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Brian Wright “Top Christmas Songs”












1CROSBY, BINGWhite Christmas1942
2WILLIAMS, ANDYMost Wonderful Time Of The…1963
3IVES, BURLHave A Holly Jolly Christmas1963
4MARTEL, MARCSilver Bells2019
5TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRAChristmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/241996
6HELMS, BOBBYJingle Bell Rock1957
7COLE, NAT KINGThe Christmas Song1946
8DOWNHEREHow Many Kings2007
9LEE, BRENDARockin’ Around The Christmas..1958
10SHUST, AARONO Come, O Come Emmanuel2006
11SMITH, MICHAEL W.Christmastime1998
12MARTEL, MARC & AMY GRANTThe Christmas Waltz2020
13CASTING CROWNSI Heard The Bells On…2008
14GUARALDI, VINCELinus And Lucy1965
15COMO, PERRYHome For The Holidays1954
16TOMLIN, CHRISNoel f/Lauren Daigle2015
17GRANT, AMYBreath Of Heaven (Mary’s Song)1992
18SIDEWALK PROPHETSWhat A Glorious Night2013
19FELICIANO, JOSEFeliz Navidad1970
20TOBYMACChristmas This Year f/L. Nash2010
21TOMLIN, CHRISJoy The The World…2009
22GOKEY, DANNYMary, Did You Know?2015
23DAIGLE, LAURENLight Of The World2013
24WILLIAMS, ANDYHappy Holiday/The Holiday…1963
26CASTING CROWNSJoyful, Joyful2010
27TOMLIN, CHRISChristmas Day f/We The Kingdom2019
28MERCYMEWhat Child Is This?2002
29FOR KING & COUNTRYAngels We Have Heard On High2013
30MATHIS, JOHNNYIt’s Beginning To Look A Lot..1986
31MANDISAIt’s Christmas2012
32CASTING CROWNSAway In A Manger2005
33THIRD DAYDo You Hear What I Hear2003
34ANDREWS, MEREDITHHe Has Come For Us(God Rest..)2009
35BIG DADDY WEAVEChrist Is Come2004
36MERCYMEO Holy Night2003
37MERCYMEIt Came Upon The Midnight…2005
38CAMP, JEREMYO Come All Ye Faithful2004
39MERCYMEGod Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen2005
40WE ARE MESSENGERSThis Is Jesus2019
41GRANT, AMYHark! The Herald Angels Sing1983
42BIG DADDY WEAVEGo Tell It On The Mountain2005
43CROSBY, BINGIt’s Beginning To Look A Lot..1945
44SCHULTZ, MARKThe First Noel2001
45MAHER, MATTHark The Herald Angels Sing2011
46TOMLIN, CHRISHe Shall Reign Forevermore2015
47TOMLIN, CHRISEmmanuel (Hallowed Manger…2009
48WEST, MATTHEWGive This Christmas Away2009
49WICKHAM, PHILJoy To The World (Joyful…)2019
50FOR KING & COUNTRYBaby Boy2012
52THIRD DAYBorn In Bethlehem2006
53PERCY FAITH & HIS ORCHESTRAWe Need A Little Christmas1967
54WICKHAM, PHILThe First Noel2010
55TOBYMAC & TERRAINAll I Need For Christmas2019
56CAMP, JEREMYJoy To The World2012
57MAHER, MATTBorn On That Day2018
58GRANT, AMYSleigh Ride1983
59SIDEWALK PROPHETSHope Was Born This Night2010
60SIMEONE, HARRY, CHORALELittle Drummer Boy1958
61THIRD DAYAngels We Have Heard On High2006
62NEWSONGThe Christmas Shoes2000
63GRANT, AMYIt’s The Most Wonderful…1992
64KUTLESSIt Came Upon A Midnight Clear2005
65DAIGLE, LAURENHave Yourself A Merry Little..2016
66TOMLIN, CHRISAngels We Have Heard On High2005
67CASTING CROWNSJoy To The World2007
68GRAY, JASONGo Tell It On The Mountain2017
69MERCYMEDrummer Boy2005
70THIRD DAYO Come All Ye Faithful2006
71SMITH, MICHAEL W.Gloria1989
72MERCYMEJoseph’s Lullaby2005
73CASTING CROWNSGloria/Angel We Have Heard..2017
74BUILDING 429We Three Kings2005
75NEEDTOBREATHEGo Tell It On The Mountain2007
76PENTATONIXMary, Did You Know?2014
77GRANT, AMYGrown Up Christmas List1992
78GRANT, AMYI Need A Silent Night2008
79WEST, MATTHEWLet It Snow! Let It Snow…2005
80MAHER, MATTGlory (Let There Be Peace)2016
81CASTING CROWNSMake Room f/Matt Maher2017
82CAEDMON’S CALLIt Came Upon A Midnight Clear2004
83CASTING CROWNSOh Come All Ye Faithful2006
84BIG DADDY WEAVERing The Bells2013
85WEST, MATTHEWUnto Us2016
86OWL CITYLight Of Christmas f/TobyMac2013
87RICE, CHRISWelcome To Our World2004
88THIRD DAYJoy To The World2006
89BUILDING 429A Thrill Of Hope (O Holy…2019
90CROSBY, BINGI’ll Be Home For Christmas1943
91WILLIAMS, JOYHere With Us2005
92HEATH, BRANDONNight Before Christmas2009
93GOKEY, DANNYLift Up Your Eyes2015
94BIG DADDY WEAVEJoy! He Shall Reign2019
95ROBERTS, KERRIEO Holy Night2010
96JARS OF CLAYLittle Drummer Boy1996
97MARTEL, MARCIt’s Beginning To Look A…2017
98BARLOWGIRLCarol Of The Bells / Sing …2008
99GOKEY, DANNYAngels We Have Heard On High2019
100WEST, MATTHEWWinter Wonderland2019
102UNSPOKENFeliz Navidad2013
103WILSON, JOSHAngels We Have Heard On High2008
104PLUMBSilver Bells2008
105MATHIS, JOHNNYWinter Wonderland1958
106COCHREN & CO.Christmas With You2019
107MARTEL, MARCWhat Child Is This2016
109KERR, HANNAHWinter Wonderland2018
110KUTLESSThis Is Christmas2010
111ELEVATION WORSHIPHere Comes Heaven2018
112DAIGLE, LAURENO Holy Night2016
113GRANT, AMYWinter Wonderland1992
115DAIGLE, LAURENWhat Child Is This2016
116CITY ON A HILLIt’s Christmas Time2004
117DAIGLE, LAURENJingle Bells2016
118DAIGLE, LAURENThe Christmas Song2018
119JARS OF CLAYGod Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen1995
120NICOLE, BRITTO Come All Ye Faithful2013
121CAMP, JEREMYHark! The Herald Angels Sing2012
122WILLIAMS, ZACHThe Call Of Christmas2017
123THIRD DAYWhat Child Is This?2006
124SMITH, MICHAEL W.Christmas Day f/ Mandisa2007
125DAIGLE, LAURENWinter Wonderland2018
126SMITH, MICHAEL W.It’s The Most Wonderful Time..2014
1274HIMStrange Way To Save The…1994
128TENTH AVENUE NORTHDeck The Halls2011
129CARPENTERSHave Yourself A Merry Little..1978
130UNDERWOOD, CARRIEDo You Hear What I Hear2007
131MERCYMEHave Yourself A Merry Little..2019
132KERR, HANNAHChristmas Eve In Bethlehem2018
133MAHER, MATTJingle Bells2018
134UNSPOKENChristmas Everyday2016
135NORDEMAN, NICHOLEDo You Hear What I Hear2005
136ENGLISH, MICHAELMary Did You Know1995
137BATTISTELLI, FRANCESCAHeaven Everywhere2012
138MERCYMEChristmas Time Is Here2005
139MERCYMEGo Tell It On The Mountain2015
140WEST, MATTHEWThe Heart Of Christmas2011
141STARS GO DIMChristmas Is Here2018
142AUGUST, CHRISCome Now Our King2010
143FOR KING & COUNTRYGlorious2016
144POINT OF GRACECarol/What Child Is..(Medley)1999
145MARTEL, MARCO Come All Ye Faithful2018
146DAVID CROWDER BANDFeliz Navidad2000
147GRANT, AMYLittle Town1983
148HEATH, BRANDONO Little Town Of Bethlehem2013
149MERCYMEChristmastime Again2015
150CLEMMONS, RILEYThe First Christmas2019
151HILL, FAITHA Baby Changes Everything2008
152NOCKELS, CHRISTYO Come, O Come, Emmanuel2004
153MARTEL, MARCThe First Noel2017
154MARTEL, MARCChristmastime Is Here2018
155BATTISTELLI, FRANCESCAHave Yourself A Merry Little..2008
156GRANT, AMYRockin’ Around The Christmas..1992
157TENTH AVENUE NORTHWe Three Kings f/Britt Nicole2013
158CHAPMAN, STEVEN CURTISIt Came Upon A Midnight Clear2003
159ASSAD, AUDREYWinter Snow2009
160GRAY, JASONChristmas Is Coming2012
161CHAPMAN, STEVEN CURTISChristmas Is All In The Heart1995
162AVALONDon’t Save It All For Xmas Day2000
164WILSON, JOSHJesus Is Alive2011
165SIDEWALK PROPHETSBecause It’s Christmas2012
166GRANT, AMYEmmanuel1983
167GOKEY, DANNYThe Holidays Are Here2019
168I AM THEYWhite Christmas2019
169WALKER-SMITH, KIMCarol of the Bells2014
170BUILDING 429Birthday Of A King2019
171TENTH AVENUE NORTHGod Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen2017
172SMITH, MICHAEL W.Reve Du Noel2000
173SMITH, MICHAEL W.Welcome To Our World2004
174WE ARE MESSENGERSFrom Heaven To Earth (Joy…)2016
175CHAPMAN, STEVEN CURTISAway In A Manger (Medley)1995
176WEST, MATTHEWA Christmas To Believe In2014
177CARPENTERSI’ll Be Home For Christmas1978
178WEST, MATTHEWHave Yourself A Merry…2011
179HEATH, BRANDONAway In A Manger2013
180MERCYMESilent Night2005
181HILLSONGBorn Is The King (It’s…)2011
183TENTH AVENUE NORTHGo Tell It On The Mountain2009
184GRANT, NATALIEJoy To the World2003
185BREMNES, DANJingle All The Way2015
186AVALONJesus, Born On This Day2000
187GOKEY, DANNYUntil You2019
188CHAPMAN, STEVEN CURTISChristmas Time Again2012
189MAHER, MATTHope For Everyone2018
190GRAY, JASONBaby King2017
191JARS OF CLAYWonderful Christmastime2007
192WEST, MATTHEWCome On, Christmas2011
193SMITH, MICHAEL W.Medley: Sing We Now….2002
194MARTEL, MARCAll I Want For Christmas Is…2018
195TOBYMACCan’t Wait For Christmas2017
196NORMAN, BEBOCome And Worship2007
197RUSH OF FOOLSOh Come All Ye Faithful2007
198MAHER, MATTSilent Night (Emmanuel)2008
199CHAPMAN, STEVEN CURTISWinter Wonderland2003
200CASTRO, JASONGloria (Hark! The Herald…2012
201TOBYMACBring On The Holidays2016
202SELAHLight Of The Stable2002
203WALKER-SMITH, KIMO Come, O Come, Emmanuel2014
204SMITH, MICHAEL W.Jingle Bells2004
205TOMLIN, CHRISMidnight Clear (Love Song)2015
206HURST, CAITIEWhen Christmas Comes Around2018
207BIG DADDY WEAVEO Come All Ye Faithful2009
208NORTH POINT INSIDEOUTEmmanuel (Hope of Heaven)2018
209PLUMBChristmas Vacation2019
210CASTING CROWNSSilent Night2008
211AUGUST, CHRISJesus, Savior2011
212CHAPMAN, STEVEN CURTISDo You Hear What I Hear?2012
213LOVE & THE OUTCOMEEmmanuel2013
214REND COLLECTIVEHark! The Herald Angels…2014
215MATHIS, JOHNNYIt’s The Most Wonderful Time..1963
216STORY, LAURACome Thou Long Expected Jesus2015
217MAHER, MATTO Come, O Come, Emmanuel2013
218STEVENSON, RYANHome For Christmas2019
219CASTING CROWNSSomewhere In Your Silent Night2017
221HILLSONGJoy To The World2011
222TOMLIN, CHRISHymn Of Joy (Live)2015
223WILLIAMS, JOY2000 Decembers Ago2004
224HOPE, MALLARYChristmas Is All About You2018
225AVALONJoy To The World2000
226MERCYMEOur Lullaby2015
229MANDISAChristmas Makes Me Cry2007
230FOR KING & COUNTRYLittle Drummer Boy2013
231MANNHEIM STEAMROLLERHark! The Herald Angels Sing1988
232AVALONWe Are The Reason2000
233PHILLIPS, CRAIG & DEANBorn Is The King (It’s …2013
234MATHIS, JOHNNYSleigh Ride1958
236GRAY, JASONJoy To The World2012
237HEATH, BRANDONChristmas Song2013
238THIRD DAYO Holy Night2006
239CLOVERTONA Hallelujah Christmas2012
240BREWSTER, LINCOLNAngels We Have Heard On High2013
241CLEMMONS, RILEYSilent Night2018
242SMITH, MICHAEL W.All Is Well f/Carrie Underwood2014
243MANDISALittle Drummer Boy2008
244STORY, LAURAEmmanuel2008
245CHAPMAN, STEVEN CURTISI Heard The Bells On Christmas2003
246REND COLLECTIVEO Come All Ye Faithful…2014
247MURRAY, JASMINEFor God So Loved2017
248PHILLIPS, CRAIG & DEANDo You Hear What I Hear2010
249SCHULTZ, MARK/NORDEMAN, NSilent Night2002
250REDMAN, MATTHis Name Shall Be2016
251HOLCOMB, ELLIEHope Is Alive2014
252BIG DADDY WEAVEI’ll Be Brave This Christmas2009
253CHAPMAN, STEVEN CURTISHark! The Herald Angels Sing1995
254DAVID CROWDER BANDThe First Noel2011
255GOKEY, DANNYO, Holy Night2015
256MERCYMEI’ll Be Home For Christmas2015
257GRANT, AMYGod Is With Us2004
258GOKEY, DANNYWhat Christmas Means To Me2015
259BREWSTER, LINCOLNO Come All Ye Faithful2019
260HARRIS, MARKMary Did You Know2006
261GRANT, AMYTennessee Christmas1983
262NEWSBOYSAll I Want For Christmas Is…2010
263WICKHAM, PHILThis Year For Christmas2019
264NEWSBOYSO Holy Night2010
265STEVENSON, RYANThis Christmas Eve2017
266BREWSTER, LINCOLNShout For Joy2010
267WALKER, RHETTHave Yourself A Merry Little C2019
268FOR KING & COUNTRYInto The Silent Night2013
269WILSON, JOSHThe First Noel2008
270WICKHAM, PHILChristmastime2010
271HEATH, BRANDONSilent Night2013
272THIRD DAYAway in a Manger2006
273NEWSBOYSWinter Wonderland2010
275STORY, LAURAJust Another Christmas2015
276POINT OF GRACEO Holy Night1999
277SANCTUS REALAngels We Have Heard on High2013
278SMITH, MICHAEL W.White Christmas2014
279UNDERWOOD, CARRIEHark! The Herald Angels Sing2008
280GRANT, AMYEmmanuel, God With Us1992
281WILSON, JOSHChristmas Changes Everything2012
282GRACE, JAMIEBorn Tonight2014
283HILLSONG WORSHIPPeace Has Come2014
284STORY, LAURAO Come All Ye Faithful2014
285HARPER, TORIThe Greatest Love…2018
286KERR, HANNAHWhite Christmas2017
287LOVE & THE OUTCOMEThe King Is Here2017
288WICKHAM, PHILHark The Herald Angels Sing2019
289NEWSONGThe Best Christmas Ever2016
290GRAY, JASONI’m Gonna Let It Go2019
291SHUST, AARONRejoice2014
293POWELL, MACAway In A Manger/Joy To The…2018
294JOBE, KARIWhen Hope Came Down2012
295WICKHAM, PHILAway In A Manger (Forever Amen2019
296NEON FEATHERO Come O Come Emmanuel2018
298KUTLESSMary Did You Know2008
299DAVID CROWDER BANDJoy To The World2011
300KERR, HANNAHO Come O Come Emmanuel2017
301DIXON, COLTONJingle Bells2013


Brian is a 30 year radio veteran who has successfully served many companies over the years as Program Director, Operations Manger and VP of programming and consultant with Wright Media Group. For the last 15 years Wright has enjoyed building alliances with scores of stations in the US & Canada helping them grow in ratings and revenue.  Contact Brian at brianw6187@aol.com

5 thoughts on “Brian Wright “Top Christmas Songs”

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  • All good tunes, but why do Christian formatted stations, feel the need to merge secular music into their playlist at Christmastime? Aren’t we suppose to be different by letting our light shine for the real reason for the season? What does Santa have to do with Jesus?

  • Hi Bill. It’s an outreach thing. If you don’t play familiar Christmas songs you will NOT get listeners outside of your P1 reach . It’s strategic. We have found that just the right mix brings in new listeners who you now have the opportunity to reach for Christ. And honestly, there are lots of you regular listeners who will go to the secular station to hear the familiar, memorable songs from Bing, Carpenters, Andy Williams, etc. (if you don’t air them)

    • Good points, Coy! Thanks for sharing your view.

  • What is this based on? I assume this is from a large online survey, but it doesn’t say. Curious what the demo is on this (F 25-54?) and the total number of responses to the survey.


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