Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time for public spaces all over the country to flip their stereos to a holiday-centric playlist. Here’s a list of the best Christmas songs of ALL time.
December 1, 2017
1. Louis Armstrong — “Cool Yule”
This Steve Allen-penned Christmas track has gotten a lot of play over the years, bur Satchmo’s inaugural version still stands above the rest.
2. Donny Hathaway — “This Christmas”
The R&B legend’s 1970 Yuletide tune is a lightly funky bounce that revels in the holiday season’s possibility.
3. The Kinks — “Father Christmas”
The cheeky Britpoppers’ class-conscious Christmas rave-up cloaks its serious message about the haves and the have-nots in a letter to Santa.
4. Slade — “Merry Christmas Everybody”
5. Billy Squier — “Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You”
The arena rocker’s sweet ode to the Yuletide spirit imprinted itself on a generation when it doubled as the de facto Christmas card from the then-fledgling MTV to its viewers.
6. Wham! — “Last Christmas”
The greatest pop singer of the ’80s turns his holiday heartache into snowy synthpop.