Secular Holiday Music

Top 100 Holiday Secular Xmas Songs

Holiday music is generally that end of the year, winter solstice, snowy city sidewalk music that makes very little reference to the actual, original meaning of Christmas, and only the most subtle nods to the Birthday Boy. There is singing about the weather, the countdown to Christmas, of holiday bells, silver and gold, even Santa and his team. These songs contain all of the magic of Christmas without any of that religious connotation.

This guy goes into a restaurant for a Christmas breakfast while in his hometown for the holidays. After looking over the menu he says, “I’ll just have the eggs Benedict.” His order comes a while later and it’s served on a big, shiny hubcap.

He asks the waiter, “What’s with the hubcap?” The waiter sings, “O, there’s no plate like chrome for the hollandaise!”

*Rudolph didn’t fit in because all of the other reindeer were brown nosers. 
1. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer – Gene Autry (or Burl Ives)
2. Frosty The Snowman – Jimmy Durante (or The Ronettes)
3. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
4. The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole
5. Jingle Bells – Rosemary Clooney (or Frank Sinatra)
6. White Christmas – Bing Crosby
7. Santa Claus Is Comin To Town – Bruce Springsteen (or the Jackson 5)
8. Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Andy Williams (or Johnny Mathis)
9. Have A Holly Jolly Christmas – Burl Ives
10. Happy XMas (War Is Over) – John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band
11. Winter Wonderland – Johnny Mathis (or Eurythmics)
12. Baby It’s Cold Outside – Dean Martin (or Ray Charles and Betty Carter)
13. We Need A Little Christmas – Angela Lansbury
14. The Chipmonk Song – Alvin and the Chipmunks
15. (There’s No Place Like) Home For The Holidays – Perry Como (or The Carpenters)
16. It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas – Bing Crosby (or Michael Bublé or Johnny Mathis)
17. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow – Dean Martin (or Frank Sinatra)
18. Last Christmas – Wham!
19. Rockin Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
20. Someday At Christmas – Stevie Wonder
21. Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band-Aid
22. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Judy Garland
23. Give Love on Christmas Day – The Temptations (or The Jackson 5)
24. The Christmas Waltz – She and Him (or Frank Sinatra or The Carpenters)
25. Little Saint Nick – The Beach Boys
26. Christmas Wrapping – The Waitresses
27. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – Jackson 5 (or Jimmy Boyd or John Mellencamp)
28. We Wish You A Merry Christmas – John Denver and the Muppets
29. Merry Christmas, Baby – Bruce Springsteen (or Otis Redding)
30. Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
31. Happy Holidays – Andy Williams
32. White Christmas – The Drifters
33. Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley
34. Up On The Housetop – Jackson 5 (or Gene Autry)
35. Sleigh Ride – The Carpenters (or The Ronettes)
36. Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt (or Madonna)
37. Silver And Gold – Burl Ives
38. Parade of the Wooden Soldiers – The Crystals
39. Christmas Melody – The Salsoul Orchestra
40. My Only Wish (This Year) – Britney Spears
41. Welcome Christmas – The Whoville Village Choir
42. 2000 Miles – The Pretenders
43. Must Be Santa – Mitch Miller (or Lorne Greene)
44. Pretty Paper – Willie Nelson (or Roy Orbison)
45. Silver Bells – Andy Williams (or Johnny Mathis)
46. Mele Kalikimaka – Bing Crosby
47. All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth – Spike Jones and his City Slickers
48. Christmas Is the Time to Say “I Love You” – Billy Squire
49. Believe – Josh Groban
50. This Christmas – Danny Hathaway (or Chris Brown)
51. Christmas Time – Bryan Adams
52. Snoopy’s Christmas – The Royal Guardsmen
53. Christmas Auld Lang Syne – Bobby Darin
54. Hannukah Song – Adam Sandler
55. Hey Santa – Carnie and Wendy Wilson
56. Here Comes Santa Claus – Gene Autry (or Elvis Presley)
57. Let It Snow – Boyz II Men
58. It Must Have Been The Mistletoe (Our First Christmas) – Barbara Mandrell
59. Step Into Christmas – Elton John
60. Merry Christmas Happy Holidays – *NSYNC
61. A Marshmallow World – Dean Martin
62. I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas – Gayle Peevey
63. Baby’s First Christmas – Connie Francis
64. My Favorite Things – Julie Andrews (or John Coltrane)
65. The Bell That Couldn’t Jingle – Herb Alpert
66. Where Are You Christmas – Faith Hill
67. Celebrate Me Home – Kenny Loggins
68. Mister Snow Miser Mister Heat Miser – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (or from the Year Without A Santa Claus Soundtrack)
69. This Time of Year – Brook Benton
70. I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Bing Crosby (or Josh Groban)
71. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – Darlene Love (or U2)
72. Merry Christmas Darling – Carpenters
73. The Night Before Christmas – Carly Simon
74. Run Rudolph Run – Chuck Berry
75. Snowfall – Tony Bennett
76. Christmas Ain’t Christmas (Without The One You Love) – The O’Jays
77. Santa Claus Lane – Hilary Duff
78. Grown-Up Christmas List – Amy Grant
79. Mistletoe And Holly – Frank Sinatra
80. Wonderful Christmastime – Paul McCartney
81. Rock and Roll Christmas – George Thorogood & The Destroyers
82. Christmas Day – Dido
83. Back Door Santa – Bon Jovi (or Clarence Carter)
84. Please Come Home For Christmas – The Eagles (or Charles Brown)
85. Cool Yule – Louis Armstrong
86. Dominick The Donkey (The Italian Christmas Donkey) – Lou Monte
87. If Every Day Was Like Christmas – Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires & The Imperials Quartet
88. Shake Hands With Santa Claus – Louis Prima
89. Christmas Lights – Coldplay
90. Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight) – The Ramones
91. Christmas Island – The Andrews Sisters with Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians
92. What Christmas Means To Me – Stevie Wonder
93. Christmas In New Orleans – Louis Armstrong with the Benny Carter Orchestra
94. Christmas of Love – Little Isidore and the Inquisitors
95. Christmas All Over Again – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
96. Merry Xmas Everybody – Slade
97. All Alone On Christmas – Darlene Love
98. Christmas, Why Can’t I Find You? – James Horner
99. Another Lonely Christmas – Prince and the Revolution
100. Gee Whiz, It’s Christmas – Carla Thomas