The Best Christmas Songs


Egil’s 5 choices:

1. John Lennon -Happy Christmas (War Is Over):

2. Elvis Presley – Blue Christmas:

3. The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale Of New York:

4.Bing Crosby & David Bowie – The Little Drummer Boy / Peace On Earth:

5. Bob Dylan – It Must Be Santa;

Anyways.. that’s my list…


Hallgeir’s 5 choices:

1. The Band- Christmas must be tonight

2.The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale Of New York

3. Steve Earle – Nothing but a child

4. Neko Case – Christmas Card From a Hooker in Minneapolis

5. Smith & Burrows – When the Thames froze

Happy X-mas!

– Hallgeir & Egil

10 thoughts on “The Best Christmas Songs”

  1. There is only one Number One Christmas song and it`s: The Pogues “Fairytale Of New York” all other opinions are valid but they are wrong!

  2. I nominate:

    They Might Be Giants – Santa’s Beard
    Lightnin’ Hopkins – Santa
    Alton Ellis & The Lipsticks – Merry Merry Christmas
    Marta Sebestyen – Bethlehem, Bethlehem
    Jeffrey Foucault – Ghost Repeater
    Bessie Smith – At the Christmas Ball
    The Handsome Family – So Much Wine
    John Cale – Child’s Christmas in Wales
    Woody Guthrie – 1913 Massacre
    Marcia Ball – Christmas Fais Do Do
    Lyle Lovett – Christmas Morning
    The Mushroom Tabernacle Choir – The Twelve Drugs of Christmas
    Tom Waits – Jesus Gonna Be Here
    Bob Dylan – She Belongs to Me
    Leadbelly – Christmas is A-Coming
    Lou Reed – Christmas in February
    Neal Casal – Cora Jones
    Joseph Spence – Santa Claus is Coming to Town
    Sonny Boy Williamson II – Santa Claus
    Great North – A Guiding Star
    Big Star – Jesus Christ
    Jerry Douglas – Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
    Mark Lanegan – We Three Kings
    Sam Baker – Angel Hair
    John Prine – Christmas in Prison
    Run-D.M.C. – Christmas is Hollis
    Martha Wainwright with The McGarrigles – Rebel Jesus
    Sufjan Stevens – I Saw Three Ships
    Ayan-Ool Sam & Bela Fleck – Jingle Bells
    Roosevelt Graves & Brother – Woke Up this Morning (with my Mind on Jesus)
    Ramones – Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight)
    Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Christmas Eve can Kill You
    The Cox Family – Go Tell It on the Mountain
    Mabel Mafuya – Happy Christmas Happy New Year
    Benny Green – Silent Night

  3. I love Elvis’ version on his 68 tv show. As for the single version, as the story goes, RCA hated the backup singers on the record and wanted them removed, but Elvis loved them and said no. He should have said no more often.

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