Our Favorite Christmas Songs

by Ashley Alongi and Olivia Billbrough

It’s that time of year again: blinking lights, tall evergreen trees and the knowledge that if you’re an old white man with a beard, you should definitely not be wearing red. And the music, the music that starts to play throughout department stores in October. Christmas Music is the first sign that the holiday season is beginning. But you don’t have to listen to the same Charlie Brown Christmas CD (however amazing and nostalgic it may be), for there are so many amazing covers of classic songs and even some awesome originals by some pretty cool bands.

Traditional Covers 

Sufjan Stevens, We Three Kings

fun., Sleigh Ride

Rocket to the Moon, Do You Hear What I Hear?

She & Him, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Michael Buble, Let it Snow!

Rock (Alt, Pop, and Everything in Between)

The Killers, The Cowboy’s Christmas Ball

Last Christmas, Jimmy Eat World

Santa Stole My Girlfriend, the Maine

Yule Shoot Your Eye Out, Fall Out Boy

Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), Death Cab for Cutie

Barenaked Ladies, Footprints

Hip Hop
Christmas in Hollis, Run DMC

Ludacris, Ludacrismas

Kanye West, Cam’ron, Jim Jones, Vado, Cyhi Da Prynce, Pusha-T, Musiq Soulchild, Teyana Taylor, and Big Sean, Christmas in Harlem


Someday at Christmas, Justin Bieber

Christmas at 22, Wonder Years

Space Christmas, Allo Darlin’

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