Marko’s Recommended Christmas Songs

Marko’s Definitive Best Christmas Songs Ever!

Yes Christmas has brought us some of the most awful MOR and charity songs ever!  After years of research I’ve narrowed down my favourites to the list shown below in alphabetic order.  Some are Christmassy, some were in the UK charts at Christmas and some just have Christmas in the title.  An eclectic lot covering lots of different musical genres.AlbumArt_{1DE131C4-9C7C-44C6-80EF-17ECF93D0BCD}_Large

It has now become a tradition at home that ‘MY’ definitive best Christmas songs ever playlist hits the decks.  Over 4 hours now and counting.  I stick it on random play and enjoy during the festive period (well certain parts of the family do complain a little – but hey!).  Apparently lots of alcohol helps!

Check them out on YouTube. And if you download make sure the MP3 is 320kbps.

Marko’s Christmas Songs List

  • Aidan Moffat – Plastic Mistletoe!
  • Albert King – Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin’
  • Andy Williams – Its The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
  • Andy Williams – Jolly Old St
  • Belle & Sebastian – Are You Coming Over For Christmas
  • Best Coast and Wavves – Got Something For You
  • Bing Crosby & Frank Sinatra – Have yourself a merry little Christmas
  • Bing Crosby – Here Comes Santa Claus
  • Bing Crosby – Its Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
  • Bing Crosby – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
  • Bing Crosby – White ChristmasAlbumArt_{4D575F57-0A65-4673-AF6D-5159237F4EE3}_Large
  • Blink 182 – I Wont Be Home For Christmas
  • Bob Dylan – Must Be Santa
  • Bob Seger – Sock it to Me, Santa
  • Bobby Helms – Jingle Bell Rock
  • Boca Chica – Not on Christmas Eve
  • Brenda Lee – Rockin Around The Christmas Tree
  • Bruce Springsteen – Santa Claus Is Comin To Town
  • Burl Ives – A Holly Jolly Christmas
  • Caitlin Rose With Keegan Dewitt – You Never Come Home For Christmas
  • Centro-matic – Fuselage (It’s Starting To Look Like Christmas Once
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  • Chris De Burgh – A Spaceman Came Travelling
  • Chris Rea – Driving Home For Christmas
  • Christina Perri – Something About December
  • Chuck Berry – Run Rudolf Run
  • Corey Taylor – X-M@$
  • Darker My Love – Snow is FallingAlbumArt_{DF38BB03-8AFD-41F2-A78F-EA7ACED5C9F9}_Large
  • David Essex – A Winters Tale
  • Dean Martin – Baby It’s Cold Outside
  • Dean Martin – Let It Snow!
  • Death Cab For Cutie – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
  • Doris Day – Christmas Present
  • Doris Day – Christmas Story
  • Doris Day – I’ll Be Home For Christmas
  • Doris Day – Silver Bells
  • Doris Day – Snowfall
  • Doris Day – The Christmas Waltz
  • Duvall – Do You Hear What I Hear
  • Eagles – Please Come Home for Christmas
  • Elton John – Step Into Christmas
  • Elvis Presley – Blue Christmas
  • Elvis Presley – Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)
  • Emmy The Great & Tim Wheeler – Christmas Day (I Wish I Was Surfing)
  • Emmy The Great & Tim Wheeler – Marshmallow World
  • Emmy The Great & Tim Wheeler – Zombie Christmas
  • Ertha Kitt – Santa Baby
  • Frank Sinatra – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  • Frank Sinatra – Jingle Bells
  • Frank Sinatra – Let It Snow Let It Snow Let It Snow
  • Frank Sinatra – Winter Wonderland
  • Frankie Goes to Hollywood – The Power of Love
  • Frightened Rabbit – Its Christmas So Well Stop
  • Gary Glitter – Another Rock’n Roll Christmas
  • Glasvegas – A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like A Kiss)
  • Greg Lake – I Believe in Father Christmas
  • Gruff Rhys – Post Apocalypse Christmasthe-boy-least-likely-to-christmas-special-album-art
  • Harry Connick, Jr – Santa Claus
  • Hurts – All I Want For Christmas Is New Year’s Day
  • James Brown – Santa Claus, Go Straight To The Ghetto
  • Jethro Tull – Ring Out Solstice Bells
  • Jimmy Eat World – Last Christmas
  • John Lennon – Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
  • Jonny Lang – Santa Claus Is Back In Town
  • Julian Casablancas – I Wish It Was Christmas Today
  • Kurtis Blow – Christmas Rappin’
  • Leona Naess – Christmas
  • Liz Phair – Winter Wonderland
  • Long Winters – Sometimes You Have to Work at Christmas
  • Los Campesinos! – Kindle A Flame In Her Heart
  • Low – Just Like Christmas
  • Magnum – On Christmas Day
  • Magnum – Born To Be King
  • Manic Street Preachers – Christmas Ghost
  • Mew – She Came Home for Christmas
  • Mike Oldfield – In Dulci Jubilo
  • Mud – Lonely This Christmas
  • Nat King Cole – Deck the Halls
  • Ramones – Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight)
  • Run DMC – Christmas In Hollis
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto – Merry Christmas Mr
  • Sensational Alex Harvey Band – There’s No Lights On The Christmas Tree Mother, They’re Burning Big Louie Tonight
  • Saint Etienne – I Was Born On Christmas Day
  • Sammy Davis, Jr – Jingle Bells
  • Sammy Davis, Jr – Jingle Bells It’s Christmas Time
  • Shakin’ Stevens – Merry Christmas Everyone
  • Shakin’ Stevers – Blue Christmas
  • Shonen Knife – Space ChristmasTrex - Xmas bop
  • Slade – Merry Xmas Everybody
  • Slow Club – Christmas TV
  • Snow Patrol – When I Get Home For Christmas
  • Soul Saints Orchestra – Santas Got A Bag Full Of Soul
  • South Park – Merry Fucking Christmas
  • Steve Earle – Christmas in Washington
  • Stevie Wonder – What Christmas Means To Me
  • Sufjan Stevens – Christmas In The Room
  • T-Rex – Christmas Bop
  • The Beach Boys – Frosty The Snowman
  • The Beach Boys – Little Saint Nick
  • The Brian Setzer Orchestra – Boogie Woogie Santa Claus
  • The Brian Setzer Orchestra – Dig That Crazy Santa Claus
  • The Brian Setzer Orchestra – Jingle Bells
  • The Darkness – Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End)
  • The Decemberists – Please Daddy (Don’t Get Drunk This Christmas)
  • The Greedies (Thin Lizzy & Sex Pistols) – A Merry Jingle
  • The Hives and Cyndi Lauper – A Christmas Duel
  • The Killers – Dont Shoot Me Santa
  • The Pogues – Fairytale of New York
  • The Pretenders – 2000 Miles
  • The Raveonettes – The Christmas Song
  • The Ronettes – Sleigh Ride
  • The Smashing Pumpkins – Christmastime
  • The Sonics- Dont Believe In Christmas
  • The Vandals – My First Xmas, As A Woman
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Christmas All Over Again
  • Tom Waits – Christmas Card From A Hooker In MinneapolisWizzard - christmas everyday sleeve
  • Violent Femmes – Happy New Year Next Year
  • Wham – Last Christmas
  • Wizzard – I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day

One thought on “Marko’s Recommended Christmas Songs

  1. RoxyRox

    Thanks for the great list Marko! I didn’t know TRex had a Christmas song! Glad to see the Pretenders made it in your top 100! That’s my fav!

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