Top 10 Christmas songs of all time


As Christmas is approaching these are the best 10 songs to add to your Christmas playlist.

by Faith Kyere, Reporter

Winter Wonderland” Felix Bernard & Richard B. Smith

As part of Michael Bublé’s “Christmas” album released in 2011, this song cover represents a frosty paradise. With jazzy tunes, its nice melody describes a winter scene which embodies the holiday spirit. The song allows me to effortlessly visualize an ideal Christmas, therefore earning it the number one spot.

Last Christmas” Wham!

Released in 1986 as part of the album “Music from the Edge of Heaven,” this alternative pop song gave a new sound to traditional holiday music. Nominated for British video of the year and best vocal arrangement, “Last Christmas” became a UK No. 1 single in 2016. The song’s upbeat indie take on Christmas also provides a refreshing bit of variety for a Christmas playlist for those looking to take a breather from the classical holiday tunes.

All I Want for Christmas Is You” Mariah Carey

As a reappearing No.1 song on the charts, this classic anthem is one of the most popular Christmas songs of all time. Being one of the best-selling holiday songs by a female artist in music history, many know this tune is a necessity to any Christmas playlist. Although this song is great, I find it repetitive and overplayed which lowered its rank in my ratings.

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

Originally written by Meredith Wilson in 1951, this song talks about a love for Christmas and has been remade by multiple artists. This rendition from Michael Bublé is a part of his 2011 “Christmas” album. This perrenial favorite has spread Christmas cheer throughout decades.

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” Brenda Lee

Recorded in 1958 and written by Johnny Marks, this song was personalized just for Lee to sing. At only 13 years old, Lee performed a song that would become majorly successful and was even played in the 1990 hit movie “Home Alone.” With its jolly lyrics and great singing, this song allows you to get in the holiday spirit. Many even play it year-round and Lee considered the song her “signature.”

Santa Baby” Eartha Kitt 

Originally sung by Eartha Kitt and written by Joan Javits and Phillip Springer in 1953, this soft tune tells the story of a woman asking for high-quality gifts. It was famously covered by Madonna in 1987. Many popular artists went on to record it as well, making it a classic. This song is a lovely slow tune to listen to if you are into romantic Christmas songs.

Santa Tell Me” Ariana Grande

Released in 2014, this pop holiday song features the singer asking Santa if she will find “the one” for Christmas. This single is a more modern Christmas song and is loved by many who listen to Ariana Grande. It is fun, upbeat and a great song for the Christmas season.

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

A part of Andy Williams’ Christmas album in 1963 and performed on the Andy Williams show, this song’s popularity gave Williams the title of “Mr. Christmas.” Also featured in “Home Alone 2,” this classical song will forever remain a must-play during the Christmas season.

Underneath the Tree” Kelly Clarkson

A part of the “Wrapped in Red” album from 2013, this cheery song brings a modern take to Christmas music. This song emphasizes how materialistic items should not be the main focus of the Christmas season; instead, the focus should be spending time with others and enjoying their company. Although this song is upbeat, energetic and objectively good, I personally am not the biggest fan.

Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” John F. Coots & Haven Gillespie

Originally written in 1934 by John F. Coots and Haven Gillespie, this song has remained very popular for decades. It is so well-known that in 1970 a movie was made based on the classic song. Although I can admit this song has had many great renditions, I also feel this song is better-suited for a younger audience.