Anthony’s Weekly Top 50 Archives

#364: Christmas 2010

Chart At A Glance

  • Some old favorites stick around, such as MercyMe’s “What Child Is This” and Avalon’s “We Are The Reason”, while others move on down or even out, replaced by new entries
  • Last year’s surprise #1 entry, Aselin Debison’s “The Gift”, stays at #1
  • Several instrumental pieces penetrate the top half of the chart, and even my Top 10
  • The highest debut, “Strathglass” by Phil Cunningham at #8, is an instrumental piece
  • Songs by Paul Cardall, Fred Simon, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Robert Mauti rise significantly from last year
  • Finally, new songs by Kutless, Matthew West, Sleeping At Last, and Becky Kelley debut, as well as a few older songs by City On A Hill, Vanessa Williams, and Theocracy
  • 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 indicated alternate versions following the main song titles are songs that I would likely rank if I allowed multiple versions
  • For songs that have lyrics available, song titles are links to lyrics
  • For songs that have multiple artists, “[alt]” links go to the “Alternate Versions” list on the bottom of the page
  • “Watch” and “Hear” links lead to music videos, full-length audio, or audio samples of the songs

Top 50

  1. 1
    • 1
    • 2
    • 1
  2. 2
    • 2
    • 8
    • 1
  3. 3
    • 3
    • 5
    • 1
  4. 4
    • 5
    • 4
    • 4
  5. 5
    • 9
    • 2
    • 5
    • Snowfall [Instrumental]
    • by rada
    • from “Whispers Of Winter” (2002) Hear
  6. 6
    • 7
    • 3
    • 6
  7. 7
    • 10
    • 6
    • 2
  8. 8
    • 1
    • 8
    • Strathglass [Instrumental]
    • by Phil Cunningham
    • from “A Celtic Christmas: Peace On Earth” (1999) Hear
  9. 9
    • 20
    • 2
    • 9
    • The Stone Angel [Instrumental]
    • by Paul Cardall
    • from “The Christmas Box” (1997) Hear
  10. 10
    • 6
    • 3
    • 4
  11. 11
    • 8
    • 4
    • 5
  12. 12
    • 4
    • 5
    • 3
  13. 13
    • 12
    • 5
    • 4
    • We Three Kings [Instrumental]
    • by David Arkenstone [alt]
    • from “Enchantment: A Magical Christmas” (1992) Hear
  14. 14
    • 13
    • 5
    • 4
  15. 15
    • 24
    • 2
    • 15
    • Walking In The Air [Instrumental]
    • by Fred Simon [alt]
    • from “A Windham Hill Christmas: The Night Before Christmas” (2005)
  16. 16
    • 14
    • 3
    • 14
    • Christmas Angels
    • by Clannad
    • from “The Best Of Clannad: In A Lifetime” (1997) Hear
  17. 17
    • 11
    • 4
    • 7
  18. 18
    • 15
    • 3
    • 15
    • Quiet Christmas Song [Gloria]
    • by Jaci Velasquez
    • from “Open House Christmas EP” (2007) Hear
  19. 19
    • 37
    • 3
    • 19
  20. 20
    • 31
    • 2
    • 20
    • A Way In A Manger
    • by Robert Mauti
    • from “A Way In A Manger - Single” (2009) Hear
  21. 21
    • 17
    • 2
    • 17
    • Bethlehem [Instrumental]
    • by Jim Brickman
    • from “Homecoming” (2007) Hear
  22. 22
    • 16
    • 3
    • 16
    • One King
    • by Point Of Grace
    • from “A Christmas Story” (1999) Hear
  23. 23
    • 22
    • 8
    • 8
  24. 24
    • 25
    • 8
    • 7
  25. 25
    • 26
    • 5
    • 9
  26. 26
    • 18
    • 5
    • 5
  27. 27
    • 23
    • 8
    • 4
  28. 28
    • 27
    • 6
    • 9
  29. 29
    • 19
    • 6
    • 6
  30. 30
    • 30
    • 2
    • 30
    • When The Time Is Right
    • by Ginny Owens
    • from “One Silent Night” (2000)
  31. 31
    • 32
    • 5
    • 28
    • Greensleeves [Instrumental]
    • by Deuter [alt]
    • from “Celebration Of Light: Music For Winter And The Christmas Season” (2009) Hear
  32. 32
    • 29
    • 4
    • 28
    • Miracles [Instrumental]
    • by Kenny G
    • from “Miracles: The Holiday Album” (1994) Hear
  33. 33
    • 34
    • 2
    • 33
  34. 34
    • 40
    • 5
    • 33
  35. 35
    • 2
    • 23
  36. 36
    • 33
    • 8
    • 11
  37. 37
    • 1
    • 37
  38. 38
    • 36
    • 3
    • 27
  39. 39
    • 39
    • 2
    • 39
  40. 40
    • 1
    • 40
  41. 41
    • 44
    • 3
    • 41
  42. 42
    • 1
    • 42
  43. 43
    • 1
    • 43
  44. 44
    • 1
    • 44
    • Snow
    • by Sleeping At Last
    • from “Yearbook - December” (2010) Watch
  45. 45
    • 1
    • 45
  46. 46
    • 43
    • 5
    • 32
    • Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24) [Instrumental]
    • by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
    • from “Christmas Eve And Other Stories” (1996) Watch
  47. 47
    • 46
    • 5
    • 30
  48. 48
    • 45
    • 2
    • 45
  49. 49
    • 38
    • 5
    • 18
    • Manger
    • by ApologetiX
    • from “Keep The Change” (2001) Hear
  50. 50
    • 1
    • 50

Alternate Versions