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Pitchfork's 50 Best Holiday Songs of All Time

By Pitchfork

From Sufjan Stevens to Bing Crosby with David Bowie, here are the greatest songs of the season

46 songs

  1. 1.
    Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)Darlene LoveA Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector
    2:460:30
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    2:460:30
  3. 3.
    All I Want for Christmas Is YouMariah CareyMerry Christmas
    4:010:30
  4. 4.
    Run Rudolph Run - Single VersionChuck BerryRock 'N' Roll Rarities
    2:450:30
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    13:440:30
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    4:050:30
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    3:330:30
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    1:580:30
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    2:090:30
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    3:510:30
  11. 11.
    Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town - Live at C.W. Post College, Greenvale, NY - December 1975Bruce SpringsteenSanta Claus Is Comin' to Town (Live at C.W. Post College, Greenvale, NY - December 1975)
    4:270:30
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    5:220:30
  13. 13.
    Last Christmas - Pudding MixWham!LAST CHRISTMAS
    6:380:30
  14. 14.
    I Wish It Could Be Christmas EverydayWizzardI Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday
    4:380:30
  15. 15.
    Christmas In HollisRun–D.M.C.Tougher Than Leather
    2:580:30
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    3:010:30
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    3:260:30
  18. 18.
    Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Single VersionBrenda LeeRockin' Around The Christmas Tree/The Decca Christmas Recordings
    2:060:30
  19. 19.
    Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight) - Single VersionRamonesBrain Drain
    2:030:30
  20. 20.
    Jesus ChristBig StarComplete Third
    2:390:30
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    2:350:30
  22. 22.
    Santa Claus Is Coming To TownThe Jackson 5Ultimate Christmas Collection
    2:240:30
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    3:420:30
  24. 24.
    Please Come Home For ChristmasCharles BrownSings Christmas Songs
    2:500:30
  25. 25.
    Peace On Earth / The Little Drummer BoyBing Crosby, David BowieNOW That's What I Call Merry Christmas
    2:360:30
  26. 26.
    Christmas Rappin'Kurtis BlowBest Of / 20th Century
    3:550:30
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    2:230:30
  28. 28.
    Little Drummer BoyLowChristmas
    4:520:30
  29. 29.
    Fairytale of New York (feat. Kirsty MacColl)The Pogues, Kirsty MacCollIf I Should Fall From Grace With God (Expanded)
    4:320:30
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    Santa Claus Go Straight To The GhettoJames BrownSoulful Christmas
    3:010:30

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