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There are two types of people in the world: Those who listen to Christmas music before Thanksgiving Fine, that's not exactly true, but there's just something magical about Christmas songs — the nostalgia, the traditions, the feeling that can only be described as jolly — that just set the mood.
So, even if you're the type to wait until after Turkey day, if you're decorating the house , trimming the tree, wrapping gifts or just in the mood to relax and want to listen to some of your holiday favorites, we've created a playlist of the best Christmas songs of all time. The list, which ranges from to today, has a little bit of everything. There are the old, classic favorites you look forward to hearing every year.
There are the under-the-radar, modern Christmas songs that should be classics, but haven't been around long enough yet to reach that status. There are country Christmas songs that add a bit of twang to the holiday. And, of course, there's Mariah, because no playlist would be complete without her.
Throw these all on your playlist, and you'll put modern Christmas radio stations to shame. Bing Crosby's classic hit about a picturesque Christmas scene is one of the most popular holiday songs ever — Guinness World Records even named it the best-selling single of all time. We couldn't stop at one Crosby tune; his heartfelt holiday song is a moving tribute to the soldiers fighting in World War II.
Louis , which is about four daughters coming of age while getting ready to move to New York. Time for a re-watch? Everyone knows this holiday song, so it barely needs a name — it's the one where Nat King Cole sings, "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Gene Autry is the performer behind this song and " Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer ," so it's a voice you've been attached to since you were a little kid. This jazzy holiday song by Frank Sinatra is about that cold winter weather we all have a love-hate relationship with. Although it wasn't on his original Christmas album, it was featured on the updated compilation album.
This cheeky song by Eartha Kitt is about wanting some pretty extravagant Christmas gifts. Even though this is a holiday tune, it's one of her most well-known songs ever. Elvis Presley's recording of this song is the most well-known version, but rumor has it that he didn't even want to sing it in the first place, according to an interview with late singer Millie Kirkham.
When you need a Christmas song with some rock and roll to it, Chuck Berry is the first one to call. This one will get people to get up and dance! Brenda Lee was only 13 years old! She'd probably wouldn't have guessed that people would still be listening to it today.
This Johnny Mathis pop song is from his first Christmas album ever — in total, he's released six throughout his career. This novelty Christmas song came out back in the '50s, but we're sure everyone still knows what Alvin wants to find under the tree. It's a certified kid-pleaser. Ella Fitzgerald's jazzy rendition of this Christmas classic is a holiday staple. A harmonica version of it was actually the first song ever played in outer space , according to the Smithsonian.
Fun fact: This holiday pop song by Andy Williams is often featured in back-to-school commercials for Staples. Darlene Love's barn-burner of a song may be about heartbreak, but it makes us happy to hear it every year. There's something melancholy about this song, which everyone knows from A Charlie Brown Christmas , but it wouldn't feel like the holidays without it. You can get this song with the vocals, or as an instrumental. Dean Martin's take on this classic holiday hit is upbeat and genuinely fun to listen to. He, too, has an entire Christmas album complete with his take on all your holiday favorites.
The Flirtations may not have achieved the heights of other '60s girl groups, but their Christmas , originally released as a B-side, is a banger. Even though Jimmy Boyd was the original artist of this song, Jackson 5's cover is so much catchier, with funky beats, amazing vocals and innocent conversations recorded in the background. You've probably heard this soul song covered by plenty of other artists, but Donny Hathaway was the first.
Rolling Stone even called him one of the " most important Black performers " of his time. Sadly, it was was one of the last recordings Crosby made before he died. For Christmas with a roots-rock vibe, this song by The Band celebrates the life of the "son of a carpenter" who brought the world joy. This New Wave tune details a lot of near-misses between the singer and a love interest, until they finally get together on Christmas.
Anyone nursing a holiday crush can relate. Written as a song for the musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas , Dolly made the tune her own for the big screen adaptation that she starred in with Burt Reynolds in the '80s. Julie Andrews' graceful voice rings crystal clear in this classic religious hymn from her first holiday album, Christmas With Julie Andrews.
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