My 5 Favorite Christmas Songs

Tis the season when the mall food court below my office pipes in Christmas music nonstop around the clock. It is also the season when Sirius XM has its various Christmas music channels, and Kelly wants to listen to them whenever we are in the car. In the past, I have grumbled about how the constant playing of these songs over and over again can become grating. This year, I thought I’d embrace my frustration, and instead, report on my own favorite Christmas songs. Here they are:

1. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” (Kim Gannon and Walter Kent)

2. “Silver Bells” (Jay Livingston and Ray Evans)

3. “The Christmas Song” (Bob Wells and Mel Tormé)

4. “White Christmas” (Irving Berlin)

5. “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” (Edward Pola and George Wyle)

Anyone care to post their top five? Drop them in the comments.


  1. Any song from the album “All I want for Christmas” by Tommy Emmanuel
    Hallelujah by Cloverton

  2. Imagine having MY job. I create the music programs that run in the stores in the mall at Christmas (along with my coworkers, of course). We start listening to Christmas music in July and it is pretty nonstop until October. I listen to Winter Wonderland and then step out into 105 degree days in Texas. But, despite having heard them literally hundreds of times, my favorite is the Eagles Please Come Home For Christmas (or really, by anyone), Merry Christmas Baby by Otis Redding, Bruce Springsteen’s Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Gene Autrey’s Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and anything on the Stride Christmas album by Butch Thompson (all instrumental piano). Have a wonderful holiday!

  3. I love most Christmas songs, but I really love non-traditional songs. I like Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, Jingle Bells by Frank Sinatra, Mele Kalikimake by Bing Crosby, 12 Days of Christmas by Straight No Chaser, and the Christmas Can-Can by Straight No Chaser.


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