What Really is The Best Christmas Song?

What Really is The Best Christmas Song?

What Really is the Best Christmas Song?

It’s that time of year again…Christmas music is back on the rise! The industry is incredibly popular and racks up millions of streams each year. No matter how fond you are of this genre, most are familiar with these top 10 “best” Christmas songs:

  1. “All I Want For Christmas Is You” – Mariah Carey  
  2. “White Christmas” – Bing Crosby
  3. “Last Christmas” – WHAM!
  4. “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” – Bing Crosby
  5. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” – Michael Buble 
  6. “Jingle Bell Rock” – Bobby Helms 
  7. “Rockin’’ Around the Christmas Tree” – Brenda Lee
  8. “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christrmas” – Micheal Buble 
  9. “The Christmas Song” – Nat King Cole
  10. “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” – Frank Sinatra

That being said, how can these be the best, in this order, if everyone has their own opinions? Personally, I’m not a huge fan of Christmas music, but, regardless, I am challenging this list and re-ranking these top 10 best Christmas songs:

#1. “Last Christmas” – WHAM!

This has to be one of the most fun Christmas songs. It’s so upbeat and everyone knows the lyrics. Overall, I love the vibe, and it’s definitely the best in my opinion.

#2. “All I Want For Christmas is You” – Mariah Carey 

The most iconic Christmas song of all time is by the Queen of Christmas herself (even though Carey’s trademark request was denied). I was so prepared to put this song at number one, but I found myself preferringLast Christmas” more. Still an amazing song and one of the best.

#3. “Jingle Bell Rock” – Bobby Helms

“Jingle Bell Rock” is definitely a classic, played at all Christmas parties and in cafes throughout December. The song itself is not my favorite, but the nostalgia factor and its popularity places it at the top.

#4. “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” – Micheal Buble 

Another song that absolutely everyone knows. Typically I’m not a huge fan of slower Christmas music, but this one is an exception. Overall, it’s a pretty great song. Plus, practically anything sounds good when it’s by Micheal Buble.

#5. “White Christmas” – Bing Crosby

This song is definitely extremely well known, but I don’t think it deserves its original spot at number two. Like I said before, slow Christmas songs aren’t usually my cup of tea, but It’s a good song regardless. Iconic and classic – what more description is needed?

#6. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee

Christmas songs are supposed to be upbeat and happy and this song fits the description perfectly. It’s super well known and easy to sing along to. Sometimes you just need a joyful and fun song to cheer you up during the Christmas season. 

#7. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! – Frank Sinatra

It’s a super festive and traditional holiday song. I don’t think I’d ever just put this song on to listen to, but it’s definitely a childhood favorite. 

#8. Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Michael Buble

 I’m not a huge fan of this song. It’s in a gray area between good and bad for me. I wouldn’t complain if I heard it, but I’d rather listen to something else.

#9. The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole

The definition of a traditional, classic, and iconic Christmas song, but I don’t think many people would recognize it because of its inconspicuous title. It’s a pretty good song, but is content at it’s spot in #9. 

#10. I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Bing Crosby

I simply don’t really like this song. It’s too slow for me. Although, it may have gotten a better rating if I used the Camila Cabello version.