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Your Picks for Top Five Holiday Songs

We used Facebook and Twitter to ask you for your top five favorite holiday songs. The following is a selected assortment of your yuletide soundtracks:


“Thank God It’s Christmas” by Queen (1984)

“The Season’s Upon Us” by Dropkick Murphys (2012)

“The Snow Miser Song” and “The Heat Miser Song” from the movie “The Year Without a Santa Claus” (1974)

“The Chanukah Song” by Adam Sandler (1994)

“Mistress for Christmas” by AC/DC (1990)


“White Christmas” by Irving Berlin (1942)

“Jingle Bells” by James Lord Pierpont (1857)

“The Holly and Ivy” by Traditional

“Do You Hear What I Hear?” by Noël Regney and Gloria Shayne (1962)

“Up on the House Top” by Benjamin Hanby (1864)


“Carol of the Bells” by Traditional, performed by Trans-Siberian Orchestra (1995)

“Born in Bethlehem” by Third Day (2011)

“O Holy Night” by Adolphe Adam and Placide Cappeau (1847)

“Angels We Have Heard on High” by Traditional, performed by Josh Groban (2007)

“Mary, Did You Know?” by Mark Lowery and Buddy Greene, performed by Kutless (2008)


“Es ist ein Ros entsprungen” (“A rose has sprung up”) by Traditional

“Leise rieselt der Schnee” ("Snows falls softly at night") by Traditional

"Kling, Glöckchen" (“Ring, Little Bell”) by Traditional

“O Tannenbaum (“O Fir Tree”) by Traditional

“Ihr Kinderlein, kommet” (“Oh, come, little children”) by Traditional


“A Baby Changes Everything” by Craig Wiseman and Tim Nichols, performed by Faith Hill (2003)

“How Many Kings” by Downhere (2009)

“Carol of the Bells” by Traditional, performed by Straight No Chaser (2008)

“The Christmas Song” by Mel Tormé and Bob Wells, performed by Johnny Mathis (1958)

“White Christmas” by Irving Berlin, performed by Bing Crosby (1942)


“Thistlehair the Christmas Bear” by Donny Lowery, performed by Alabama (1982)

“Hard Candy Christmas” by Carol Hall, performed by Dolly Parton (1982)

“Little Drummer Boy” by Katherine Kennicott Davis (1941)

“Frosty the Snowman” by Walter “Jack” Rollins and Steve Nelson (1950)

“Jingle Bells” by James Lord Pierpont (1857)

Rob Burgess, Tribune night editor, may be reached by calling 765-454-8577, via email at rob.burgess@kokomotribune.com.

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