Ranking the Top 10 Most Popular Christmas Songs


Christiana Reeves

Christmas may be over, but that doesn’t mean everybody stops listening to the songs! Whether they’re new or have been around for a while, here is my ranking of the top 10 most popular Christmas songs.


  1. “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby

This one isn’t bad; it’s just kind of boring to listen to. Instead of getting the ‘holly jolly’ kind of Christmas vibes that I want from this song, it sounds more like something a church choir would sing. I recommend this if you like something more classical, at least in a way.


  1. “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Andy Williams

I feel like this song is the kind that plays in the background during Christmas dinner, not something that I would willingly listen to. It sounds better and gives me that cozy Christmas feeling that I love, but it does get kind of tiring after a while.


  1. “The Christmas Song” by Nat King Cole

I really like the chorus of this song, especially the chorus towards the end. But other than the chorus, this song reminds me of something you would see a ballet routine of. That’s not a bad thing, but it’s just not as good as the other songs on here.


  1. “A Holly Jolly Christmas” by Burl Ives

This song is the kind that I think mostly grandmothers like (not that there’s anything wrong with that). I feel like most people know at least the chorus, but it’s pretty forgettable. It’s still very enjoyable to listen to.


  1. “Jingle Bell Rock” by Bobby Helms

This song might belong in other people’s number 1 spots, but honestly, I’m kind of tired of hearing it. For me, it’s one of those songs that you hear so many times, it becomes very annoying to hear. While it’s still a good song, we can put it to rest. Just for a little while.


  1. “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” by Frank Sinatra

This used to be my favorite Christmas song, and I still think it’s really good, just not worthy of the number 1 spot. I think it’s my nostalgia for it that places it in the top 5, because other than that, there’s nothing really of note about it.


  1. “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” by Michael Bublé

I was very pleasantly surprised when I first listened to this song. It makes me want to write a Hallmark-style love story with a Christmas ball at the end. It just sparks the writer inside of me, and sounds like it would play at a cabin Christmas party.


  1. “All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey

Whether you want to or not, you’ve definitely heard of this song. I’d pretty much sum it up as what I said about Jingle Bell Rock, except it’s a very fun song, so I’d be more willing to listen to this. It’s a number 1 Christmas song for a reason.


  1. “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee

This song reminds me of elementary school, and I don’t know why. There’s just something about this song that makes me want to listen to it every Christmas. Maybe it’s the simplicity of the song that I love, but I’d gladly listen to it again and again. 


  1. “Last Christmas” by Wham!

I can’t get enough of this song. I really love both breakup and Christmas songs, and this one fits perfectly. Heartbreak? Check. Christmas cheer? Check. Catchy? Check! I especially love the covers for this song. Every cover I’ve listened to is just so much better than the last. My only critique for it is that it’s a little repetitive. However, so is every other song on this list! I definitely recommend this song, and I think it’s one of, if not the best Christmas songs out there.