The holiday season is full of heartwarming songs to spread the spirit! Throughout the decades, even the world of pop music has brought us a number of Christmas classics. Let's count down the top ten Christmas songs!
10. Faith Hill - "Where Are You, Christmas?"A longer version of "Christmas, Why Can't I Find You?" from the 2000 film "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", "Where Are You Christmas?", was co-written by Mariah Carey, James Horner and Will Jennings.
9. The Beach Boys - "Little Saint Nick" Released in December 1963, The Beach Boys holiday hit song borrows its rhythm and structure from another (far less popular) song the group released earlier that same year, "Little Deuce Coupe."
8. Mariah Carey - "All I Want for Christmas Is You" Released in November 1994, this song was written and produced by Carey and Walter Afanasieff. An uptempo anthem full of synths, bells and backup vocals, it proves that love is the true meaning of the holiday season.
7. Santa Baby A satirical Christmas wish list sung by a woman wanting extravagant gifts, "Santa Baby" was written in 1953 by Joan Javits and Philip Springer.
6. The Chimpunks - "The Chipmunk Song" In 1958, Ross Bagdasarian, Sr. wrote and recorded, in a high-pitched, chipmunk voice, a Christmas carol credited to a fictitious group, The Chipmunks, who squeakily urge "Christmas, don't be late!"
5. Brenda Lee - "Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree" Written by Johnny Marks and recorded when she was just thirteen, Brenda Lee's guitar and sax filled track is still a favorite pop-rock carol.
4. José Feliciano - "Feliz Navidad" With its simple and catchy Spanish chorus, José Feliciano's 1970 pop hit "Feliz Navidad" has become a classic Christmas pop song around the world.
3. Judy Garland - "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" Written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, Judy Garland first performed this classic song in the 1944 MGM musical "Meet Me in St. Louis".
2. Frosty the Snowman Written by Walter "Jack" Rollins and Steve Nelson, "Frosty the Snowman" was written as a follow-up to "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," in search of another friendly holiday hit.
1. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Rudolph first appeared in a 1939 coloring book for Montgomery Ward, created by Robert L. May. The iconic character went on to star in one of the most popular Christmas songs of all time, written by May's brother, and even a spin-off film.
So there you have it, our top ten Christmas songs, let us know what you think and whether you would have put any different Christmas songs in your top 10.