Christmas is my favourite time of the year. Not only do I get to eat, drink and be merry plus spend lots of quality time with my loved ones I also get to listen to all the fabulous Christmas songs too. I always wait until December is here before listening to my first festive tune but once it’s here that’s it they’re played all the time until January 1st.
Although this is part of our Tracks of My Years series – there’s no order as such to these songs they’re just Christmas songs that I love and what they mean to me.
A Winter’s Tale – Queen
I don’t know what it is about this song that I love so much maybe it’s because it’s one of the last songs Queen recorded or that it was written by Freddie Mercury from a hospital bed seeing all the good in a time when he was so ill. But the lyrics and feelings he portrayed in this song are just amazing. It just makes me feel all lovely on the inside.
Happy Xmas (War is Over) – John Lennon
This is one of those songs we heard as kids and one that my dad used to love and still does. I can’t help but sing along when it’s on the radio.
Little Drummer Boy / Peace on Earth – Bing Crosby and David Bowie
Probably the best Christmas duet ever. Again another of my dad’s favourite songs so is one that I’ve grown up listening too.
O Holy Night – Il Divo
This is my favourite, favourite, favourite Christmas carol of all time. It’s a song I knew from Home Alone and in school as we performed it in the orchestra. Years after that it was sung on X Factor and then by Il Divo. I get goosebumps and shivers down my spine whenever I hear it played.
Fairytale of New York – The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl
I’m not sure why I like so many others love this song – the lyrics aren’t exactly the nicest are they? but you still can’t help to sing along. That and New York is my dream wedding location – imagine the scene – snow, central park, The Rockefeller Christmas Tree it would be so magical…
Last Christmas – Wham
Another of those sing-along Christmas songs – the 80’s was full of them. The kids at the boys’ school have been singing “Last Christmas I gave you my heart but the very next day you sold it on eBay”…
Step into Christmas – Elton John
I adore this song, it is Christmas cheese at it’s best. The boys and I love to sing and dance along to it whenever it comes on the radio.
Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin’ Stevens
One from my mum’s cheesy music list but who doesn’t love a little bit of Shakin’ Stevens
One Day I’ll Fly Away – Vaults
OK so not technically a Christmas song but it is the theme from this year’s John Lewis advert (which I love but then I do own a bouncy Boxer dog too)
My list could go on and on and on… in fact, there are probably 5 – 10 songs I should / could’ve included but we’ll keep those for next year.
Tracks of My Years from other bloggers will return in the New Year…..