I would like to make it clear that I am not necessarily talking about christmas carols.
Here is my list, based of course on my own taste.
In no particular order:
1. Jackson 5: Give Love On Christmas Day
2. Connie Francis, Ave Maria:
3. Carpenters, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas:
Christmas will not be Christmas unless Karen's voice is heard on the radio.
4. Mariah Carrey, O Holy Night:
The most glorious rendition of this song, ever.
5. Charice, The Christmas Song:
I always thought this song was too bland and boring, until Charice stepped in. Her voice in a subtle tone, just perfect.
6. John Denver & The Muppets - 12 Days of Christmas
I grew up watching The Muppets, and I love Miss Piggy. She's so adorable with her "Five gold rings" part.
7. Nora Aunor, Silent Night:
The haunting voice of the Superstar of the Philippines, incomparable through the ages.
8.Vilma Santos, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus:
If there's Ate Guy, there's got to be Ate Vi. This Darna - turned Burlesque Queen - turned Governor is a darling in this song.
9. Alvin and The Chipmunks, Christmas Song:
I'm just being playful this time, so I added this song in my list. Oh, the joy of being a kid. Christmas is nothing if we don't find the kid inside each of us.
10. Jose Mari Chan, Christmas In Our Hearts:
My grandmother's favorite: I want to include this song, in her memory.
11. Sharon Cuneta, Miss Kita Kung Christmas:
Not really a personal favorite, but it's nice to hear Sharon's voice once in a while, lalo na kung gusto mong mag-emote habang nagpapa-cute sa tabi ng Christmas tree.
12. Gary Valenciano, Pasko Na, Sinta Ko:
Kung gusto mo talagang mag drama ngayong pasko, here's the real deal. Alam mo na yan.
13. Boney M., Mary's Boy Child / Oh My Lord:
This is an essential song in every Christmas song list.
14. Celine Dion, Happy Christmas:
I really like this because I love John Lennon: he was a fighter for love, peace and freedom. He wrote Happy Christmas to show his fight against war. Celine is at her best as she gives justice to this song. Her powerful voice makes me want to sing on top of every mountain.
15. Mairi Campbell and Dave Francis, Auld Lang Syne:
Not actually a Christmas song, and Wikipedia says it is sung on New Year's Eve, at funerals, graduations and as a farewell or ending to other occasions. But I think it is appropriate to say that it is a song of goodwill, endearment, and remembrance. This piece from the movie Sex and the City is very simple, very beautiful. A fine way to end this list, I'm sure.