A popular set of traditional carols that might be heard at any Christmas-related event include: (links go to wikipedia articles on the songs)

Most performed Christmas Songs (according to ASCAP 2015)

1              “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town”                J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie    1934       Mythical

2              “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”               Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin             1944       Celebratory/Sentimental

3              “Winter Wonderland”    Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith  1934       Seasonal

4              “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne               1945       Seasonal

5              “The Christmas Song”    Mel Tormé, Robert Wells             1944       Traditions

6              “Jingle Bell Rock”              Joseph Carleton Beal, James Ross Boothe            1957       Celebratory/Seasonal

7              “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”         Edward Pola, George Wyle          1963       Seasonal/Traditions

8              “Sleigh Ride”      Leroy Anderson, Mitchell Parish                1948       Seasonal/Birthday

9              “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”       Johnny Marks    1939/1949           Mythical

10           “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”        Meredith Willson             1951       Traditions/Celebratory

11           “White Christmas”           Irving Berlin        1940       Seasonal/Sentimental

12           “A Holly Jolly Christmas”               Johnny Marks    1964/65                Traditions/Celebratory

13           “Carol of the Bells”          Peter J. Wilhousky           1936       Celebratory

14           “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”      Johnny Marks    1958       Traditions

15           “All I Want for Christmas Is You”                Mariah Carey, Walter Afanasieff               1994       Sentimental

16           “Frosty the Snowman”  Steve Nelson, Walter E. Rollins  1950       Mythical

17           “Blue Christmas”              Billy Hayes, Jay W. Johnson         1957       Traditions

18           “(There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays”                Bob Allen, Al Stillman     1954       Traditions/Sentimental

19           “The Little Drummer Boy”            Katherine K. Davis, Henry V. Onorati, Harry Simeone       1941       Christian-based

20           “Do You Hear What I Hear?”        Gloria Shayne Baker, Noël Regney           1962       Traditions

21           “Silver Bells”       Jay Livingston, Ray Evans              1950       Traditions

22           “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”               Frank Loesser    1948       Seasonal

23           “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”        Tommie Connor               1952       Novelty

24           “Feliz Navidad” José Feliciano    1970       Celebratory

25           “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24”                Jon Oliva, Paul O’Neill, Robert Kinkel       1995       Historical fiction

26           “Last Christmas”               George Michael                1984       Sentimental

27           “Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)”             Gene Autry, Oakley Haldeman  1947                Mythical/Christian-based

28           “Santa Baby”      Joan Ellen Javits, Philip Springer, Tony Springer, and Fred Ebb     1953       Novelty

29           “Happy Holiday”               Irving Berlin        1948       Celebratory

30           “Wonderful Christmastime”        Paul McCartney                1979       Celebratory

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