Music Monday | My Top 15 Favorite Christmas Songs

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Welcome to the re-start of Music Monday!  According to the poll I had up last week, the majority of my readers wanted me to start this series up again.  So let's see how well it goes.


This Christmas and New Years will be the first I’ll spend away from family and out of the country.  Well, immediate family, anyway.  I’ll spend it with relatives.  But in Peru?!  This is a big first.  Actually, but the time you're reading this, I may be high in the sky on my way down to South America...

Since the day after Thanksgiving, I have been listening almost non-stop to Christmas music and savoring all my favorite ones, replaying my favorite artists’ versions of certain songs.  Just soaking them all in before I leave.  I decided to share a few of my favorites with you.

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Straight No Chaser
One of my favorite Christmas hymns.  Sung by a men's a cappella group?  Yes, please.

Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Colbie Caillat ft. Gavin DeGraw
Best. Version. Ever.  Not to mention I love my new sweatshirt that has this phrase on it.  (Check out my guest post here.)

O Holy Night - David Archuleta

O Holy Night - Lea Michelle

O Holy Night - Leona Lewis

O Holy Night – Josh Groban

Yes, I listed O Holy Night four times, but see, the thing I love about this song is that it's such a comforting, beautiful yet powerful and intense song.  And I think that these four artists give it that perfect amount of all of these emotions.

All I Want For Christmas Is You – Anthem Lights
I love the simplicity of the piano and the perfect blended harmony of all the guys' voices.  It makes for such a sweet and lovely version of this song.

A Christmas Song For You – Kem
Kem is a new recent discovery of mine.  This was one of the first songs I heard by him.

Cold December Night – Michael Buble
Michael Buble + romantic Christmas song = perfection.

It's Christmas Time Again - Backstreet Boys
Never really been a Backstreet Boys fan, but this song tho...

Mistletoe - Justin Bieber
Okay, Justin Bieber needs a lot of help, but he is talented.  I think this song is cute and very Christmas spirit-y and I like it.

Mary, Did You Know? - Pentatonix
Absolutely love this song.  Especially the line that says 'Mary, did you know when you kiss your baby boy, you kiss the face of God'.  That gives me chills.  And Pentatonix gives me chills.

Angels We Have Heard On High - Josh Groban ft. Brian McKnight
I pray Josh Groban goes to heaven when he dies so he can join the angels singing.  Cuz I think he must be part angel or something.

Merry Christmas, Darling - Christina Perri

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Sam Smith
Keith Urban's version of this song used to be my favorites.  And I will forever love Keith, but Sam kind of took the cake for best version of this song for 2014.

Text Me Merry Christmas - Straight No Chaser ft. Kristen Bell

I think texting is overrated sometimes.  Especially for birthday or celebration wishes.  But when you have loved ones overseas, it's kind of convenient.

Go, Tell It On the Mountain - NEEDTOBREATHE

I love these guys.  And this is seriously the only version of this song I like.  The others sound like something you'd sing in your 2nd grade Sunday school. 

Every Day is Christmas - Colbie Caillat
She originally recorded this song with Jason Reeves (who I love), but the version she did with Straight No Chaser is just amazing.  Check it out.  You won't be disappointed.


Merry Christmas, peeps.  I have a few posts scheduled for while I'm away, but for now, I'll see you when I return...next year... :)


  1. Awesome songs, I haven't heard of some of them before- I will enjoy listening to them though :) Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hope you liked them, Britt! You're welcome:)

  2. I must say that "Merry Christmas Darling" by Karen Carpenter is one of the best songs ever, but I now love Christina Perri's version too! Thanks so much for sharing!!! xoxo

    1. I haven't heard the Karen Carpenter version. I'll have to check it out. You're welcome:)

  3. Oh, definitely agree about Josh Groban being part angel. :)

    dance a real

  4. I just discovered Pentatonix and already LOVE them. 'Mary Did You Know?' is beautiful no matter who sings it. So much truth in the song. Plus, I have to confess, a favorite of Pentatonix's is 'Let it Go.' I can't seem to help the happy face when they sing that. ;)

    Merry (belated) Christmas, Raquel. Hope your day was lovely.

  5. You should check out David Phelps' version of O Holy Night! Phenomenal voice! My favorite version of my favorite Christmas song!