Chuck Berry – “Run Rudolph Run” – (1958)

Well if it’s a rockin’ Christmas you want, look no further than one of the masters of rock-n-roll, Chuck Berry and his most famous Christmas tune. It has been covered a billion times – as have all Christmas songs by this point, but it was a solid hit for Berry in 1958 – charting at #69 on the Hot 100. It appeared in the U.K. in 1963 and went to #36. It found a second life in movies, having appeared in Home Alone, among others. And, without the lyrics, you wouldn’t be able to tell this is a Christmas song – but you would definitely know it is Chuck Berry.