What year did your favorite Christmas song come out?

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It's the most wonderful time of the year ... Christmas song season!

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If you turn on your favorite Christmas song station, it can seem like all of those songs have been around forever. And many of them have indeed been around a long while. Staples like Burl Ives, Bing Crosby and the Beach Boys have been around for half a century or even more.

But it’s also worth remembering that those songs had to be as fresh as a new Christmas wreath at some point. Here’s a look at the timeline of when your favorite holiday songs hit the charts.

1942 — 'White Christmas' by Bing Crosby

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1946 — 'The Christmas Song' by Nat King Cole

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1948 — 'Jingle Bells' by Frank Sinatra

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1950 — 'Mele Kelikimaka' by Bing Crosby

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1953 — 'Santa Baby' by Eartha Kitt

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1957 — 'Blue Christmas' by Elvis Presley

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1958 — 'Run Rudolph Run' by Chuck Berry

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1958 — 'Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree' by Brenda Lee

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1958 — 'The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)' by The Chipmunks

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1959 — 'Baby It's Cold Outside' by Dean Martin

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1963 — 'It's The Most Wonderful Time of The Year' by Andy Williams

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1963 — 'Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)' by Darlene Love

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1963 — 'Little Saint Nick' by The Beach Boys

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1965 — 'Holly Jolly Christmas' by Burl Ives

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1965 — 'Christmas Time Is Here' by Vince Guaraldi Trio

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1966 — 'You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch' by Thurl Ravenscroft

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1970 — 'Feliz Navidad' by Jose Feliciano

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1970 — 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus' by The Jackson Five

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1971 — 'Happy Xmas (War Is Over)' by John Lennon and Yoko Ono

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1977 — 'Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy' by David Bowie and Bing Crosby

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1980 — 'Wonderful Christmastime' by Paul McCartney

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1981 — 'Christmas Wrapping' by The Waitresses

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1984 — 'Last Christmas' by WHAM!

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1984 — 'Do They Know It's Christmas' by Band Aid

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1985 — 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town' by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

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1987 — 'Christmas In Hollis' by Run DMC

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1994 — 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' by Mariah Carey

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1996 — 'Christmas Eve/Sarajevo' by Trans-Siberian Orchestra

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2009 — 'Must Be Santa' by Bob Dylan

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2011 — 'It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas' by Michael Buble

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2014 — 'Santa Tell Me' by Ariana Grande

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2014 — 'O Holy Night' by Pentatonix

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2018 — 'What Christmas Means To Me' by John Legend

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