As my regular readers will know, most of my playlists on Spotify consist of Taylor Swift, Disney songs and music featured in Grey’s Anatomy. However, I have a Christmas playlist that I crack out every year when I’m putting up the tree, wrapping presents and just generally wanting to get in the festive spirit. While this isn’t the full playlist, I’ve put together a selection of my favourites. There’s a few classics in there, along with a couple of controversial decisions too!
All I Want for Christmas – Mariah Carey
I mean, if this isn’t on any Christmas playlist then it isn’t a Christmas playlist. AM I RIGHT? This has to be my favourite Christmas song of all time and always gets me feeling festive. I think it also reminds me of the Christmas show scene in Love Actually, which we watch every year on Christmas Eve.
Fairytale of New York – The Pogues and Kirsty McColl
I feel ashamed to say I used to hate this song. I have no idea why but it just annoyed the tits off me. Before you unfollow me, I will say that now, I bloody love this song. I don’t know if it’s an age thing, and now that I’m older I appreciate it a lot more or what, but now it’s just not Christmas until The Pogues have been on our house. It’s been sung at pretty much every Christmas party I’ve been to when we’ve all been hammered and it’s perfection.
Do They Know It’s Christmas – Band Aid
Honestly, the main reason I love this song so much is all down to Gavin and Stacey. The scene from the 2007(?) Christmas special where Smithy is singing it is just me all over. Singing along in between “OH COME ON DICKHEAD” has been me driving home on Christmas Eve on a number of occasions.
One More Sleep – Leona Lewis
A lot of the ‘newer’ Christmas songs don’t cut it, but this is definitely one that does. It’s catchy and pretty damn festive.
Christmas Wrapping – The Waitresses
Again, this is another one I couldn’t stand up until a few years ago. Now, I think it’s a BOP. To be fair the first verse is pretty much mood for me up until the week before Christmas!
Last Christmas – Wham
Obviously a classic. This one has been a favourite of mine for many years and just hearing the intro is enough to get you feeling cosy and festive.
Proper Crimbo – Bo Selecta
Don’t hate. This is one of those songs that’s so terrible it’s actually quite good. I feel it’s quite underrated and it never fails to make me laugh, which is why it’s worthy of a place on my Christmas playlist.
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday – Wizzard
Another classic, obvs. This is one of the best songs to wrap presents to and it never gets old!
Christmas Tree Farm – Taylor Swift
Oh come on, you knew something by Taylor Swift would come up in this playlist. This song had a fair bit of hate along with a couple of piss takes, but honestly, I like it. #HatersGonnaHate and all that. Christmas is all about cheese after all. It’s boppy, cute, festive and of course, IT’S TAYTAY.
Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin’ Stevens
A firm favourite of mine for many years, this is quite the bop and it reminds me of quite a few Christmas parties at my last job. Even now, it’s the perfect song for getting you in the festive spirit.
Santa’s Coming For Us – Sia
This song just proves that Sia can do it all. Not only has she graced us with absolute gems like Chandelier and Cheap Thrills to name a few, but she can also smash out some bloody good Christmas tunes too. Again, the newer Christmas songs aren’t as good as the classics, but this is definitely one of my favourites.
Baby, It’s Cold Outside – Michael Bublé & Idina Menzel
So the original version is cringe AF, but Michael Bublé and Idina Menzel save the day with their version. Of course it’s not Christmas without Mickey Bubbles, and this is just a fabulous festive duet.
I’ve linked my Christmas playlist below featuring all of these tunes, along with a few extras too if you’d like to give them a listen! What are your favourite Christmas songs? Let me know in the comments!