Christmas is just around the corner and you know what that means – pretty lights at every corner, people scrambling to buy presents, and families getting together to decorate their Christmas trees. But another equally important aspect of the holiday is Christmas music. If you forgot to create a good Christmas playlist don’t worry because we’re here to help. Today we’re taking a look at the songs of all time you should consider adding to your playlist this year. We’re including both some of the best modern Christmas songsand a lot of good old classics for the perfect mix of holiday cheer.

Part 1: Top 30 Best Christmas Songs of All Time

Wham! – Last Christmas

There’s no denying that this single from the ’80s is one of the best Christmas pop songs of all time. The chorus alone is enough to bring back memories to anyone, even if those memories might not be the happiest ones. Last Christmas is definitely not a happy song but it’s still a great song to add to your Christmas playlist all the same.

Bruce Springsteen – Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

The legendary Bruce Springsteen sure knows how to turn on that Christmas spirit. The prolific artist is famous for creating many hit songs over the decades but the one that really stands out this time of year is undoubtedly his version of Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town.

John Legend – What Christmas Means to Me feat. Stevie Wonder

Taking a short break from the classics to mention one of the best Christmas songs of 2018 by none other than John Legend. What Christmas Means to Me is just one of the many great songs found on the artist’s holiday-themed album “A Legendary Christmas.”

Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song

You're sitting cozily in bed with a cup of hot tea while it’s snowing peacefully outside. Add Nat King Cole’s heartwarming The Christmas Song to that picture and you’ve got the very definition of what Christmas is all about.

Sia – My Old Santa Claus

This beautiful pop Christmas song from 2018 comes courtesy of Sia. The artist isn’t feeling particularly cheery in this song but I’m sure that won’t stop you from enjoying it.

Aloe Blacc – I Got You Christmas Right Here

Not all Christmas songs of 2018 are about bad holiday memories. In fact, Sia’s song is a bit of an exception. On the other end of the spectrum, we also have very cheerful tracks like Aloe Blacc’s I Got Your Christmas Right Here.

Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas is You

This list just wouldn’t feel right if we didn’t include one of the most popular Christmas songs of all time. You know, you love it, you sing it year after year around this time. It’s All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey.

Pentatonix – Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

If you’re looking for a Christmas song from 2018 that’s a bit more unusual you may want to give this one a try. Pentatonix’s take on Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree combines a capella and beatboxing in a way that you probably haven’t heard before.

Dean Martin – White Christmas

Dean Martin’s White Christmas has been around for ages but is still a must-have on any holiday-themed playlist.

Whitney Houston – Do You Hear What I Hear

Another classic that dates back to the early 60s but feels just as home in modern times thanks to the wonderful voice of Whitney Houston.

Jessie J – Santa Claus is Coming to Town

If you’re curious about how Santa Claus is Coming to Town might sound like in 2018 you only need to listen to Jessie J’s version to find out. The song starts off slow and mellow but quickly builds up to the point where you just have to start dancing to it.

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

A very representative title for one of the top Christmas songs of all time. If the song doesn’t cheer you up, the colorful music video starring Andy Williams most definitely will.

Destiny’s Child – Carol of the Bells

Back before Beyoncé started her solo career, the artist was part of a pretty good group known as Destiny’s Child. The group is still remembered for its catchy pop songs but it also performed a great a capella version of Carol of the Bells.


Chuck Berry – Run Rudolph Run

It’s fun, it’s upbeat, it rightfully deserves a spot on our Christmas songs list. After all, it’s not every day you hear a song entirely dedicated to Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer. The fact that it’s performed by Chuck Berry and was featured on the soundtrack of the original Home Alone is something to take note of as well.

Tyler the Creator – I Am the Grinch feat. Fletcher Jones

Possibly the best Christmas song for those who enjoy holiday-themed hop-hop music.

Other Christmas songs you may be interested in:

·         Bing Crosby – White Christmas

·         The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale of New York

·         RuPaul – Hey Sis, It’s Christmas feat. Markaholic

·         The Jackson 5 – I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

·         John Lennon – Happy Xmas feat. Yoko Ono

·         Burl Ives – Winter Wonderland

·         Pentatonix – Joy to the World

·         Ingrid Michaelson – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

·         Brenda Lee – Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

·         Frank Sinatra – Jingle Bells

·         The Beach Boys – Little Saint Nick

·         Martina McBride – Winter Wonderland

·         Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas?

·         Eric Clapton – White Christmas

·         The Monkees – What Would Santa Do?

Part 2: How to Download These Christmas Songs from YouTube Freely

It’s difficult to build a proper playlist if you don’t have enough music stored locally. That’s precisely why we recommend downloading all the best Christmas songs using DVDFab YouTube to MP3. This tool does exactly what it says and allows you to download any number of songs from YouTube while at the same time converting them to MP3 format. The software lets you download and convert not just individual songs but also entire playlists in one go while also downloading any available metadata. Here’s how it works:

1. Open DVDFab 11 and go to the Utilities section to find a tool known as YouTube to MP3.

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2. Visit YouTube and search for the song or playlist you want to download and copy its URL. In the case of a playlist, simply copy the URL of any song found in that playlist.

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3. Come back to YouTube to MP3 and hit the Paste URL button to initiate the download.

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4. Go to the Finished tab once the download is complete and then click on the folder icon to play or transfer your new song/playlist.

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Creating a playlist of the best Christmas songs of all time is no easy task but hopefully, our article helps you get one step closer to achieving that goal. To make things a bit easier for you, we recommend looking for existing Christmas playlists on YouTube and then downloading them with YouTube to MP3. You can then always come back to check on this list or others found around the web and use the software to download other individual songs and manually add them to your playlist until you feel it’s complete.