One of the things we most enjoy about Christmas is the music that comes along with the holiday. Sure, the time with family, holiday parties and gatherings, and the gifts are nice, but it’s the music that sets the mood and ambiance for the season. There are tons of songs that can help you warmly embrace the holiday season, including a variety of funny Christmas songs. If you want to include a bit of laughter and humor in your holiday fun, be sure to play the songs on the list below at all of your holiday events. These fun Christmas tunes make the holidays cheerful and jolly for everyone.
1. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer – Elmo & Patsy
Oh, no, grandma, watch out for the reindeer. It’s too late for grandma, at least in this 1979 Elmo & Patsy song that’s known by children of all ages and just as many adults. This is a classic song on the holiday playlist that should be played at all of your gatherings when you want to set the mood for fun. Although there have been several renditions of this song over the years, most people agree that the original is still the best. Check out a few of the versions to find your favorite, or go with the flow and stick with the best version.
2. All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth – Spike Jones & His City Slickers
It’s hard for a little boy who’s lost his front teeth and just wants Santa to bring them back for Christmas. His smile, it just isn’t the same without his two front teeth, as you’ll hear all about in this 1944 Christmas hit that is sure to make the crowd laugh. Kids love this song and adults enjoy having fun with it as well. Kids at heart and young children always appreciate this great song.
3. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – Jimmy Boyd
This song was written in 1952 for adults to enjoy while attending various Christmas parties and events. The slow-paced song gives couples the chance to get up-close and personal, and share a few romantic moments during the holidays. That is what they’re all about, after all. This fun song isn’t intended for a young audience but is nonetheless known by many kids and adults alike.
4. You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch – Thurl Ravenscroft
The deep, dark voice of Thurl Ravenscroft makes this a tune that you never forget after hearing it just one time. The fun song is a children’s favorite but easily puts a smile on the face of adults as well. It was written in 1966 for the Dr. Seuss movie, ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ and has been a beloved children’s story ever since.
5. Santa Claus is Watching You – Ray Stevens
Funny man Ray Stevens was a talented gospel and country music singer also known for his great comedy specials and funny songs. Santa Clause is Watching You is one of Ray Steven’s most popular songs, especially for the young ones. You’ll laugh and you’ll get in the Christmas spirit once you hear the funny voice and musical talent that Stevens’ offers in this hilarious song you can’t help but sing along with.
6. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
This fun, upbeat, happy song is sure to deck the halls with boughs of holly whenever it is played. It’s a favorite Christmas song that’s played in homes across the country throughout the holiday season. Although kids aren’t as keen on the song as adults, everyone can get in the holiday spirit when the music begins to play. This is one song that should be on your Christmas music list.
7. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Gene Autry
Rudolph is the special reindeer whose nose lit up so bright, he guided the sleigh so Santa and the reindeer could deliver gifts to all the boys and girls. In this fun hit Christmas song, you’ll hear all about Rudolph and his adventures. Gene Autry’s 1949 rendition of this song reached #1 on the charts. You’ll find many other artists who’ve given the song their personal touch.
8. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town – Bruce Springsteen
You better not pout, ‘cause Santa Claus is comin’ to town and he knows when you are sleeping and when you’ve been good and bad. Be good for goodness sakes and be sure this Christmas fun favorite is a part of the holiday music you play at all of your get-togethers and celebrations. If you want to rock out during your holiday gatherings, be sure to check out the Bruce Springsteen version of this song.
9. The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late) – The Chipmunks
No one can turn off the radio when they hear this song, sung by everyone’s favorite critters, The Chipmunks’. Alvin, Simon, and Theodore released an entire Christmas album for their fans, mainly children, each song bringing lots of fun to the holiday season. They put a fun twist on many Christmas favorites and introduce us to an awesome song titled, Christmas Don’t Be Late. Written by David Seville in 1958, the novelty song never fails to put a smile on the face of those listening.
10. Leroy the Redneck Reindeer – Joe Diffie
Country music sensation Joe Diffie delivered Leroy the Redneck Reindeer on his 1995 Mr. Christmas album. The fun song is oftentimes included in the ‘Best Of’ lists and is always a fan favorite, even more than 20 years after the original release. Play this song to loosen up the crowd at any Christmas party as Diffie tells the story of Rudolph’s cousin who lives out in the sticks.
11. Run Rudolph Run – Chuck Berry
Chuck Berry delivered us feel-good music that made it hard to stay in your seat and that’s exactly what you get when you turn on Run Rudolph Run. Recorded in 1958 and released as a single, Run Rudolph Run is sung in a similar note to the singer’s hit song, Johnny B. Goode, offering a fun, whimsical and fun vibe that instantly gets any crowd on their feet.