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Top 100 Christmas Songs

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71. "Don't Shoot Me, Santa" - The Killers (2007)

The Killers - Don't Shoot Me, Santa
Courtesy Island Records

The Killers released this song during the 2007 holidays as a benefit for AIDS charities.

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72. "Grown-Up Christmas List" - Amy Grant (1992)

Amy Grant - Home for Christmas
Courtesy Word Entertainment

In a few short years from being written in 1990, "Grown-Up Christmas List" has become a Christmas classic. It was included on Amy Grant's second holiday album Home for Christmas.

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73. "Go Tell It On the Mountain" - James Taylor (2006)

James Taylor - James Taylor at Christmas
Courtesy Columbia

"Go Tell It on the Mountain" is a rousing spiritual that dates back to at least 1865.

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74. "When a Child Is Born" - Johnny Mathis (2005)

Johnny Mathis
Photo by Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images

Although there is not specific mention of Christmas in this song, it has come to be associated strongly with the birth of Jesus. Legendary R&B and pop singer Johnny Mathis earned his only #1 pop single in the UK with a 1976 version of the song.

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75. "I'll Be Home With Bells On" - RuPaul (1997)

RuPaul - Ho Ho Ho
Courtesy Rhino

Drag performer RuPaul put together one of the campiest Christmas specials yet for VH1 in 1997. This is one of the performances from that event.

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76. "Santa Claus Lane" - Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff - Santa Claus Lane
Courtesy Buena Vista

This is the title song for teen pop star Hilary Duff's Christmas album. It was also featured on the soundtrack for the movie The Santa Clause 2.

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77. "All Alone on Christmas" - Darlene Love (1992)

Home Alone 2
Courtesy 20th Century Fox

One of Phil Spector's favorite studio singers of the 1960's recorded this song for the soundtrack to the hit movie Home Alone 2: Lost In New York.

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78. "Wonderful Christmastime" - Paul McCartney (1979)

Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmastime
Courtesy Parlophone

John Lennon already had a Christmas classic under his belt. This is Paul McCartney's effort and features a distinctive synthesizer riff.

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79. "(There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays" - The Osmonds (1977)

Osmonds
Photo by Chris Jackson / Getty Images

Originally published in 1954, this song has become a frequently recorded classic. This version is from an Osmond family Christmas special in the late 1970's.

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80. "The First Noel" - Crash Test Dummies (1991)

Various Artists - A Lump of Coal
Courtesy RCA

Some believe this classic carol dates to as early as the 13th century. Canada's Crash Test Dummies recorded a version of the song for an obscure Australian compilation titled A Lump of Coal.

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