Favorite Christmas Songs and Lyrics for Holiday Fun

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Christmas Songs, Lyrics, and Merry Christmas To All

How hard could it be to choose your favorite Christmas songs?  I was watching the NBC Today Show this week when they flashed a list of the top Christmas songs on their Orange room screen.  Eureka, I could write a holiday post about my favorite top 10 or top 100 Christmas songs.  Little did I realize how hard it would be.

First, am I picking the top classic songs, or most popular, or favorite artists this year or most downloaded on iTunes, Spotify, or Billboard?  Next am I picking my favorite singer?  Almost anything sung this year by Michael Buble seems to hit the top lists.  Do I include kids songs into these favorites?

So here are my choices but I warn you that I could change my mind.  Also I am showing my age a little in generally choosing the classic singers. 

I thought I would include some partial lyrics for these popular songs further below.  I am adding some you tube video of classic songs and singers.  Hope you enjoy.

My Favorite Top 10 Christmas Songs

1. White Christmas – Bing Crosby
2. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Raindeer – Gene Autry
3. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
4. The Chipmunk Song – Chipmunks
5. Silent Night – Mahalia Jackson
6. It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of the Year – Andy Williams
7. Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
8. The 12 Days of Christmas – Ray Conniff
9. Frosty The Snowman – Gene Autry
10. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts roasting…) – Nat King Cole

My Favorite Religious Themed Christmas Songs

Silent Night
Oh Come All Ye Faithful
Hark, The Herald Angels Sing
O Tannenbaum
Joy to the World
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Oh Holy Night
Little Drummer Boy
Away in a Manger
The First Noel
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Do You Hear What I Hear
Oh Little Town of Bethlehem

Favorite Fun Christmas Songs for Kids

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Frosty The Snowman
The Chipmunk Song
Snoopy’s Christmas
Jingle Bells
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Up On The Housetop
Here Comes Santa Claus
All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth

Favorite Fun Christmas Songs for Adults

Little Saint Nick
Santa Claus Is Coming Tow Town
Jingle Bell Rock
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
Run Rudolph Run
Sleigh Ride
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Baby, It’s Cold Outside
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Santa Baby
Over The River And Through The Woods
Rock and Roll Christmas
Deck the Halls
Sleigh Ride
Happy Holidays
Jolly Old Saint Nickolas

Most Beautiful Christmas Songs To Listen To

White Christmas
The Christmas Song (chestnuts roasting)
The Little Drummer Boy
All I Want For Christmas Is You
Silent Night
It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
Do You Hear What I Hear
There’s No Place Like Home For The Holidays
Mistletoe and Holly
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
Blue Christmas
Sleigh Ride
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Silver Bells
Feliz Navidad
Oh Holy Night
Do You Hear What I Hear

Michael Buble Christmas TV Special From You Tube

 

All Time Best Selling Christmas Songs

I also show their all time rank based on any single song of any type ever recorded:

1. White Christmas – Bing Crosby 1942 (Ranks #1 all time)
2. Silent Night – Bing Crosby 1935 (Ranks $3 all time)
3. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey 1994 (Ranks #10 all time)
4. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer – Gene Autry 1949 (Ranks #15 all time)
5. Do They Know It’s Christmas – Band Aid 1984 (Ranks #19 all time)
6. Jingle Bells – Bing Crosby/Andrew Sisters 1943 (Ranks #74 all time)
7. The Little Drummer Boy – Harry Simeone Chorale 1958 (Ranks #81 all time)

You Tube Video Of Some All Time Favorite Christmas Songs

 

Lyrics To My Favorite Christmas Songs (Alphabetical Order)

All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth lyrics – All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth, my two front teeth, see my two front teeth.  Gee, if I could only have my two front teeth, then I could wish you “Merry Christmas”.

All I Want For Christmas Is You lyrics – I don’t want a lot for Christmas.  There’s just one thing I need.  I don’t care about presents underneath the Christmas tree.  I just want you for my own, more than you could ever know.  Make my wish come true.  All I want for Christmas is you.

Away In A Manger lyrics- Away in a manger, no crib for a bed.  The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head.  The stars in the bright sky looked down where he lay.  the little Lord Jesus asleep in the hay.

Baby It’s Cold Outside lyrics – I really can’t stay baby it’s cold outside.  I’ve got to go away, baby it’s cold outside.

Blue Christmas lyrics –  I’ll have a blue Christmas without you.  I’ll be so blue just thinking about you.  Decorations of red on a green Christmas tree.  Won’t be the same dear, if you’re not here with me.  You’ll be doin all right, with your Christmas of white.  But I’ll have a blue, blue Christmas.

Deck The Halls lyrics – Deck the halls with boughs of holly.  Fa la la la la, la la la la.  Tis the season to be jolly.  Fa la la la la, la la la la.  Don we now our gay apparel.  Fa la la la la la la la.  Troll the ancient Yule-tide carol.  Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Do You Hear What I Hear lyrics – Said the king to the people everywhere.  Listen to what I say.  Pray for peace, people everywhere.  Listen to what I say.  The Child, the Child, sleeping in the night.  He will bring us goodness and light.  He will bring us goodness and light.

Feliz Navidad lyrics – Feliz Navidad, Feliz Navidad, Feliz Navidad, prospero ano y felicidad.  I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas.  I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas.  I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas, from the bottom of my heart.

Frosty The Snowman lyrics – Frosty the snowman was a jolly happy soul, with a corncob pipe and a button nose and two eyes made of coal.  Frosty the snowman is a fairy tale they say.  He was made of snow but the children know how he came to life one day.

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen lyrics – God rest ye merry, gentlemen let nothing you dismay.  Remember Christ our Savior was born on Christmas day to save us all from Satan’s power when we were gone astray.  Oh, tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy, oh tidings of comfort and joy.

Happy Holidays lyrics – Happy holiday, happy holiday, happy holiday.  While the merry bells keep ringing, may your ev’ry wish come true.  May the calendar keep bringing happy holidays to you.

Hark. The Herald Angels Sing lyrics – Hark, the herald angels sing, glory to the newborn King.  Peace on earth and mercy mild.  God and sinners reconciled.  Joyful all ye nations rise.  Join the triumphs of the skies.  With angelic host proclaim, Christ is born in Bethlehem.  Hark, the herald angels sing.  Glory to the newborn King.

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas lyrics – Have yourself a merry little Christmas.  Let your heart be light.  From now on our troubles will be out of sight.  Have yourself a merry little Christmas.  Make the Yule-tide gay.  From now on our troubles will be miles away.

Here Comes Santa Claus lyrics – Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, right down Santa Claus lane.  Vixen and Blitzen and all his reindeer pullin’ on the reins.  Bells are ringin’, children singin’.  All is merry and bright.  Hang your stockings and say your prayers cause Santa Claus comes tonight.

Holly Jolly Christmas lyrics – Have a holly jolly Christmas.  It’s the best time of the year.  Well I don’t know if there’ll be snow but have a cup of cheer.

O Holy Night lyrics – O holy night, the stars are brightly shining.  It is the night our dear Savior’s birth.  Long lay the world in sin and error pining.  Till he appeared and the soul felt its worth.  A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices.

Home For The Holidays lyrics – Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays.  ‘Cause no matter how far away you roam.  When you pine for the sunshine of a friendly gaze, for the holidays you can’t beat home sweet home.

I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day lyrics – I heard the bells on Christmas day.  Their old familiar carols play.  And wild and sweet the words report, of peace on earth, good will to men.

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus lyrics – I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus underneath the mistletoe last night.  She didn’t see me creep down the stairs to have a peak.  She thought I was tucked up in my bedroom fast asleep.

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas lyrics – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, ev’rywhere you go.  Take a look I the five and ten, glistening once again with candy canes and silver lanes aglow.

I’ll Be Home For Christmas lyrics – I’ll be home for Christmas.  You can count on me.  Please have snow and mistletoe, and presents on the tree.  Christmas Eve will find me, where the love light gleams.  I’ll be home for Christmas.  If only in my dreams.

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year lyrics – It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  With kids jingle belling and everyone telling you “Be of good cheer”.  It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear lyrics – It came upon the midnight clear.  That glorious song of old.  From angels bending near the Earth to tough their harps of gold.  Peace on the Earth, goodwill to men from heaven’s all gracious King.  The world in solemn stillness lay to hear the angels sing.

Jingle Bell Rock lyrics – Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock.  Jingle bells swing n jingle bells ring.  Snowing and blowing up bushels of fun.  Now the jingle hop has begun…  Mix and a mingle in the jingling beat, that’s the jingle bell, that’s the jingle bell, that’s the jingle bell rock.

Jingle Bells lyrics – Dashing through the snow in a one horse open sleigh.  O’er the fields we go laughing all the way.  Making spirits bright.  What fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight.  Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way.  Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh.  Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way.  Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh.

Jolly Old Saint Nicholas lyrics – Jolly old Saint Nicholas lean your ear this way.  Don’t you tell a single soul what I’m going to say.  Christmas eve is coming soon now you dear old man.  Whisper what you’ll bring to me.  Tell me if you can…

Joy To The World lyrics – Joy to the World, the Lord has come.  Let earth receive her King.  Let every heart prepare Him room and Heaven and nature sing.  And Heaven and nature sing.  And Heaven and Heaven and nature sing.

Let It Snow lyrics – Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful.  And since we’ve no place to go let it snow, let it snow, let it snow… The fire is slowly dying and my dear we’re still good bye-ing.  But as long as you love me so, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

Little Drummer Boy lyrics – Come they told me pa rum pum pum pum.  A new born King to see pa rum pum pum pum.  Our finest gifts we bring pa rum pum pum pum.  To lay before the King pa rum pum pum pum.  Rum pum pum pum.  Rum pum pum.  So to honor Him pa rum pum pum pum when we come.

Mistletoe and Holly lyrics – Oh by gosh by golly, it’s time for mistletoe and holly.  Tasty pheasants, Christmas presents, Countryside covered with snow.  Oh by gosh by jingle, it’s time for carols and Kris Kringle.

Mr. Grinch lyrics – You’re a mean one Mr. Grinch.  You really are a heel.  You’re as cuddly as a cactus.  You’re as charming as an eel.  Mr Grinch you’re a bad banana with a greasy black peel.

O Come, All Ye Faithful lyrics – O Come All Ye Faithful, joyful and triumphant.  O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.  Come and behold Him, born the King of Angles.  O come let us adore Him.  O come let us adore Him.  O come let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

O Little Town of Bethlehem lyrics – O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie.  Above the deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by.   Yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting light.  The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.

Over The River And Through The Woods lyrics – Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go.  The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh through white and drifted snow.

Rocking Around The Christmas Tree lyrics – Rocking around the Christmas tree at the Christmas party hop.  Mistletoe hung where you can see, every couple tries to stop.  Rocking around the Christmas tree let the Christmas spirit ring.  Later we’ll have some pumpkin pie and we’ll do some caroling.

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer lyrics – You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen.  But do you recall the most famous reindeer of all?  Rudolph the red nosed reindeer had a very shiny nose.  And if you ever saw it, you would say it glows.  All the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names.  They never let poor Rudolph, play in any reindeer games.  Then one foggy Christmas Eve Santa came to say.  Rudolph with your nose so bright, won’t you guide my sleigh tonight.  Then all the reindeer loved him.  And they shouted out with glee.  Rudolph the red nosed reindeer, you’ll go down in history.

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town lyrics – You better watch out, you better not cry.  You better not pout, I’m telling you why.  Santa Claus is coming to town.  He’s making a list and checking it twice.  Gonna find out who’s naughty and nice.  Santa Claus is coming to town.

Silent Night lyrics – Silent night, holy night, all is cam, all is bright.  Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child.  Holy infant so tender and mild.  Sleep in heavenly peace.  Sleep in heavenly peace.

Silver Bells lyrics – City sidewalk, busy sidewalks dressed in holiday style.  In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas.  Children laughing, people passing meeting smile after smile.  And on every street corner you’ll hear.  Silver bells, silver bells, in Christmas time in the city.  Ring-a-ling hear them ring, soon it will be Christmas day.

The Christmas Song lyrics – Chestnuts roasting on an open fire.  Jack Frost nipping on your nose.  Yuletide carols being sung by a choir, and folks dressed up like Eskimos.  Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe, help to make the season bright.  Tiny tops with their eyes all aglow, will find it hard to sleep tonight.

The First Noel lyrics – The first Noel the Angels did say was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay.  In fields where they lay keeping their sheep.  On a cold winter’s night that was so deep.  Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel.  Born is the King of Israel.

The Twelve Days of Christmas lyrics – On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me, a partridge in a pear tree.  On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me.  Two turtle doves and partridge in a pear tree…

Three Kings of Orient lyrics – We three kings of Orient are bearing gifts we traverse afar.  Field and fountain, morr and mountain following yonder star.  O star of wonder star of might.  Star with royal beauty bright.  Westward leading still proceeding guide us to the perfect light.

Up On The Housetop lyrics – Up on the housetop reindeer pause.  Out jumps good old Santa Claus.  Down thru the chimney with lots of toys.  All for the little ones Christmas Joys.  Ho, Ho, Ho who wouldn’t go.  Ho, ho, ho, who wouldn’t go.  Up on the housetop click, click, click.  Down thru the chimney with good Saint Nick.

We Wish You A Merry Christmas lyrics – We wish you a merry Christmas.  We wish you a merry Christmas.  We wish you a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year.  Good tidings to you and all of your kin.  Good tidings for Christmas and a Happy New Year.

White Christmas lyrics – I’m dreaming of a white Christmas just like the ones I used to know.  Where the treetops glitzen and children listen to hear sleigh bells in the snow.  I’m dreaming of a white Christmas with every Christmas card I write.  May your days be merry and bright, and all your Christmases be white.  I’m dreaming of a white Christmas with every Christmas card I write.  May your days be merry and bright, and may all your Christmases be white.

Some Of The Best Selling Christmas Singles By Year:

2004 – Trans-Siberian Orchestra – “Wizards in Winter”
2003 – Michael Buble – “Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow”
2000 – Faith Hill – “Where Are You Christmas”
1998 – Trans-Siberian Orchestra – “Christmas Canon”
1996 – Trans-Siberian Orchestra – “Christman Eve/ Sarajevo”
1995 – Adam Sandler – The Chanukah Song”
1994 – Mariah Carey – “All I Want For Christmas Is You”
1981 – Bruce Springsteen – “Santa Claus is Comin to Town”
1971 – John Lennon – “Happy Xmas (war is over)”
1970 – Jose Feliciano – “Feliz Navidad”
1966 – Thurl Ravenscroft – “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch”
1964 – Burl Ives – “A Holly Jolly Christmas”
1963 – Andy Williams – “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of The Year”
1963 – Beach Boys – “Little Saint Nick”
1959 – Dean Martin – “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”
1958 – Alvin and the Chipmunks – “The Chipmunk Song”
1958 – Brenda Lee – “Rockin Around the Christmas Tree”
1957 – Bobby Helms – “Jingle Bell Rock”
1957 – Elvis Presley – “Blue Christmas”
1953 – Eartha Kitt – “Santa Baby”
1952 – Jimmy Boyd – “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”
1950 – Gene Autry – “Frosty the Snowman”
1949 – Gene Autry – “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer”
1948 – Spike Jones – “All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth”
1947 – Gene Autry – “Here Comes Santa Claus”
1946 – Nat King Cole – “The Christmas Song” also in 1954
1944 – Frank Sinatra – “White Christmas”
1943 – Bing Crosby – “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”
1943 – Bing Crosby – “Jingle Bells”
1942 – Bing Crosby – “White Christmas”
1935 – Bing Crosby – “Silent Night”

References:

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