Christmas party season is in full swing, which means - alongside drunkenly disgracing yourself in front of the whole office (and being cornered with some mistletoe by Nigel from accounts) - we’ll all soon have to endure the usual unimaginative mix of festive tunes that get wheeled out year after year, regular as clockwork.
True, we all get into a bit of an excited tizzy at the first blast of Slade’s ‘Merry Christmas Everybody’ right at the beginning of the festive period, but sandwiched between ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ and ‘I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday’ for four weeks at a time, there’s no denying those same old songs can get more than a little grating.
That’s why we’ve helpfully come up with our very own alternative Christmas playlist to help inject a little extra sparkle, and rid your annual party of the dull old Yuletide anthems we all have to suffer through every winter.
So you can forget about Shakin’ Stevens, Chris Rea and even The Pogues - here are 18 lesser-known tracks guaranteed to help bring along some extra holiday cheer to everyone at your Christmas party, including overlooked and unappreciated festive bangers from big artists like Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga…
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