One of the fun conversation topics with friends during the Christmas season seems to be various “favorites” lists. You may be asked to list your favorite Christmas movies, your favorite Christmas food, your favorite stocking-stuffer gifts, or simply your favorite things about Christmas.

But even if never asked to share it, everyone has their personal list of favorite Christmas songs. They are the songs that you make sure to include on your Christmas playlist every year in order to guarantee for yourself “that Christmas feeling.” Everyone has their favorites, and yet a few seem to resonate well with everyone year after year. I recently saw a list online (Newsweek’s “The Top 20 Best-Selling Christmas Songs of All Time”) that got me to thinking about my own favorites. However, I wanted to give it a little different twist and consider my top three Christmas songs by five categories (the categories themselves being made up by me specifically just for these lists). Perhaps some of my choices below will also be on your list of favorites.

My Top 3 Christmas Songs by Holiday Category

Hymn: Silent Night, O Come All Ye Faithful, Joy to the World

Indoor Holiday Theme: Deck the Halls, O Christmas Tree, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Outdoor Holiday Theme: White Christmas, Winter Wonderland, Jingle Bells

Santa: Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town, Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Here Comes Santa Claus

‘Tis the Season: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, The Christmas Song, A Time to Be Jolly

Whether your list would look similar to mine or not…I hope you enjoy the sounds of the season. Merry Christmas!

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