Christmas Songs

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.

'Instagram And Vine': Cliff Richard's Classic Gets A Modern Reworking

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.12.2013 | UK Comedy

Fed up of 'Mistletoe And Wine'? You might enjoy our 2013 version... (Created for HuffPost UK Comedy by Robin Flavell and Handface, with vocals by C...

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.

LISTEN: 13 Of The Greatest Forgotten Christmas Songs

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.12.2013 | UK Entertainment

All Mariah-ed out? Bored of Band Aid? Well, if you're lacking inspiration for your Christmas playlist this year, we've rounded up 13 of the greatest f...

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.

Something to Sing About

Stuart Wood | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stuart Wood

My friend from Brazil tells me that much as he loves our traditional seasonal music, he feels it's always sad too. I think he has a point. Even in more recent Christmas songs there's a pang, isn't there? Note how it's always Cold Outside, the weather outside is frightful, and yet...if you really love me so... well then... the boys of the NYPD choir will still sing Galway Bay.

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...

Festive Chart Toppers

Rich Clarke and Kat Shoob | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Rich Clarke and Kat Shoob

This year the spectrum of songs going for Christmas number one on the Vodafone Big Top 40 is as random as ever from credible contenders, charity records and viral sensations. It's up to you and your downloads of course. All we'll say is choose carefully!

WATCH: Cute Kids Argue Over Christmas Song

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Comedy

Ready for a good, old-fashioned festive sing-song? Altogether now: "On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me..." Ah, it turns out it'...

WATCH: ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ On Kids' Instruments

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK Comedy

Want to know our all-time favourite Christmas song? It’s ‘Fairytale of New York’. Obviously. But that’s not important right now. Let’s move ...

WATCH: Brett Domino Trio's 'Ultimate Christmas Medley'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK Comedy

Every Christmas, the Brett Domino Trio - that's Brett Domino himself and Steven Peavis - are inundated with requests to perform people's favourite fes...

What Makes Bob Dylan Suck?

James Phelge | Posted 27.02.2012 | UK Entertainment
James Phelge

This latest Christmas was one of the very few where we never played any Christmas music at home, which is no mean feat, as over the years as we seem to have collected a good few listening hours.

A Very Grim Fairy Tale

Ian Watson | Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Comedy
Ian Watson

Why should I care what the hell the boys in the NYPD Choir are singing about? The fact is that most 'Irish-Americans', in spite of dropping the word Irish into half of all sentences, couldn't find Europe on an atlas, let alone Ireland.