As the festive season approaches, millions of people around the world have begun decorating their homes, shopping for gifts, and baking holiday sweets. And so what better time to set the mood than with a festive holiday soundtrack featuring all your favourite Christmas tunes.
In case you haven’t heard, The Beat will be playing Christmas music all month, and to celebrate we’ve compiled a list of the best Christmas songs of all time. From Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas” to Michael Bublé, "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," the following list will appeal to the entire family.
50 Great Christmas Songs
(in no particular order)
Judy Garland – "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
Aretha Franklin -Joy To The World
Kelly Clarkson - "Wrapped in Red"
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – "Please Come Home for Christmas"
The Crystals – "Santa Claus is Coming to Town"
U2 - "Christmas, Baby Please Come Home"
Vince Guaraldi Trio – "Christmas Time Is Here"
“You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” by Thurl Ravenscroft
"Santa Tell Me" by Ariana Grande
The Ronettes – "Frosty the Snowman"
“I’ll Be Home for Christmas” by Frank Sinatra
David Bowie and Bing Crosby - 'Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy'
Whitney Houston - "Do You Hear What I Hear?"
The Jackson 5 – "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"
Michael Bublé, "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"
Coldplay, "Christmas Lights"
Madonna – "Santa Baby"
Eartha Kitt - "Santa Baby"
Sam Smith, "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"
Paul McCartney, "Wonderful Christmastime"
Burl Ives, "A Holly Jolly Christmas"
Michael Bublé, "Holly Jolly Christmas"
Frank Sinatra (feat. B. Swanson Quartet), "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"
Band Aid, "Do They Know It's Christmas?" (1984)
Bruce Springsteen - 'Santa Claus Is Coming to Town'
Justin Bieber, "Mistletoe"
The Ronettes, "Sleigh Ride"
Michael Bublé, "It's Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas"
Brenda Lee, "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"
Bobby Helms, "Jingle Bell Rock"
Ella Fitzgerald – "Winter Wonderland"
Johnny Matthis - "Sleigh Ride"
Kelly Clarkson, "Underneath the Tree"
Wham! "Last Christmas"
José Feliciano, "Feliz Navidad"
Al Green and Annie Lennox – "Put a Little Love in Your Heart"
Queen - 'Thank God It's Christmas'
Faith Hill - "O Come, All Ye Faithful"
Stevie Wonder- "Someday At Christmas"
Mariah Carey - "O Holy Night"
Josh Groban - "Silent Night"
Elvis Presley - "Here Comes Santa Claus"
Elvis Presley, "Blue Christmas"
Nat King Cole, "The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)"
Mariah Carey, "All I Want for Christmas Is You"
Andy Williams, "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"
John Lennon & Yoko Ono, "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)"
Bing Crosby, John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra, Ken Darby Singers, "White Christmas"
Darlene Love – "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"
The Pogues - 'Fairytale Of New York'