Here are the Top 10 Holiday Songs of All Time as performed with the most justice to the original melody: 


1. Let it Snow – Dean Martin 

2. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – Perry Como 
3. Jingle Bell Rock – The Brownell Elementary School Singers 
4. Jingle Bells – Diana Krall 
5. Winter Wonderland – Tony Bennett 
6. Frosty the Snowman – Ella Fitzgerald 
7. Sleigh Ride – Kenny G. 
8. Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Bruce Springsteen 
9. Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt 
10. Silver Bells – Judy Garland

24 Comments

  1. Now that I’ve read the list, I’m going to be singing “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow” all day long!
    It’s amazing how suggesting a song, even by listing its title, can make it “play” in my mind’s “tape recorder.”
    It’s a great song, so I don’t mind.

  2. Now that I’ve read the list, I’m going to be singing “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow” all day long!
    It’s amazing how suggesting a song, even by listing its title, can make it “play” in my mind’s “tape recorder.”
    It’s a great song, so I don’t mind.

  3. Hi Chris!
    How right you are! That’s the fun danger of making these lists — you sing them all in your head first before you mark them down for publication and the price you pay is having them pour out of your pores all day long! There are worse things that could happen, I suppose!
    🙂

  4. You’re right that the man shouldn’t matter to the music… but with Bing — and his public persona as the genteel father figure — compared against the abusive reality of a life set against his sons is hard to abide.
    He did have a beautiful, voice, though.
    As we’ve discussed before, I think the public persona against the private reality should begin to count for something and it doesn’t matter if you’re famous or not.
    I’m glad you’re having a fun time! I wish you a safe flight home.

  5. You’re right that the man shouldn’t matter to the music… but with Bing — and his public persona as the genteel father figure — compared against the abusive reality of a life set against his sons is hard to abide.
    He did have a beautiful, voice, though.
    As we’ve discussed before, I think the public persona against the private reality should begin to count for something and it doesn’t matter if you’re famous or not.
    I’m glad you’re having a fun time! I wish you a safe flight home.

  6. suzanne — Akismet caught your post about the Spice Girls and identified it as Spam. Heh! How telling! 🙂 I cleared you and Akismet should learn from its error. I will have to go check out that song. Thanks for the recommendation!

  7. suzanne — Akismet caught your post about the Spice Girls and identified it as Spam. Heh! How telling! 🙂 I cleared you and Akismet should learn from its error. I will have to go check out that song. Thanks for the recommendation!