Christmas songs

74 Best Christmas Songs for Your Ultimate Holiday Playlist

– Silver Bells – By Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, 1950.

Christmas Songs, Lyrics, and More

Why not plan a caroling party this year? We have all the resources you need to plan a fun evening celebrating the holidays with your family, friends, and neighbors, including:

Song Lyrics: Free, printable lyrics for tons of songs.

Music Trivia: Fun online quizzes to test your knowledge of holiday music.

Sheet Music: Dust off the piano and start entertaining your guests!

The Joy of Holiday Music

The fire is crackling in the fire place as the soft light of candles casts flickering shadows on the walls, while the air is heavy with the comforting scent of gingerbread. Outside, big snowflakes gently fall from the sky, blanketing the landscape with a fluffy white cover. A majestic tree is waiting to be decorated with glittering heirloom ornaments and strings of bright lights. The world holds its breath in anticipation of the joy to come, as magical as the very first Christmas. And what better way to celebrate the season than with music!

Let our selection of festive songs put you in the spirit. Choose from a wide array of fascinating artists and genres, from traditional favorites to beloved carols and contemporary pieces. Feel uplifted by the spiritual lyrics of inspiring hymns, sing along to your family’s favorite classics (and find the words to every tune right here!), trim the tree with Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole, or share a laugh with the Chipmunks and other funny songs. Whatever you are in the mood for, we have all your favorite music in one place.

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Most Popular Lyrics

Below are lyrics for some of the most popular Christmas songs. Of course you’ll find much more on our lyrics page!

– All I Want for Christmas Is You – By Vince Vance and the Valiants, 1989.

– Chimpunks Song – By Ross Bagdasarian, 1958.

– Deck The Halls – By John Parry Ddall, 1784.

– Frosty The Snowman – By Walter Rollins and Steve Nelson, 1950.

– God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Auther is unknown, likely written in the 1700’s.

– Home for the Holidays – By Robert Allen and Al Stillman, 1954.

– Jingle Bells – By James Pierpont, 1857.

– Let It Snow – By Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne, 1945.

– O Christmas Tree – By Ernst Anschutz, 1824.

– O Come All Ye Faithful – By John Wade and others, 1200’s.

– O Come, O Come, Emmanuel – By John Mason Neale, mid 1800’s.

– O Holy Night – By Adolphe Adam, 1847.

– Santa Baby – By Joan Javits, 1953.

– Santa Claus Is Coming to Town – By J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie, 1934.

– Silent Night – By Joseph Mohr, 1816.

– Silver Bells – By Jay Livingston and Ray Evans, 1950.

– The First Noel – By Davies Gilbert, 1700’s.

– Winter Wonderland – By Felix Bernard and Dick Smith, 1934.

Most Popular Songs

  • Jingle Bells
  • Silent Night
  • White Christmas
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Merry Little Christmas
  • Chipmunks Song

74 Best Christmas Songs for Your Ultimate Holiday Playlist

preview for 7 Best Christmas Carols for Singing Along

Nothing puts a little extra pep in your step during the holiday season like jamming out to some good Christmas music. If you’re looking for the best Christmas songs for your playlist, you’re in the right place because we’ve put together 74 tunes that are arguably the best Christmas songs of all time. In no time, you’ll be rockin’ around the Christmas tree, dreaming of a white Christmas, and swearing you saw mommy kissing Santa Claus.

When you have a good playlist to make every occasion more musical, it’s so easy to jingle all the way through the holiday season, from decking the halls to crafting homemade gifts to cooking the big Christmas feast. Even that extra holiday traffic isn’t so bad when you’re being serenaded by Mariah Carey singing “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” Plus, if you’re hosting a holiday party making a background music playlist will be one less thing on your to-do list.

Whether you’re a traditionalist when it come to Christmas music, appreciate religious Christmas songs, or opt for rock, pop, or country Christmas tunes, there’s a song (or a few) for you. Some on this list are song you hear year after year on the radio, while others are some of the most beautiful but less commonplace.

Now get ready for a not so silent night, because it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas music is in your future!