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.
- 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?