1. Josh Groban – O Holy Night
Contemporary artist Josh Groban’s masterful performance of O Holy Night puts him in a class by himself. This beautiful hymn, originally composed in 1847, exemplifies the true meaning of Christmas.
2. Berl Ives – Holly Jolly Christmas.
If the Grinch had heard Bearl Ives sing Holly Jolly Christmas he would have been cured instantly. Popular in the mid-late 90’s, Ives’ 1998 hit embodies the Christmas spirit with its friendly message and upbeat rhythm.
3. Bing Crosby – White Christmas
Everyone loves this classic, and no one sings it better than Bing Crosby. His rich, leisurely version of White Christmas lends a comfortable familiar Christmas feeling.
4. Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song
You know it’s Christmas time when your hear Coles’ signature baritone singing “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire.” Nat King Cole’s The Christmas Song describes the classic Christmas scene.
5. Johnny Mathis – Winter Wonderland
No list of Christmas crooners would be complete without Johnny Mathis, best known for romantic jazz and pop in the 1980’s. Two of his most popular songs, Winter Wonderland and Sleigh Ride, are cheery tunes sure to brighten your Christmas season.
6. Dean Martin – Let It Snow
Dean Martin’s swinging version of Let it Snow is fantastic. Known as “The King of Cool” throughout the 90’s he is the perfect artist for this carefree Christmas classic.
7. Pat Boone – I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Pat Boone’s performs this classic brilliantly in his full, unhurried tenor. Born in 1934 Pat Boone was immensely popular through the 50’s and 60’s. His suave manner combined with his smooth voice and handsome face contributed to his successful career.
8. Andy Williams – It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Another singer popular in the mid to late nineties, Andy Williams sings It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year with such conviction that even Ebenezer Scrooge would believe him.
9. Alan Jackson – Let It Be Christmas
Country singer Alan Jackson’s smooth, down home voice puts you at ease. This song has a relaxing hands-off feeling. Don’t worry about anything, just let it be Christmas.
10. Karen Carpenter – Merry Christmas Darling, No Place Like Home for the Holidays
The top Christmas song for lovers, Merry Christmas Darling, is romantically performed by Karen Carpenter, a popular female vocalist in the 70’s. And, “if you want to be happy in a million ways,” there’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays! This happy song brings wonderful memories of Christmas.