The Best Christmas Songs Ever

A playlist of the best Christmas songs ever, ones that need to be on every single Christmas party playlist! This also makes a perfect playlist for any Christmas music games you might want to play!

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Best Christmas songs ever! Perfect for creating your Christmas party playlist!

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The Best Christmas Songs

There are so many Christmas songs out there these days that it’s hard to keep track. This list is the ultimate list of Christmas songs – only the best of the best! I only included songs that I personally recognize and ones that you’d find on the “best Christmas songs” lists.

I do know quite a bit of Christmas music though so feel free to just use the ones that work best for your group if you think some of them are a bit obscure or not going to be guessed.

Christmas Music Games

Two of my favorite party games are musical ones. In How Do You Doo , players have to sing “Doos” to get other players to guess a song. And in Name that Tune , players have to guess the song title and artist to win points for their team.

I posted about How Do You Doo here and Name that Tune here, so I won’t go into the full instructions now.

Or if you’d rather skip the playlist and see how well people know their Christmas music, this Christmas carol chaos printable game is awesome!

For now, here’s a list of the best Christmas songs that would be perfect for any of these games.

Most Popular Christmas Songs

Since so many people sing the same Christmas songs, I didn’t put artists with these ones for Name That Tune. You can either just use whatever version of the song you already have (and add the artist yourself) or you can play without artists.

I linked to either my favorite or a popular version of the song below, helpful especially if you don’t know all of these songs yourself!

  1. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  2. Jingle Bell Rock
  3. You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
  4. Feliz Navidad
  5. A Holly Jolly Christmas
  6. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
  7. The Chipmunk Song
  8. The Christmas Song
  9. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  10. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
  11. Santa Baby
  12. Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
  13. Where Are You Christmas?
  14. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  15. All I Want For Christmas is You
  16. 12 Days of Christmas
  17. The Chanukah Song
  18. The Dreidel Song
  19. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  20. Frosty the Snowman
  21. Angels We Have Heard on High
  22. Mary, Did You Know?
  23. Last Christmas
  24. Wonderful Christmas Time
  25. Happy Xmas
  26. Blue Christmas
  27. The Christmas Shoes
  28. Linus and Lucy
  29. Little Saint Nick
  30. Silent Night
  31. We Three Kings
  32. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
  33. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
  34. Jingle Bells
  35. Away in a Manger
  36. Sleigh Ride
  37. Carol of the Bells
  38. Little Drummer Boy
  39. O Come, All Ye Faithful
  40. O Holy Night
  41. Let It Snow
  42. Silver Bells
  43. Deck the Halls
  44. Ave Maria
  45. Joy to the World
  46. White Christmas
  47. The First Noel
  48. What Child is This
  49. Here Comes Santa Claus
  50. All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth
  51. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
  52. Do You Hear What I Hear?
  53. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  54. Winter Wonderland
  55. Baby, It’s Cold Outside
  56. Up On the Housetop
  57. O, Little Town of Bethlehem
  58. Go Tell It On the Mountain

Oh and I’ve created three downloadable versions for you below to play the games:

  1. One for music lovers, meaning it’s the harder version without any hints/artists
  2. One that should be used for How Do You Doo that has hints (to help people who may not know which song Sleigh Ride for instance is)
  3. One that’s just in a list (not for cutting out) for Name That Tune.




Don’t forget to pin these Christmas songs for later!

Love this list of the best Christmas songs and the fun Christmas party games you can play with the songs