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?

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26 Comment

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

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

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      9th December 2016 at 5:04 pm

      I love them too! Thanks for reading. 🎄

  2. Reply
    Sarah Howe @runjumpscrap
    9th December 2016 at 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

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      9th December 2016 at 5:05 pm

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

  3. Reply
    Lianne Harris
    9th December 2016 at 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

    1. Reply
      Lianne Harris
      10th December 2016 at 12:47 pm

      Popping back from #PoCoLo

    2. Reply
      Jaki
      10th December 2016 at 11:20 pm

      Fantastic! It’s hard to pick a favourite!

  4. Reply
    Emily
    9th December 2016 at 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

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      10th December 2016 at 11:20 pm

      My pleasure 🙂

  5. Reply
    Nige
    10th December 2016 at 12:45 pm

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

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      10th December 2016 at 11:17 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  6. Reply
    Jenny
    10th December 2016 at 12:51 pm

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

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      10th December 2016 at 11:17 pm

      Of course!! 👍🏼

  7. Reply
    Mandy
    12th December 2016 at 6:08 pm

    Some great choices! I also did a 10 favorite Christmas songs post (http://blog.youreverydaytraveler.com/2016/12/rocking-around-christmas-tree-or-not-as.html). I guess it’s that time of year? 😉 I’ll have to go check out your 10 Songs that Make Me Happy post. 🙂

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      14th December 2016 at 7:39 pm

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

  8. Reply
    Jeannette
    12th December 2016 at 6:33 pm

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

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      14th December 2016 at 7:38 pm

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

  9. Reply
    Patty Gordon
    12th December 2016 at 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!

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      14th December 2016 at 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 🙂

  10. Reply
    Petite Words
    13th December 2016 at 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

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      Jaki
      14th December 2016 at 7:35 pm

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

  11. Reply
    CaptainKirt
    15th December 2016 at 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’.

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      Jaki
      15th December 2016 at 9:43 pm

      Kylie’s new Christmas one is quite good too!

  12. Reply
    Bridie By The Sea
    19th December 2016 at 10:20 pm

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

    1. Reply
      Jaki
      20th December 2016 at 6:15 pm

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

  13. Reply
    Stephanie Robinson
    28th December 2016 at 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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