The following are the top 25 most-performed holiday songs, based on ASCAP's performance data for the first three years of the 21st century, and the songwriters who wrote them.

Rank Song Songwriters
1 Santa Claus Is Coming to Town J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie
2 The Christmas Song Mel Torme, Robert Wells
3 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin
4 Winter Wonderland Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith
5 White Christmas Irving Berlin
6 Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne
7 I'll Be Home for Christmas Walter Kent, Kim Gannon, Buck Ram
8 Jingle Bell Rock Joseph Carleton Beal, James Ross Boothe
9 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Johnny Marks
10 Little Drummer Boy Katherine K. Davis, Henry V. Onorati, Harry Simeone
11 Sleigh Ride Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish
12 Silver Bells Jay Livingston, Ray Evans
13 It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Edward Pola, George Wyle
14 Feliz Navidad Jose Feliciano
15 Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree Johnny Marks
16 Blue Christmas Billy Hayes, Jay W. Johnson
17 Frosty the Snow Man Steve Nelson, Walter E. Rollins
18 A Holly Jolly Christmas Johnny Marks
19 I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus Tommie Connor
20 Here Comes Santa Claus Gene Autry, Oakley Halderman
21 Home for the Holidays Bob Allen, Al Stillman
22 Santa Baby Joan Ellen Javits, Phillip Springer, Tony Springer
23 It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas Meredith WIlson
24 Carol of the Bells Peter J. WIlhousky, Mykola Leontovich
25 Wonderful Christmastime Paul McCartney

This page updated on January 26, 2023 .