Christmas Music

19 Dec

It’s that time of year again guys, when the marmite of all music starts playing. [I feel I should point out that I’m writing this in not even mid-November and yes, said music has been going for a couple of weeks now.] Personally, I love Christmas songs; so long as they aren’t played on repeat all day every day! That would be enough to drive me insane.

This however, will not stop me from doing a playlist of my favourite Christmas songs, oh no. So, for your enjoyment [and possibly as a way to annoy friends/family/co-workers/strangers on the street] I give to you, in no particular order, my favourite Christmas tunes.

  • Fairytale of New York -The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl. My favourite Christmas song though I don’t know why as it’s all kinds of depressing. The song, to me, signifies when it’s officially Christmas time and as it was on the radio last week, its now officially Christmas.
  • Christmas Is All Around –Billy Mack. Aka Bill Nighy. ‘And particularly enjoy the incredible crassness of the moment when we try to squeeze an extra syllable into the fourth line.’ LET IT SNOW GUYS.
  • Wonderful Christmastime –Paul McCartney. This sounds so… I don’t know. Oh god the bit where they start clapping. Yes it’s cheesy but isn’t that whole point to Christmas music?!
  • Santa Baby –Eartha Kitt. Meow Catwoman! Why does this songs remind of so many expensive Christmas adverts? Hmmm…
  • Carol of the Bells –John Williams. [Original composers: Mykola Leontovych & Peter J. Wilhousky.] Just listening to this conjures up memories of watching The Santa Claus and Home Alone as a kid. Classic films and a more traditional song.
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas –Frank Sinatra. Don’t worry Frank, I will.
  • Baby, It’s Cold Outside –Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan. A sweet, funny duet sung by two amazing performers. Another one to check out is the Louis Armstrong & Velma Middleton version. Oh Velma.
  • Merry Xmas Everybody –Slade. One of the whole two Slade songs I know. Brilliant.

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  • Stay Another Day –East 17. Can’t you just feel the overwhelming emotion?! The piano, the bit at the end with the bells, IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL!
  • Little Saint Nick –The Beach Boys. Yes! So joyous and catchy and for some unknown reason [try and note the sarcasm there] makes me want to spend Christmas in California.
  • Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) –Darlene Love. Ms Love has a fantastic voice and sings this bittersweet song so damn well.
  • Merry Christmas Everyone –Shakin’ Stevens. This song is just made of warm fuzzies. Nothing bad can possibly happen with this playing.
  • Jingle Bell Rock –Bobby Helms. Everybody in the English speaking world knows that song.
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  • Mistletoe and Wine –Cliff Richard. The King of Christmas’s finest tune, time to hit the milled wine and check out the video if you’re up to it!
  • Christmas Song –Nat King Cole. Simply wonderful.

*BONUS TRACK*

O Holy Night –Cartman. The most beautiful of all the Christmas songs.

About the writer: Daisy is an irregular photographer, wannabe writer and full time female. In between tea and toast breaks she spends far too much time on the internet blogging, tumbling and tweeting. She is unapologetic in her love of the Spice Girls.

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