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Top 10 Christmas Songs

December 18, 2018

The holidays are in full swing, and we hope you’ve been jamming out to your favorite Christmas songs and carols this month. With Christmas next week, our team wanted to make a list of the best Christmas songs to keep the mood cheerful. Check it out below.

1. White Christmas: Bing Crosby

White House Christmas by US Department of State, on Flickr
“White House Christmas” (CC BY 2.0) by US Department of State

This song has stood the test of time. Perfect for any Christmas party or dinner, this rendition of “White Christmas”  is played often, and rightfully so.

2. All I Want for Christmas is You: Mariah Carey

”ice skating” at ”somerset house” by fsse8info, on Flickr
“”ice skating” at ”somerset house”” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by fsse8info

This worldwide hit is the unanimous office pick to be played long after Christmas is over. It’s perfect for any party, any event, and any time of the year.

3. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Gene Autry

Rudolph by vsmoothe, on Flickr
“Rudolph” (CC BY 2.0) by vsmoothe

The friendliest of animals, Rudolph and his red nose, along with his friends Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen have a special place in all of our hearts.

4. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas: Johnny Mathis

Christmas Tree by Artur Staszewski, on Flickr
“Christmas Tree” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Artur Staszewski

Is there a better way to usher in the Christmas season than this all-time classic song? Whether you start putting up Christmas in October, after Thanksgiving or the week of Christmas – crank it up.

5. Jingle Bells: Michael Bublé

Jingle Bells a the Christmas market in R by Infomastern, on Flickr
“Jingle Bells a the Christmas market in R” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Infomastern

Michael Bublé  is one of the best when it comes to remaking classic Christmas hits, and Jingle Bells is no exception. In fact, we bet that at some point, it will be on repeat.

6. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town: Bruce Springsteen

Christmas #19 - The Timberland Santa by kevin dooley, on Flickr
“Christmas #19 – The Timberland Santa” (CC BY 2.0) by kevin dooley

“Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” got the perfect makeover when the Boss picked it up and a saxophone solo was added. Little bit of rock, little bit of blues, but a whole lot of cheer and awesome.

7. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree: Brenda Lee

2018 National Christmas Tree Lighting by The White House, on Flickr
“2018 National Christmas Tree Lighting” (Public Domain) by The White House

From houses to shopping malls, when the Christmas decorations come out, so does the rock. Rock responsibly, and turn it up loud.

8. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas: Frank Sinatra

Christmas dinner table by mkorcuska, on Flickr
“Christmas dinner table” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by mkorcuska

Is there anyone else better thank Frank to tell you Merry Christmas? Sit back, relax, and let Sinatra’s perfect voice put you in the holiday spirit.

9. Silent Night: The Temptations

Peace On Earth.jpg by docoverachiever, on Flickr
“Peace On Earth.jpg” (CC BY 2.0) by docoverachiever

Motown’s finest is responsible for one of the greatest Christmas songs ever recorded. A Christmas classic plus voices of gold equals the perfect song for every holiday playlist.

10. Linus and Lucy: Vince Guaraldi

Snoopy Gingerbread House by tsayrate, on Flickr
“Snoopy Gingerbread House” (CC BY 2.0) by tsayrate

While not technically a Christmas song, the Peanuts theme song brings in the season like few others can. On top of the song, we highly recommend the Charlie Brown Christmas Special.

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