by Brad Dison
Christmas songs evoke a myriad of emotions in us. For some people, certain Christmas songs bring back memories of childhood Christmases from long ago. Some people enjoy the nostalgia of hearing singers like Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and others croon in their unforgettable styles. Some people claim they hate Christmas music, but I never believe them. I believe they listen to Christmas music when no one is looking.
Just about every musical artist has recorded at least one Christmas song. (I even recorded one a few years back. Click here to listen to it.) Did you know even Bob Dylan released a Christmas album? Billy Idol released a Christmas album this year… and it’s not bad.
Below is a list of the top 20 best-selling Christmas songs of all time. What’s your favorite Christmas song?
20. A Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives
19. Christmas Light by Coldplay
18. Baby It’s Cold Outside by Dean Martin
17. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Andy Williams
16. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee
15. Santa Claus is Coming To Town by Bruce Springsteen
14. Fairytale of New York by the Pogues Ft. Kirsty Maccoll
13. Blue Christmas by Elvis Presley
12. Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms
11. Happy Christmas (War is Over) by John Lennon and Yoko Ono
10. Mary’s Boy Child by Harry Belafonte
9. Last Christmas by Wham!
8. The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole
7. The Little Drummer Boy by The Harry Simeone Chorale
6. Mistletoe by Justin Bieber
5. Silent Night by Bing Crosby
4. Do They Know It’s Christmas by Band Aid
3. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Gene Autry
2. All I want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey (This is the most downloaded Christmas song of all time.)
1. White Christmas by Bing Crosby (Bing’s 1947 version of White Christmas is not just the best selling Christmas song in history, it’s the best selling single in history.)
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