2012 Top 100 Best Songs of Christmas Preview

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A year of listener polling data helped us compile the Top 100 Best Songs of Christmas last year — and we’re doing it again this year. We have been collecting votes via My Merry Christmas.com, the world’s largest online Christmas community, since January 1, 2012.

Below is a listing of how the Top 100 is shaping up and the trends show some interesting influences in the voting in 2012:

  • The passing of Andy Williams has improved his position over last year, with two of his songs so far in the Top 10 for 2012.
  • Contemporary artists continue to make a strong showing in the Top 100, especially Michael Buble, who launched the best selling Christmas album of 2011.
  • The year round broadcast of the Merry Podcast even has a small influence. The Huron Carol, featured in the latest episode of the podcast, broke the top 100 for the first time.
  • While this list below summarizes the voting so far it should be noted that 95% of the votes cast last year came after October 1st. Several notable artists are missing from the Top 100 who made it last year and we expect significant changes over the course of the next 60 days.

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    Here it is:

    1. White Christmas — Bing Crosby
    2. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year — Andy Williams
    3. Jingle Bells — Frank Sinatra
    4. It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas — Bing Crosby
    5. The Christmas Song — Nat King Cole
    6. Believe — Josh Groban
    7. Happy Holidays — Andy Williams
    8. Baby It’s Cold Outside — Dean Martin
    9. Christmas Time is Here — Vince Guarldi
    10. Mary Did You Know — Mark Lowry
    11. Santa Baby — Eartha Kitt
    12. Feliz Navidad — Jose Feliciano
    13. All I Want for Christmas is You — Michael Buble
    14. Aspenglow — John Denver
    15. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town — Bruce Springsteen
    16. Christmas Canon — Trans Siberian Orchestra
    17. O Holy Night — Celine Dion
    18. Let It Snow — Ed Ames
    19. Sleigh Ride — Boston Pops
    20. Silver and Gold — Burl Ives
    21. Holly Jolly Christmas — Burl Ives
    22. Merry Christmas Everyone — Slade
    23. A Christmas to Remember — Amy Grant
    24. Where Are You Christmas? Faith Hill
    25. I’ll Be Home for Christmas — Bing Crosby
    26. Merry Christmas Darling — The Carpenters
    27. Ave Maria — Perry Como
    28. The Christmas Song — Mel Torme
    29. Jingle Bells — Diana Krall
    30. Christmas Can’t Be Very Far Away — Amy Grant
    31. Wonderful Christmastime — Paul McCartney
    32. I’ll Be Home for Christmas — Josh Groban
    33. Hey Santa — Straight No Chaser
    34. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree — Brenda Lee
    35. Home for the Holidays — Perry Como
    36. Christmas Comes But Once a Year — Charles Brown
    37. White Christmas — The Drifers
    38. Do You Hear What I Hear — Whitney Houston
    39. Last Christmas — Taylor Swift
    40. Carol of the Bells — Mannheim Steamroller
    41. Silent Night — The Temptations
    42. Little Drummer Boy — Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
    43. Let it Snow — Aaron Neville
    44. Jingle Bells — Bing Crosby
    45. If It Doesn’t Snow on Christmas — Gene Autry
    46. Here Comes Santa Claus — Elvis
    47. What Shall We Bring to the Babe in the Manger? — Mormon Tabernacle Choir
    48. Mistletoe — Colbie Caillat
    49. Hawaiian Christmas Song — Bing Crosby & the Andrew Sisters
    50. Christmas in Kilarney — Bing Crosby
    51. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas — James Taylor
    52. Santa Baby — Taylor Swift
    53. Suo Gan — Bryn Terfel & the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
    54. Hark The Herald Angels Sing — Carrie Underwood
    55. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) — U2
    56. Little St. Nick — Beach Boys
    57. Frosty the Snowman — Gene Autry
    58. Santa Bring My Baby Back — Elvis
    59. Step Into Christmas — Elton John
    60. I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas — Gayla Peevey
    61. Home with Bells On — Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
    62. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas — Judy Garland
    63. Little Drummer Boy — Harry Simone Chorale
    64. Merry Christmas Happy Holidays — Chicago
    65. Last Christmas — Wham
    66. Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy — Bing Crosby & David Bowie
    67. Bless Us All — The Muppets
    68. Christmas All Over Again — Tom Petty
    69. Let it Snow — Michael Buble
    70. Winter Wonderland — The Judds
    71. Jingle Bells — Natalie Cole
    72. Everybody’s Waiting for the Man with the Bag — Kay Starr
    73. Green Christmas — Stan Freberg
    74. Deck the Halls — Mannheim Steamroller
    75. Were You There — Jon Schmidt
    76. Sleigh Ride — Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
    77. Silver Bells — Kate Smith
    78. Merry Christmas Everyone — Band Aid
    79. The Spirit of Christmas — Ray Charles
    80. Marshmallow World — Dean Martin
    81. Blue Christmas — Elvis
    82. All I Want for Christmas is You — Mariah Carey
    83. The Hannukah Song — Adam Sandler
    84. Happy Xmas (War is Over) — John Lennon
    85. Somewhere in My Memory — John Williams
    86. All Alone on Christmas — Darlene Love
    87. Its the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
    88. Twas the Night Before Christmas — Fred Waring & the Pennsylvanians
    89. We Need a Little Christmas — Angela Lansbury
    90. The Christmas Song — Kenny G
    91. Tennessee Christmas — Alabama
    92. Sleigh Ride — The Carpenters
    93. Huron Carol — Celtic Ladies
    94. Hey Santa — The Moonglows
    95. Please Come Home for Christmas — The Eagles
    96. Merry Christmas Baby — Charles Brown
    97. Christmas Shoes — Newsong
    98. I Believe in Father Christmas — Greg Lake
    99. It Must Have Been Old Santa Claus — Harry Connick Jr
    100. Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer — Elmo & Patsy

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