My Best and Worst Lists of Christmas Songs

peanuts singing christmas carols

I grew up hearing many different Christmas songs, and many of them were the classic ones that center around Christ. I don’t hear these very much on radio stations today.

Also, in the era in which I grew up, we still had Christmas carolers wandering our neighborhoods and gathering to sing under our houses’ windows and at our front doors. It was such an awesome and beautiful experience. It really put you in the Christmas spirit, and you felt connected to your neighbors.

So, I’ve decided to make lists of the good and bad Christmas songs, in my opinion.

The Good List

Traditional songs

We Three Kings

Joy to the World

Silent Night

O Holy Night

Away in the Manger

Silver Bells

O Come All Ye Faithful

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Little Drummer Boy

Jolly Old Saint Nicholas

O Little Town of Bethlehem

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

O Christmas Tree

Do You Hear What I Hear?

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

White Christmas


Good Generic and Pop Rock Christmas Songs

Do They Know It’s Christmas Time (Band Aid)

Last Christmas (only Wham!’s version)

Santa Claus is Coming to Town (Bruce Springsteen)


The Bad List

Santa Baby (can’t stand this song)

Baby It’s Cold Outside (Not because of newest political reasons. Don’t like the musical arrangement and has stupid lyrics. Never liked it)

All I Want For Christmas is My Two Front Teeth (ugh)

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (hate it)


Average “OK” Christmas Songs

Jingle Bells

Jingle Bell Rock

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

Deck the Halls

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Sleigh Ride

Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time (I’m the only person who likes this song)

The 12 Days of Christmas


Funny Christmas Songs

The 12 Pains of Christmas


I didn’t list all the Christmas songs out there, just the ones worth noting from my point of view. Which Christmas songs are your favorites, and which ones make the Bad List for you?





8 thoughts on “My Best and Worst Lists of Christmas Songs


    My favorite Christmas songs are It Came Upon a Midnight Clear. O Come all ye faithful. The Snow Lay on the Ground. I like most Christian hymns that I learned growing up. I also loved the Advent hymns too. My Mom and I were just talking about that and finding them on YouTube.

    Bad songs. Oh, the shoes. Those Christmas Shoes. I really can’t stand that song. Besides. I have a different perspective on that song. The kid gets a stranger to pay cash. He takes the receipt to Fagin from Oliver Twist. They return the shoes for cash and move on to the next mark. I am cynical, I know but that’s all I can think of when I hear that song.

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    1. I forgot about It Came Upon a Midnight Clear! Good one! I guess because it’s hardly ever played anymore. I grew up hearing it, though. 🙂 I’ll have to listen to that dreadful Christmas shoes song. I keep hearing how awful it is. lol


  2. I love all the same songs you love, especially O Holy NIght….and would add that I also love Good King Wenscelas, The Holly and the Ivy, Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella, Carol of the Bells, and Greensleeves, I DESPISE that Elvis song. “I’ll have a blue Christmas Christmas without you”! I als hate anything by The Chipmunks! Don’t care for Santa, Baby either..never have. I like the Band Iad song, too!

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    1. LOL @ the “Blue Christmas” song. Yeah, I’m not crazy about it either. Although, Harry Connick, Jr. did it justice. ^_^ LOL @ the Chipmunks. Yeah, that’s a big NO from me, too. lol Thanks for the other Christmas songs you mentioned! Awesome!


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