Billboard Music Awards

Top Christmas Songs of All Time

Allie Shriver

By Allie Shriver

December 23, 2016


We need to talk about something important – Mariah Carey’s Christmas Carpool Karaoke with James Corden. This is a segment worthy of every accolade out there. Carey joins Corden to sing her Christmas classic “All I Want for Christmas Is You” which has been number one on the Billboard Holiday 100 list for over ten years. Not only does Carey make an epic appearance but several Billboard Music Award winners show up to help complete the song. Elton John, Selena Gomez, Adele, Gwen Stefani, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, and Chris Martin from Coldplay all lend a hand to make our Christmas dreams come true. See for yourself…

This epic video sparked a thought– what are the greatest Christmas songs of all time? Of course, I turned to my co-workers and we each had a different answer. Our list ranges from classics to new hits. Each song brings us each a different joy during the Christmas season. Here’s our list of Christmas Favorites:

Carol of the Bells- Pentatonix

All I Want For Christmas – Mariah Carey

Baby, It’s Cold Outside- Bing Crosby version

Christmas Eve/Sarajevo- Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Christmas Canon- Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Fairytale of New York- The Pogues

Believe – Josh Groban

Little Drummer Boy

Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms

Christmas in Hollis – Run DMC

Christmas in the Sand – Colbie Caillat

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays - *NSYNC


We all have different taste in music so I checked with Billboard to see what the charts tell us. The top ten all-time songs are not surprising – they hit you with the feels and they are the epitome of Christmas. Each of the following songs has made this list based on airplay and record sales.

  1. White Christmas – Bing Crosby, 1942
  2. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Gene Autry, 1949
  3. Do They Know It’s Christmas – Band Aid, 1984
  4. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey, 1994
  5. Do You Want To Build A Snowman? – Kristen Bell, 2013
  6. Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) – Trans-Siberian Orchestra, 1996
  7. Mistletoe –Justin Beiber, 2011
  8. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee, 1958
  9. Christmas Canon – Trans-Siberian Orchestra, 1998
  10. Where Are You Christmas? – Faith Hill, 2000­

There you have it, the top ten Christmas songs. Turn on Spotify and play until your heart’s content!

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