My favorite Christmas music

I’m a Christmas music junkie. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I listen to a steady stream of Christmas music. I’m sure it drives my family crazy, but I can’t help it. It’s the only month of the year where you get to play these songs.

I have a long list of favorites, but here is an attempt to narrow it down to my top 50. The result is a mix of classics, jazz, modern pop, and a couple of offbeats. It wasn’t easy, but here goes.

  1. Do You Hear What I Hear? – Bing Crosby
  2. Joy To The World – London Symphony Orchestra
  3. Peace On Earth/The Little Drummer Boy – Bing Crosby (w/ David Bowie)
  4. My Favourite Things – Tony Bennett
  5. Sleigh Ride – Harry Connick, Jr.
  6. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
  7. Someday At Christmas – Stevie Wonder
  8. Christmas In Dixie – Alabama
  9. Heaven Everywhere – Francesca Battistelli
  10. I Believe In Father Christmas – Emerson, Lake & Palmer
  11. Where Are You Christmas – Faith Hill
  12. The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late) – Alvin & the Chipmunks
  13. Overture And A Holly Jolly Christmas – Burl Ives
  14. What Christmas Means To Me – Stevie Wonder
  15. Please Come Home For Christmas – The Eagles
  16. It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas – Bing Crosby
  17. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Amy Grant
  18. White Christmas – Bing Crosby
  19. Christmas Canon – Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  20. The First Noel – Andy Williams
  21. Silent Night – Reba McEntire
  22. Last Christmas – Wham!
  23. Christmas Time – Christina Aguilera
  24. Christmas Vacation – Katie Campbell
  25. Believe – Josh Groban
  26. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) – John Lennon
  27. Wonderful Christmas Time – Paul McCartney
  28. It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year – Andy Williams
  29. Winter Wonderland – Ray Charles
  30. I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Michael Buble
  31. Little Drummer Boy – MercyME
  32. Underneath the Tree – Kelly Clarkson
  33. Christmas In The Sand – Colbie Caillat
  34. Angels We Have Heard On High – Josh Groban
  35. O Holy Night – Celine Dion
  36. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
  37. Snoopy Christmas – The Royal Guardsmen
  38. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – U2
  39. Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) – Gene Autry
  40. Frosty The Snowman – Jimmy Durante
  41. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer – Gene Autry
  42. Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt
  43. Ave Maria – Celine Dion
  44. Christmas/ Sarajevo 12/24 – Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  45. The Twelve Days Of Christmas – McKenzie Brothers
  46. The Nutcracker Suite: Trepak / March / Dance of the Reed Flutes / Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies
  47. Carol of the Bells
  48. Mele Kalimaka – Jimmy Buffet
  49. Christmas Island – Leon Redbone
  50. Christmas Time Is Here – Vince Guaraldi