What makes a great Christmas song? It could be anything from a memorable hook to a moving sentiment – or the simple fact that it gets excited in the mood for the holidays. Whether they fuel your seasonal cheer (or capture those holiday blues), the best Christmas songs all have one thing in common: they are timeless classics destined to come around every year.
Here, then, from Mud to mistletoe, are our 40 best Christmas songs.
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40: Dolly Parton And Willie Nelson: Pretty Paper (2020)
Country-music royalty unite for this delightful Christmas number. A flirtatious tale of gift-giving and affirmations of love, Pretty Paper will make for an excellent addition to any Christmas playlist.