The holiday season is one of our favorite times of year! From decorations, charitable gifts, and holiday music, there is so much to enjoy!  

Over the years, holiday music has become a staple in our society. Many of the classics have been covered over and over again and have become ICONIC in our holiday routines. With so many to choose from, we have some favorite versions to share!

Read on for the best versions of well-known Holiday songs to listen to during the season. Today’s post: Top 10 Original Christmas Songs

Christmas Don’t Be Late (The Chipmunk Song): Alvin and the Chipmunks

From 1958, this original by the Chipmunks will never be beat.

Mele Kalikimaka: Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby’s original 1950’s rendition brings holiday sparkle to Hawaii. This one merges the beautiful sounds of a white Christmas with the beaches and sunset. 

All I Want for Christmas: Mariah Carey

No holiday music list is complete without the Queen of Christmas, Mariah Carey. There are a few decent covers out there, but no one can beat the Queen.

Feliz Navidad: Jose Feliciano

I can’t believe this song is already over 50 years old. Released in 1970, this song gave a much more public view to a Puerto Rican holiday sound.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas: Judy Garland

This song was written for Judy Garland to sing in the 1944 movie, “Meet me in St. Louis”. It’s been redone a million times, but with the context of the movie, it really shines best.

What Christmas Means to Me: Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder released this originally in 1967. Since then, he has been featured on other artists’ remakes including John Legend’s recent version.

White Christmas: Bing Crosby

This song is actually listed as the best selling single (not just Christmas!) of all time.

The Christmas Song: Nat King Cole

Most refer to this song as “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire” from the first lines of the song. Either way, everyone knows this one.

Together: Backstreet Boys

I will admit, most have not (YET!) heard this one.  An original off BSB’s 2022 holiday album, it deserves it’s due. This one will ALWAYS make my top favorites list.

Let it Snow: Boyz II Men and Brian McKnight

This one still gives me chills every time I hear it. Adding Brian McKnight to the harmonies of Boyz II Men may never be matched.

Honorable Mentions:

Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer: Gene Autry

Made famous in the movie of the same name, this one is a fun kids’ favorite.