Anthony’s Weekly Top 50 Archives

Top 50 #208: Christmas 2007

Chart At A Glance

  • MercyMe is still on top with “What Child Is This?”, but that’s the only song that remains in the same spot from last year
  • “We Three Kings” makes the biggest jump of any song, moving up from #24 to #4
  • Almost 20 songs appear for their first time this year
  • Note: Rank comparisons between now and last year are for song titles only. Meaning, if I favor a different artist’s version of a song this year than I did last year, the song still counts as having ranked last year
  • Another note: I only chart 1 version of a song in this Top 50; any listed alternate versions following the main song titles are songs that I would likely rank if I allowed multiple versions
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Song Title, by Artist
Album | Year (May be estimated)
Alternate Versions (If Any)
1 1 What Child Is This?, by MercyMe
WOW Christmas: Red | 2002
Also by: Phil Keaggy (instrumental, 1999); James Marlin (instrumental, 2001); Stacie Orrico (2001); Plus One (2002); ZOEgirl (2005); Third Day (2006); Michael W. Smith (instrumental, 2007)
2 3 We Are The Reason, by Avalon
Joy: A Christmas Collection | 2000
Also by: David Meece (1980)
3 14 One Small Child, by David Meece
Our Christmas | 1990
4 24 We Three Kings, by Shirley Caesar
Christmas With Shirley Caesar | 1998
Also by: John Tesh (insturmental, 2002); Aly & AJ (2007)
5 2 Here With Us, by Joy Williams
Come, Let Us Adore Him: A Christmas Worship Experience | 2005
6 The Perfect Tree, by Ray Boltz
A Christmas Album | 1997
7 It Wasn’t His Child, by Skip Ewing
Following Yonder Star | 1990
8 4 Let There Be Peace On Earth, by Vince Gill and his daughter, Jenny
Let There Be Peace On Earth | 1993
9 5 The Christmas Shoes, by NewSong
The Christmas Shoes | 2000
10 9 All I Really Want, by Steven Curtis Chapman
All I Really Want For Christmas | 2005
11 The Way He Came, by Truth
Your Heart Is Where Christmas Is Found | 1975
12 6 2000 Decembers Ago, by Joy Williams
A Christmas Reunion | 2000
13 7 The Angel Song, by Jaci Velasquez
Christmas | 2001
14 10 Mary, Did You Know?, by Clay Aiken
Merry Christmas With Love | 2004
Also by: Michael English (1992); Kenny Rogers and Wynonna Judd (1996); Erin O’Donnell (2000); Anthony Burger (instrumental, 2007)
15 8 A Strange Way To Save The World, by 4HIM
Christmas The Season Of Love | 1993
Also by: Fred Hammond (2001); Jump5 (2002)
16 12 Don’t Save It All For Christmas Day, by Avalon
Joy: A Christmas Collection | 2000
Also by: Celine Dion (1998); Clay Aiken (2004)
17 All We Need Is Love (Christmas In The Yard), by The Big Yard Family with Shaggy
Now That’s What I Call Christmas! | 2001
18 Where Are You Christmas, by Faith Hill
How The Grinch Stole Christmas: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack | 2000
19 Emmanuel, God With Us, by Point Of Grace
A Christmas Story | 1999
20 13 Breath Of Heaven (Mary’s Song), by Amy Grant
Home For Christmas | 1992
Also by: Point Of Grace (2005)
21 18 Manger, by ApologetiX
Keep The Change | 2001
22 Christmasnite, by ApologetiX
Keep The Change | 2001
23 15 The First Noel, by Mark Schultz
WOW Christmas: Green | 2001
Also by: John Tesh (instrumental, 1992); FFH (2001)
24 11 One Silent Night... God So Loved, by Jaci Velasquez and Burlap To Cashmere with Winans Phase 2
Touched By An Angel: The Christmas Album | 1999
25 29 God Is With Us, by Amy Grant
Gloria: A Christmas Celebration | 2004
26 Hotel Can’t Afford Ya 2004, by ApologetiX
New And Used Hits: The Best Of ApologetiX | 2004
27 The Christmas Guest (Story), by Andy Griffith
The Christmas Guest: Songs And Stories Of Christmas | 2003
28 Miracles [Instrumental], by Kenny G
Miracles: The Holiday Album | 1994
29 17 Let There Be Light, by Point Of Grace and John David Webster
Winter Wonderland | 2005
30 As The World Slept, by NewSong
The Christmas Shoes | 2001
31 28 Greensleeves [Instrumental], by Kenny G
Miracles: The Holiday Album | 1994
Also by: Mannheim Steamroller (2004)
32 45 Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) [Instrumental], by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Christmas Eve And Other Stories | 1996
33 16 Angels We Have Heard On High, by ZOEgirl
WOW Christmas: Red | 2002
34 December 5 Or 6 BC (Oh Holy Night), by ApologetiX
New And Used Hits: The Best Of ApologetiX | 2004
35 The Night That Christ Was Born, by Kirk Franklin & The Family
Kirk Franklin & The Family Christmas | 1995
36 25 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, by Jars Of Clay
WOW Christmas: Red | 1995
Also by: Jim Brickman (instrumental, 2003); Mannheim Steamroller (instrumental, 2004); Aly & AJ (2006)
37 Medley: Away In A Manger/Child In The Manger, by Michael W. Smith
Christmastime | 1998
38 46 This Baby, by Steven Curtis Chapman
The Music Of Christmas | 1995
39 Did You Know?, by Todd Agnew
Do You See What I See? | 2006
40 Jingle Bells, by Kimberley Locke
Christmas | 2006
Also by: Frank Sinatra (1957)
41 35 You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch, by Thurl Ravenscroft
How The Grinch Stole Christmas | 1966
Also by: Busta Rhymes and Jim Carrey (titled “Grinch 2000”, 2000); NewSong (2001)
42 38 The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late), by Alvin & The Chipmunks
Christmas With The Chipmunks | 1958
43 32 Because It’s Christmas, by Barry Manilow
Because It’s Christmas | 1990
44 19 O Come All Ye Faithful, by tobyMac
WOW Christmas: Green | 2002
45 21 O Little Town Of Bethlehem, by Out Of Eden
WOW Christmas: Red | 2002
46 37 Do They Know It’s Christmas?, by Band Aid
Now That’s What I Call Christmas! | 1984
47 43 Deck The Halls [Instrumental], by Ottmar Liebert
Poets & Angels: Music 4 The Holidays | 1990
48 36 The Twelve Days Of Christmas, by Alvin & The Chipmunks
Christmas With The Chipmunks | 1963
Also by: Relient K (2003)
49 From A Distance [Christmas Version], by Bette Midler
Cool Yule | 2006
50 Merry Christmas With Love, by Sandi Patty
Yuletide Joy | 1983