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100 best Christmas songs of all-time

100 best Christmas songs of all-time
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Christmas is here, 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 92.5 will be playing Christmas songs all day on Christmas Eve and Christmas! And in doing so, we’ve compiled a list of the 100 most popular 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.

Check back tomorrow as we pick apart the list and reveal The Beat’s 12 best Christmas songs of all time. Enjoy!

100 Great Christmas Songs 

(in alphabetical order of songs)

"12 Days of Christmas" | Ray Conniff Singers

"A Holly Jolly Christmas"  | Burl Ives

"A Mad Russian's Christmas"  | Trans Siberian Orchestra

"Amen" | The Impressions

"Believe" | Josh Groban

"Christmas In Hollis’ | Run-DMC

"Christmas Time Is Here" | Vince Guaraldi Trio

"Christmastime" | The Smashing Pumpkins — "Christmastime"

"Do You Hear What I Hear" | Bing Crosby

"Dominick The Donkey" | Lou Monte

"Fairytale Of New York" | The Pogues

"Father Christmas" | The Kinks

"Frosty the Snowman" |  Jimmy Durante

"Give Love on Christmas Day" | The Jackson Five

"Good King Wenceslas" | John Mason Neale

"I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" | — by Gayla Peevey

"It's Christmas Everywhere" | Paul Anka

"Jingle Bell Rock" | Bobby Helms – Jingle Bell Rock

"Joy To The World" | Aretha Franklin -Joy To The World

"Linus and Lucy" | Vince Guaraldi Trio

"Little Drummer Boy"  | King and Country

"Mary, Did You Know?" | Pentatonix

"Mele Kalikimaka" | Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters

"Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays" | NSYNC

"Monsters' Holiday" | Bobby 'Boris' Pickett

"Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy" | David Bowie and Bing Crosby

"Please Come Home For Christmas” | Jon Bon Jovi

"Pretty Paper" | Roy Orbison

"Run Rudolph Run" | Chuck Berry

"Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" | Bruce Springsteen

"Sleigh Ride" | Ella Fitzgerald

"Snoopy’s Christmas" | The Royal Guardsmen

"Step Into Christmas" | Elton John

"Thank God It’s Christmas" | Queen

"The Chipmunk Song Christmas Don’t Be Late)"  | Alvin and the Chipmunks

"The Christmas Waltz" | Frank Sinatra

"Under The Mistletoe" | Kelly Clarkson and Brett Eldredge

"What Christmas Means To Me" | Stevie Wonder

"Winter Wonderland" | Eurythmics

"Zat you, Santa Claus?" | Louis Armstrong

“2000 Miles” | Pretenders

“A Holly Jolly Christmas” | Burl Ives

“All I Want for Christmas Is You” | Mariah Carey

“Blue Christmas” |Elvis Presley

“Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” | Darlene Love

“Christmas Lights” | Coldplay

“Christmas Time Is Here” | Vince Guaraldi Trio

“Christmas, Baby Please Come Home” | U2

“Cozy Little Christmas” | Katy Perry

“Do They Know It’s Christmas?” | Band Aid

“Do You Hear What I Hear?”  | Whitney Houston 

“Donde Esta Santa Claus” | Augie Rios – “Donde Esta Santa Claus”

“Feliz Navidad” | José Feliciano

“Go Power at Christmas Time”  | James Brown

Barenaked Ladies & Sarah McLachlan | “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”

“Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer” | Elmo and Patsy

“Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” | John Lennon & Yoko Ono

“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” | Judy Garland

“Here Comes Santa Claus” | Elvis Presley

“Holly Jolly Christmas” | Michael Bublé

“Home For The Holidays” | Perry Como

“I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” | The Jackson 5

“I’ll Be Home for Christmas” | Frank Sinatra

“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas” | Michael Bublé

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” | Andy Williams

“Jingle Bell Rock” | Chubby Checker & Bobby Rydell

“Last Christmas” | Wham! “Last Christmas”

“Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” | Frank Sinatra

“Like it’s Christmas” | Jonas Brothers

“Little Drummer Boy” | Harry Simeone Chorale

“Little Saint Nick” | The Beach Boys

“Make it to Christmas” | Alessia Cara

“Merry Christmas (I Don’t Wanna Fight Tonight)”  | Ramones

“Merry Christmas Baby” | Otis Redding

“Merry Christmas, Darling” | The Carpenters

“Mistletoe” | Justin Bieber

“My Gift Is You” | Gwen Stefani

“O Come, All Ye Faithful” | Faith Hill

“O Holy Night” | Mariah Carey

“Please Come Home for Christmas” | Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

“Put a Little Love in Your Heart” | Al Green and Annie Lennox

“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” | Brenda Lee

“Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer” | Gene Autry

“Santa Baby” | Eartha Kitt

“Santa Claus is Coming to Town” | The Crystals

“Santa Tell Me”  | Ariana Grande

“Santa’s Beard” | The Beach Boys

“Santa’s Coming For Us” | SIA

“Silent Night” | Josh Groban

“Sleigh Ride” | Johnny Matthis

“Sleigh Ride” | The Ronettes

“Someday At Christmas” | Stevie Wonder

“The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)” | Nat King Cole

“Underneath the Tree” | Kelly Clarkson

“White Christmas”  | Bing Crosby, John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra, Ken Darby Singers

“Winter Wonderland” | Dean Martin

“Winter Wonderland” | Ella Fitzgerald

“Wonderful Christmastime” | Paul McCartney

“Wrapped in Red” | Kelly Clarkson

“You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”  | Thurl Ravenscroft


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