The 135 Most Popular Christmas Songs Of All Time

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Christmas is just around the corner, which means it’s time to compile a list of the best and most popular Christmas songs.

Christmas songs are undoubtedly incredibly popular year after year, and some songs have been played on a continuous loop for decades.

A successful Christmas song manages to capture the spirit of the holidays and trigger the Christmas spirit in us. A classic Christmas carol also creates in us the urge to Sing along. Who doesn’t like to sing or hum the German Christmas song “Rudolph, the little reindeer” or the Spanish hit “Feliz Navidad” with?

In this article, we’ve gathered 181 Christmas songs, which we’ve divided into four categories. Besides the most popular Christmas songs of all time, you will also find here the best German songs at Christmas, as well as modern and classic christmas songs.

Trivia: The best-selling song in the world comes from the US singer “Bing Crosby” and is called “White Christmas”. According to the Guinness Book of Records, this Christmas song has been sold more than 50 million times. On place 3 follows again singer “Bing Crosby” with his second Christmas song “Silent Night”.

30 million times “Silent Night” went over the counter.

If you want to have a wonderful, merry Christmas and are looking for the right music, you should definitely find it with our playlists. Over 180 Christmas-themed songs waiting to be discovered. Tip: A few Party Songs can’t hurt.

(You can find a Spotify playlist at the end of the article.)

The most popular Christmas songs of all time

Among the most popular Christmas songs in the world are “White Christmas”, “Silent Night” and of course “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by the singer “Mariah Carey”. Also perennial favorites are “Last Christmas” by Wham! or “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” by The Jackson 5.

Each song is linked to the corresponding music video via the title.

Song: performer: Listen to:
Last Christmas Jimmy Eat World
Feliz Navidad Jose Feliciano
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town The Jackson 5
Wonderful Dream Melanie Thornton
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree Brenda Lee
Winter Wonderland Dean Martin
White Christmas Bing Crosby
Blue Christmas Elvis Presley
O Holy Night Diana Ross
Santa Tell Me Ariana Grande
Someday at Christmas Stevie Wonder
Last Christmas Wham!
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Frank Sinatra
I’ll Be Home For Christmas Bing Crosby
Christmas in Hollis Run-DMC
Silent Night Katherine Jenkins
8 Days of Christmas Destiny’s Child
A Holly Jolly Christmas Burl Ives
Step Into Christmas Elton John
All I Want For Christmas Is You Mariah Carey
Frosty the Snowman The Ronettes
Joy to the World Nat King Cole
Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto James Brown
Merry Christmas Baby Otis Redding
Merry Christmas Baby Ike and Tina Turner
Driving Home for Christmas Chris Rea
Sleigh Ride The Ronettes
Jingle Bells Frank Sinatra
Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town Bruce Springsteen
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Andy Williams
Underneath the Tree Kelly Clarkson
Happy Xmas (War Is Over) Ono John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Christmas Song The Carpenters
Merry Christmas (I Don’t Wanna Fight Tonight) Ramones
Here Comes Santa Claus Elvis Presley
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Frank Sinatra
Put a Little Love in Your Heart Al Green and Annie Lennox
Mistletoe Justin Bieber
The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You) Nat King Cole
Santa Baby Madonna
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays *NSYNC
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Michael Buble
One More Sleep Leona Lewis
Christmas In Harlem Kanye West
Jingle Bell Rock Bobby Helms
All My Bells Are Ringing Lenka
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus The Jackson 5
I Am Santa The Darkness
Baby, It’s Cold Outside Dean Martin
What Christmas Means to Me Stevie Wonder
Winter Things Ariana Grande
Wonderful Christmastime Paul McCartney

Modern Christmas Songs

The vacation season means you’ll hear the same old Christmas songs at every turn. Either you love it or you hate it; Christmas music is a polarizing topic. In this playlist, you will find only songs from 21.

Century. Even pretty good hip-hop and rap Christmas songs like DMC’s “Christmas in Hollis” and Kanye West’s “Christmas in Harlem” make for a Christmassy atmosphere.

Each song is linked to its music video via its title.

Song: Performer: Listen:
White Christmas Eric Clapton
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree Pentatonix
My Old Santa Claus Sia
One More Sleep Leona Lewis
Somewhere Only We Know Lily Allen
Underneath The Tree Kelly Clarkson
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree LeAnn Rimes
O Holy Night Ellie Goulding
Mary, Did You Know? Pentatonix
Winter Things Ariana Grande
Joy to the World Sufjan Stevens
Christmas Lights Coldplay
Last Christmas Carly Rae Jepsen
Bring Me Love John Legend
Merry Christmas, Baby Cee Lo Green featuring Rod Stewart
Happy, Happy Christmas Ingrid Michaelson
The Heartache Can Wait Brandi Carlile
Mistletoe Justin Bieber
Happy Christmas (War is Over) Maroon 5
Lonely Man of Winter Sufjan Stevens
I Am Santa The Darkness
Hallelujah Alexandra Burke
River Sarah McLachlan
In the Morning Jack Johnson
Christmas In Harlem Kanye West
Last Christmas Ariana Grande
The Christmas Waltz She & Him
Do They Know It’s Christmas Band Aid 30
Celebrate Me Home LeAnn Rimes feat. Gavin DeGraw
Peace Norah Jones
Silent Night Priscilla Ahn
You Make It Feel Like Christmas Gwen Stefani
This Christmas Day Jessie J
All My Bells Are Ringing Lenka
Mistletoe Colbie Callait
Deck the Halls / Silent Night Whitney Houston
Christmas Eve Kelly Clarkson
My Only Wish (This Year) Britney Spears
Silver Bells Alice Smith
Ho Ho Ho Sia
have yourself a merry little christmas Christina Perri
Hoping For Snow The Vamps
I’ll Be Home Meghan Trainor
Blue Christmas The Lumineers
Santa Baby Madonna
Hey Sis, It’s Christmas RuPaul
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Sam Smith
White Winter Hymnal Fleet Foxes
Santa Will Find You Mindy Smith
Text Me Merry Christmas (feat. Kristen Bell) Straight No Chaser
Santa Tell Me Ariana Grande

Classic Christmas Songs

Many classic songs for Christmas you have probably already heard in our 1. Playlist discovered at the beginning of the article. Here you will find songs by Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Nat King Cole, Chris Rea, and many more music stars of the 20th century. Century.

Each song is linked to the corresponding music video via the title.

Song: Performer: Listen to it:
Joy to the World Whitney Houston
Driving Home for Christmas Chris Rea
All I Want For Christmas Is You Mariah Carey
White Christmas Bing Crosby
Merry Xmas Everybody Slade
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town Frank Sinatra
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Perry Como, The Fontane Sisters
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Judy Garland
Sleigh Ride (Remastered) Bing Crosby
I Believe in Father Christmas Greg Lake
The Christmas Song Nat King Cole
The Little Drummer Boy Johnny Cash
O Come All Ye Faithful Weezer
Silent Night Elvis Presley
Fairytale of New York The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl
Frosty the Snowman Ella Fitzgerald
I’ll Be Home For Christmas Bing Crosby
Back Door Santa Clarence Carter
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Frank Sinatra
Christmas Time is Here Mark Kozelek
Last Christmas WHAM!
Jingle Bells Michael Buble ft. The Puppini Sisters
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Dean Martin
Santa Baby Eartha Kitt
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town The Jackson 5
Winter Wonderland Dean Martin
Jingle Bell Rock Bobby Helms
Feliz Navidad José Feliciano
Run Rudolph Run Chuck Berry
Blue Christmas Elvis Presley
Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town Bruce Springsteen
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree Brenda Lee
Wonderful Christmastime Paul McCartney
Jingle Bells (Ella Fitzgerald Version) Ella Fitzgerald
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Andy Williams
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus Jackson 5

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