Your 1950s Christmas Song Playlist

Your 1950s Christmas Song Playlist

Music is an integral part of the Christmas season, and there’s nothing quite as magical and nostalgic as classic Christmas songs from the 1950s. The decade itself is so strongly associated with family gatherings and holiday traditions, certain things that transport us back there just have a way of creating a special warmth.

Plus, the singers and the music in the 1950s were just so cool—especially the crooners and the rock ‘n rollers emerging at the time. To this day, they have an enduring appeal and iconic status

If you’re hosting a Christmas party and want to cue up a playlist of great Christmas songs from the ’50s, we’ve assembled some highly recommended tunes to include. They’re all classics performed by classic artists of the time. Some have multiple versions, of course, but each is a beloved, famous tune from the decade; any version you dig up online, on iTunes, on Spotify, or elsewhere will do.

Or, better yet, maybe you have some of them on vinyl.

40 Classic ’50s Christmas Songs

  1. “Sleigh Ride” by The Andrews Sisters
  2. “Cool Yule” by Louis Armstrong
  3. “Winter Wonderland” by Louis Armstrong
  4. “The Son of Mary” by Harry Belafonte
  5. “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” by Jimmy Boyd
  6. “All I Want for Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)” by Nat King Cole
  7. “Frosty the Snowman” by Nat King Cole
  8. “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” by Nat King Cole
  9. “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” by Perry Como and the Fontane Sisters
  10. “How Lovely Is Christmas” by Bing Crosby
  11. “Little Jack Frost Get Lost” duet by Bing Crosby and Peggy Lee
  12. “Silver Bells” duet by Bing Crosby and Carol Richards
  13. “O Come All Ye Faithful” by Bobby Darin
  14. “White Christmas” by The Drifters
  15. “That’s What Christmas Means to Me” by Eddie Fisher
  16. “You’re All I Want for Christmas” by Eddie Fisher
  17. “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” by The Fontane Sisters
  18. “O Little Town of Bethlehem” by Connie Francis
  19. “The Lord’s Prayer” by Connie Francis
  20. “Jingle Bell Rock” by Bobby Helms
  21. “Santa Baby” by Eartha Kitt
  22. “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee
  23. “Home for the Holidays” by Vera Lynn
  24. “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow” by Dean Martin
  25. “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” by Dean Martin
  26. “The Christmas Blues” by Dean Martin
  27. “Hey Santa Claus” by the Moonglows
  28. “Boogie Woogie Santa Claus” by Patti Page
  29. “Blue Christmas” by Elvis Presley
  30. “Santa Bring My Baby Back to Me” by Elvis Presley
  31. “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” by Elvis Presley
  32. “Merry Christmas by Anne Shelton
  33. “My Christmas Wish by Anne Shelton
  34. “Baby It’s Cold Outside” by Dinah Shore and Buddy Clark
  35. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” by Frank Sinatra
  36. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” by Frank Sinatra
  37. “Jingle Bells” by Frank Sinatra
  38. “The Christmas Waltz” by Frank Sinatra
  39. “Little Drummer Boy” by Trapp Family Singers
  40. “Silent Night” by Dinah Washington

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