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The GOATs: Christmas Music Edition

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Bryant chapter.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…for music (and literally everything else, too)!

We challenged ourselves to pick the Christmas songs we believe to be the greatest of all time (GOAT), and trust us, this was no easy task. 

Hopefully, these can help you craft your perfect playlist and get you in the holiday spirit!


Let’s start with our top ten old classics…

Don’t turn on us when we say that older Christmas music is the best Christmas music, okay? But yes, we said it. Old Christmas music is better!

Nothing – and we mean NOTHING – can put you in the Christmas spirit like these timeless goodies can (we promise!).

Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee

Sleigh Ride – The Ronettes

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Frank Sinatra

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Andy Williams

Happy Holiday / The Holiday Season – Andy Williams

You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch – Thurl Ravenscroft

A Holly Jolly Christmas – Burl Ives

Feliz Navidad – José Feliciano

Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley

Now for our top ten new age jams…

Of course, we have some new Christmas guilty pleasures…and yes, most of them are by Michael Bublé (can we just crown him the Christmas music king at this point?).

It seems like every artist who has ever tried to have a music career gave Christmas music a go, but only a few became true hits and are now a crucial part of our Christmas time queue!

Here are our favorites:

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas – Michael Bublé

Holly Jolly Christmas – Michael Bublé

Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Michael Bublé

All I Want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey

Christmas / Sarajevo 12/24 – Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Mistletoe – Justin Bieber

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays – *NSYNC

Hallelujah – Pentatonix

Like It’s Christmas – Jonas Brothers

There is no holiday that gives us music like Christmas does, so there is NO shame in overplaying it until the big day on December 25th!

Happy listening, ladies! …and more importantly, happy holidays!






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Boston-based twenty-something who's a self-proclaimed Bloody Mary connoisseur and Billy Joel karaoke aficionado.