Christmas Music

The Ten Greatest Christmas B-Sides

Kevin Hugger | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kevin Hugger

Often derided as a location for spiriting away unwanted tracks the humble b-side has thrown up numerous classics over the years. Inevitably there have been plenty of Christmas singles with more illustrious matter on their flipside and so what follows is a veritable packed sleigh full of songs that have become festive standards in their own right...

The Great Christmas Composers

Kevin Hugger | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kevin Hugger

Christmas music will never be cool, despite the fact that it has inspired plenty of cool music - don't tell me Louis Armstrong's Zat You Santa Claus? isn't the bees knees? Scoring a Christmas hit can often lead to a gold trimmed pension for the composer and/or artist who records it.

Mariah Hits the Million Mark, as UK Fans Download Merrily on High

Martin Talbot | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Martin Talbot

The enduring success of All I Want For Christmas Is You should not be a surprise. Whether because of Mariah's iconic video (frolicking in the snow, wearing her Santa-themed micro dress), the recording's upbeat joyfulness or the timeless quality (even though it was produced and written by Mariah with Walter Afanasieff), the track has something for everyone.

The 10 Best Christmas Songs You've Never Heard

Kevin Hugger | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kevin Hugger

Christmas music gets such bad press and unfairly so given that most people have only dipped their toes into about 1% of what is available. So in an attempt to redress the balance here is a list of 10 Christmas songs that you probably have never heard before but will soon be occupying your annual playlist of cherished favourites.

The Only Day in December That Matters - Let Battle Commence!

Martin Talbot | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Martin Talbot

For many people, the biggest day of December begins the morning after Santa pops down the chimney. But, for an array of pop stars, Facebook campaigners, charity singles and chart watchers, attention is focused on another day - the day the Christmas Number One is confirmed. The race for the Christmas Number 1 is as festive as turkey and mulled wine. And this year, with the big day falling on December 22 (and BBC Radio 1's counting down the Top 40 from 4-7pm), it is likely to be as spicy a race as we have seen for some time.

LISTEN: Bah Humbug! 20 Miserable Christmas Songs

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy

Can't stand all this festive cheer - or just want a brief respite from the relentlessly chirpy Christmas music that's been playing all the time, every...

The One Thing I Hate About Christmas

Jacqueline Head | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jacqueline Head

Whether it's old fashioned carols or chart topping hits, the jangly melodies and cheery tunes might as well be nails scraping on a blackboard. Jingle Bells? More like jingle hell.

The Most Played Christmas Track Revealed

WENN | Posted 15.12.2011 | UK Entertainment

The Pogues' Fairytale Of New York is Britain's most played Christmas song of the century. The festive track, featuring late singer Kirsty MacColl, ...