One songwriter, many Christmas songs

Johnny Marks made something of a speciality of Christmas songs–Wikipedia lists 26 Christmas and Christmas-show songs by Marks, and he named his music publishing company St. Nicholas Music. Here are some particularly well-known examples:

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” by Johnny Marks, based on a poem by Robert L. May, as sung by Destiny’s Child (you heard me):


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“Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” by Johnny Marks, sung by Cyndi Lauper:


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“A Holly Jolly Christmas,” by Johnny Marks, sung by Sufjan Stevens:


Sufjan Stevens – Holly Jolly Christmas from Asthmatic Kitty Records on Vimeo.