Last weekend I stayed with my best friend and got properly into the spirit of Christmas, putting up Christmas trees; yes multiple trees, three in fact including my own that I put up when I got home, and singing along to Christmas songs, so for Blogmas Day Seven I’m sharing some of my favourite Christmas songs!
One More Sleep – Leona Lewis: This was an original track that was included on Leona’s Christmas album Christmas, with Love in 2013. The chorus is just so catchy and I can’t help but sing along.
Go Tell It On The Mountain – Pentatonix: This is a carol I have such strong memories of singing at primary school, we used to go to the local Age Concern centre and sing. This is such a fun version.
Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band Aid: This is the first of the songs on my playlist that I’d have to question is it even Christmas if you’ve not heard this at least once and sang along as Bono told us to thank God it was them and not us.
All I Want For Christmas – Olivia Olson: Obviously the Mariah version is a Christmas karaoke classic, but the version on my playlist is by the incredibly talented Olivia who was just ten when she played Joanna in Love Actually and recorded this version
Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin’ Stevens: Another classic Christmas hit, from the early 90s you know this song will be all over the music channels as soon as they start playing the Christmas songs
Last Christmas – Wham: There are so many covers of this song now, it’s Wikipedia page lists about 20! But as good as some of the covers may be it had to be the original that made my list! This one was released before I was born, but I’m sure CBBC used it on their winter trails one year while I was little!
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday – Wizzard: I’m not sure I do actually wish it could be Christmas everyday, but I do enjoy listening to this song at Christmas time. I’m not sure I could tell you another single Wizzard ever released, but when you have one song that reportedly brings in up to £180,000 a year in royalties I guess that doesn’t matter too much!
Merry Christmas Everybody – Slade: It’s Christmas! Does anyone reach adulthood without knowing this song? I definitely remember spending Christmas Eve out with friends and this being played in more than one pub, the song is 45 years old now and still going strong!
Fairytale of New York – The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl: I know this song has some controversial lyrics in it, but for some reason I never really discovered this was my grandma’s favourite Christmas song so this goes on my Christmas playlist every year so I think of her every time it comes on
Christmas Wrapping – Spice Girls: I was 11 when The Spice Girls had their third Christmas number 1 with Goodbye, I like to think I helped them on their way to that triumph by spending some of my pocket money on the cassette (I feel so old saying that!). But I did love their cover of Christmas Wrapping and it still makes my Christmas playlist even though Goodbye doesn’t!
I could go on and on listing more songs, and different versions of songs already listed above, but there are 100 songs on my It’s Christmas! playlist on my phone so we could be here a while, so instead I’ll ask you, what songs do you listen to every Christmas?