a page 7 years ago from Maryland, USA

      Thank you KCC Big Country for this collection of Christmas music. I'm not able to listen to the music right now, but I will be back when I have more time to view the videos. Thanks again for sharing. You do know how to spread the spirit of Christmas.

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      KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas

      Thanks Lynne & Create a Page!

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      emievil 7 years ago from Philippines

      Hi KCC, honestly I really like Sheena E.'s songs, not just the Christmas one :).

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      KCC Big Country 7 years ago from Central Texas

      I agree, Emievil. I don't know why she didn't last long here.

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      Tony Brown 6 years ago

      This is a fantastic new Xmas song check out the video it will make you smile and the song is fantastic. These guys are unsigned and got this on itunes and Amazon. It really cool. :)

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5eGJ9xocCQ&sns...

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      KCC Big Country 6 years ago from Central Texas

      Thanks Tony for sharing. It is a nice song.

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      Mike Robbers 4 years ago from London

      Delightful Christmas songs collection :)

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      KCC Big Country 4 years ago from Central Texas

      Thanks, Mike. Getting in the Christmas mood already? :)

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