During the holiday season, it's inescapable: Christmas music! And while for some it's a soothing delight to hear the old and new favorites, for others it can be So to help you set the jukebox to match your mood — or party — TODAY checked in with Billboard and Cloud Cover Music to find out which songs make our hearts merry and light! We've broken in the top favorites into five categories; classic, pop, kids, duets and offbeat. There are far more tunes than we could squeeze into a Top 50, so make sure you let us know what rings your bells this season! One of the best-known renditions of this song is Burl Ives' contribution from the Christmas special, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Released in , the song made early references to rock 'n roll, which was still a new form in that era, and references other popular songs like "Rock Around the Clock. Originally performed in on Bing Crosby's NBC show "The Kraft Music Hall," the song went on to sell over million copies, and has an opening verse rarely heard that refers to being in the Beverly Hills, California sun. A documentary about the song will be released in the U.
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If there is one thing that is constant in this world, it is that the day after Halloween marks a multi-month-long non-negotiable stream of holiday music in just about every public place that has speakers. Here are the best Christmas songs of all time. You can listen to the full playlist on Spotify. Is it bold for a track title to self-proclaim as the Christmas song? Also yes. But, this iconic tune deserves all of the liberties it takes and more. This is the original and perhaps the only holiday diss track. Essentially one long series of back-handed compliments sung in a hilarious baritone, this song is sure to make even Mr. Grinch himself crack a smile. In , the modern art-rock star and the old-school silky-voiced crooner joined forces in one of the most unexpectedly successful duets of all time.
Whether you're decorating the Christmas tree , hosting a holiday gathering, or simply trying to get hyped for the holiday season, a festive soundtrack with all the best Christmas songs is essential to set the mood while you deck the halls. Pretty much every celebrated artist has sung a holiday tune at some point over the years. There are some under-the-radar picks that should be classics. Then there are the holiday novelty songs, which come out one season a year, like the perfect advent treat. And finally, there are also some of our modern Christmas song favorites, featuring pop singers who are able to put their own twists on those timeless classics. And Mariah, who exists in a category all her own. Bing Crosby's classic hit about a picturesque Christmas scene is one of the most popular holiday songs ever — Guinness World Records even named it the best-selling single of all time.