Everybody has their own personal preferences when it comes to Christmas music; one man’s idea of a classic is another’s nails down a chalkboard. With December not far away; here’s my countdown of ten essential Christmas songs to soundtrack the perfect holiday season.
10) Mary's Boy Child - Boney M
Steel drums on a Christmas record, what’s not to love?
9) Happy Christmas (War Is Over) - John Lennon
Politics aside; this is one of Lennon’s best solo singles.
8) It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas - Dean Martin
Crooners and Christmas go hand in hand; best to listen to the legends and not Buble.
7) Blue Christmas - Elvis Presley
Christmas isn’t always the happiest period for everyone unfortunately; Elvis unwillingly nods to seasonlly increased suicide and divorced rates.
6) Fairytale Of New York - The Pogues Ft. Kirsty McColl
It’s the only Pogues song 90% of the British population know; highlight being able to sing ‘faggot’ as a child without reprimand.
5) White Christmas - Bing Crosby
It’s a bona-fide classic; Nick Griffin is alleged to fully endorse it too.
4) Winter Wonderland - Louis Armstrong
Many people have sung it; but nobody quite as well as Louis Armstrong.
3) All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
Christmas is the cheesiest festive period going; and this is the perfect pop song to mark the occasion.
2) Let It Snow - Frank Sinatra
Never mentions Christmas but is synonymous with it all the same. One of the few Christmas songs you don’t feel guilty listening to all year round.
1) Do They Know It's Christmas? - Band Aid ’84
It’s cheesy, it’s good willing and it’s perfect to sing along to, probably the greatest charity record ever made.
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