10 Christmas songs to get you feeling festive

Now it’s December, the Christmas period has officially begun – and what better way to celebrate than to remind you of the best Christmas songs ever?

Wizzard – I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday

Imagine if it was Christmas every day…no, on second thoughts, our waistlines and livers couldn’t cope.

Mud – Lonely This Christmas

The great vocals of Mud’s Les Gray make this a haunting classic. No so great if you are single and lonely, as it just serves as a miserable reminder.

Boney M – Mary’s Boy Child

Nothing says “we’ve filmed a Christmas video” like a white fur jacket…just ask East 17. This Boney M hit combines disco music with a religious message. Who’d have thought it?

The Pogues ft. Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale of New York

Would it be Christmas without an argument or 10? Kirsty MacColl and Shane MacGowan’s festive favourite sees them hurl insults at each other (scumbag, slut, cheap lousy faggot) before making up in time for Christmas day. Quite the fairytale.

Slade – Merry Xmas Everybody

“It’s Christmaaaaas!” Noddy Holder exclaims at the end of the song, and when you hear this classic from Slade, you know it’s time to break out the mulled wine and mince pies.

John Lennon – Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

“Let’s hope it’s a good one, without any fear.” This offering from John Lennon and Yoko Ono highlighted their commitment to peace, and what better way to do this than to put the message into a Christmas song? Clever.

Bruce Springsteen – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

This was recorded during a gig The Boss played in Long Island, and has since become a Christmas favourite.

 

Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas?

The original version saw some heavyweights of 1984’s music scene come together for famine relief in Africa. The supergroup saw Bono, Bob Geldof, George Michael, and Sting – amongst many others – create one of the catchiest Christmas tunes of all time.

And, not forgetting the more recent Christmas offerings…

The Killers – Don’t Shoot Me Santa

This video sees Killers’ frontman get kidnapped by Santa (Ryan Pardey), whilst he tries to bargain with him to escape –“he’s been a clean living boy,” and “it’s been a real hard year”. Eventually, he gets rescued by his band mates (the original ones).

Coldplay – Christmas Lights

You wouldn’t think Coldplay would have done a good Christmas song, but they managed it with Christmas Lights. The video looks like it should have been part of an advert for a department store.

What is your favourite Christmas song? Share it with us below.

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