Christmas Songs

A fairytale for Christmas? No Thanks

Ian Watson | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Watson

"Is it a good song? Well of course it is- don't be stupid!" That was me and me having our annual Christmas argument about a song that is both rousing and poetically written, and that takes a different look at a holiday that's normally so delicious, wobbly and sugar-coated it could pass for an M&S crème brulee.

'Farage The Snowman' Is Our Christmas Message For Ukippers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Comedy

We give the Christmas classic 'Frosty The Snowman' a Ukip-style reworking... thanks to Craig Cathcart, Handface video and Christian Lewcock on vocals....

Now THIS Is How You Tell The Christmas Story

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Comedy

Now THIS is how you tell the story of the birth of baby Jesus! A tip of the hat to music student Zoe Anne Robinson - who's only 21 years of age, bu...

This Is The Creepiest Version Of 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' You Will Ever Hear

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Comedy

Now, don't get us wrong. 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' is already a rather sad song. Featuring, as it does, lines such as "Next year all ou...

Farmer Serenades Cows With 'Jingle Bells' On The Trombone

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Comedy

Remember the guy in who played Lorde’s 'Royals'? On the trombone? For his herd of cows? In Kansas? Well, he’s back – with a Christmas present...

REVEALED: The Song That Most Makes You Think Of Christmas!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.12.2014 | UK Entertainment

We asked our readers to vote for the song that's most guaranteed to make you come over all festive, and there is a standout winner. VOTE: The Film...

Bing Crosby And David Bowie's 'Little Drummer Boy' Without The Music Is Very Funny (And Rather Awkward)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Comedy

Here at HuffPost UK Comedy, we're big fans of Mario Wienerroither. He's the creator of the 'musicless music video' phenomenon (see below for more of h...

The Music Snob Guide for Compiling Your 2014 Christmas Playlist

Andy Parker | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Andy Parker

I proudly present 'The Music Snob Guide for Compiling Your 2014 Christmas Playlist'. Come in Boney M, Shakin Stevens, and Mel and Kim, your time is up! Here are my top 10 essentials...

How to Listen to Christmas Music in November and Get Away With It

Kevin Hugger | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Kevin Hugger

Let's face it the vast majority of people turn a darker shade of Scrooge once they come into contact with Christmas music at any point before December. As a consequence those of the opposite disposition, namely Christmas music aficionados, play a dangerous game.

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.

13 Amazing Forgotten Christmas Songs

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 04.12.2014 | 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 02.12.2014 | 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.