Top Holiday Songs Through the Decades ‘Tis the season to remember favorite songs from years past

By CiminoCare


We love to fill our communities with the sound of music. The holiday season gives us all the more opportunity to bring joy to our residents with songs we were listening to back then.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, what is the best-selling single of all time? The version of “White Christmas” sung by Bing Crosby first released in 1942.

Here’s a selected list of popular holiday singles that hit various charts in the U.S., dating back to the 1930s.

1935 — “Silent Night,” sung by Bing Crosby
1935 — “Jingle Bells,” recorded by Benny Goodman and his Orchestra
1942 — “White Christmas,” sung by Bing Crosby
1944 — “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” sung by Judy Garland
1945 — “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!,” sung by Vaughn Monroe
1953 — “Santa Baby,” sung by Eartha Kitt
1954 — “(There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays,” sung by Perry Como
1957 — “Santa Clause Is Back in Town,” sung by Elvis Presley
1958 — “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” sung by Brenda Lee
1963 — “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” sung by Andy Williams
1967 — “Christmas Time (Is Here Again),” written and sung by The Beatles
1970 — “Feliz Navidad,” written and sung by José Feliciano
1977 — “It’s Just Another New Year’s Eve,” written and sung by Barry Manilow
1982 — “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy,” sung by David Bowie & Bing Crosby
1984 — “Deck the Halls,” written and sung Mannheim Steamroller
1984 — “Do They Know It’s Christmas?,” sung by Band Aid for famine relief in Ethiopia
1987 — “Away in a Manger,” sung by Reba McEntire
1993 — “Let It Snow,” written and sung by Boyz II Men
1994 — “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” written and sung by Mariah Carey
1997 — “I Saw Three Ships,” sung by Sting
1998 — “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays,” sung by N SYNC
2003 — “One Wish (for Christmas),” sung by Whitney Houston
2008 — “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” sung by Carrie Underwood
2011 — “Mistletoe,” sung by Justin Bieber
2013 — “Underneath the Tree,” written and sung by Kelly Clarkson
2014 — “Rockin’ Round the Christmas Tree” sung by Brenda Lee
2015 — “All I Want For Christmas is You” sung by Mariah Carey

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