100 American Christmas songs: your X-Mas playlist

Get cozy under the Christmas tree and enjoy the best 100 US Christmas songs of all time with us! We provide you with the playlist for your perfect American Christmas!

Christmas in the USA: your Christmas playlist from The American Dream

Bing Crosby, Doris Day, Nat King Cole, and - well - Mariah Carey are not to be missed during the American Christmas holiday! We wish you a very merry Christmas season and lots of fun on your 4-hour musical journey to snowy, festive America!

100 American Christmas Songs as Spotify Playlist

Our favorite Christmas songs from the USA

Our The American Dream editors not only put together our four-hour X-Mas playlist for the holidays but also picked a Top 10 of the best American Christmas songs! Here are our favorite songs for contemplative hours under the Christmas tree:

#1. White Christmas - Bing Crosby

“White Christmas” is the best-selling single of all time! With Bing Crosby's silky voice and nostalgic instrumentation, “White Christmas” is one of those rare songs that are only really good when played as the original!

#2. Santa Baby - Eartha Kitt

Eartha Kitt recorded "Santa Baby" in 1953 with songwriter Henri René's orchestra in New York City. And although the American Christmas song may seem somewhat wicked, the tune is - quite innocently - about the singer's somewhat exaggerated Christmas wish list.

#3. Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley

Sometimes, you cannot spend the holidays with your favorite person. That's how Elvis felt in his song "Blue Christmas." The American Christmas song from 1948 was originally recorded by Doye O'Dell and can also be heard in various interpretations by Johnny Cash and Dean Martin.

#4. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Judy Garland

"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" was written in 1943 for the musical film "Meet Me in St. Louis." The first interpretation of the American Christmas song was performed by Judy Garland. Today, the piece is one of the most popular Christmas songs in the USA and can be heard in countless variations.

#5. Deck The Halls - Nat King Cole

Even though the title "Deck The Halls" may not ring a bell, you'll be humming along to the wonderful melody of the American Christmas classic by the "King of Christmas" Nat King Cole. And while you're at it, be sure to treat yourself to "The Christmas Song" afterwards. Nat's soulful, velvety voice will immediately warm your heart!

#6. Santa Claus is Comin' to Town - Bruce Springstee

The soul-stirring live version of the American Christmas classic "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town" was recorded by rock legend Bruce Springsteen in 1975 at C.W. Post College in Greenvale, New York. Although the song is a delight to hear from almost any performer, such as the Jackson 5, Mariah Carey, or even Frank Sinatra, we fell in love with the live set-up from the "Boss."

#7. Frosty The Snowman - Ella Fitzgerald

Be sure to hold on to your Egg Nog as you sway along to the hilarious snowman song by Ella Fitzgerald! The brilliant jazz interpreter sang the song in the summer of 1960 with an orchestra led by Frank DeVol. In the process, the "First Lady of Song" recorded an entire Christmas album, from which we've added even more great songs to the "Christmas in the USA" playlist for you.

#8. Jingle Bells - Frank Sinatra

There is an absolute obligation to sing along with the "Jingle Bells" version by Frank Sinatra! The old American Christmas song will stay in your head until well into the new year because the groove of "Ol' Blue Eyes" Sinatra is just incredible!

#9. All I Want for Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey

We are afraid you can't avoid "All I Want for Christmas Is You" in this Top 10 list as well. The Christmas song by Mariah Carey is a worldwide evergreen, and no Christmassy living room should be without it!

#10. Silent Night - Dinah Washington

Dinah Washington became world famous in 1959 with "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes!". With her interpretation of the American Christmas classic "Silent Night," she has also sung her way into our hearts!

Bonus: The most popular Christmas songs worldwide

Many Christmas songs are long-time favorites in the USA but do not originate from performers in the United States. Among the most popular Christmas songs in the world are:

  1. Last Christmas - Wham!
  2. Do They Know It’s Christmas? - Band Aid
  3. Feliz Navidad - Jose Feliciano1
  4. Happy Xmas - John Lennon & Yoko Ono
  5. Chris Rea - Driving Home for Christmas
  6. Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmastime
  7. Cliff Richard - Mistletoe and Wine
  8. Michael Bublé - It's Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas
  9. Justin Bieber - Mistletoe
  10. Sam Smith - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

1Jose Feliciano is from the island nation of Puerto Rico, which has been an outlying territory of the United States since 1898 but is not part of the American mainland.

The best-selling American Christmas songs

Missing your favorite song in our four-hour American Christmas playlist? That could be because we didn't follow the current sales charts. However, you might find it in the following list of the ten best-selling Christmas singles in the USA:

Top 10 American Christmas Songs
1 All I Want for Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey 1994
2 Do You Want to Build a Snowman? - Kristen Bell, Agatha Lee Monn & Katie Lopez 2013
3 Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24 - Savatage 1996
4 Mistletoe - Justin Bieber 2011
5 Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee 1958
6 Where Are You Christmas? - Faith Hill 2000
7 Christmas Canon - Trans-Siberian Orchestra 1998
8 Feliz Navidad - José Feliciano 1970
9 Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms 1957
10 Last Christmas - Wham! 1984

The whole team of The American Dream wishes you a Merry Christmas!

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