Welcome to the time of year where every public space suddenly transforms into a celebration of the holiday spirit. For some, this might be the best month of all—when radio stations, hotel lobbies, department stores, elevators dentist offices, veterinary clinics, police precincts, movie theaters etc. For others, it's a hell of manufactured cheer and commoditized holiday emotion. But, we can't escape any of it. So we might as well embrace it.
Count down our 50 favourite Christmas songs
Drawing up a definitive list of festive hits is a task that would tax Santa Claus himself, but we think these are the 50 best Christmas songs of all time. Listen to the best Christmas songs on Apple Music and Spotify , and scroll down to read our best Christmas songs of all time. Though only a minor hit it peaked at No. Smart, sassy and highly infectious. A duet with country singer Blake Shelton, it was first released in time for Christmas Though not specifically a festive song, its winter theme has led to it becoming a Christmas standard.
Whether you're decorating the Christmas tree , throwing an over-the-top party, or simply trying to get hyped for the holiday season, a festive soundtrack with all the best Christmas songs is essential to set the mood. Hey, what else are you going to listen to while you deck the halls? Holiday music has some of the most time-honored performances from some of our most celebrated artists.
If you're like us, you probably start blasting Christmas music soon as you can—after all, there's no such thing as too soon when it comes to Christmas tunes. That statement is up for friendly debate, but we call after Halloween fair game! Happy holiday hits for an entire month, or dare we say two months, leading up to the most wonderful time of the year? Put our faves on repeat! When you're putting together your ultimate Christmas playlist, make sure to include the most popular Christmas songs of all time, from old-school original hits like "White Christmas" so nostalgic! Whether you prefer original versions of Christmas songs or pop renditions of timeless classics, there's something for everyone on this list. All of those holiday radio stations won't be able to compete with your holly jolly playlist! This track—which is the best-selling modern day Christmas song of all time—has earned Mariah Carey the title "Queen of Christmas. This pop tune is the kind of Christmas song you can sing in the shower. Fun fact: Released in , it didn't top the charts until