The Best Christmas Songs of All Time

“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee

This song bridges the gap between the fast-paced “Jingle Bell Rock” and slower songs like “Santa Baby,” while still managing to stand on its own. This is no mere classic retread, but a wholly original song written by Johnny Marks and sung by Lee in 1958. On the 50th anniversary of the song, it stood as the fourth most downloaded holiday song ever.