In the spirit of Christmas, we’ve compiled a list of the 15 most popular Christmas songs of all time. How did we put together out list? A Google search engine analysis of course!

We’ve also included the Spotify link and complete lyrics to each so you can sing along and entertain (or infuriate) your loved ones!

1. Jingle Bell Rock

Bobby Helms’ Jingle Bell Rock has been a popular Christmas anthem since 1957. It came to fame a second time thanks to the iconic Mean Girls movie in 2004.

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring
Snowing and blowing up bushels of fun
Now the jingle hop has
begun

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time
Dancing and prancing in Jingle Bell Square
In the frosty
air

What a bright time, it’s the right time
To rock the night away
Jingle bell time is a swell time
To go gliding in a one-horse sleigh

Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet
Jingle around the clock
Mix and a-mingle in the jingling feetThat’s the jingle bell rock

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time
Dancing and prancing in Jingle Bell Square
In the frosty
air

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time
Snowing and blowing up bushels of fun
Now the jingle hop has
begun

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time
Dancing and prancing in Jingle Bell Square
In the frosty
air

What a bright time, it’s the right time
To rock the night away (rock the night away)
Jingle bell time is a swell time
To go gliding in a one-horse sleigh
Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet
Jingle around the
clock

Mix and a-mingle in the jingling feet
That’s the jingle bell
That’s the jingle bell
That’s the jingle bell (rock)

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock
Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock

2. We Wish You a Merry Christmas

This iconic anthem had a new lease of life in 2012 thanks to the Coccole Sonore We Wish You A Merry Christmas song for kids. It’s even catchier than the original!

Who doesn’t love to sing We Wish You A Merry Christmas?

Good tidings we bring
To you and your kin;
Good tidings for Christmas
And a happy New Year
!

We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
.

Bring us pudding
Bring us pudding
Bring us pudding
And a cup of good
cheer

We won’t go ’til we get some
We won’t go ’til we get some
We won’t go until we get some
So bring it out here
!

We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
And a happy New
Year

We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a happy New Year.

3. Hark The Herald Angels Sing

This original Christmas hymn has been sung for over 300 years. It remains popular in Christian and Catholic countries around the world come November and December.

Hark! the herald angels sing, 
“Glory to the new-born King! 
Peace on earth, and mercy mild, 
God and sinners reconciled.” 
Joyful, all ye nations, rise, 
Join the triumph of the skies; 
With
th‘ angelic host proclaim, 
“Christ is born in Bethlehem.” 
Hark! the herald angels sing, 
“Glory to the new-born King! 

Christ, by highest heaven adored: 
Christ, the everlasting Lord; 
Late in time behold him come, 
Offspring of the favoured one. 
Veiled in flesh, the Godhead see; 
Hail, th’incarnate Deity: 
Pleased, as man, with men to dwell, 
Jesus, our Emmanuel! 
Hark! the herald angels sing, 
“Glory to the new-born King! 

Hail! the heaven-born 
Prince of peace! 
Hail! the Son of Righteousness! 
Light and life to all he brings, 
Risen with healing in his wings 
Mild he lays his glory by, 
Born that man no more may die: 
Born to raise the son of earth, 
Born to give them second birth. 
Hark! the herald angels sing,
“Glory to the new-born King!”

4. Jingle Bells

Bing Crosby’s Jingle Bells brings back heartwarming memories for most. However, in 2011, the Michael Bubble Jingle Bells topped the charts and became a new favourite for some.

Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh
O’er the fields we go
Laughing all the way
Bells on bobtails ring
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, hey
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way

Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh
A day or two ago
I thought I’d take a ride
And soon, Miss Fanny Bright
Was seated by my side
The horse was lean and lank
Misfortune seemed his lot
He got into a drifted bank
And then we got upsot

Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh, hey
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh


A day or two ago
The story I must tell
I went out on the snow
And on my
back I fell
A gent was riding by
In a one-horse open sleigh
He laughed as there I sprawling lie
But quickly drove away

Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh, hey
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way
Oh, what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh

5. O Holy Night

Originally recorded by Adolphe Adam in 1847, this favourite anthem has been rerecorded by contemporary artists including Mariah Carey.

O holy night the stars are brightly shining
It is the night of 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
For yonder breaks a new glorious morn
Fall on your knees
O hear the angels’ voices
O night divine
O night when Christ was born
O night divine o night
O night
divine

A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks a new glorious morn
Fall on your knees
O hear the angels’ voices
O night divine
O night when Christ was born
O night divine o night
O night
divine

Ooh yes it was
Ooh it is the night of our dear Savior’s birth
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, yeah
It was a holy holy holy, oh oh oh

6. Baby Please Come Home for Christmas

Another popular Christmas track recorded by Mariah Carey, this romantic tune was originally sung by Darlene Love in 1963.

Oh, oh
Yeah, yeah oh oh
Ooh
yeah

The snow’s comin’ down
(Christmas) I’m watchin’ it fall
(Christmas) lots of people around
(Christmas) baby, please come home

The church bells in town
(Christmas) are ringing in song
(Christmas) full of happy sounds
(Christmas) baby, please come
home

They’re singing Deck The Halls
But it’s not like Christmas at all
‘Cause I remember when you were here
And all the fun we had last
year

Pretty lights on the tree
(Christmas) I’m watching them shine
(Christmas) you should be here with me
(Christmas) baby, please come
home

They’re singing Deck The Halls
But it’s not like Christmas at all
‘Cause I remember when you were here
And all the fun we had
last year

If there was a way
(Christmas) I’d hold back this
tear
(Christmas) but it’s Christmas
day

Please
(Please) please
(Please) please
(Please) please (please)

Baby please come home (please)
(Christmas)
baby please come home
(Christmas)
baby please come home
(Christmas)
baby please come home (Christmas)
Oh yeah yeah

7. It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Everyone knows Andy Williams It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year, right? You won’t be able to get away from this heart-warming anthem come December!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year
With the
kids jingle belling
And everyone telling you
be of good cheer
It’s the most wonderful time of the
year

It’s the hap-happiest season of all
With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings
When friends come to call
It’s the hap-happiest season of
all

There’ll be parties for hosting
Marshmallows for toasting
And caroling out in the snow
There’ll be scary ghost stories
And tales of the glories of
Christmases long, long
ago

It’s the most wonderful time of the year
There’ll be much
mistltoeing
And hearts will be glowing
When loved ones are near
It’s the most wonderful time of the
year

There’ll be parties for hosting
Marshmallows for toasting
And caroling out in the snow
There’ll be scary ghost stories
And tales of the glories of
Christmases long, long
ago

It’s the most wonderful time of the year
There’ll be much
mistltoeing
And hearts will be glowing
When love ones are near
It’s the most wonderful time
Yes the most wonderful time
Oh the most wonderful time
Of the year

8. Christmas In Our Hearts

This popular Christmas track is the seventh album and first Christmas song by Filipino singer Jose Mari Chan. You can’t travel the Philippines at Christmas without hearing it coming from every mall!

Whenever I see girls and boys
Selling lanterns on the street
I remember the child in the manger as he sleeps
Wherever there are people
Giving gifts exchanging cards
I believe that Christmas is truly in their hearts
Let’s light our Christmas trees for a bright tomorrow
Where nations are at peace,
And all are one in God

Let’s sing Merry Christmas and a happy holiday
This season may we never forget the love we have for Jesus
Let him be the one to guide us as another new year starts
And may the spirit of Christmas be always in our hearts

In every prayer and every song
The community unites celebrating the birth of our savior Jesus Christ
Let love like that starlight on that first Christmas morn
Lead us back to the manger where Christ the child was born
So come let us rejoice
Come and sing the Christmas carol with one big joyful voice
Proclaim the name of the Lord
Let’s sing Merry Christmas and a happy holiday
This season may we never forget the love we have for Jesus
Let him be the one to guide us as another new year starts
And may the spirit of Christmas be always in our hearts
Let’s sing Merry Christmas and a happy holiday
This season may we never forget the love we have for Jesus
Let him be the one to guide us as another new year starts
And may the spirit of Christmas be always in our hearts

9. Feliz Navidad (I Wanna Wish You a Merry Christmas)

Puerto Rican singer-songwriter José Feliciano released this iconic hit in 1970 and Christmas has never been the same since.

Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Prospero año y
felicidad

Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Prospero año 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

We wanna wish you a merry Christmas
We wanna wish you a
merry Christmas
We wanna wish you a
merry Christmas
From the bottom of our
heart

Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Prospero año y
felicidad

Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Prospero año y
felicidad

We wanna wish you a merry Christmas
We wanna wish you a
merry Christmas
We wanna wish you a
merry Christmas
From the bottom of our
heart

We wanna wish you a merry Christmas
We wanna wish you a
merry Christmas
We wanna wish you a
merry Christmas
From the bottom of our
heart

Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Prospero año y
felicidad

Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Prospero año y
felicidad

We wanna wish you a merry Christmas
We wanna wish you a
merry Christmas
We wanna wish you a
merry Christmas
From the bottom of our
heart

We wanna wish you a merry Christmas
We wanna wish you a merry Christmas
We wanna wish you a merry Christmas
From the bottom of our heart

Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Feliz Navidad
Prospero año y felicidad

10. This Christmas (Chris Brown)

The Chris Brown This Christmas rendition was only released in 2007, but it’s already become one of the 15 most popular Christmas songs ever thanks to its catchy R&B groove.

Hang all the mistletoe
I’m gonna get to know you better this Christmas
And as we trim the tree
How much fun it’s gonna be together this
Christmas

The fireside is blazing bright, wow
We’re caroling through the night, wow
This Christmas will be a very special Christmas for me, wow
Let’s
go

Presents and cards are here
My world is filled with cheer and you this Christmas
And as I look around
Your eyes outshine the town, they do this
Christmas

The fireside is blazing bright
And we’re caroling through the night
And this Christmas will be a very special Christmas for me

Oh, shake a hand, shake a hand now

Ooh, the fireside is blazing bright
We’re caroling through the night
And this Christmas will be so special for you and me, yes, it will beShake a hand now
Come on, everybody
shake a hand now
Family and we’ll be together to make this Christmas bright
Yes, we will

11. The Ronettes Sleigh Ride

Fun story: when American composer Leroy Anderson was digging trenches in the arid summer, he found some old piping that inspired him to write about sleigh rides at Christmas. Who knew?

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring tingle tingling too (ring-a-ling-a ding-dong-ding!)
Come on, it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you (ring-a-ling-a ding-dong-ding!)
Outside the snow is falling and friends are calling “
yoo hoo!” (ring-a-ling-a ding-dong-ding!)
Come on, it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you (ring-a-ling-a ding-dong-ding!)

Our cheeks are nice and rosy and comfy and cozy are we (ring-a-ling-a ding-dong-ding!)
We’re snuggled up together like two birds of a feather would be (ring-a-ling-a ding-dong-ding!)
Let’s take the road before us and sing a chorus or two (ring-a-ling-a ding-dong-ding!)
Come on, it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you (ring-a-ling-a ding-dong-ding!)

Our cheeks are nice and rosy and comfy and cozy are we (ring-a-ling-a ding-dong-ding!)
We’re snuggled up together like two birds of a feather would be (ring-a-ling-a ding-dong-ding!)
Let’s take the road before us and sing a chorus or two (ring-a-ling-a ding-dong-ding!)
Come on, it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you (ring-a-ling-a ding-dong-ding!)
Come on, it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you (ring-a-ling-a ding-dong-ding!)

Our cheeks are nice and rosy and comfy and cozy are we (ring-a-ling-a ding-dong-ding!)
We’re snuggled up together like two birds of a feather would be (ring-a-ling-a ding-dong-ding!)
Let’s take the road before us and sing a chorus or two (ring-a-ling-a ding-dong-ding!)
Come on, it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you (ring-a-ling-a ding-dong-ding!)

Our cheeks are nice and rosy and comfy and cozy are we (ring-a-ling-a ding-dong-ding!)
We’re snuggled up together like two birds of a feather would be (ring-a-ling-a ding-dong-ding!)
Let’s take the road before us and sing a chorus or two (ring-a-ling-a ding-dong-ding!)
Come on, it’s lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you (ring-a-ling-a ding-dong-ding!)

12. Give Love On Christmas Day

This heartwarming Christmas tune has been recorded by artists including Jackson 5 and the Temptations. Michael, you were so good even back then!

People making lists, buying special gifts
Taking time to be kind to one and all
It’s that time of year when good friends are near
And you wish you could give more than just presents from a store

Why don’t you give love on Christmas Day
Oh even the man who has everything
Would be so happy if you would bring
Him love on Christmas Day
No greater gift is there than love

People you don’t know smile and nod hello
Everywhere there’s an air of Christmas joy
It’s that once of year when the world’s sincere
And you’d like to find a way to show the things that words can’t say

Why don’t you give love on Christmas Day?
Oh the man on the street and the couple upstairs
All need to know there’s someone who cares
Give love on Christmas Day
No greater gift is there than
love

What the world needs is love
Yes, the world needs your
love

Why don’t you give love on Christmas Day
Every little child on Santa’s knee
Has room for your love underneath his tree
Give love on Christmas Day
No greater gift is there than
love

What the world needs is love
Yes, the world needs your
love

Give love, oh give love on Christmas day
Every Tom, Dick, and Harry, every Susie too
Needs love every bit as much as you

13. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

From Judy Garland to John Legend and most recently Sam Smith, this iconic song has been recorded by popular artists throughout the last century.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
From now on your troubles will be out of
sight

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the Yuletide gay
From now on your troubles will be miles
away

Here we are as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more

Through the years we all will be together
If the fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest
place

So have yourself a merry little Christmas
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
So have yourself a merry little Christmas

14. Rockin Around The Christmas Tree

We can’t talk about the most popular Christmas songs without a part anthem! Countless artists have recorded this track and it featured in the 1990 Home Alone movie.

Rockin’ around the Christmas tree
At the Christmas party hop
Mistletoe hung where you can see
Every couple tries to stop
Rockin’ around the Christmas tree
Let the Christmas spirit ring
Later we’ll have some pumpkin pie
And we’ll do some caroling

You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear
Voices singing, let’s be jolly
Deck the halls with boughs of holly
Rockin’ around the Christmas tree
Have a happy holiday
Everyone dancin’ merrily
In the new old-fashioned way

You will get a sentimental feeling when you hear
Voices singing, let’s be jolly
Deck the halls with boughs of holly
Rockin’ around the Christmas tree
Have a happy holiday
Everyone dancin’ merrily
In the new old-fashioned way

15. We Three Kings

This popular Christmas carol from 1857 has been sung in churches, carol services, and households for over 100 years. And here’s no risk of it losing popularity anytime soon!

We three kings of orient are, 
Bearing gifts we traverse afar
Field and fountain, moor and mountain, 
Following yonder star.Oh, star of wonder, star of night, 
Star with royal beauty bright.
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide with thy perfect light
.

Born a King on Bethlehem’s plain,
Gold I bring to crown him again
King for ever, ceasing never 
Over us all to reign. 

O star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect Light.

Frankincense to offer have I.
Incense owns a Deity nigh.
Prayer and praising all men raising,
Worship Him, God on high.

O star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect Light.

Myrrh is mine: Its bitter perfume
Breaths a life of gathering gloom.
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding dying,
Sealed in the stone-cold tomb.

O star of wonder, star of night,
Star with royal beauty bright,
Westward leading, still proceeding,
Guide us to thy perfect Light.

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