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Here are the top 25 Christmas songs of all time, according to Spotify.

Here are the top 25 Christmas songs of all time, according to Spotify.

Spotify has shared its top 25 most-streamed holiday songs of all time with TODAY. They include some classic hits from the 1950s, like "Jingle Bell Rock" and "Last Christmas". Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" has charted every holiday season since its release. "Mistletoe" came from Justin Bieber's 2011 album, "Under the Mistletoe," and "It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas" is the most popular holiday song on Spotify.

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"What strikes me most about the list is it shows how much listeners still love the classics year after year, but are also embracing the newer music that comes along," Shanon Cook, Spotify head of global culture and trends communication, wrote in an email. "There aren't too many music categories where you’ll see both Ariana Grande and Elvis Presley among the top spots."

Still, while artists regularly release new holiday fare each year, much of the top 25 is full of classic hits, including some whose versions date back to the mid-20th century. Says Cook, "A successful holiday song is one that evokes some sort of atmosphere, whether it's comfort, coziness, the thrill of being reunited with family and friends, or longing to see someone you love."

So cozy on up to the one you love and get ready for these songs to fill both home and heart with the joy of the season!

“Top 25 Christmas Songs,” Nat King Cole

The Christmas Song was written by Robert Wells and Mell Torme. The two songwriters were simply trying to escape the heat of a summer's day. Their inspiration was to roast some roasted nuts in an open fire and dress up as Eskimos. The song has been turned into an internet sensation for more than a decade and a few hundred pounds of ice cream is believed to be the most popular version of the Christmas song ever.

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“Feliz Navidad,” José Feliciano

José Feliciano wrote "Feliz Navidad, próspero año y felicidad" meaning "Merry Christmas, a prosperous year and happiness" He sings a festive verse in Spanish, "I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas from the bottom of my heart" Listen to the song in 1970s chart-topping hit by Jose Feliciano at 10.30 a.m. on PBS.com/ PBS.org.

“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” Judy Garland

"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" is written for the 1944 film Meet Me in St. Louis. Songwriter Hugh Martin struggled to complete the song. The song was written for Judy Garland's film, but it eventually made its way from the trash pile to the big screen. The classic tune was written by Hugh Martin in the early '50s for the film's first release in the mid-'6...

"Happy X-Mas (War is Over)" – John Lennon & Yoko Ono

All good Christmas songs should make you feel terrible about yourself. That's just ice cold sarcasm. "So this is Christmas, and what have you done?" is such an aggressive way to start a song, especially when followed up with "I hope you had fun" is s...

"Little Saint Nick" – The Beach Boys

"Little Deuce Coupe" was nearly the same as "Little Santa's Sleigh" Beach Boys' song is a good song, but needs a little something extra to make it great. Santa spends the entire year working on his sleigh, ignoring all his other duties, he says. The only thing that could bump the song up was singing about Santa's sleigh. That's a damning accusation, the Beach Boys said, but it's the only th...

"What Christmas Means to Me" – Stevie Wonder

This is just a banging track. I have nothing flippant to say. I'm...

"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"/"We Three Kings" – Barenaked Ladies & Sarah McLachlan

Sarah McLachlan's song takes two classic carols and mashes them up into folk-rock. The Barenaked Ladies' song is the most recent to make the list. The group has been playing Christmas songs since the release of their album last month. The song is currently on the Billboard Hot 100.com, along with a number of other songs o...

“Blue Christmas,” Elvis Presley

Elvis' 'Blue Christmas' is a holiday favorite. If you have a friend away from you, it's time to enjoy the holiday music. The song is to be released this week at the Grammy-winning mus...

"Sleigh Ride" – Ella Fitzgerald

The movie is considered one of the most...

“Winter Wonderland,” Dean Martin

Dean Martin's version of "Winter Wonderland" has been covered by an estimated 200 artists. It's reported the song’s lyricist Richard Bernhard Smith was inspired to write ‘Winter Wonderland” after seeing his hometown’s park covered in snow. The classic Dean Martin version is one of the most pop...

"White Christmas" – Bing Crosby

"White Christmas" came out 12 years before the film of the same name and was written for a different film, "Holiday Inn" The song is one of the most influential songs of all time, based on it's reach. According to Wikipedia, it's not even close to it's been 17 million copies. The song came out in 1993, and is the namesake for the Holiday Inn chain, which is based on Holiday Inn. It was written 12 years later for the film and was in fact written for the movie.

"Jingle Bell Rock" – Bobby Helms

It's too late for Bobby Helms to sing at a Jingle Hop, but I'm sad that I'm missing it. He's sad that he's missing it, but doesn't even know what...

"Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree" – Brenda Lee

The saxophone solo is the third best in history, behind only "Baker Street" by Gerry Rafferty and another song on this list. Brenda Lee was 13 years old when she recorded this song. This one of the best Christmas songs of all time was recorded by Brenda Lee at the time of the song's recording. The best Christmas song in history is likely to be released in a new book on December 7th of this year's 50th Christmas album, "The Best Christmas Song...

"Santa Claus is Coming to Town" – Bruce Springsteen

The saxophone solo from this song is one for the ages, according to this writer. You can hear it if you want to watch the video. This is just a Christmas tune. Check out the video for more videos and pictures of the song from this edition of this week's episode "Christmas with the Countess of York" on Facebook and Twitter. Have a video of your own version of this article? Please submit it to mail it to [link] it.com.

"Christmas in Hollis" – Run DMC

Run DMC's other Christmas hit "Christmas Is" has no idea of its origins, but it's way less known than the other hit. "Ho, Ho, Hoin', don't you think on Christmas it be snowin'?" is the song that starts with "Don't think... it's snowing?" runs through the top 40 of the...

"Frosty the Snowman" – Gene Autry18. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" – Gene Autry

Gene Autry has FIVE stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Autry was one of the most popular performers of his day. He is only person to have a star for every category, those being film, television, music, radio and live performance. Autry is merely known for singing a couple of Christmas songs. That's good! It's good that he's being remembered! He's doing a lot better than some of the other stars of his era. When was was the last time you heard someone listening to a Patti Page song?...

"Please Come Home for Christmas" – The Eagles

Don Henley says he'll be home by New Year's Eve if you can't make it back by Christmas. Henley gives you six-day extension if you miss first deadline. It's "I'll be Home for Christmas," but sung from the other side – sweet and melancholy. It is funny that Henley has decided to give it a short deadline for people to return to his home country. I...

"Christmas Wrapping" – The Waitresses

The Christmas tune is the "you Can Call Me Al" of Christmas songs. It's held together by a beat that simply slaps. The song is five minutes of rambling, sometimes making sense,

Mariah Carey, "All i would like for Christmas Is You"

Co-written by Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff and recorded by Carey in 1994, the song has charted every season since its original release. The celebrity-packed video above was released last year in time for the song's 25th anniversary.

 

Wham! "Last Christmas"

The song was written by George Michael and performed by Michael and Andrew Ridgeley in 1984, and also the band donated all royalties to assist alleviate the Ethiopian famine in Africa. Cook knows that while it's "not the cheeriest of songs," they've counted around 100 covers of the classic since, well, last Christmas, and there are around 1,200 interpretations of the track on the service.

 

Ariana Grande, "Santa Tell Me"

Grande, who co-wrote the song with Savan Kotecha and Ilya, first performed it in 2014 on "A Very Grammy Christmas Special" concert in la, which aired on CBS.

 

Michael Bublé, "It's setting out to Look lots like Christmas"

Streamers just love their Bublé, whose music encompasses a big, orchestral, retro feel. this is often the primary of three songs by the performer, with this tune coming from his 2011 "Christmas" album.

 

Justin Bieber, "Mistletoe"

Featured on the previous teen dream's 2011 album "Under the Mistletoe," the song just missed the highest 10 within the U.S. but did quite well elsewhere within the world.

 

Andy Williams, "It's the foremost Wonderful Time of the Year"

The song was first recorded by Andy Williams in 1963.

 

Brenda Lee, "Rockin' round the Christmas Tree"

Rock 'n' roll was still a replacement genre in 1958, which made the notion of rockin' around that old tree fairly inventive. By 2008, the song's 50th anniversary, it had sold over 25 million copies.

 

Bobby Helms, "Jingle Bell Rock"

Released in 1957, the song made early references to rock 'n' roll, which was still a brand new form therein era, and references other popular songs like "Rock round the Clock."

Band Aid, "Do They Know It's Christmas?" (1984)

The song was recorded in a very single day in 1984 by a supergroup of (largely) British musicians to boost money for famine relief; it sold over 1 million copies in its first week of release.

Frank Sinatra (feat. B. Swanson Quartet), "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"

The song, penned during a wave, hit No. 1 in 1946 with a recording by Vaughn Monroe.

 

John Lennon & musician, "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)"

The melody for this anti-war holiday classic from 1971 is predicated on an 18th century ballad a few racehorse named Skewball.

Harry Lillis Crosby, John Scott Trotter & His Orchestra, Ken Darby Singers, "White Christmas"

Originally performed in 1941 on Bing Crosby's NBC show "The Kraft Music Hall," the song went on to sell over 100 million copies, and has a gap verse rarely heard that refers to being within the metropolis, California, sun.

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