Best Christmas Songs: Season's Top Picks!

Unwrap the joy of the 100 best Christmas songs list! Discover classics and hidden gems with Viberate.
Best Christmas Songs: Season's Top Picks!
Kristian Gorenc Z

As the holiday season approaches, there's nothing quite like the perfect playlist of the best Christmas songs to get you into the festive spirit. Whether you're decorating the tree, wrapping gifts, or just enjoying a quiet evening by the fire, a great Christmas song can turn any moment into a cherished holiday memory. That's why we've curated a list of not just any Christmas songs, but the very best out there. And, with the help of Viberate's comprehensive song database and analytics, you can delve deeper into these holiday classics.


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1. Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You

This timeless song has become a staple of the holiday season. Mariah Carey's impeccable delivery, combined with its catchy tune, has earned it a special place in the hearts of Christmas music lovers worldwide.

2. Fairytale of New York by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl

A unique blend of hope, despair, and heartbreak set against a New York backdrop, this song tells a story that resonates with listeners year after year.

3. Wham!'s Last Christmas

An unforgettable ballad of doomed romance, this song's sleigh bells and synths are synonymous with Christmas heartache and nostalgia.

4. Bing Crosby's White Christmas

This nostalgic piece transcends personal experiences, bringing a sense of warmth and familiarity that is universally relatable.

5. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by Darlene Love

Darlene Love's emotional delivery and the song's stellar production capture the very essence of Christmas longing and joy.

6. Feliz Navidad by José Feliciano

A cheerful anthem blending English and Spanish lyrics, this song brings an inclusive and upbeat vibe to any holiday gathering.

7. Baby, It's Cold Outside by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

This classic duet, with its soft, mellow harmonies, is a staple of Christmas playlists, offering a cozy, romantic ambiance.

8. Santa Claus is Coming to Town by the Jackson 5

The Jackson 5's groovy rendition adds a fun, energetic twist to this well-loved Christmas song.

9. Stay Another Day by East 17

Though not originally intended as a Christmas song, its sombre tone, inspired by a tragic event, has found a place in holiday music collections.

10. Child’s Christmas in Wales by John Cale

Inspired by Dylan Thomas's prose, this song offers a jolly pace and twinkling organ, perfect for a nostalgic holiday mood.

11. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee

A classic rock 'n' roll tune that brings a lively, festive energy to any holiday celebration.

12. Wonderful Christmas Time by Paul McCartney

A charming pop song with McCartney's signature synth, it's a delightful addition to any Christmas playlist.

13. Driving Home for Christmas by Chris Rea

This loungey tune is relatable to many, capturing the essence of holiday travel and the joy of returning home.

14. Christmas Rappin' by Kurtis Blow

A hip-hop Christmas classic that made waves as rap's first major-label hit, adding a unique flavor to holiday music.

15. Sleigh Ride by The Ronettes

With its warm melody and iconic bells, this song perfectly encapsulates the joy and excitement of the Christmas season.

16. 8 Days of Christmas by Destiny’s Child

A modern, fast-paced take on the classic Christmas tune, perfect for those looking for something a bit different.

17. Frosty the Snowman by Cocteau Twins

An ethereal take on the 1950 classic, this version offers a dreamy, otherworldly twist on a beloved holiday song.

18. Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms

A rockabilly Christmas anthem that has become a holiday standard, known for its catchy tune and festive spirit.

19. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) by John Lennon & Yoko Ono

Transcending its original anti-war message, this song has become a poignant and meaningful Christmas staple.

20. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday by Wizzard

A '70s pop song imbued with an infectious spirit, it embodies the joy and excitement of the holiday season.

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Viberate: A Deep Dive into Song Analytics

Now that you have your list of the best Christmas songs, let's explore how Viberate enhances your music experience. Viberate offers a comprehensive analysis of any song's cross-channel performance, including Spotify, YouTube, SoundCloud, and radio stats, all in one place.

Spotify Streams & Playlisting: Track song streams over time, discover top playlist placements, and understand Spotify playlist reach.

YouTube Views: Analyze YouTube views and likes, overview different uploading channels, and explore every YouTube upload of a song.

Radio Airplay: Examine radio spins, distribution by country and city, and identify radio stations that feature the song.

SoundCloud, Shazam & Beatport Stats: Get insights into Shazams, SoundCloud plays, Beatport rank, performance, and label details.

Song Chart: Viberate ranks over 58 million songs, allowing you to sort by overall performance score or by specific metrics like Spotify streams or YouTube views.

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Wrapping Up

The best Christmas songs are those that resonate with us, bringing back memories and creating new ones. With Viberate's powerful analytics, you can explore these songs in a whole new way, understanding their impact and reach across different platforms. Whether you're a casual listener or a music enthusiast, Viberate offers an unparalleled view into the world of music analytics, making it easier than ever to find and enjoy your favorite Christmas tunes.

This holiday season, let these songs fill your home with joy and warmth. And remember, with Viberate, you're just a few clicks away from uncovering the stories behind the music. Happy holidays and happy listening!

Kristian Gorenc Z

Kristian Gorenc Z

CMO at Viberate
Seasoned marketing project manager and digital specialist known for meticulous organization and an unmatched passion for details.