10. Feliz Navidad (Jose Feliciano) — Those horns are just so lively, it doesn’t matter that the lyrics only contain a dozen words.
9. Snoopy’s Christmas (The Royal Guardsmen) — The third song in the Snoopy vs. Red Baron trilogy, and loosely based on reality (except the part about the dog.)
8. White Christmas (Bing Crosby) — Makes the list because of the whistling.
7. The Twelve Days of Christmas (Bob and Doug Mackenzie) — because they mentioned CJME in the liner notes.
6. Christmas Baby Please Come Home (Phil Spector) — sung by the lead singer of one of the girl groups Spector produced, and apparently off some holiday album he did. This is before he went really nuts and started using Hair Bear as his role model. Great example of the Wall of Sound, though.
5. I Yust Go Nuts at Christmas (Yogi Yorgesson) — the only song Casey Kasem ever cut off partway through.
4. Wonderful Christmas Time (Paul McCartney) — with synth like that, how could you go wrong?
3. Holly Jolly Christmas (Burl Ives) — he just sounds so gosh-darned happy singing that song.
2. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (Gene Autry) — the definitive version.
1. The Chipmunk Song (The Chipmunks) — Please, Christmas, don’t be late.