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Friday, December 20, 2013

100 of the Best Holiday Songs

In addition to being inundated with holiday movies, most of us are being inundated with holiday songs. Below is a list of some of my favorites. One of these years, I'll provide links to iTunes so that you can download the song. But, for now, here are my top 100 (in alphabetical order -- I hope):
  1. All I Want for Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
  2. Angels We Have Heard on High -- Glee Cast
  3. Auld Lang Syne - James Taylor
  4. Ave Maria - The Carpenters
  5. Away in a Manger/Child in a Manger - Michael W. Smith
  6. Baby, It's Cold Outside - Dean Martin
  7. Baby, Please Come Home for Christmas - Eagles
  8. Believe - Josh Groban
  9. Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley
  10. Breath of Christmas - Amy Grant
  11. Carol of the Bells - Various
  12. Carols Sing - Michael W. Smith
  13. Celebrate Me Home - Kenny Loggins
  14. The Chanukah Song - Adam Sandler
  15. Christ is Born - The Carpenters
  16. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - U2
  17. Christmas Can't Be Very Far Away - Amy Grant
  18. Christmas Canon - Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  19. Christmas Hymn - Amy Grant
  20. Christmas in Your Arms - Alabama
  21. Christmas in Hollis - Run D.M.C.
  22. Christmas is Coming - Vince Guaraldi Trio
  23. Christmas Island - Jimmy Buffett
  24. The Christmas Shoes - NewSong
  25. The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole
  26. Christmas Time is Here - Vince Guaraldi Trio
  27. Christmas Waltz - Michael W. Smith
  28. Christmas Was Meant for Children - Sandi Patti
  29. Christmastime - Michael W. Smith
  30. Cold December Night - Michael Bublé
  31. Deck the Halls - Mannheim Steamroller
  32. Do You Hear What I Hear? - Whitney Houston
  33. Do They Know It's Christmas - Glee Cast
  34. Emmanuel, God With Us - Amy Grant
  35. Extraordinary Merry Christmas - Glee Cast
  36. Feeling Good - Nina Simone
  37. Feliz Navidad - José Feliciano
  38. The First Noel - Josh Groban & Faith Hill
  39. Frosty the Snowman - Jimmy Durante
  40. Go Tell It On The Mountain - James Taylor
  41. God is With Us - Casting Crowns
  42. Going Home For Christmas - Phil Coulter
  43. Good King Wenceslas - Various
  44. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer - Elmo & Patsy
  45. Greensleeves - Various
  46. Grown Up Christmas List - Amy Grant
  47. The Happiest Christmas - Michael W. Smith
  48. Happy Xmas (The War is Over) - John Lennon
  49. Hark the Herald Angels Sing - Diamond Rio
  50. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Vonda Shepherd
  51. Hey Santa - Carnie and Wendy Wilson
  52. High Plains (Christmas on the High-Line) - Philip Aaberg
  53. Holly Jolly Christmas - Burl Ives
  54. I Believe in Father Christmas - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
  55. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day - Casting Crowns
  56. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - John Mellencamp
  57. I Saw Three Ships - Craig Duncan
  58. I Wonder As I Wander - Sandi Patti
  59. I'll Be Home for Christmas - Michael Bublé
  60. In the Bleak Midwinter - Phil Coulter
  61. It Snowed - Meaghan Smith
  62. It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Andy Williams
  63. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm - Frank Sinatra
  64. Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring - Amy Grant
  65. Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms
  66. Jingle Bells - Michael Bublé
  67. Joy to the World - Aretha Franklin
  68. Last Christmas - Glee Cast
  69. Let it Snow - Dean Martin
  70. Linus and Lucy - Vince Guaraldi Trio
  71. Little Alter Boy - The Carpenters
  72. Little Drummer Boy - Various
  73. Manger 6 - Bob Rivers and Twisted Radio
  74. Merry Christmas Baby - Bruce Springsteen
  75. Merry Christmas Darling - The Carpenters
  76. Mister Santa - Amy Grant
  77. Mistletoe and Holly - Frank Sinatra
  78. Nothin' New for New Years - Harry Connick, Jr. & George Jones
  79. The Nutcracker Suite - Various
  80. Patapan - Various
  81. Please Come Home For Christmas - The Eagles
  82. River - Joni Mitchell
  83. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Burl Ives
  84. Santa Claus in Coming to Town - Bruce Springsteen
  85. Santa Baby - Madonna
  86. Skating - Vince Guaraldi Trio
  87. Silent Night - Sarah McLachlan
  88. Sleigh Ride - The Carpenters
  89. Snoopy's Christmas - The Royal Guardsmen
  90. Snow - Bing Crosby, Danny Kay, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen
  91. Song For A Winter's Night - Sarah McLachlan
  92. Sweet Little Jesus Boy - Casting Crowns
  93. Tennessee Christmas - Amy Grant
  94. There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays - Perry Como
  95. This Christmas - Vonda Shepard
  96. Walkin' Round in Women's Underwear - Bob Rivers and Twisted Radio
  97. What are You Doing New Year's Eve? - Ella Fitzgerald
  98. Where Are You Christmas? - Faith Hill
  99. White Christmas - Bing Crosby
  100. You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch - Boris Karloff

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