A good Christmas song can melt the heart of even the steeliest Grinch, from hardened hipster to grumpy grandpa. With that in mind, our Santa sack of hits features lesser-known cuts from the likes of Sufjan Stevens, James Brown and Amy Winehouse alongside Christmas smashes from Elvis, Bing and Bruce. In addition to our top 50 tracks and overall best holiday songs, you can check out our supplementary essential soul, hip-hop and alternative Christmas songs. And if you’re looking to get out of the house, dig into the best Christmas concerts happening in NYC.
So here we go: 50 Christmas songs designed to hit your sweet spot.
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