It’s that time of year again when the radio and music channels are playing non-stop Christmas songs! And as much as much as some people moan about them, we know everyone loves them really!
For me personally, the best Christmas songs are catchy, happy and just give you that warm, fuzzy Christmas feeling which are the criteria I used for putting together this list of my favourite Christmas songs!
1) All I Wonderful Christmas Is You – Summer Camp
A bit of an alternative one to kick off the list but anyone who knows me will know I adore Summer Camp – they are fantastic and they’ve done a couple of great Christmas covers over the years, however this has to be my favourite! It’s an acoustic mash-up of All I Want For Christmas Is You and Wonderful Christmas Time and it’s brilliant. Even if you’ve never heard of Summer Camp before, give this a listen.
2) All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
I figured while we were talking about a similar song it’d be a good time to add this into the list – it’s the one Christmas song you can guarantee everybody knows all the words to, which every girl will admit to singing along to drunkenly (or not-so-drunkely) at some point in her life.
3) Santa Tell Me – Ariana Grande
A new one for this year but it’s looking like it could be a classic. It’s catchy and fun and makes you want to embarrassingly bad dancing in a bright Christmas jumper! People are comparing it to Mariah’s All I Want For Christmas… for reasons which are obvious when you listen to it, but undoubtedly it’s a great fun song which is nice and Christmasy!
4) My Only Wish – Britney Spears
I also figured I’d get all the super-girly pop songs out of the way first but I promise this is the last! I’m not sure this is one of the most well-known here in the UK, but it’s definitely another catchy and fun little Christmas song!
5) Step Into Christmas – Elton John
Ok let’s get go back to another classic with Step Into Christmas – this song always takes me back to Christmas parties at my junior school when this would always be played and everything just felt like Christmas.
6) Christmas Time – The Darkness
One that wasn’t played so much at my junior school…. but one that I still love is The Darkness’ Christmas Time – it’s a seriously fun little Christmas that doesn’t take itself seriously at all and it’s fantastic. If you don’t like this you clearly have no Christmas spirit!
7) Christmas Wrapping – The Waitresses
Ok I lied, I’m throwing another slightly girly track but I think this one is necessary. Now I’m ashamed to say I didn’t actually discover this song until last year but when I did, I fell in love with it. That chorus is crazy catchy and the song itself tells a pretty cute story, as a cute Christmas song should!
8) Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – Michael Bublé
Another fantastic song which is a classic, however I chose Michael Bublé’s version because I think he does a really great job of bringing the track up to date and, of course, he has an incredible voice!
9) Merry Xmas Everybody – Slade
This is another song that reminds me of being back at school – a bunch of the teachers, including my incredible physics teacher Mr Brain, used to form a band and perform in the ‘Christmas Concert’ for us every year. Mostly they played cheesy stuff and it should have been really cringy, however, you could see how much fun they were having and their covers of Merry Xmas Everybody and Breakfast at Tiffany’s always used to be fantastic!
10) Fairytale of New York – The Pogues
Another classic Christmas song which I think most people would include in their top 10 lists. I don’t really need to say much about this, just go listen to the awesomeness:
What do you think of this list? Of course there are so many more I could have included and so many more I wanted to include, so let us know your favourite Christmas songs in the comments!
Until then, check out our collection of Christmas albums.
ARTICLE BY: RACHEL OATES