The folks that keep up with statistics like The Top 25 Most Played Christmas Songs in the World are known as ASCAP. That's the American Society of
Composers and Producers. They keep close tabs on such facts and figures and according to ASCAP, over the past 5 years. These are the tunes that got the most spins on radio stations.

You won't find any of the regional favorites on here, but it's a varied list!

The titles themselves are fairly predictable on this list. What may come as a surprise are the artist associated with the titles.

So, starting with #20-- Here are the Top 20 Christmas songs since 2007

 

 

20.   I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

Written by: Tommie Connor (PRS)

Performed by: John Mellencamp

 19.   It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Written by: Meredith Willson

Performed by: Johnny Mathis

18.   A Holly Jolly Christmas

Written by: Johnny Marks

Performed by: Burl Ives

17.   Frosty The Snowman

Written by: Steve Nelson, Walter E. Rollins

Performed by: The Ronettes

16.   Blue Christmas

Written by: Billy Hayes, Jay W. Johnson

Performed by: Elvis Presley

15.   Feliz Navidad

Written by: José Feliciano

Performed by: José Feliciano

 14.   Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree

Written by: Johnny Marks

Performed by: Brenda Lee

 13.  Silver Bells

Written by: Jay Livingston, Ray Evans

Performed by: Kenny G

12.   I'll Be Home For Christmas

Written by: Walter Kent, Kim Gannon, Buck Ram

Performed by: Vanessa Williams

11.  It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Written by: Edward Pola, George Wyle

Performed by: Andy Williams

10.   Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

Written by: Johnny Marks

Performed by: Gene Autry

  9.  Sleigh Ride

Written by: Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish

Performed by: The Ronettes

 8.  Little Drummer Boy

Written by: Katherine K. Davis, Henry V. Onorati, Harry Simeone

Performed by: The Harry Simeone Chorale & Orchestra

7.  Jingle Bell Rock

Written by: Joseph Carleton Beal, James Ross Boothe

Performed by: Bobby Helms

 6.   Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

Written by: Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne

Performed by: Andy Williams

 5.  White Christmas

Written by: Irving Berlin

Performed by: Bing Crosby

4.   Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Written by: Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie

Performed by: Bruce Springsteen

3.  Winter Wonderland

Written by: Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith

Performed by: Eurythmics

 2. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Written by: Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin

Performed by: The Pretenders

And at #1- A Christmas Standard by one of the greatest pop singers of all time:

 

Capitol

1. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)

Written by: Mel Tormé, Robert Wells

Performed by: Nat "King" Cole

Here is Nat King Cole performing the song on his TV show: