We all know there’s a TON of Christmas songs out there that we could hear less of, or even completely go without. Probably too many to name, so I’ve come up with the songs I feel are under-appreciated.
  1. Christmastime by Smashing Pumpkins
    Good Christmas tune that you wouldn’t expect coming from an alt rock band like SP
  2. Every Year, Every Christmas by Luther Vandross
    Have yourself a very soulful holiday with the best song off of Luther’s Christmas album, This Is Christmas.
  3. The Christmas Song by Dave Matthews Band
    Not your father’s “The Christmas Song” – this is a whole different story. Saw them perform it live a few years ago at the Garden and it was tremendous.
  4. Linus and Lucy by Vince Guaraldi Trio
    Yes, it’s instrumental, but how fun is this song? Answer: so fun. I dare you not to do whatever weird dance you have to this song.
  5. Heat Miser/Snow Miser by George Irving & Dick Shawn
    This song comes from one of my favorite animated Christmas movies, The Year Without A Santa Claus. I also suggest listening to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s version.
  6. Underneath the Tree by Kelly Clarkson
    It’s only a few years old, but it’s so good. Definitely needs more airplay.
  7. When My Heart Finds Christmas and Parade of the Wooden Soldiers by Harry Connick, Jr.
    I wasn’t gunna make this Top 11 list, so I just put these two songs from Harry together. They’re both great. In fact, his entire first Christmas albums is one of the best out there.
  8. Fairytale of New York by The Pogues ft. Kirsty MacColl
    This is one of my all-time favorite Christmas songs and I wish more people knew it. And obviously you have to listen to Christy Moore’s version too.
  9. The Christmas Waltz by Frank Sinatra
    I strongly feel that if it wasn’t for the popularity of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”, this song would take it’s place. Damn, Frank, can you do no wrong?
  10. Christmas by Blues Traveler
    Easily the most underrated Christmas song out there. The Rodney Dangerfield of Christmas songs, if you will. No idea why this isn’t in the mix on all the stations. Blues Traveler, famous for jams like “Run Around” and “Hook”, release a Christmas song, and blow so many others out of the water. Play this song every hour on the hour!