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100 Greatest Christmas Songs of All Time
Digital Dreamdoor ^ | Christmas | WCBS FM

Posted on 12/24/2012 7:49:06 PM PST by Mozilla

Here are the 100 Greatest Christmas Songs of all time compiled by WCBS FM.

1 White Christmas Bing Crosby

2 The Chipmunk Song The Chipmunks

3 Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer Gene Autry

4 I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus Jimmy Boyd

5 Jingle Bell Rock Bobby Helms

6 The Christmas Song Nat King Cole

7 Snoopy's Christmas The Royal Guardsmen

8 Here Comes Santa Claus Gene Autry

9 Little Drummer Boy Harry Simeone Chorale

10 Donde Esta Santa Claus Augie Rios

11 Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree Brenda Lee

12 You're All I Want For Christmas Brook Benton

13 Baby's First Christmas Connie Francis

14 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Frank Sinatra

15 Home For The Holidays Perry Como

16 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Four Seasons

17 Do They Know It's Christmas Band Aid

18 Happy Christmas (War is Over) John Lennon & Yoko Ono

19 May You Always Harry Harrison

20 Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer Elmo and Patsy

21 Jingle Bell Rock Chubby Checker & Bobby Rydell

22 Jingle Bells Singing Dogs

23 Frosty the Snowman Gene Autry

24 Merry Christmas Darling The Carpenters

25 Little St. Nick The Beach Boys

26 Please Come Home For Christmas Charles Brown

27 It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas Perry Como & The Fontaine Sisters

28 Feliz Navidad José Feliciano

29 Santa Baby Eartha Kitt

30 Do You Hear What I Hear Bing Crosby

31 Blue Christmas Elvis Presley

32 Run Rudolph Run Chuck Berry

33 Silent Night Andy Williams

34 Nuttin' for Christmas Barry Gordon

35 Wonderful Christmastime Paul McCartney

36 Step Into Christmas Elton John

37 The Christmas Waltz Frank Sinatra

38 All I Want For Christmas is My Two Front Teeth Spike Jones

39 Please Come Home For Christmas The Eagles

40 Amen The Impressions

41 Monsters' Holiday Bobby 'Boris' Pickett

42 Holly Jolly Christmas Burl Ives

43 Give Love on Christmas Day The Jackson Five

44 Dominick, The Italian Christmas Donkey Lou Monte

45 White Christmas The Drifters

46 It's Christmas Everywhere Paul Anka

47 Gee Whiz, It's Christmas Carla Thomas

48 Christmas Dragnet Stan Freberg & Daws Butler

49 Sleigh Ride - (Instrumental) Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops

50 Pretty Paper Roy Orbison

51 Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) Darlene Love

52 If It Doesn't Snow on Christmas Gene Autry

53 What Christmas Means To Me Stevie Wonder

54 Marshmallow World Dean Martin

55 Winter Wonderland Aretha Franklin

56 Merry, Merry Christmas Baby Margo Sylvia & The Tuneweavers

57 Frosty the Snowman The Ronettes

58 Christmas Auld Lang Syne Bobby Darin

59 Jingle Bells (Instrumental) Booker T and The MG's

60 Silver Bells Johnny Mathis

61 Merry Christmas All Denise Montana

62 Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer The Melodeers

63 Santa Claus is Coming To Town The Crystals

64 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Frank Sinatra

65 Sleigh Ride The Ventures

66 The Most Wonderful Time of The Year Andy Williams

67 Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy David Bowie and Bing Crosby

68 Winter Wonderland Darlene Love

69 Happy Holidays Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme

70 Kissin' By The Mistletoe Aretha Franklin

71 The Man With All The Toys The Beach Boys

72 The Twelve Days of Christmas Ray Conniff Singers

73 Here Comes Santa Claus Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans

74 We Need A Little Christmas Percy Faith Orchestra

75 Last Christmas George Michael & Wham

76 Silent Night The Temptations

77 We Wish You The Merriest Bing Crosby & Frank Sinatra

78 White Christmas Darlene Love

79 Santa Claus Is Watching You Ray Stevens

80 This Christmas Donny Hathaway

81 A Christmas Long Ago The Echelons

82 Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow Dean Martin

83 Sleigh Ride The Ronettes

84 Mistletoe and Holly Frank Sinatra

85 It's Christmas Once Again Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers

86 'Twas The Night Before Christmas Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians

87 This Time of Year Brook Benton

88 Parade of The Wooden Soldiers The Crystals

89 Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree Dion

90 Chrissy, The Christmas Mouse Debbie Reynolds & Donald O'Connor

91 Marshmallow World Darlene Love

92 Christmas Serenade Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge

93 Christmas Ain't Christmas The O'Jays

94 You're My Christmas Present Jimmy Beaumont & The Skyliners

95 I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus The Ronettes

96 I Believe in Father Christmas Greg Lake

97 Someday At Christmas Stevie Wonder

98 Merry Christmas Baby Otis Redding

99 Winter Wonderland Ray Charles

100 Bells of St. Mary Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans


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1 posted on 12/24/2012 7:49:15 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

Any Christmas song list without “Christmas at Kmart” by Root Boy Slim in the top 10 just can’t be taken seriously.


2 posted on 12/24/2012 7:52:43 PM PST by chickenlips
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To: Mozilla

must just be me but I didn’t see anything resembling a ‘carol’ in the whole list.....

my favorite is and always has been O Come O Come Emmanuel


3 posted on 12/24/2012 7:52:57 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Mozilla

**holding hands over ears** Make it stop, please God, make it stop!


4 posted on 12/24/2012 7:53:28 PM PST by fhayek
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To: Mozilla

Christmas At The Jersey Lily Lounge by Moe Bandy, and Daddy’s Drinkin’ Up Our Christmas by Commander Cody are pretty good.


5 posted on 12/24/2012 7:54:43 PM PST by Argus
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To: chickenlips; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Nor is one without Merry Twistmas by the Marcels!


6 posted on 12/24/2012 7:55:16 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Mozilla

And where is Christmas Island by (cover) Leon Redbone?


7 posted on 12/24/2012 7:56:47 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Mozilla

From someone who once owned a store in a mall, the worst song ever recorded is “Holly Jolly Christmas.” Play it every ten minutes. Pure torture.


8 posted on 12/24/2012 7:57:09 PM PST by Boojum
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To: Mozilla

Excuse me, where is Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis, by Tom Waits.


9 posted on 12/24/2012 7:58:24 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Mozilla

shame...no “I’ll be home For Christmas”


10 posted on 12/24/2012 8:04:25 PM PST by stylin19a (obama -> Fredo smart)
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To: Nifster
None of those songs would make my top 100 list

they did a pretty good job of bumping Jesus off the list , cant get any more secular than that

my favorite is Oh holy night

you'd think Silent Night or Joy to the World would at least get a mention

11 posted on 12/24/2012 8:04:43 PM PST by KTM rider ( , you'd be lucky to get= $7....LOL !)
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To: Nifster

The list was just top Christmas songs. They have another one for more traditional tunes.


12 posted on 12/24/2012 8:06:55 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

Merry Christmas From the Family
Robert Earl Keen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P37xPiRz1sg


13 posted on 12/24/2012 8:07:36 PM PST by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Mozilla

They probably just missed it. ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ - Vince Vance & the Valiants


14 posted on 12/24/2012 8:08:12 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (U.S. elections have become nothing but another cheap ripoff of American Idol.)
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To: Nifster

That was the first thing I noticed, too.


15 posted on 12/24/2012 8:14:22 PM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: Mozilla; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Maybe if they’d gone with Merry Christmas Baby as recorded by Charles Brown insteada Otis Redding, the song woulda placed higher than 98.


16 posted on 12/24/2012 8:22:00 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Mozilla

No Slade “Merry Christmas Everybody”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A8KT365wlA

No Kinks “Father Christmas”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-oVPVsCqs4


17 posted on 12/24/2012 8:28:14 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Mozilla
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Frank Sinatra
No offense to the Chairman, but Judy Garland's is the definitive version, IMO.
18 posted on 12/24/2012 8:31:49 PM PST by Bratch
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To: Mozilla

El Vez and his Lovely Elvettes Feliz Navidad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=IVD8pul1iis&list=PLJ6D_PQtF5r5SCA2LbOSbnpi7JSXKqxkm


19 posted on 12/24/2012 8:33:53 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Mozilla

Frank Sinatra - O Little Town Of Bethlehem (1948)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQKwZRR4mcI

and

Bing Crosby - O Holy Night (1962)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_HFzSCR7v8


20 posted on 12/24/2012 8:35:26 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Having an abortion is "progressive"?)
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To: Mozilla

Traditional Christmas Songs list:
http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_Traditional-Christmas-Songs.html

Top 100 Christmas Worship Songs
http://www.praisecharts.com/top-100-christmas-worship-songs/

List of Christmas Carols
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Christmas_carols


21 posted on 12/24/2012 8:38:28 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla
Hear these every year on the FM dial:

1. Christmas Wrapping - the Waitresses

2. Father Christmas - Kinks

3. Christmas Is the Time To Say I Love You - Billy Squire
22 posted on 12/24/2012 8:38:51 PM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: Mozilla

And you posted this in “NEWS”.


23 posted on 12/24/2012 8:39:54 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: Mozilla

Rancid - Christmas Eve (She Got Up And Left Me)


24 posted on 12/24/2012 8:41:19 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: All
Just a dreadful list. Paul McCartney's Wonderful Christmastime? Srsly? Every single song on 1) Nat King Cole 2) Dean Martin 3) Frank Sinatra and 4) Glen Campbell's most popular Christmas albums are 10 times better than that crap.

Glen Campbell - Little Toy Trains

25 posted on 12/24/2012 8:41:32 PM PST by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: Mozilla

Silent night by Bing Crosby didn’t make the list he and his producer stated it sold more than white Christmas and there was some glitch in the sales numbers that made it appear white Christmas was higher. Just heard the story repeated yesterday on the radio.


26 posted on 12/24/2012 8:42:42 PM PST by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Clay Moore

Sometime soon, my son will call and start singing this song when I answer. I will have to hold back laughing as long as I can, he actually has quite a good voice, and we will then talk about the incident that Merry Christmas From the Family, by Robert Earl Keen, reminds us of. We can relate! Literally.
My husband hates the song and is not particularly amused. He does not like being reminded of a visit that was crazy from get go and cost him a game he had to forgo. Different strokes etc. LOL.


27 posted on 12/24/2012 8:47:44 PM PST by mountainfolk (God Bless the United States of America and the Republic for which is stands.)
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To: mountainfolk

Robert says in one of his music videos that he merely put music to what he witnessed at one of his family gatherings.


28 posted on 12/24/2012 8:56:29 PM PST by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Mozilla

My three favorites seem to be missing:

1) John Denver- Please Daddy, don’t get drunk this Christmas!

2) Various - I’ll be Home for Christmas

3) Springsteen - Santa Clause is Comin to Town


29 posted on 12/24/2012 9:00:28 PM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: Mozilla
Songs that should have made the list:
30 posted on 12/24/2012 9:17:51 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Mozilla
This yuletide rocker also belongs on the list:

Christmas Time Blues--Roy Milton & His Solid Senders (1950)

31 posted on 12/24/2012 9:26:05 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Mozilla

” Christmas Wrapping “ by the Waitresses didn’t make the list? Best original Christmas song of the last 40 years


32 posted on 12/24/2012 9:36:27 PM PST by Figment
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To: chickenlips

gotta look that one up


33 posted on 12/24/2012 9:37:24 PM PST by Figment
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To: Argus

Not to mention “Please Daddy Don’t Get Drunk This Christmas” by John Denver


34 posted on 12/24/2012 9:39:56 PM PST by Figment
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To: Revolting cat!

Gonna be pissed if I can’t find that one on the net


35 posted on 12/24/2012 9:42:05 PM PST by Figment
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To: Thrownatbirth

Christmas Wrapping is a great song


36 posted on 12/24/2012 9:46:16 PM PST by Figment
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To: FlingWingFlyer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1VkMBi9vvw


37 posted on 12/24/2012 9:49:44 PM PST by Mr. Wright (NAACP)
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To: Mozilla

#1 Song - Hooray for Santy Claus (theme song from Santa Claus Conquers the Martians)

- the song is the best thing about the movie, btw


38 posted on 12/24/2012 10:04:25 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Mozilla

“2000 Miles” by The Pretenders


39 posted on 12/24/2012 10:09:13 PM PST by drjimmy
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To: Mozilla

Where is, “ I want a hippopotomus for christmas”
and “Walking round in women’s underware” by
kim peterson.


40 posted on 12/24/2012 10:17:40 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Mozilla

This is my favorite, read the lyrics and listen.
I am never leaving toyland.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1g-wjtQASnc

Toyland, Toyland (Toyland!)
Little girl and boy land
When you dwell within it
You are ever happy there!

Childhood Toyland
Mystical merry Toyland
Once you pass its borders
You can never return again! (not again!)

Childhood Toyland (Toyland!)
Mystical merry Toyland
Once you pass its borders
You can never return again!


41 posted on 12/24/2012 10:19:46 PM PST by sweetiepiezer
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To: Mozilla

#1 is #1 for me, Bing Crosby.
#23 nostalgia from childhood.
Many good ones :)


42 posted on 12/24/2012 10:42:50 PM PST by Morris70
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To: Mozilla

Yoko Ono!?

The radio station behind this list should be deported with Piers Morgan.


43 posted on 12/24/2012 10:46:24 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant
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To: Mozilla

No version of “Baby. It’s Cold Outside” made this list?


44 posted on 12/24/2012 10:59:21 PM PST by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: Mozilla

Cute songs but only two or three actually have anything to do with Christ - how sad.


45 posted on 12/24/2012 11:43:36 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Mozilla

I tried to post something on this but got an error message so please forgive if it’s posted twice.

This is ridiculous! It’s origins are unclear but O Come, O Come Emmanuel (Latin Veni, Veni, Emmanuel) dates to the 8th century. I think that qualifies as Greatest of All (emphasis on ALL) Time. What do they teach in schools today?


46 posted on 12/25/2012 1:18:01 AM PST by Lake Living
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To: SomeCallMeTim
3) Springsteen - Santa Clause is Comin to Town

Personally, I'd climb over broken glass to smash any radio playing this song. It literally puts my teeth on edge. Sorry.

47 posted on 12/25/2012 1:23:26 AM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: Mozilla

“Christmas Must Be Tonight” by The Band


48 posted on 12/25/2012 4:34:48 AM PST by Smber (The smallest minority is the individual. Get the government off my back.)
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To: Mozilla

There might be five or ten of those I would consider listenable. The rest are ear pollution, IMHO.


49 posted on 12/25/2012 4:39:01 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Nifster

Didn’t say 100 greatest Christmas CAROLS. It said 100 greatest Christmas SONGS.


50 posted on 12/25/2012 5:22:09 AM PST by Tupelo (I'm an old man and most people hate me, but I don't like them either so that makes it all even.)
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