Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Top 10 Christmas Songs

Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays, readers! Last year I posted my top 10 Christmas movies, so I've gone for some of my favorite yuletide tunes this time. Chris at Movies and Songs 365 also posted his favorite Christmas songs.

10. "Christmas Wrapping" - The Waitresses

9. "Christmas in Hollis" - Run-D.M.C.

8. "Last Christmas" - Wham!

7. "Happy Christmas (War is Over)" - John Lennon & Yoko Ono

6. "Rocking Around the Christmas Tree" - Brenda Lee

5. "All I Want for Christmas is You" - Mariah Carey

4. "White Christmas" - Bing Crosby

3. "Fairytale of New York" - The Pogues ft. Kirsty MacColl

2. "The Christmas Song" - Nat King Cole

1. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" - Judy Garland


  1. 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' is for me, the quintessential Christmas song. I love it so much, and the movie is fantastic too. I've heard most of these, but it was great finding new Christmas songs! If I were to make a list like this, I'd have included Santa Baby, because that is just so good.

    1. I love Meet Me in St. Louis too, and Judy Garland's version of that song is iconic. Ooh, Santa Baby is a fun song.

  2. I like all the songs on that list but..... No Bing/David Bowie? Band-Aid? "I Am Santa Claus" parody of Black Sabbath's "Iron Man"? Elton John's "Step Into Christmas"? Hall & Oates' "Jingle Bell Rock"? Where's Eric Idle's "Fuck Christmas"?

    1. Ha, there were dozens of songs I left out... One of the problems of only choosing ten.

  3. There's so many great Christmas songs it's hard to narrow down after the first few, the entire Vince Guaraldi Charlie Brown Christmas album could fill my list!, but these would be my top ten:

    1. Silver Bells-Doris Day
    2. The White Snows of Winter-The Kingston Trio
    3. Mele Kalikimaka-Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters
    4. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day-Kate Smith
    5. Do You Hear What I Hear?-Bing Crosby
    6. Greensleeves-Orchestral
    7. O Little Town of Bethlehem-Barbra Streisand
    8. The Christmas Song-Nat King Cole
    9. Christmas in Killarney-Bing Crosby
    10. Somerset Gloucestershire Wassail-The Kingston Trio

    I love White Christmas and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, and Judy in general, but they'd be just below my top group.

    I also love "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" by Andy Williams I just wish they wouldn't play it in such heavy rotation that by the time Christmas gets here I'm sick of it.

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

    1. Thanks, Joel! Hope you had a great Christmas.

      Love that list, and it's nice to see Bing get a few spots. I like the Vince Guaraldi Charlie Brown Christmas album as well, but I don't listen to it as much as the songs I listed. I agree "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" is overplayed. It just missed my list.

  4. Merry Christmas! Thanks for the shout-out, and for introducing me to The Waitresses, there are so many good xmas songs from the 80s. Which film is the Judy Garland song from?

    1. A belated Merry Christmas to you too! You're welcome, and that Judy Garland song is from Meet Me in St. Louis. You should check it out. ;)

  5. All I want for Christmas is to be able to walk around the mall in the month of December and NOT hear any of these songs :-P


  6. Merry Christmas Josh! Lovely selections here, I LOVE Last Christmas and that Mariah Carey one, and Mr Cole's rendition of The Christmas Song is the quintessential Christmas song that instantly puts me in the holiday mood!

    1. Thanks! A belated Merry Christmas to you too, Ruth!

  7. Judy Garland's voice is so good it just makes me want to cry. lol Nice list!