10 Most Popular Christmas Songs
Can you name 10 most popular Christmas songs? Each year, organizations like the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) release their picks for the best holiday songs of the season. But everyone has an opinion regarding favorite Christmas songs. Not only are these ten songs the most popular holiday songs, they are also some of the best.
- “The Christmas Song.” First on the list of popular Christmas songs is, appropriately enough, “The Christmas Song.” Also known as “Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire,” this 1940s classic song is a holiday standard and popular cover song for many a musician.
- “Frosty The Snowman.” Who hasn’t heard or sung the words to “Frosty The Snowman”? This popular children’s song was made famous by Gene Autry in the 1950s. The song was adapted for books, films, and the now-popular television special from the 1960s.
- “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.” Judy Garland introduced “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” in the 1940s film, “Meet Me In St. Louis.” The song is a popular way to end a Christmas concert, television special, and family sing-along.
- “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas.” “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” is a classic Christmas song. Through the years, many children have sung this one in Christmas pageants and holiday concerts, eagerly anticipating the holiday season.
- “Jingle Bell Rock.” Bobby Helms released “Jingle Bell Rock” in the 1950s. With its catchy lyrics and tunes, the song is a holiday standard on radio stations, television specials, and holiday albums.
- “Jingle Bells.” “Jingle Bells” may be the most popular Christmas song of all time. Certainly, it’s one of the most commonly sung holiday songs in the world. It’s one of the oldest songs on the list, written sometime in the mid-1800s. It’s one song to which everyone can sing along.
- “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.” “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” is an extremely popular Christmas hit about Santa Claus’s “ninth reindeer” with the glowing red nose. Every child and most adults know this Christmas song, made popular with the 1960s stop-motion television special.
- “Silent Night.” “Silent Night” is one of the most popular Christmas carols. Certainly, it’s the most popular religious song. Widely recognized around the world, the slow lullaby describes the night that Jesus was born.
- “Sleigh Ride.” "Sleigh Ride” consistently ranks at the top of the list of most popular Christmas songs. Enjoyed as a vocal piece or instrumental, with its famous horse whinny, the song is certainly a holiday favorite.
- “White Christmas.” What list of popular Christmas songs is complete without Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas”? This 1940s classic has been performed by many musicians through the years, but Bing Crosby’s version remains the favorite.