75 – Top 5 Christmas Songs

Come under our musical mistletoe this Christmas!

It’s that time of the year again for the Ranked Christmas/Holiday special! It’s also that time of the year where you cannot escape the magic of holiday music everywhere you go! While many (MANY) artists have put out their own renditions of holiday classics and originals, only some songs have stood the test of time and found a special way in our hearts (and playlists) year to year. Join Tuong La and his band of Merry Elves James Beattie, Kierstyn Beattie, and Laura Gordon as they jingle all the way to come up with a list of the Top 5 Christmas Songs!

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Ground Rules

  • The nominations are specifically “Christmas Songs” not “Holiday” or “Winter” Songs. These songs must reference Christmas.
  • No accidental Christmas songs ie The Theme from Die Hard
  • We are nominating the song AND accompanying artist who performs that song (ie Which version of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer)
  • Can nominate multiple versions of the same song


We compiled a nifty HOLIDAY playlist of all the songs that we nominated and in our honourable mentions for your listening pleasure! Check it out and enjoy!

*Spoilers* Below is our Top 5 list from this episode as well as our own personal unordered  lists.

Group Top 5

5. Cold December – Michael Bublé

4. Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday – N’Sync

3. O Holy Night – Trombone Shorty

2. White Christmas – Otis Redding

1.All I Want for Christmas – Mariah Carey


Tuong’ List

  • Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday – N’Sync
  • All I want for Christmas is You -Mariah Carey
  • Mistletoe – Justin Bieber
  • Like it’s Christmas – Jonas Brothers
  • My Only Wish (This Year) – Britney Spears
  • Christmas Tree Farm – Taylor Swift
  • Grown up Christmas List – Amy Grant
  • Count on Christmas – Bebe Rexha
  • White Christmas – Michael Bublé
  • It’s Beginning to Look A Lot like Christmas – Michael Bublé
  • You’re a Mean One Mr.Grinch – Thurl Ravenscroft
  • Make it to Christmas – Alessia Cara
  • Underneath the Tree – Kelly Clarkson

James’s List

  • O Holy Night – Trombone Shorty
  • Muppet Christmas Overture – The Muppets Christmas Carol
  • Christmas Time is Here – Vince Guaraldi Trio (Charlie Brown)
  • Overture – The Nutcracker Suite (Duke Ellington)
  • Old Toy Trains – Matt Anderson
  • Almost a Full Moon – Hawksley Workman
  • It’s a Jordan Christmas – 30 Rock
  • Huron Carol – Tom Jackson
  • Silent Night – Hawksley Workman
  • Must be Santa – Raffi

Kierstyn’s List

  • Cold December Night – Michael Bublé
  • Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – Michael Bublé
  • Blame is On the Mistletoe –  Kendall Schmidt
  • Underneath the Tree – Kelly Clarkson
  • River – Joni Mitchell
  • Ring Out Solstice Bells – Jethro Tull
  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Jackson 5
  • 3 Generations – Hawksley Workman
  • Another Year to Wait – The Good Lovelies
  • Step into Christmas – Elton John
  • White Christmas – The Drifters
  • Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
  • Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer – Diana Ross and the Supremes
  • A Spaceman Came Travelling – Chris De Burgh
  • Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin’ Stevens
  • Little Saint Nick – The Beach Boys
  • Christmas Time – Bryan Adams
  • Let it Snow – Boyz 2 Men
  • Merry Christmas Baby – Bruce Springsteen
  • Throw Another Log (On the Fire) – Chic Gamine
  • Christmas Can-Can – Straight No Chaser
  • Christmas Eve/Sarajevo – Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Laura’s List

  • White Christmas – Otis Redding
  • All I want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Judy Garland
  • Mistletoe – Justin Bieber
  • O Holy Night – Josh Groban
  • Hark! The Herald Angel Sings – Vince Guaraldi Trio
  • Wrapped in Red – Kelly Clarkson
  • Last Christmas – Wham!
  • Where Are You Christmas – Faith Hill
  • Fairytale of New York – The Pogues
  • Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – Darlene Love
  • Believe – Josh Groban
  • Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday – N’Sync
  • Joy to the Mountain – Hanson
  • This Christmas – Donny Hathaway
  • Christmas Lights – Coldplay
  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – Jack Johnson
  • Someday At Christmas – Jackson 5
  • Maybe this Christmas – Ron Sexsmith



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