Writer’s Workshop: Top 5 Christmas Songs

5.) Your top 5 favorite Christmas songs.

I love Christmas music! My top 5 Christmas songs might actually change slightly each year depending on which ones I over played the year before, but this year my top five include the following:

1.) Hallelujah makes me feel like emotional baby…

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so of COURSE I’m loving this Christmas version of the song:

2.) I’ve heard a lot of people sing O Holy Night, but none of them give me goosebumps like this lady does. Whether you’re a fan of country musicians or not, Martina McBride trumps all with this song in my very non expert opinion:

3. Faith Hill’s version of Little Drummer Boy always brings me to my feet:

Particularly this part:

4. Jewel’s entire holiday cd has been one of my favorites since high school. My best friend and I used to play Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer on repeat. I would sing Jewel’s part and my friend would sing the part of Jewel’s mom over and over and over again. Just a couple of 17 year olds getting down to Rudolph. Don’t act like you didn’t do it too.

5. There’s one album that brings me back home though. While Charlie Brown and the Chipmunks were always fun to listen to, it was John Denver And The Muppets that became my family’s holiday favorite every year. Those funny muppets were always playing for us and Miss Piggy’s version of Christmas Is Coming is definitely a fave.!:

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5.) Your top 5 favorite Christmas songs.


  1. says

    I love this list! I hadn’t heard that version of Hallelujah, but it’s awesome. Martina McBride is the best. I love your Little Drummer Boy highlights. :) I always loved Jewel’s version of Rudolph, but never realized she was singing with her mom! And the Muppets… well, it’s just not Christmas without them! I finally have gotten my son into that album this year. We love that song, the 12 Days and We Wish You a Merry Christmas (it’s made with figs… and bacon!). LOL Merry Christmas to you, and thanks for sharing these wonderful tunes. :)

  2. says

    Great picks. I absolutely agree with you about Martina McBride! There is so much power in her voice. I also love to hear Carrie Underwood’s version. My favorite Christmas album since the late 90’s is Mariah Carey’s album. I love dancing around to the songs while decorating the tree. Faith Hill singing ‘Where Are You Christmas’ from the soundtrack of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” always makes me misty eyed. I think it’s because my best friend and I were both raised by our grandparents and ironically enough our grandmothers passed away on the same day in 2000. This was the year the Grinch came to movie theaters, so hearing anything soft and touching was enough to make us cry. Even when it was Cindy Lou Who singing it. My all time favorite song will always be Brenda Lee’s version of “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” Have a fabulous holiday!!!

  3. says

    Martina McBride has always been a favorite of mine. I heard a deejay one time refer to her as two lungs and a windpipe!
    My all-time favorite Christmas song is I’ll Be Home With Bells On by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton.
    Thanks for hosting. Have a good week and a wonderful Christmas!

  4. says

    The songs O Holy Night and Hallelujah Chorus (not the same Hallelujah on this list) always bring me back to high school. These were two of the songs we ALWAYS sang at Christmas time. There were other songs sung during the Christmas concert too, but these two were a tradition and we sang them every.single.year. They still do it to this day and when we sing Hallelujah Chorus all the alumni go up on stage. It’s a pretty impressive sight to see, really.

    Either way, I love all the songs on your list and it makes me want to go play some Christmas songs!

  5. says

    What a great list! I’m mostly old school with my Christmas music: Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole, etc. and I really love “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas”, because, why not? But I guess I miss out on a lot of the really great new renditions. I really loved that version of Hallelujah and Jewel’s Rudolph was so fun (and she sings it so effortlessly and sounds amazing!). Miss Piggy is one of my all time favorite people, errr, pigs. :)

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  6. says

    That version of Hallelujah is amazing. I don’t think I’ve ever heard a Muppet Christmas song before. Weird because I grew up watching them. Hmmm.