20. “Jingle Bell Rock” by Bobby Helms
Tatiana Ayazo/Rd.com, shutterstock This one turns up regularly in Christmas movies—and if you need to get in the spirit, there’s nothing like Christmas movies filled with the best Christmas songs ever! First released by Bobby Helms in 1957, “Jingle Bell Rock” peaked at #29 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It was a play on the holiday standard “Jingle Bells” and the hit song “Rock Around The Clock,” released a few years earlier in 1954. Over the years, the Christmas song gained massive popularity after appearing in hit movies, such as Jingle All The Way, Lethal Weapon, and Mean Girls. Check out the best Christmas movies for kids to get you in the holiday spirit.
19. “Feliz Navidad” by Jose Feliciano
Tatiana Ayazo/Rd.com, shutterstock Although the song was recorded in 1970, “Feliz Navidad” slowly gained popularity in the decades since. Believe it or not, the Christmas song didn’t chart on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 until 1998. It was also covered by a number of top artists, such as Garth Brooks, Michael Bublé, and David Hasselhoff.