Top Holiday Tunes

Looking at Billboard tonight, I came across the Top Holiday 100 and noticed that the first fourteen songs were older songs! I thought for sure that Kelly Clarkson’s Underneath the Tree would at least be in the top twenty. Nope. She’s number 34! So, who is in the top spots?

  • 1. All I Want for Christmas is You   Mariah Carey
  • 2. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree Brenda Lee
  • 3. Jingle Bell Rock                               Bobby Helms
  • 4. The Christmas Song                          Nat King Cole
  • 5. A Holly Jolly Christmas                    Burl Ives
  • 6. Feliz Navidad                                   Jose Feliciano
  • 7. It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year   Andy Williams
  • 8. White Christmas                               Bing Crosby
  • 9. Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24)        Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • 10. Happy Xmas (War is Over)              John Lennon & Yoko Ono
  • 11. Last Christmas                                 Wham!
  • 12. Christmas Canon                              Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • 13. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer    Gene Autry
  • 14. Do They Know It’s Christmas           Band-Aid
  • 15. Love is Everything                          Ariana Grande
  • 16. Blue Christmas                                Elvis Presley
  • 17. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Johnny Mathis
  • 18. Sleigh Ride                                    Leroy Anderson
  • 19. Wonderful Christmas Time              Paul McCartney
  • 20. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Michael Buble

So that’s their top twenty. Here’s my top eleven (right now)…

  • 1. Christmas Canon                                Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • 2.That Spirit of Christmas                   Ray Charles
  • 3. Sleigh Ride                                       Leroy Anderson
  • 4. It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year   Andy Williams
  • 5. All I Want for Christmas is You        Mariah Carey
  • 6. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas     Johnny Mathis
  • 7. Santa Baby                                       Eartha Kitt             
  • 8. Please Come Home for Christmas         Eagles
  • 9. Baby It’s Cold Outside      Zooey Deschanel and Leon Redbone
  • 10. Little Drummer Boy                          Pentatonix
  • 11. White Christmas                               Drifters

Top “Don’t Want to Hear it Again” list...

  • 1. Do They Know It’s Christmas             Band-Aid
  • 2. Last Christmas                                 Wham!
  • 3. Feliz Navidad                                  Jose Feliciano
  • 4. Wonderful Christmas Time                Paul McCartney
  • 5. Dominick The Donkey (The Italian Christmas Donkey)

I can tolerate Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer, I'm Gettin' Nuthin' for Christmas, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, and the Hippo song, mostly because they get played infrequently compared to others.

So which would you add to either list? Favorite? Or “never want to hear that again”? Let me know!

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