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147 Non-Religious Christmas Songs for Your Holiday Playlist

FlourishAnyway believes there is a playlist for just about any situation and is on a mission to unite and entertain the world through song.

Having an office party or other event and need a playlist of Christmas songs that aren't religious? Or perhaps you're not Christian but want to celebrate the joy of the holiday season.  Here's a playlist of songs without mention of religion.

Having an office party or other event and need a playlist of Christmas songs that aren't religious? Or perhaps you're not Christian but want to celebrate the joy of the holiday season. Here's a playlist of songs without mention of religion.

Holiday Playlists for Non-Denominational Christmastime Events

Every year I organize a Christmastime event for more than 200 people. Technically, we call it a "Holiday Bash" to be inclusive.

As much as Christians may seek to keep the Christ in Christmas, some events like this holiday social call for a playlist of Christmastime songs that focus less on Bethlehem, the little drummer boy, and baby Jesus and more on the joyful spirit of the season. This is especially the case for office parties, government or school functions, and similar gatherings where people of diverse religions come together at the end of the year.

During the holidays, many people face this music predicament. Since parties without music are simply meetings, here's an answer to your party playlist dilemma: a list of non-religious Christmastime songs by pop, rock, R&B, and country stars. It's guaranteed to get your party hopping.

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1. "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by Sam Smith

Sam Smith's voice is as smooth as butter in this 2014 recording of a holiday classic previously recorded by superstars such as Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, and Ella Fitzgerald. He more than holds his own as he wishes listeners a stress-free Christmas season full of merriment and light, complete with faithful friends gathered 'round.

2. "I'll Be Home for Christmas" by Rascal Flatts

Bing Crosby originally recorded this Christmastime favorite to honor soldiers stationed overseas during the holidays. This 2009 cover version by country group Rascal Flatts is harmonious and oozes with the lonesomeness and longing that are implicit in the song's message.

The narrator desperately misses home and assumes he probably won't be able to be with his loved ones for the holiday. However, he is with them in spirit.

3. "Baby It's Cold Outside" by Idina Menzel and Michael Bublé

This sexy call and response duet was originally recorded for the 1949 movie, Neptune's Daughter, and it won an Academy Award for Best Original Song. The song is a conversation between a woman who cites reasons why she really must go home and a man who implores her to stay with him. He continues to serve her drinks and cites the cold weather as a justification for her staying.

Modern critics contend that the song borders on coercion and the man needs to accept "no" as an answer. At the time the song was written, it was improper for an unmarried woman to stay the night with a man. Idina Menzel and Michael Bublé's 2014 rendition spent three weeks at the top spot on the Adult Contemporary Chart.

4. Please Come Home For Christmas" by Jon Bon Jovi

Although many others have recorded this tune, I like the rock undertones of Bon Jovi's 1992 cover. It conveys the heartwrenching loneliness of being without your one and only during the holidays when everyone else is surrounded by family, friends, and their one and only.

5. "We Need a Little Christmas" by Johnny Mathis

There's nothing like Christmas to revitalize sagging spirits. This song was originally written for the Broadway production of Mame, and the song was performed after the central character lost her fortune in the 1929 Wall Street stock market crash. She directs her household help to get the home ready for Christmas as a way of bringing joy back into their lives.

Johnny Mathis' 1986 cover of the peppy, uptempo classic will certainly get you in the holiday mood. With descriptions of decorating and mentions of Santa and Christmas carols, you'll be brimming with joy before the song is over.

6. "Run Rudolph Run" by Chuck Berry

No one did rock and roll quite like the phenomenal Chuck Berry. In this energetic 1958 ditty, he pays homage to Rudolph, calling the red-nosed reindeer a "mastermind" and encouraging him to rush along and get those gifts delivered. If you're not toe-tapping by the time this song is over, then you need to check your pulse because there's something dead wrong with you.

7. "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" by John Cougar Mellencamp

Trade in the sing-song childish versions of this song for this fast-paced 1987 rock rendition with some heavy fiddle. It's a more grown-up presentation of the song that involves a son sneaking downstairs and accidentally catching a glimpse of his mother smooching with Old. St. Nick. The song does make you wonder just what kind of reindeer games those parents were up to.

8. "Silver Bells" by Martina McBride

Martina McBride has the voice of an angel, or a choir of them, in this 1998 cover of Bing Crosby's 1950 classic Christmas carol. She describes the happy hustle and bustle of pre-holiday shopping in the city, as Salvation Army bell ringers ask for donations for the needy.

9. "All I Want for Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey

This original 1994 Christmas song by Mariah Carey deserves to be a classic alongside other Christmas greats. It's that good. The holiday song has an uptempo beat, church bells and sleigh bells in the background, and a retro 1960s feel. Mariah's voice soars as she tells her sweetheart to skip the presents because all she needs is him.

10. "Winter Wonderland" by Michael Bublé

Given how internationally successful he is, I'm probably alone in thinking Michael Bublé's voice is cheesy—like he's trying too hard to be someone else. For all those people who are booing and hissing at me right now, here's his 2011 cover of the Christmas classic which I think is only moderately overdone. The song celebrates the magic of winter and actually doesn't mention Christmas, although it's become a holiday favorite.

11. "Santa Tell Me" by Ariana Grande

This cheery 2014 song is an original holiday tune. It features a narrator who has had her heart broken in the past. Before she makes herself vulnerable to love and the possibility of being hurt, she wants reassurance from Santa that her current love interest is "the one":

Santa, tell me if you're really there
Don't make me fall in love again if he won't be here
Next year.

Christmas cookies and happy hearts.  This is how the holiday starts.

Christmas cookies and happy hearts. This is how the holiday starts.

12. "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer" by Elmo and Patsy

While the grieving family blames Santa and crew for Grandma's untimely demise, it's suspicious that Grandpa is taking the news of her passing so well.

This rowdy 1979 comedy song describes Grandma's unfortunate decision to drink too much holiday egg nog at a family gathering. She forgot her medication, and her family let her wander out in the snow.

The old woman was later found with hoofmarks on her back, the victim of a hit and fly accident blamed on none other than Santa and his reindeer. Now the family wonders what to do with her gifts.

13. "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" by Brenda Lee

Who would believe that Brenda Lee recorded this 1958 holiday favorite when she was only 13 years old? Apparently that's not too young to have witnessed the magic of the mistletoe. In the most uptempo, celebratory manner, the song also celebrates Christmas caroling and decking the halls.

14. "Hard Candy Christmas" by Dolly Parton

This 1982 country song was recorded for the musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. The narrator works hard to convince her audience and herself that although she feels sorrowful and disappointed by a personal setback, she won't let that get her down. She generates creative possibilities for all the things she might do with her life from here, comparing it to a hard candy Christmas with lots of flavors.

15. "White Christmas" by Gwen Stefani

Most of us in the United States cannot expect at least an inch of newly fallen snow on Christmas. Exceptions, according to the National Centers for Environmental Information, include:

  • Idaho
  • Minnesota
  • Maine
  • Upstate New York
  • the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania and West Virginia
  • the Rockies and
  • the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

That doesn't stop us from hoping for the magic and glamor of a white Christmas, as Gwen Stefani does in the 2017 cover of this holiday classic made famous by Bing Crosby. Her faster tempo version feels more updated yet still reminds the listener of their childhood.

16. "That's Christmas To Me" by Pentatonix

Christmas means something a little different to everyone, but this 2014 original song paints pictures of iconic holiday memories: waiting for Santa, hanging stockings, and the joy of family togetherness. These are the memories that you look back on and remember years later when the kids are grown and gone.

17. "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" by Gene Autry

It's hard to believe that way back in 1949, Gene Autry originally rejected this famous Christmas song, but thankfully, his wife convinced him to record it. The rest is history.

The famous ninth reindeer was born with a birth defect, a glowing bright red nose that caused his peers to bully and shun him. But the clever lad turned his physical oddity into an opportunity by shining his way through the fog, helping Santa deliver his load of packages on time. That leadership gained him the acceptance and adoration of all.

18. "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" by Thurl Ravenscroft

Cuddly as a cactus, the Grinch had an empty heart full of dirty socks and termites in his smile. No wonder the mean one didn't like Christmas.

This song is famously featured in the classic 1966 Christmas cartoon How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Thankfully by the end of the movie, the monster with garlic for a soul found his heart had grown three sizes.

19. "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town" by Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen lit a fire under this 1934 children's Christmas classic, and his 1975 rock version recorded live in concert has become a classic in its own right. Just in case you're not on your best behavior this time of year, he reminds you that the man in red is watching and taking names.

He sees you when you're sleeping
He knows when you're awake
He knows if you've been bad or good
You better be good for goodness sake.

"Santa Claus has the right idea -- visit people only once a year." - American Danish comedian

"Santa Claus has the right idea -- visit people only once a year." - American Danish comedian

20. "Redneck 12 Days of Christmas" by Jeff Foxworthy

Every redneck and wannabe knows that the best Christmas gifts come from Walmart. This funny 1996 country song changes the lyrics to the traditional "12 Days of Christmas" song and adds colorful social commentary about the redneck way of life, such as burping the chorus of "Jingle Bells" or misspelling words in Christmas lights.

You'll be singing this on the way to the tractor pull:

12 pack of Bud, 11 wrastlin' tickets
Tin a' Copenhagen, 9 years probation
8 table dancers, 7 packs of Redman
6 cans of spam, 5 flannel shirts
4 big mud tires, 3 shotgun shells
2 huntin' dogs and some parts to a Mustang GT.

"Let's be naughty and save Santa the trip." - Gary Allan, American country musician

"Let's be naughty and save Santa the trip." - Gary Allan, American country musician

Even More Non-Religious Christmas Songs for Your Holiday Playlist

Know a non-religious Christmas song that should be on this playlist? Leave us a suggestion in the Comments Section below!

SongArtistYear Released

21. Santa Baby

Eartha Kitt

1953

22. Last Christmas

Wham!

1986

23. Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy

Buck Owens

1965

24. Feliz Navidad

José Feliciano

1970

25. Dear Santa

Tim McGraw

2017

26. A Holly Jolly Christmas

Burl Ives

1964

27. Two Step 'Round the Christmas Tree

Suzy Bogguss

2001

28. Oh, Santa!

Mariah Carey

2010

29. Sleigh Ride

The Ronettes

1963

30. Blue Christmas

Elvis Presley

1964

31. Jingle Bells

Michael Bublé

2011

32. Merry Christmas Darling

The Carpenters

1970

33. Leroy the Redneck Reindeer

Joe Diffie

1995

34. Candy Cane Christmas

Darius Rucker

2014

35. Winter Song

Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson

2011

36. It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Bing Crosby

1951

37. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)

Nat King Cole

1961

38. River

Sarah McLachlan

2006

39. We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Celtic Woman

2012

40. Christmas Time Is Here

Vince Guaraldi

1965

41. Til Santa's Gone (Milk and Cookies)

Clint Black

1995

42. Jolly Old St. Nicholas

Ray Conniff and the Ray Conniff Singers

1962

43. Deck the Halls

SHeDAISY

1999

44. Pretty Paper

Willie Nelson

1964

45. Mistletoe

Justin Bieber

2011

46. Winter Winds

Mumford & Sons

2009

47. Do They Know It's Christmas? (Feed the World)

Band Aid

1984

48. Gold and Green

Sugarland

2009

49. What Christmas Means to Me

Stevie Wonder

1967

50. Santa, I'm Right Here

Toby Keith

1995

51. All Alone on Christmas

Darlene Love

1992

52. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

Rod Stewart

2012

53. (There's No Place Like) Home for the Holidays

Cyndi Lauper (featuring Norah Jones)

2011

54. Meet Me Under the Mistletoe

Randy Travis

1989

55. It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Kylie Minogue

2015

56. Christmas in Dixie

Alabama

1985

57. Up On The Housetop

Kimberley Locke

2005

58. 'Zat You Santa Claus?

Louis Armstrong and The Commanders

1953

59. All I Want for Christmas Is a Real Good Tan

Kenny Chesney

2003

60. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

Darlene Love

1963

61. If We Make It Through December

Merle Haggard

1974

62. 12 Days of Christmas

Perry Como

1953

63. Where Are You Christmas?

Faith Hill

2000

64. Frosty the Snowman

Kimberley Locke

2007

65. Let It Be Christmas

Alan Jackson

2002

66. My Gift Is You

Gwen Stefani

2017

67. Underneath the Tree

Kelly Clarkson

2013

68. Carol of the Bells

Pentonix

2014

69. Christmas Eve

Justin Bieber

2011

70. Wonderful Christmastime

Paul McCartney

1979

71. Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian Christmas Song)

Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters

1950

72. Shake Up Christmas

Train

2009

73. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

John Lennon and Yoko Ono

1972

74. The Santa Claus Boogie

The Tractors

1995

75. Little Saint Nick

The Beach Boys

1963

76. Lonely This Christmas

Mud

1974

77. My Only Wish (This Year)

Britney Spears

2012

78. Something About December

Christina Perri

2015

79. Christmas Without You

OneRepublic

1987

80. O Christmas Tree

Aretha Franklin

1992

81. This Christmas

Chris Brown

2007

82. Nuttin' for Christmas

Relient K

2007

83. Christmas Alphabet

The McGuire Sisters

1954

84. My Grown Up Christmas List

Kelly Clarkson

2003

85. Christmas Time's a Comin'

Sammy Kershaw

1994

86. Santa Claus Is Watchin' You

Ray Stevens

1997

87. Coldest Winter

Pentatonix

2016

88. Christmas Wrapping

The Waitresses

1981

89. Driving Home for Christmas

Chris Rea

2015

90. Don't Save It All for Christmas Day

Celine Dion

1998

91. Miss You Most (At Christmas Time)

Mariah Carey

1994

92. Marshmallow World

Dean Martin

1956

93. Here Comes Santa Claus

Elvis

1957

94. Cold December Night

Michael Buble

2011

95. It Must Have Been the Mistletoe

Barbara Mandrell

1984

96. Naughty Would Be Nice for Christmas

Jennifer Nettles

2012

97. You Make It Feel Like Christmas

Gwen Stefani (feturing Blake Shelton)

2017

98. Finally It's Christmas

Hanson

2017

99. Candy Cane Lane

Sia

2017

100. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day

Cheap Trick

2017

101. My Favorite Time of Year

The Florin Street Band

2010

102. Christmas Bop

T.Rex

1975

103. Step Into Christmas

Elton John

1974

104. Merry Christmas Everyone

Shakin' Stevens

1985

105. Lil Snowman

Mariah Carey

2017

106. Kiss You This Christmas

Why Don't We

2017

107. Christmas C'mon

Lindsey Stirling (featuring Becky G)

2017

108. Santa's Coming for Us

Sia

2017

109. Christmas Eve

Kelly Clarkson

2017

110. Finally It's Christmas

Hanson

2017

111. Whoever He Is

New Hope Club

2017

112. Wrapped in Red

Kelly Clarkson

2013

113. The Season's Upon Us

Dropkick Murphys

2013

114. I Believe in Father Christmas

Greg Lake

1975

115. Thanks for Christmas

Three Wise Men (aka XTC)

1990

116. Mrs. Claus' Kimono

Drive By Truckers

2009

117. Good to Be Bad

Pentatonix

2016

118. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays

NSYNC

1998

119. Purple Snowflakes

Marvin Gaye

1973

120. By Christmas Eve

John Legend

2018

121. Merry Christmas from the Family

Robert Earl Keene

1994

122. Christmas Is All Around

Billy Mack

2003

123. Fairytale of New York

The Pogues

1988

124. Cozy Little Christmas

Katy Perry

2018

125. (Everybody's Waitin' for) The Man with the Bag

Jessie J

2018

126. I'll Be Home

Meghan Trainor

2015

127. 2000 Miles

The Pretenders

1983

128. Christmas Tree Farm

Taylor Swift

2019

129. I'll Be Your Santa Tonight

Keith Urban

2019

130. Christmas Is

Percy Faith & His Orchestra

1966

131. Christmas Is

Francesca Battistelli

2012

132. Sweater Weather

The Neighbourhood

2012

133. Snowflakes

Robbie Williams

2019

134. 25th

Tori Kelly

2020

135. Glittery

Kacey Musgraves

2020

136. I Need You Christmas

Jonas Brothers

2020

137. Here This Christmas

Gwen Stefani

2020

138. We Need Christmas

Maddie & Tae

2020

139. Like Its Christmas

Jonas Brothers

2019

140. Christmas in New York

Lea Michele

2019

141. One I've Been Missing

Little Mix

2019

142. A Hand for Mrs. Claus

Idina Menzel (featuring Ariana Grande)

2019

143. I Want to Come Home for Christmas

Ne-Yo

2013

144. At This Table

Idina Menzel

2019

145. Christmas Time

Bryan Adams

1985

146. Holidays

Meghan Trainor

2020

147. Christmas Without You

Ava Max

2020

"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas." - Calvin Coolidge, 30th US. President

"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas." - Calvin Coolidge, 30th US. President

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2017 FlourishAnyway

Comments

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 13, 2020:

Peggy - Thanks for visiting my holiday playlist during the offseason! I agree that these songs should appeal to nearly everyone, irrespective of religious background.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 12, 2020:

These are good seasonal songs regardless of religious preferences. Who can't relate to "I'll be home for Christmas," "Silver Bells." and the like?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 04, 2020:

Laust Cawz - I'll have to do that. I hope your new year is filled with happiness and success.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on January 04, 2020:

LaustCTawz - I watched where she appeared on Johnny Carson and sang this way, way back in the day. That ending is a humorous twist.

Laust Cawz on January 03, 2020:

Flourish Anyway--If you haven't already, you might try looking for my website on one of the internet computers at a Fed-Ex location. I went to one the other day where Flash was enabled & the site was there.

LaustCawz on January 03, 2020:

"The Pretty Little Dolly"--Mona Abboud--

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 19, 2019:

Richard - Thanks for stopping by!

Richard Bogue on December 19, 2019:

Brilliant! Thank You!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 09, 2019:

Laust Cawz - I got a message that the Adobe Flash Player was blocked. It's obvious from the rich comments you have given that you are a very creative and intelligent person with much to share. I'm sorry that your experience with that school did not work out and wish you well in future endeavors as you look for new ways to express yourself.

LaustCawz on December 09, 2019:

Flourish Anyway--I'm afraid my access to & experience with the internet is limited. I did take classes in Digital Filmmaking & Multimedia in the mid-2000s, only to have the school shut down permanently about a decade ago. If you have Adobe Flash enabled (not even sure if that is still fully functional), you may still be able to find the website I created while I was there--laustcawz.biz or possibly www.laustcawz.biz I'm not even able to access it at the library or at Apple stores anymore & it doesn't function correctly with my phone (which is what I've been using for my responses on your HubPages). Even if you can get to it, there's are some things that are a little off or in need of correction, but I haven't had access to any versions of the computer programs I used to create the site (or the subsite it's linked to) since the school closed. I wasn't able to graduate or successfully transfer, either. In any case, if the site is still there anywhere, it has some examples of my video work, poetry, art & music, while the subsite focuses on my (mostly underappreciated) favorites in music, TV & film.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 07, 2019:

LaustCawz - Thanks for these suggestions. I added two of these to a playlist of funny Christmas songs.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 06, 2019:

Paula, Thank you for your kind words. I hope your holiday season is turning out to be a happy one!

Suzie from Carson City on December 05, 2019:

Flourish. I have always loved Christmas music! All of it! Some make me smile and feel totally in the Holiday spirit......Some make me cry. In fact, "I'll be home for Christmas," usually reduces me to a sobbing pile of mush. But then, that's what music does....intensifies our emotions! Thanks Flourish. You always do such a great job.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 05, 2019:

LaustCawz - I've added this to an unpublished (in process) playlist of songs about winter and snow. Thanks for the idea and suggestion.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 05, 2019:

LaustCawz - With your diverse knowledge, you should consider writing articles yourself on HubPages. You can choose any topic and it's pretty easy. I love it. I've been doing it since about 2012. You have a lot of interesting knowledge to share!

LaustCawz on December 04, 2019:

One more I forgot to add: "Snow Come Down"--Lori Carson. I guess I'd prefer there be some sort of "Winter-Fest".

LaustCawz on December 04, 2019:

Sorry. I accidentally posted before I was done. Just a few song ideas: "Santa Claus & His Old Lady"--Cheech & Chong; "When It Rains, It Snows"--They Might Be Giants; "2000 Miles"--The Pretenders; "Same Old Lang Syne"--Dan Fogelberg; "A Hazy Shade Of Winter"--Simon & Garfunkel; "The 12 Pains Of Christmas"--Bob Rivers; "The Chipmunk Song"--David Seville & The Chipmunks.

LaustCawz on December 04, 2019:

There apparently is a lot of confusion/misconceptions about the way Christmas is celebrated by modern society (in the U.S., anyhow). From what I've read, for example, there was supposed to have actually been someone named Nicholas who was canonized after death & so was named a saint (hence, "St. Nicholas", or, as it's morphed through the centuries, "Santa Claus"). Most of the folklore about Christmas, however, has little or nothing to do with religion. The "Christmas tree" apparently originated as a part of a pagan ritual. As for the rest (or most of it), it sprang from (or, at least, was popularized by) Thomas Nast, a comic panelist for publications in the 19th century; &, of course, Clement Clarke Moore's poem "A Visit From St. Nicholas ('Twas The Night Before Christmas)". Being an atheist myself, I prefer to search for songs that either parody the religious element/traditional attitudes or are simply about winter/snow. Some examples: "A Christmas Carol"--Tom Lehrer; "Santa Claus & His d Lady

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 24, 2018:

Kandamane - That's not very Christian of you. Merry Christmas anyway.

Kandamane on December 23, 2018:

Those who do not believe in Christmas as a Christian tradition (it is an oxymoron to deny the very reason for its existence) should not celebrate it , forget about the merriment and gifts, and should continue to work during the holidays. The hypocrisy of trying to shamelessly have it both ways is galling.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 18, 2018:

Liz - This was SO funny. My favorite has to be the "You're a Mean One, Donald Trump!" Still laughing. Thanks for sharing that goodie.

Liz Elias from Oakley, CA on December 17, 2018:

Stopping by again--you've got to listen to these folks:

https://youtu.be/RCViNiUWiic

The Fallen Angel Choir Hilarious send-ups of more traditional holiday tunes. ;-)

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 17, 2018:

Karen Cashon - Thank you for the kind compliment and the awesome additions. I had added the funny Dropkick Murphy song to the Spinditty playlist, "Songs About Families" as well. Have a Merry Christmas!

Karen Cashon on December 16, 2018:

I don't think I saw any of the following on your WONDERFUL list.

Dropkick Murphys "The Season's Upon Us". It has a couple of rude words but you can dance an Irish jig to it.

Greg Lake "I Believe in Father Christmas". One of rock's loveliest male voices.

XTC "Thanks for Christmas". Cheerful and festive.

Drive-by Truckers "Mrs. Claus's Kimono". Very suggestive song by my favorite Southern Rock band.

David Arkenstone "Snow Dance". A lovely waltz, instrumental of course.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 22, 2017:

John M - Thanks for stopping by and Merry Christmas!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 20, 2017:

CrisSp - Glad you enjoyed it so much! Have a Merry Christmas!

CrisSp on December 19, 2017:

Love this list and will be picking up a couple for my Jukebox page. Enjoyed 100%!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on December 04, 2017:

Catherine - You should definitely do that. Have a wonderful time listening to holiday favorites!

Catherine Giordano from Orlando Florida on December 03, 2017:

A great playlist as always. It put me in the Christmas mood. I have to ask my son to show me how to create a playlist for my phone.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 27, 2017:

Jacqueline - Thank you for your comment. Those are both lovely songs. You can find both of them on the playlist. Have a joyous holiday season!

Jacqueline on November 27, 2017:

I tend to think of "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" and "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" as Christmas songs. Some wonderful old versions of this.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 08, 2017:

Shyron - Thanks for your suggestions! It's getting to be that time of the year again! I love the pre-Christmas season even more than Christmas itself.

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on November 07, 2017:

Flourish, I love Christmas songs and I can only think of one that I don’t see on your list is “Ding-A-Ling the Christmas Bell” by Lynn Anderson 1970 also “Christmas is for the Birds” by Conway Twitty.

Blessings my dear friend

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 05, 2017:

Larry - I'm not religious either, to be honest, although I can sing Silent Night with the best of 'em. High five, Larry.

Larry Rankin from Oklahoma on November 05, 2017:

I enjoy Christmas besides the religion part:-)

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 03, 2017:

Mary, I'm surprised that there were so many of them, too. Hope you are doing well. Have a great weekend!

Mary Wickison from Brazil on November 03, 2017:

I think if I had been asked to name non-religious Christmas songs, I could have reached 10 maybe 15 if I had extra time. Although I know most of these it's great to see a list of them.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 02, 2017:

Jo - Thanks for the kind compliment. Glad you're in that holiday spirit.

Jo Miller from Tennessee on November 02, 2017:

Now I can't wait for Thanksgiving to be over so that I can start with Christmas. Great list.

Suzie from Carson City on November 02, 2017:

LOL!! You are too funny!! Thanks for the smiles!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 02, 2017:

Paula - I'm with poor Tom. I keep him around because kids kinda do that to parents over the years. I also have a porcelain Victorian doll head who resembles a much younger version of me but with curly hair piled atop her head in an old-fashioned updo. When my daughter was a toddler, she developed a fascination with her despite my constant "no, no don't touch" and attempts to place it elsewhere. She mussed the doll's hair and the lady ended up looking like the real me -- a little worn and frazzled. But it's all good. Falalala-fricking-la. Have a fabulous day, Paula!

Suzie from Carson City on November 01, 2017:

LOL! Poor Tom. He sounds like I feel today!...no stick to hold me up!

LOL....Actually, the truth is, I'm sure every turkey would like to blend in with the Christmas decorations, while the cats snuggle with them! After all, they don't exactly get to have dinner.....they ARE dinner! LOL

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on November 01, 2017:

Paula - We have a large decorative "stuffed" turkey that my daughter used to play with when she was a child, and he's been out for awhile, ready for his holiday. He used to have a small pole in his back to make him stand up straight, but she broke it years ago playing with him. Now the cats snuggle up with him. He's gonna have to mingle with Christmas this year!

Suzie from Carson City on October 31, 2017:

F.A.....Don'y skip right over Thanksgiving!! Tom Turkey will feel slighted!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 31, 2017:

Paula - So glad you enjoyed this. I'm in the Christmas spirit and will be decorating early this year, as soon as I put away the Halloween stuff and get these trick or treaters taken care of.

Suzie from Carson City on October 31, 2017:

Oh Flourish....I'm hopeless. My emotions are always on Highest level when it comes to music. Most Christmas songs have me sobbing within the first few seconds.....unless it's a nonsense song like "Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer!" There are long periods of time that I simply can't listen to music at all.

This is a great list....I like Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas"...too and before you were even born (I'll bet) "Rockin Around the Christmas Tree"~ Brenda Lee....she's older than dirt, like me!! LOL

With a little time and thought, we could come up with at least a hundred more, I think! Love your SONG articles!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 31, 2017:

Tamara - He's so cool and sings it so much better than the kiddies like Jackson 5 in my opinion, Thanks for stopping by!

BBYCGN from Uninhabited Regions on October 30, 2017:

I am back on your sparkly post because I forgot to add that I did not know that Mellencamp sang that Christmas song “I Saw Mommy’s Kissing Santa underneath the Christmas Tree”... Very cool!

Hope you are doing well, Flourish:-)

Tamara xxx

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 30, 2017:

Linda - Yes, it's a whole lot closer than we realize! Time to get those Christmas lists ready! Thanks for stopping by!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 30, 2017:

Yves - I like Dolly's "Hard Candy Christmas," too. It's funny you don't allow anyone to talk. I'm the same way with "Baby, It's Cold Outside" (Ann-Margaret and Al Hirt version). That Arizona city must be named by snowbirds. Thanks for stopping by!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on October 30, 2017:

Your article makes me realize how close Christmas is! Thanks for this entertaining hub, Flourish. I know and enjoy quite a lot of the songs, especíally some of those listed in the table.

Yves on October 30, 2017:

"Hard Candy Christmas" is one of my favorites. I have it on one of my two Xmas playlists, which I listen to all December long. Whenever it comes on, I turn it up and nobody is allowed to talk. Lol.

I also love "Nuttin' for Christmas." Who knew a naughty little boy could be so cute. Snowflake, Arizona? Now that's funny folks!

Another great list as always, Flourish.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 30, 2017:

Heidi - Glad you enjoyed this. I don't celebrate on a religious level either, but I sure love the spirit of the season. Everyone seems kinder (unless you're at the mall or Walmart trying to buy the same thing).

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 30, 2017:

Devika - Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you are doing well!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 30, 2017:

Rasma, Thank you. Have a good week.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on October 30, 2017:

I can't believe the festive season is so close and time has flown by. The song list is just amazing!

Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on October 30, 2017:

Lots of my favorites on this list! Though I think many of the religious holiday tunes are wonderful, since I don't celebrate Christmas on a religious level, these alternative songs are more my speed.

The tunes on the list that become holiday earworms for me are Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You" and Wham's "Last Christmas" (love the video, too).

Faves I'd add to the list are Bing Crosby "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "White Christmas," and Andy Williams' "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year."

Sharing with my event industry friends who might be starting the holiday party planning! Thanks for this awesome list!

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on October 30, 2017:

A most wonderful list of delightful Christmas songs.

Anna Haun from USA on October 30, 2017:

Thank you. If I can brighten one person Christmas then it will be worth it.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 29, 2017:

Anna - That's incredibly kind of you. What a tender heart you have!

Anna Haun from USA on October 29, 2017:

I'm sure the animals will be fun as I have to keep Moma & Coca (pit bulls) (daughters dogs) away from Buddy & Midnight as they would hurt them but Sweetness gets along with all the animals. The cat & rabbit will chase one another around the room playing while Sweetness runs back & forth between the two rooms playing with everyone. Since you made this list I'm going to download some songs and make a disc for the homeless shelter so those people can have some Christmas music, however; I will donate the music in honor of you, after all, it was your list, I know they will enjoy it. Since I've begun to prepare to make others Christmas better I seem to be more now in the spirit. My daughter suggested I bake some homemade bread also to donate. She is donating a couple hams & turkeys but the shelter will be cooking them since she will be working thru the holidays.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 29, 2017:

Dora - I'm so loving Christmas this year that I've nearly skipped Halloween, which is typically my favorite time of year. I'm loving it all.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on October 29, 2017:

Great list, Flourish. It starts Christmas on the way for me. Going to find the Pentatonix. Thanks for including them.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 29, 2017:

Kari - Thanks for the compliment. I'm glad you enjoyed this. It has me already singing Christmas favorites, and Halloween hasn't even come and gone yet!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 29, 2017:

RoadMonkey - I wasn't familiar with that song, so I checked it out and added it at #83. Thanks for the suggestion! Have a wonderful week ahead.

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on October 29, 2017:

Great playlist! I know and love most of the songs. The others I probably know but don't recognize with hearing. This is a job well done and will help anyone having a party as you stated. I love the end quote by Calvin Coolidge! :)

RoadMonkey on October 29, 2017:

It's great to have a list of Christmas songs ready to go. Very useful, thanks. One song I don't see there is the Christmas alphabet, unless I have missed it?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 29, 2017:

Bill - Most people would be challenged to name more than a dozen or so Christmas songs without religion. That's one of the classics.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 29, 2017:

Linda - That's so funny that Holly Jolly Christmas elicits such a rash response from you! Michael Buble's voice nearly does that to me. Not a fan. I also really dislike singsong kiddy voices singing "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus." It's like nails on a blackboard for me!

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on October 29, 2017:

A great list to begin the season Flourish. I firmly believe in remembering the reason for the season, but acknowledge that there are others who do not share my beliefs.

I am surprised at how many of these I know. I'll have to admit though that #37 is a fave. But then, I could listen to Nat King Cole all day. What a wonderful voice. On the other hand, as soon as I hear the opening notes of #26 I have turn away. For some reason that one pushes my buttons (and not in a good way).

Thanks for putting together such a fun list. It's time to get in the mood for the holidays. Those cookies aren't going to bake themselves.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 29, 2017:

It's interesting the way the mind works. I read your title and immediately thought of "Silver Bells. " I wonder why that is so significant. I knew quite a few of the songs on your playlist, but that one came immediately. I think it's safe to say I'll never understand my own brain. :)

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 29, 2017:

shanmarie - Aww, didn't mean to make you cry. Some of them are bittersweet. My absolute favorite is "Baby, It's Cold Outside" but not by the singers listed above. I absolutely adore the version by Ann-Margaret and Al Hirt. It oozes sensuality and to me, in that version, there is no question of anyone's victimhood. The first time I heard it I was like "What? This is a Christmas song?!

Haha!" It still brings a smile to my face.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 29, 2017:

Anna - I sure hope you can find a way to enjoy it with some of the people that you love. It's wonderful that you have furry loved ones to enjoy the festivities with and very kind that you'd make cookies to donate to the homeless shelter.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 29, 2017:

Tamara - Glad you enjoyed this. This already has me singing Christmas tunes!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on October 29, 2017:

Liz - The hands of time keep turning faster and faster. Thanks for the suggestion. I added "Nuttin' for Christmas" as #82.

Liz Elias from Oakley, CA on October 28, 2017:

Oh, my! What a great list. Some of them, I don't care for that much; not because I don't like the song or tune, but because they make me melancholy, instead of cheery. "I'll be Home For Christmas" is one such.

As far as "White Christmas" goes, as a California San Francisco Bay Area native, I've changed the words thusly:

"I'm dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I NEVER KNEW!" LOL

I think you have omitted another couple of funny ones: "All I Want For Christmas is My Two Front Teeth," and "I Ain't Gettin' Nuthin' For Christmas, Cuz I Ain't Been Nuthin' But Bad."

Cheers...to the holidays I'm not ready for...who keeps greasing the calendar, anyway? ;-)

BBYCGN from Uninhabited Regions on October 28, 2017:

A gorgeous post full of colorful songs and rich holiday cheer!

I especially liked the very last meme about the ‘reason for the season’ being that of Mercy.

Fun, joyous, and merry!

(Plus, Candy Canes rock)!

Tamara xxx

Anna Haun from USA on October 28, 2017:

Very nice article, enjoyed reading it. Reminded me of songs I'd had forgotten about. Again this year I really just not in the holiday spirit like last year. So I thought maybe this year that I would bake a whole bunch of cookies and donate them to the homeless shelter since all I have is my animals for Christmas. Of course, I will be fixing the animals homemade dog food (Sweetness, Coco, Mama) & treats but Buddy the rabbit or Midnight (kitten), I'm not sure yet what to make them special to have for dinner. My daughter will be working and my other daughter will spend it with her husband family. Not sure if my brother will be able to make it over.

Shannon Henry from Texas on October 28, 2017:

I love a good holiday play list! Christmas is my favorite time of the year. "Santa I'm Right Here" makes me cry. My favorite on this list is without a doubt "Winter Wonderland." So mainstream versions of that song. What's your favorite? I'm curious now.