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This page lets you peer inside the internal workings of Christmas Songs, offering as it does a snow flecked guide to what this site is all about. In other words it offers an exhaustive list of the Christmas songs that make our world go round.

You'll find all your festive favourites listed here but also so many other songs about the season that you never knew existed. Why stick to the same menu of songs every December when we can bring you an a la carte selection that will make your ears water (before freezing and falling as snow)?

Every song listed below has a link to its own individual page where there'll be music, lyrics and a little information. To help you decide which to click there is a short description for each song, including the year it was released. So whenever you feel the need you can party like it's Christmas 1999, December 1958 or New Year's Eve 1974.

Song NameWritten ByYearInfo
(It Must've Been Ol') Santa ClausHarry Connick, Jr.1993Harry Connick, Jr. turns the traditional template of the Christmas song on its head for his 1993 album 'When My Heart Finds Christmas'.
2000 MilesChrissie Hynde1983‘2000 Miles’ is the Pretenders Christmas song which they released in 1983, prior to their third album 'Learning to Crawl'.
`Twas LovePatti LaBelle1990''Twas Love' is an original composition written by singer Patti LaBelle in 1990.
A Baby Just Like YouJohn Denver, Joe Henry1975This 1975 song was written by John Denver for Frank Sinatra. Both went on to record versions with Denver memorably teaming up with the Muppets in 1979 to sing 'A Baby Just Like You'.
A Christmas LetterJohn Greenebaum, Paul Nelson, Gene Nelson1987A country Christmas song made famous by Reba McEntire.
A Christmas Love SongAlan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Johnny Mandel1991An song from the early 90's that has racked up an impressive list of artists that have recorded it over the years.
A Christmas To Remember1) Dolly Parton 2) Amy Grant, Beverly Darnall, Chris Eaton1984There are 2 very different compositions called 'A Christmas To Remember'. One comes from the 80's by Dolly Parton and one a decade later from Amy Grant.
A Christmas ToastKen Lane, Irving Taylor1959A Bing Crosby song that was released in 1971 for his 'A Time To Be Jolly' collection.
A Highland CarolMichael W. Smith2007An instrumental piece from contemporary Christian music artist Michael W. Smith.
A Holly Jolly ChristmasJohnny Marks1964There is really only one definitive version of this song and it comes from a 1965 recording by burly Burl Ives.
A Joyous SongShawn Stockman1993A R&B Christmas song by one of the genres most successful acts Boyz II Men.
A Kiss For ChristmasLuther Vandross, Ivan Hampden 1995While the rest of us contend with the booze at Christmas, Luther Vandross was more concerned about the schmooze.
A Simple Christmas SongRandy VanWarmer2002The Oak Ridge Boys turn their hand to a Randy VanWarmer song and it emerges as a cosy fireside ditty.
A Soldier's KingJohn Barlow Jarvis, Kenny Horton1996This religious song from Kenny Rogers displays all the qualities you'd expect from a man who obviously has a passion for the season of goodwill.
A Song And A Christmas Tree (The Twelve Days Of Christmas)Unknown1780There are many recorded versions of this old carol but Burl Ives' and Natalie Cole's ones are probably the pick of the bunch.
A Spaceman Came TravellingChris De Burgh1976Chris de Burgh released his Christmas song ‘A Spaceman Came Travelling’ in 1976 and it has been with us ever since.
A Star Stood Still (Song Of The Nativity)Johnny Broderick, Barbara Ruth1962A classic 60's recording from gospel legend Mahalia Jackson.
A Time For PeaceErik Robertson, Greg Adams1978The ubiquitous Roger Whittaker makes another entry in the role-call of Christmas songs, this time with his 1978 song 'A Time For Peace'.
A Time To Be JollyLes Brown, Sonny Hale, Lee Hale1971A little known, but thoroughly delightful seasonal offering from Bing Crosby.
A Winter RomanceKen Lane, Sammy Cahn1959Dean Martin's song about romance on the ski slopes is awash with orchestral grandeur.
All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)Donald Yetter Gardner 1944'All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth' is a novelty Christmas song from the 1940's that has shown incredible staying power. It is as popular today as it was all those years ago.
All I Want For Christmas Is A Real Good TanPaul Overstreet2003A song from country singer Kenny Chesney extolling the virtues of Christmas at the beach.
All I Want For Christmas Is YouMariah Carey, Walter Afanasieff1994'All I Want for Christmas Is You' was a huge Christmas hit by Mariah Carey in 1994 and remains a perennial favourite to this day. The song was jointly written by Carey and Walter Afanasieff for her 1994 album 'Merry Christmas'.
All I Want Is You This ChristmasMartin Briley, Dana Calitri1998A track from N'Sync's Christmas album 'Home For Christmas'.
All Night, All DayRay Charles2004Ray Charles recorded this song with the Voices of Jubilation Gospel Choir for his 2004 live Christmas album.
All Through The NightTraditional1784A traditional Welsh song that has morphed into a Christmas carol.
All Year LongMichael W. Smith2007'All Year Long' is a lush orchestral Christmas song from Michael W. Smith.
Amid The Falling SnowEnya2005Enya's 'Amid The Falling Snow' is as gentle as its subject matter.
An Old Christmas CardVaughn Horton1963Jim Reeves recalls a precious, but forgotten, yuletide activity on his half sung/half spoken 'An Old Christmas Card'.
An Old Fashioned ChristmasSammy Cahn, Jimmy VanHeusen/Richard Carpenter, John Bettis1978'An Old Fashioned Christmas' has been recorded by Frank Sinatra (1964) and the Carpenters (1978) but they are two completely different compositions. Both are magical however, not that often making it on to playlists but definitely deserving to be.
Last ChristmasGeorge Michael1984The hit track, ‘Last Christmas’ was produced by popular pop duo, Wham!. The song was written by George Michael, who is one half of Wham! with the other member of the duo being Andrew Ridgeley. The song was released in time for the Christmas of 1984, being released in December.
And The Bells RangJoel Herron, Leroy Hale1970A delightful festive number from Bing Crosby, recorded for his classic 'A Time To Be Jolly' LP in 1971.
And Winter CameEithne Patricia Ní Bhraonáin, Roma Ryan2001An uplifting instrumental piece from Enya's 2008 album of the same name.
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne1945The song is about a couple that gets snowed in during a snow storm. They decide that getting snowed in isn’t such a bad thing, and spend the evening popping popcorn, sitting by the fire, and snuggling.
Angels From The Realms Of GloryJames Mont­gom­e­ry1816This carol has been with us for almost 2 centuries and it continues to be embraced by popular culture.
Lonely This ChristmasMike Chapman, Nicky Chinn1974Mud released ‘Lonely This Christmas’ in 1974. The song was met with a lot of success and the success of this song was topped off by not only getting the song to reach UK number one, but also by getting the song to win the 1974 title of Christmas number one.
Another Year Has Gone ByBryan Adams, Eliot Kennedy1998Bryan Adam's wrote 'Another Year Has Gone By' for Celine Dion's first English language Christmas album in 1998.
Anthem For ChristmasMichael W. Smith, Gloria Gaither1989A decent exercise in creating the perfect Christmas sound from Michael W. Smith who undoubtedly loves the season.
Merry Christmas EveryoneBob Heatlie1980The 1980’s Christmas festive classic, ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ was an extremely successful and much loved song by platinum selling rock and roll sensation Shakin’ Stevens (real name is Michael Barratt). This Christmas hit was Shakin’ Stevens most recent UK number one to date. ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ was produced by Dave Edmunds and written by Bob Heatlie.
Merry Xmas EverybodyNoddy Holder, Jimmy Lea 1973The 1973 hit Christmas song ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ was released in 1973 by Slade. The lead vocalist of this rock band was Noddy Holder. This track was written by Noddy Holder and Jimmy Lea (Bassist for Slade).
As BaileEnya1994'As Baile' appeared on Enya's 'Christmas' EP but fans of the season might feel it is a little short of sounding festive.
Mistletoe And WineKeith Strachan, Jeremy Paul, Leslie Stewart1988The Christmas track ‘Mistletoe and Wine’ which was originally written for the musical 'Scraps' was made popular by much loved pop star Cliff Richard when it was released in December 1988. The song was written by a trio, each having their own input. These three people were Keith Strachan, Jeremy Paul and Leslie Stewart.
Mull Of KintyrePaul McCartney, Denny Laine1977‘Mull of Kintyre’ was written by Paul McCartney and Denny Laine. After being written, it was performed by Wings. To date, it is Wings’ biggest hit in the UK, holding the Christmas number one position.
AspenglowJohn Denver1975A pretty winter tune from John Denver.
At Christmas TimeLuther Vandross1996A rare Christmas track from Luther Vandross.
Audrey's GiftMichael W. Smith2007A simple instrumental from Michael W. Smith's third Christmas album.
Auld Lang SyneRobert Burns1788This New Year's Eve anthem has had many cover versions down through the years and most don't stray too far from the traditional template.
Auld Lang Syne / You'll Never Walk AloneSlade1985Slade bring two classics together in one song for a raucous end of year anthem.
Oiche Chiun (Silent Night)Father Joseph Mohr1816Enya memorably reworked 'Silent Night' in her native Irish tongue in 1988.
Baby It's Cold OutsideFrank Loesser, Lynn Loesser1944'Baby It's Cold Outside' has been with us since 1944 when it appeared at a housewarming party given by Frank Loesser and his wife Lynn. It proved so popular it wasn't long before the movie studios got wind of it and in 1949 the song made it onto the soundtrack for MGM's 'Neptune's Daughter'.
Baby Jesus Is BornRandy Handley, Cam King1999Garth Brooks goes gospel and it all sounds energetic, if a little hollow.
Please Come Home For ChristmasCharles Brown1960Released in 1960, ‘Please Come Home for Christmas’ was a worldwide successful Christmas song which was by Charles Brown. Charles Brown is an extremely popular and much loved American musician.
Back Door SantaClarence Carter, Marcus Daniel1968A Christmas song for adults from Clarence Carter which has taken on lots of different guises over the years.
Back To TennesseeShelton Feazell, Carl Jackson2005An album track from the perennial yuletide country music stars the Oak Ridge Boys.
Bad Little BoyRay Stevens1997Ray Stevens imagines himself as a young boy bent on destruction and destined to get no Christmas presents as a result.
Rockin' Around The Christmas TreeJohnny Marks1958Johnny Marks wrote ‘Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree’. This Christmas song was recorded by Brenda Lee in 1958. It was recorded on Decca 9-30776. Brenda Lee gives an outstanding vocal performance, yet astoundingly, Brenda Lee recorded this song when she was just thirteen years old. When released, ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree’ was released as an A Side, with its B Side being ‘Papa Noël’.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed ReindeerJohnny Marks1939From the Christmas carol to the much-loved Television show, everyone loves Rudolph the Red nosed Reindeer. It has long been a popular favorite with adults and children alike.
Santa BabyJoan Ellen Javits, Philip Springer, Tony Springer, and Fred Ebb1953In 1953, Joan Javits and Philip Springer wrote ‘Santa Baby’. Despite both of these two people being the writers, Tony Springer is also listed as a co-writer, and this is interesting as Tony Springer was just a legal fiction which was created for the purposes of membership in regards to the performing rights organization BMI. Joan Javits happens to be the niece of Senator Jacob K. Javits.
Santa Claus Is Coming To TownJ. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie1934Santa Claus is coming to town has long been a favorite with adults and children alike. It fills children with hope every season. They know that Santa has out his list and is checking it twice to see who is naughty and nice. All good little boys and girls will find presents under their trees on Christmas morning.
Beautiful Star Of BethlehemR. Fisher Boyce, Adger M. Pace, A.L. Phipps1940A little known song that has some beautiful imaginings from the likes of Emmylou Harris and the Judds.
Because Of His LoveBrian McKnight, B. Barnes1996A religious piece of soul from the smooth operator himself Brian McKnight.
Silver BellsJay Livingston, Ray Evans1950Silver Bells has long gladdened people’s hearts who hear it during the Christmas season. The idea of children laughing, people dancing, and bells ringing is enough to give even the meanest Scrooge the Christmas spirit. Especially since the song is set in the city where nine times out of ten people are just not that friendly normally. The singing of Silver Bells combined with the Christmas season seems to work wonders in just about everyone children and adults alike.
Sleigh RideLeroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish1946Over time, Sleigh Ride became known as The Boston Pops “signature” song, it was originally a musical piece composed by Leroy Anderson during a heat wave in the summer of 1946.
BelieveGlen Ballard, Alan Silvestri2004Josh Groban's 'Believe' is taken from the 2004 Christmas movie the Polar Express.
Bells Of ChristmasRon Altbach, Al Jardine, Mike Love1974A song from the Beach Boys that comes from their unreleased second Christmas album 'Merry Christmas from the Beach Boys'.
Beneath The Christmas TreeSarah Higgins, Jeffrey Pearson, Billy Thomas2002A country Christmas tune from the long running Oak Ridge Boys.
Stay Another DayTony Mortimer1994East 17 released this Christmas track in 1994 and it was met with immediate a huge success. The song was a hit around the world, securing the number one spot in many countries.
Step Into ChristmasBernie Taupin1973Released in 1973, ‘Step into Christmas’ was a successful Christmas song by Elton John. Although ‘Step into Christmas’ is Elton John’s song, the lyrics actually came from Bernie Taupin, but the music did come from Elton John.
Stop The CavalryJona Lewie1980Jona Lewie wrote the song ‘Stop the Cavalry’ in 1980. Initially not written as a Christmas song, Jona Lewie said that instead of the song being designed as a Christmas track, it was actually designed as a protest song, however the use of the brass band to give the song a Christmas feeling and the line in the song, ‘Wish I was at home for Christmas’ helped change the song in to a Christmas release.
Bethlehem TonightBrian McKnight1998A silky soulful Christmas number from R&B's Mr. Christmas Brian McKnight.
Bethlehem TownJars of Clay2000An acoustic song from Nashville's Jars of Clay.
The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)Ross Bagtasarian Sr1958The Chipmunk Song (Christmas don’t be late) was written in 1958 by Ross Bagtasarian Sr. aka David Seville. David Seville played the “father” and manager of the Chipmunks on the shows and the blockbuster movies.
The Christmas SongMel Tormé, Robert Wells1944"The Christmas Song", also commonly known as "Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire", was written by the songwriting team of Mel Tormi and Bob Wells in 1944.The pair originally entitled their song, “Merry Christmas To You!”
Bless This HouseHelen Taylor1927'Bless This House' may not strictly be a Christmas song but its sentiments are definitely deserving of a Christmas setting.
The Little Drummer BoyKatherine K. Davis, Henry V. Onorati, Harry Simeone1941The Christmas song, originally called Carol of the Drum, was written musician Katherine Davis in 1941 and based upon a 12th century French legend.
Blue ChristmasBilly Hayes, Jay W. Johnson1948'Blue Christmas' has been around since 1948 and it's popularity remains as high as it has ever been. Proving yet again that Christmas is not all about the jollity.
Boogie Woogie SantaLeon René1948A Christmas song from the 1940's that has prized versions coming from the blues, jazz and rockabilly music scenes.
Born In A MangerEugene Curry, L. Armstead Edwards, Bunny Sigler, Jimmy Sigler1990A vocal led tune from Patti LaBelle's 1990 Christmas album.
Born That We May Have LifeChris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Matt Maher2009An original tune from Christian artist Chris Tomlin which can be found on his 2009 Christmas album 'Glory in the Highest: Christmas Songs'.
Up On The HousetopBenjamin Hanby1864Written by Benjamin Hanby, this Christmas song, ‘Up on the House Top’ was written in the town of New Paris, Ohio in 1864. When recorded, the track featured a multiple number of singers, most known was Gene Autry who is also known for her version of another Christmas classic; ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’.
Walking In The AirHoward Blake1985The song ‘Walking in the Air’ was released in 1985 with young Welsh chorister Aled Jones, providing the vocals for the track. This Christmas song was written by Howard Blake. The creation of this song was to actually be provided for the Christmas cult classic film; ‘The Snowman’
We All Stand TogetherPaul McCartney1984‘We All Stand Together’ is an intriguing Christmas song and different from the usual festive hit, in that it has derived from an animated film.
Boxing DayMatt Thiessen2007A quiet acoustic number from Reliant K's second Christmas album 'Let It Snow, Baby... Let It Reindeer'.
Breath Of Heaven (Mary's Song)Amy Grant, Chris Eaton1992A 1992 religious song from popular singer songwriter Amy Grant that portrays the fears of a young Mary about to give birth to Jesus.
Bring A TorchUnknown1553A French carol from the 16th century that has received plenty of attention from contemporary artists, some of whom were more successful that others.
White ChristmasIrving Berlin1940“Grab your pen and take down this song,” Irving Berlin told his secretary one night in 1940. “I just wrote the best song I’ve ever written- heck I just wrote the best song that anybody’s ever written!” And so, legend has it, this is how Berlin’s holiday classic White Christmas came about.
Winter WonderlandFelix Bernard, Richard B. Smith1934The song, which has been recorded by over 150 different artists, was first recorded in 1934 by Richard Himber and the Hotel Ritz-Carlton Orchestra. In 2007, the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) named Winter Wonderland as the number one most played Christmas song.
Wonderful ChristmastimePaul McCartney1979Released in 1979, ‘Wonderful Christmastime’ was a Christmas song by Paul McCartney. When released, the song was received very well around the world and still has much popularity around the world during the Christmas festive period
C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-SJenny Lou Carson, Eddy Arnold1961A religious tune from the 60's that proves that simple can be very effective.
You’re A Mean One Mr. GrinchTheodor Geisel1966You’re a mean one Mr. Grinch was written and composed for the 1966 TV special How the Grinch stole Christmas. It was written by the much-loved Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel, the music was composed by Albert Hague and contained six verses. It was performed by Thurl Ravenscroft, the voice of Tony the tiger in the Kellogg’s commercials for years.
Calypso NoelGordon Krunnfsz1966A summery Christmas song (!) by Gordon Krunnfsz, made famous by Johnny Mathis in 1969 for his popular album 'Give Me Your Love for Christmas'.
Caro Gesu BambinoPiero Soffici, Pier Quinto Cariaggi2009A quiet but emotional song from Andrea Bocelli from his hugely successful 2009 album 'My Christmas'.
Carol For A Christmas TreeLee Holdridge1979A song that appears as part of a medley on the 1979 album 'John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together'.
Carol Of The BellsPeter J. Wilhousky, Mykola Leontovich1904This Christmas carol was composed by the Ukrainian Mykola Leontovych. Leontovych. ‘Carol of the Bells’ is a composition of a choral miniature work. The first composition was in 1904, but it wasn’t until 1916, that it was to premier. In December of 1916, a student choral group performed the song at Kiev University. It premiered in the United States five years later in 1921 at Carnegie Hall. The carol tells of the tale of a swallow that decidedly flies into a household to deliver the message that the family within the household will have a bountiful year.
Carol Of The BirdsWilliam G. James, John Wheeler1948A relatively recent Australian carol that has been covered by some well known artists over the years.
Carol Of The DrumKatherine Davis1941'Little Drummer Boy' started life out in 1941 as 'Carol of The Drum' and some artists have used this original name on their recordings.
Caroling, CarolingAlfred Burt1954'Caroling, Caroling' is a Christmas carol by Alfred Burt who wrote 14 others as part of a family tradition during the 40's and 50's.
Carols SingMartha Puckett, Paul Puckett1990A contemporary carol from 1990 that has been wonderfully realised by Christian singer Michael W. Smith.
Child In The MangerMary MacDonald1888A 19th century carol from Scots Gaelic songwriter Mary MacDonald which was most notably recorded by Michael W. Smith.
Child Of Winter (Christmas Song)Brian Wilson, The Beach Boys1974A rare Christmas track from the Beach Boys that was released on single to promote a full-length holiday record that was never released.
Children Of ChristmasPlácido Domingo1997'Children of Christmas' can be found on a live recording from 1997 called 'Christmas in Vienna' which features the voices of Placido Domingo and Michael Bolton. Despite what you're thinking it's fantastic!
Children's Christmas SongIsabelle Freeman, Harvey Fuqua1965This 1965 Christmas song appeared on the Supremes 'Merry Christmas' album and was released as a single that year.
Christ Is BornDomenico Bartolucci, Ray Charles1957'Christ Is Born' was written for the Sistine Chapel Choir but Perry Como took it to the masses in 1968 for 'The Perry Como Christmas Album'.
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)Phil Spector, Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich1963Darlene Love recorded this classic in 1963 for Phil Spector's famous Christmas LP. Since then it has been upgraded, refitted and updated but we always return to the faultless original.
Christmas AgainRusty Golden, Jimbeau Hinson 1986The Oak Ridge Boys do what they do best in a Christmas setting.
Christmas AngelsMichael W. Smith2007A lush orchestral number with vocals and a choir from Christmas lover Michael W. Smith.
Christmas As I Knew ItJohnny Cash, Jan Howard1963A spoken word history lesson on the good old Christmases of yore from Johnny Cash.
Christmas BellsHarry Filler, Leonard Schroeder1955'Christmas Bells' is the title of 2 very different songs from 2 very different performers, Patti Page and Perry Como. Both are a treat.
Christmas BluesWillie Nelson, Booker T Jones1979An instrumental from Willie Nelson's 1979 Christmas album 'Pretty Paper'.
Christmas BrideM. Jay1959We discovered this 1959 tune from Ray Conniff recently and can say without hesitation that it will be on our stereos for every future Christmas.
Christmas Can't Be Far AwayBoudleaux Bryant1954Boudleaux Bryant's song from the 50's boast universal themes of a special Christmas, something that has appealed to Christmas fans such as Eddy Arnold, Burl Ives and Amy Grant.
Christmas CarolMary Chapin Carpenter2008Country singer Mary Chapin Carpenter wrote 'Christmas Carol' for her 2008 holiday album 'Come Darkness, Come Light: 12 Songs of Christmas'.
Christmas ChildSid Tepper, Roy Bennett1959Burl Ives goes all quiet on us for his 1965 song 'Christmas Child'. As usual it is a delight. Rotary Connection's song of the same name is equally absorbing a couple of years later.
Christmas Comes To Us All Once A YearF. Arquill1962'Christmas Comes To Us All Once A Year' is a 1962 song from legendary soul singer Mahalia Jackson. You don't often find this intensity in Christmas songs.
Christmas CookiesAaron Barker2005A 2005 song from country legends the Oak Ridge Boys.
Christmas DinnerTennesse Ernie Ford1951Tennesse Ernie Ford's 'Christmas Dinner' is a lively main course that can be served after a starter of fresh Bing and is best followed up by a desert of sweet Burl.
Christmas Dreaming (A Little Early This Year)Irving Gordon, Lester Lee1947A little known gem from Frank Sinatra which was updated many years later by Harry Connick Jr.
Christmas DreamsRobert Kinkel, Paul O'Neill2004Don't let the early piano movements lead you astray as this is an unabashed rawk-out that is hardly festive material despite its title.
Christmas Eve With YouBrian McKnight1998The closing track on Brian McKnight's 'Bethlehem' album.
Christmas EverydaySmokey Robinson1963'Christmas Everyday' has taken various shapes and forms over the years but it is Smokey Robinson's 1963 take that stands out.
Christmas For CowboysSteve Weisberg1975A hushed little Christmas tune from John Denver's first Christmas album 'Rocky Mountain Christmas'.
Christmas HolidayC. Smith1965There are 2 sixties songs titled 'Christmas Holiday', the most famous of which comes from Andy Williams.
Christmas HymnAmy Grant, Michael W. Smith1983'Christmas Hymn' is taken from Amy Grant's first Christmas album which was recorded high in the Rocky Mountains.
Christmas In AmericaDolly Parton1989Dolly Parton wrote this song for Kenny Rogers and he sang it on 1989's 'Christmas In America'.
Christmas In DixieJeff Cook, Theodore Gentry, Mark Herndon, Randy Owen1982A 1982 country Christmas song courtesy of Alabama.
Christmas In KillarneyFrank Weldon, James Cavanaugh, John Redmond1950It may come from the Darby O'Gill school of Irishness but that doesn't stop 'Christmas In Killarney' from being a joyful Christmas lark.
Christmas In My HeartDouglas Fraser, Julia Fraser, Rosalyn Winters1985Several artists have their own 'Christmas In My Heart' but the one from Ray Charles is about the best known.
Christmas In The AirJon Oliva, Paul O'Neill/Kenny Rogers1998Trans-Siberian Orchestra's recorded 'Christmas In The Air' for their 1998 'The Christmas Attic' album. Kenny Rogers also has a song of the same name that came out in 2004.
Christmas Is A BirthdayDick Manning, Gregory Paul Deutsch1965'Christmas Is A Birthday' is taken from folk sing Burl Ives Christmas masterpiece 'Have A Holly Jolly Christmas'.
Christmas Is A Feeling In Your HeartJoe Darion, George Kleinsinger1953If your song has been recorded by Andy Williams and Johnny Mathis you know it must be something special.
Christmas Is A-Comin'Frank Luther1955A lively song by Bing Crosby that was adopted from a nursery rhyme called 'Christmas Is Coming'.
Christmas Is ComingVince Guaraldi/Traditional1965Given that is comes every year it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that several artists have recorded 'Christmas Is Coming'.
Christmas Is For EveryoneGoodwin, Loring, Wayne1986Both Johnny Mathis and James Brown have recorded songs called 'Christmas Is For Everyone', each decked out in the 2 stars individual style.
Christmas Is Here AgainRoger Whittaker1978Roger Whittaker wrote this roasted chesnut in 1978 and it was covered by Sarah Brightman in Vienna 2 decades later.
Christmas Is Here To StayBill Angelos, Buz Kohan1970A lost from Bing which appeared on his deleted 'A Time To Be Jolly' LP from 1971.
Christmas Is My Favorite Time Of The YearPete McCann1981We always knew Kenny Rogers had a soft spot for Christmas and this song just proves the theory.
Christmas Is Paintin' The TownJoe Bonsall, Duane Allen, Richard Sterban, William Lee Golden1982An oldie but a goodie from 1982 from country legends the Oak Ridge Boys.
Christmas Is The Time to Say I Love YouBilly Squier1981'Christmas Is A Time To Say I Love You' first appeared as a b-side in the early 80's but its inclusion on various compilations down the years has given the song festive legs.
Christmas IslandLyle Moraine1946Not many on-traditional Christmas songs have been covered so regularly as Lyle Moraine's 'Christmas Island' but it is easy to see why given its totally tropical flavours.
Christmas JamPaul O'Neill2004Patti's soul or Trans-Siberian Orchestra's bluster....you decide.
Christmas Like A LullabyJohn Denver1990The title song from John Denver's 1990 Christmas themed album.
Christmas Lullaby (I Will Lead You Home)Amy Grant, Chris Eaton1999A typically uplifting number from Amy Grant's 1999 album 'A Christmas To Remember'.
Christmas MemoriesAlan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Don Costa1975Frank Sinatra is all you need to light up your Christmas and on this number he lights up plenty of past ones too.
Christmas Needs Love To Be ChristmasSteve McClintock, Tim James1990Andy Williams' star may have been on the wane by 1990 but it continued to turn out fine Christmas songs like 'Christmas Needs Love To Be Christmas'.
Christmas OfferingPaul Baloche2005A cover of Paul Baloche's 'Offering' by another religious band Casting Crowns.
Christmas PresentLarry H. Brown, Keats Tyler1974Doris Day and Andy Williams both have their own 'Christmas Present' and in this case Doris wins the Day.
Christmas SecretEnya Brennan2006Enya is no stranger to Christmas recordings and 2006's 'Christmas Secrets' is a note perfect example of her winter charms.
Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End) Justin Hawkins2003Released in December 2003, ‘Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End)’ was a single released by The Darkness. The Christmas song was part of the famous UK Christmas Number One Race.
Christmas Time All Over The WorldHugh Martin1965Until the 2002 release of the Rat Pack Christmas this wonderful swinging Christmas tune from Sammy Davis remained as obscure as snow in the Atacama Desert.
Christmas Time Is HereVince Guaraldi, Lee Mendelson1965Vince Guaraldi's 'Christmas Time Is Here' was recorded for the animated Charlie Brown Christmas episode and it remains as popular today as it was way back in 1965.
Christmas Time Is Here AgainGeorge Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr1963A Christmas song from the Beatles! A rare enough event but its what their fanclub members received in 1967.
Christmas Time Is In The Air AgainMariah Carey, Marc Shaiman2010An amiable track from Mariah Carey's second Christmas LP 'Merry Christmas II You'.
Christmas WishesArt Podell, Randy Sparks1981A little known Christmas song from Anne Murray which is one of a big back catalogue of seasonal tunes she has recorded.
Christmas With YouJohnny Cash1972Johnny Cash wrote this little known ditty in 1972 for the Christmas album he recorded with his family. It is a slight but engaging few minutes.
Christmas Without YouDolly Parton1984Dolly and Kenny do what they do best, offering us a homely Christmas scene and an 80's inspired soundtrack.
Christmas Won't Be The Same This YearLaVerne Ware, Pam Sawyer1970Jermaine takes the lead on this song from the Jackson 5's 1970 Christmas album.
Old City BarTrans-Siberian Orchestra2000Despite the fact that Trans Siberian Orchestra is a popular band whose songs are heard throughout the season, their less popular songs are perhaps their most influential. "Old City Bar" is a song about Christmas that differs from many Christmas separations songs.
Do They Know It's Christmas? (Feed The World)Midge Ure, Bob Geldof1984The Christmas song ‘Do They Know It's Christmas?’ was a charity single, written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure. Written in 1984, it was produced in order to try and raise money for aid relief to Ethiopia during the famine of 1984-1985 taking place there at that current time.
Do You Hear What I HearNoel Regney,Gloria Shayne Baker1962Do you hear what I hear was written by a married couple in Oct. 1962. Noel Regney wrote the lyrics and his then wife Gloria Shayne Baker took care of the music. The song was written as a plea for peace during the Cuban missile crisis.
Driving Home For ChristmasChris Rea1988‘Driving Home for Christmas’ was Christmas single released as a non-album single in December 1988 by Chris Rea. Chris Rea claimed in a live interview that he had written the song years before he first recorded it. The song was released on four different formats; CD, cassette, 7” vinyl and a 12” vinyl.
Fairytale Of New YorkShane MacGowan, Jem Finer1987The loveable Christmas classic ‘Fairytale of New York’ was made famous by Irish rock group, The Pogues and featured Kirsty MacColl on the track. The song was released in 1987 in a bid to claim the title of Christmas number one. The song was written by Shane MacGowan and Jem Finer.
Feliz NavidadJosé Feliciano1970Originating from Peurto Rico, ‘Feliz Navidad’ was a popular Christmas song which was written back in 1970. This Christmas song was written in 1970 by José Feliciano.
Frosty The SnowmanSteve Nelson, Walter E. Rollins1950The song was written by the duo of Jack Nelson and Steve Rollins in 1950. They wrote it hoping to capitalize on the famous Rudolph the Red nosed Reindeer song that had been such a big hit in 1949.
Give Love On Christmas DayBerry Gordy, Freddie Perren, Christine Perren, Alphonzo Mizell and Deke Richards1970Motown Records was first where ‘Give Love on Christmas Day’ was recorded. ‘Give Love on Christmas Day’ is a Christmas song which came from probably the most famous musical family in the world, The Jackson 5.
Grandma Got Run Over By A ReindeerRandy Brooks1978Along with all of the traditional Christmas carols out there, you have the novelty christmas songs as well. Grandma got run over by a reindeer is one such song. While it is not very Christmas oriented in the traditional sense it gained popularity quickly upon its release. It has since become a big favorite during the holiday season.
My Favourite Time of YearLeigh Haggerwood2010A Christmas song from Leigh Haggerwood with a video that is as celebrated as the song itself.
X-mas SongLisle Mitnik2007A jangling delight from Chicago's one man band Fireflies.
Happy Christmas (War Is Over)John Lennon, Yoko 1969Happy Christmas (War is over) came at a time when America was in great turmoil. The Vietnam War was raging and things were not much better on the home front. Many did not believe in what the government was doing over in Vietnam and were quite vocal while showing it. The world seemed to be an awful place and nothing was going to make it better any time soon.
Have Yourself A Merry Little ChristmasRalph Blane, Hugh Martin1943Written in 1943 for the musical "Meet Me In St.Louis", in which Judy Garland sings the song, but "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", didn't have any real popularity until Frank Sinatra sang it in 1957.
Here Comes Santa ClausGene Autry, Oakley Haldeman1946Here comes Santa Claus was written by Gene Autry and Oakley Haldeman. The idea for the song is interesting in itself. Gene Autry was riding his horse Champion in down Hollywood Blvd. in the annual 1946 Christmas parade when he heard the children shouting Here comes Santa Claus.
Home For The Holidays (There's No Place Like)Bob Allen, Al Stillman1954Lyrically written by Al Stillman ‘Home for the Holidays’ is a much loved and popular song which of all seasons, is most commonly linked with the Christmas season. The music to accompany this Christmas song, was written by the world famous Robert Allen. The song was eventually published in 1954.
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every DayWizzard1973The song ‘I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday’ was released by the rock band; Wizzard. The band was formed in Birmingham by Roy Wood who was previously in the Electric Light Orchestra. Roy Wood was the author of this Christmas hit.
I Won't Be Home For ChristmasI wonder as I wander, out under the sky How Jesus the savior, did come to die To save lowly people like you and like I I wonder as I wander, out under the sky Sweet Mary laid Jesus, within a cow's stall Came wise men and farmers and shepherds and all The blessings of Christmas heaven did fall And God's promise of ages, to them did recall If Jesus had wanted for any small thing A cloud in the sky or a bird on the wing Or all of God's angels in heaven to sing He surely could have had it, because He was the King Because He was King!
I'll Be Home For Christmas (If Only In My Dreams)Walter Kent, Kim Gannon, Buck Ram1943I’ll be home for Christmas was written by Buck Ram, Kim Gannon, and Walter Kent. Although there is some controversy, as to whom the original writer of the song was. It was written in 1943 and quickly joined White Christmas as one of the most loved songs in America.
It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like ChristmasMeredith Willson1951Meredith Willson wrote the amazing Christmas classic, ‘It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas’ in 1951, although interestingly, the title of this song was originally ‘It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas’.
It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The YearEdward Pola, George Wyle1963It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year is a Christmas song written by Eddie Pola and George Wyle. The song, which was written in 1963, was first recorded by Andy Williams on his first Christmas album entitled The Andy Williams Christmas Album.
Jingle Bell RockJoseph Carleton Beal, James Ross Boothe1957An all time favorite with the American public, Jingle bell rock was written just a few days before Christmas in 1957 by Bobby Helms.
Jingle BellsJames Lord Pierpont1850Written by James Lord Pierpont in 1850, ‘Jingle Bells’ is one of the most well recognised and loved winter songs in the world. The song was originally release under the title of ‘One Horse Open Sleigh’ but was reprinted in 1859 under a different title,’ Jingle Bells, or the One Horse Open Sleigh’.
Just Like ChristmasAlan Sparhawk, Mimi Parker, John Nichols1999A modern classic from indie band Low that infused the spirit of Christmas past with the joyous youthfulness of Christmas present and future.