Santa HeadphonesFor a couple of years I’ve polled you guys about your LEAST favorite Christmas songs (with some fun and sometimes surprising answers – see HERE).

This year, I’d like to consider the exact opposite: what are your FAVORITE Christmas songs? Select 5 from the following list of 30 favorites and we’ll see what rises to the top!


IdahoHoHo2012coverAnd just to make it more interesting, leave a comment after you take the poll and I’ll include your name in DRAWING TO WIN a copy of my Christmas CD “Bethlehem” along with the “IdahoHoHo 2012” CD that includes my Christmas duet with Jaime Thietten!

UPDATE: I’ve drawn a winner, and it is MIKE COOPER! Congratulations, Mike!!

Any songs you love that I missed? Anything here you’d like to never have to hear again? Well, that’s what the comments section is for…


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  1. Scott Riggan says:

    Mike Cooper is our winner! Thanks for voting and commenting!

  2. mike cooper says:

    My favorite Christmas album of all time is Twisted Christmas by Twisted Sister. They actually made me like a couple songs I’ve hated forever.

  3. CarolBeth says:

    What, no “The Restroom Door Said Gentlemen”? FORSOOTH!

  4. Jesse Roberts says:

    Gotta say my favorite album is a tossup between Chris Rice’s LP and Josh Grobans “Noel” album. He definitely made me love some songs I never particularly liked before.

  5. Linda Jackson says:

    I’ve always loved The Coventry Carol. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-X17KyfLB0

  6. Becky Seibert says:


  7. Kara DeWitt says:

    We are really enjoying the new Duck the Halls CD….just throwing it out there!

  8. Mike Gallien says:

    I enjoy many Christmas songs, funny or serious. But, it MUST be upbeat to keep my attention. Hey, it’s a joyous time of the year…no sad songs here. Keep the beat and music going. Even the slower songs shouldn’t drag. And I enjoy the whimsical also. I even believe Jesus laughs at some of our efforts.

  9. Matt Snyder says:

    I like the ‘do you hear what I hear’ song!

  10. betty driebergen says:

    I love almost all Christmas music

  11. Carl Douthit says:

    We lived for 4 years in the midwest. And although there is a lot that I did not appreciate about the weather (an awful lot!), the opportunity to walk down the streets of a small town – snow covering everything – with a group of carolers was one of the times I liked. Some Christmas songs seem written for settings like that.

  12. Tona Henderson says:

    I love your Christmas songs!

  13. Danielle Bowman says:

    Oy Super hard to narrow it down to just five songs just so you know 🙂

  14. Leslie Ryan says:

    I also love Handels Messiah

  15. Mark French says:

    I love Christmas songs, I can listen to them in the middle of summer. As a child I would listen to Christmas songs and a few of them would allow me to drift off into a fantasy like world in my mind.

  16. Leilla Sivey says:

    Personally, you missed one of my favorites. All I want for Christmas is a Hippopotamus. A classic!

  17. Bill Manning says:

    Let see, here are my opinions for some awesome remakes.
    1. Whiteheart – Little Drummer Boy
    2. Sandi Patty – O Holy Night
    3. Denver and the Mile High Orchestra – Frosty the Blues Man (entire Christmas album is awesome)
    4. The Winans – Silent Night
    5. Lincoln Brewster – Miraculum
    Of course there are others. The classic that will live on for eternity of course is Charlie Browns Christmas.

  18. Steve France says:

    You can’t beat Silent Night.

  19. Cathi Comish says:

    It’s all good. 🙂

  20. Leesa Adams says:

    How about Bethlehem … I like that one!

  21. Brenda says:

    It’s so hard to choose!!! There are so many good ones.

  22. Marissa F. says:

    I love Christmas music!!

  23. Jenn Wolf says:

    What is “In the Bleak Midwinter”? Never heard of it. And how come no one’s voting for Away in a Manger?

  24. Serenity Crane says:

    I always hated Little Drummer Boy until I heard Josh Groban’s version. Beautiful. And even if you are not a fan of his, his cover of What Child Is This is breathtaking.
    As for songs I hate, there are several, but Mary Did You Know tops the list. Breath of Heaven is a close second.

  25. Diane Armstrong says:

    Angels We Have Heard on High brings family to mind each Christmas season, whether my earthly family or the Family of God. I have one sister who is tone deaf, and she sings the song out with all her joy and delight, on pitch or not. It brings a great smile to my face as the song brings the richness of the Love of family to heart each time I hear the song.

  26. Charles says:

    Voted! But you left off All I Want For Christmas is You.

  27. Kim says:

    Scott, my request is for you to sing the winner at our next service!! 🙂

  28. Alisha Henrie says:

    Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel is one of my all time favorites!

  29. Paxton Tupper says:

    I think this is a great way to put together the song list for your next Christmas album to make sure it’s a hot seller!

  30. Amanda Mcfain says:

    My favorite Christmas song is actually “All I want for Christmas is You.” Cheesy and non-traditional but so fun to sing along with.

  31. Dennis says:

    O Holy Night but it has to be the Josh Groban version. Truly amazing!

  32. Joyce Crider says:

    I enjoy listening to any & all Christmas songs

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