My 10 Favourite Christmas Songs

My 10 Favourite Christmas Songs

It’s nearly here people. Just a couple more weeks and the big build up will be almost over and Christmas will be on the doorstep.

Now it’s December I now think it’s perfectly acceptable to dust the cobwebs off the Christmas songs and play them at full pelt! It always gets me excited for the coming festivities and with them come years and years of memories. Memories that are a mixture of listening to them as a kid growing up – which immediately brings with them that butterflies in your tummy excitement! Other more recent memories are of nights out in my twenties, dancing and drinking the night away whilst donning a Santa’s hat and anything that sparkles! Christmas songs were the soundtrack to a December night out – and of course the Christmas work parties. I did a twelve hour session one year. Ah memories.

Anyway. I’m waffling. Last month I shared with you all 10 Songs That Make Me Happy and it was a really popular post. So I thought I would branch out from that and share with you, my Christmas favourites! They aren’t in any kind of order – that would be impossible! But each one has a fantastic memory attached to it.

First up however, is my all time favourite. I’m right back in my childhood hearing this. The bassline all the way through and the reasons behind it still give me goosebumps. No cover or version will ever be as good as the original.

  1. Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas?

2. The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale Of New York

3. Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You

4. Wham – Last Christmas

5. Shakin Stevens – Merry Christmas Everyone

6. Johnny Mathis – When A Child Is Born

7. David Essex – A Winter’s Tale

8. Dana – It’s Gonna Be A Cold Cold Christmas

9. Wizzard – I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday

10. Michael Buble – Christmas (Please Come Home) –  it’s not Christmas without a bit of Buble!

Well, I’m just about ready to get the crackers out after listening to all of those!

I hope you enjoyed my selection – it goes without saying that there could be many, many more on this list. They’re all wonderful in their own little way.

What are your festive favourites?



  1. Matty Lewis
    9th December 2016 / 3:08 pm

    You have just got to love the festive songs, Christmas is the best time of the year!

    • Jaki
      9th December 2016 / 5:04 pm

      I love them too! Thanks for reading. 🎄

  2. 9th December 2016 / 3:59 pm

    You r list is pretty much my list! Love the oldies especially Wham. Ha I am also remembering I did a 12 hr session one. How??
    xx #thatfridaylinky

    • Jaki
      9th December 2016 / 5:05 pm

      Haha. No idea! But I do know I couldn’t do it now!! 😄😄 xx

  3. 9th December 2016 / 8:51 pm

    I love all of these tunes! My favourite ever has to be shakey Stevens! Although hubby argues the pogues is the best! #thatfridaylinky

    • Jaki
      10th December 2016 / 11:20 pm

      Fantastic! It’s hard to pick a favourite!

  4. 9th December 2016 / 9:13 pm

    I love Christmas songs! I don’t think I could pinpoint one as a favourite though, these are all great! Thanks for joining in with That Friday Linky #ThatFriday Linky

    • Jaki
      10th December 2016 / 11:20 pm

      My pleasure 🙂

  5. Nige
    10th December 2016 / 12:45 pm

    I love last Christmas always have great list Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

    • Jaki
      10th December 2016 / 11:17 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  6. 10th December 2016 / 12:51 pm

    You’ve got to sing along to Mariah every Christmas 🙂

    • Jaki
      10th December 2016 / 11:17 pm

      Of course!! 👍🏼

    • Jaki
      14th December 2016 / 7:39 pm

      Ah fantastic! I will be off to check out yours too!

  7. Jeannette
    12th December 2016 / 6:33 pm

    O wow! great list. My fav is Band Aid with Do they know it’s Christmas. #AnythingGoes

    • Jaki
      14th December 2016 / 7:38 pm

      Me too! It’s the best. Thanks for reading.

  8. Patty Gordon
    12th December 2016 / 8:03 pm

    These are a great set of Christmas songs! Some i recognize and some are new, but all of them are festive. I was just telling hubby that one of the parents at pick up time blasts christmas music. Hubby thought this was crazy, but I personally LOVE IT!

    Thanks so much for posting this for me to find on #MarvMondays!

    • Jaki
      14th December 2016 / 7:37 pm

      Ah it’s the one time of year we can turn it up full blast! I’m glad you enjoyed it and hope you enjoy the new ones 🙂

  9. Petite Words
    13th December 2016 / 9:54 am

    Thanks for reminding us of some great tunes, my persona fav is Chris de Burgh ‘A spaceman came travelling’. WISHING YOU ALL A VERY VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS! #DreamTeam

    • Jaki
      14th December 2016 / 7:35 pm

      Ah thank you. And a Merry Christmas to you too.

  10. CaptainKirt
    15th December 2016 / 8:54 am

    Fairytale of New York is my all time fav. I’d throw a bit of Sinatra into the mix too. Oh and Kylie Minogue singing ‘Santa Baby’.

    • Jaki
      15th December 2016 / 9:43 pm

      Kylie’s new Christmas one is quite good too!

  11. 19th December 2016 / 10:20 pm

    Aww love this post! My fave is Fairytale of New York without a doubt…Thanks for linking up to #dreamteam x

    • Jaki
      20th December 2016 / 6:15 pm

      My pleasure. Glad you enjoyed it 🙂 Happy Christmas 🙂 x

  12. 28th December 2016 / 9:58 pm

    Hope you’ve had a fab time bopping away to all of these – I’d have to include Rocking a round the Christmas Tree to my list too. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo and for linking up with us this year it’s been a pleasure to have you along 🙂

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