With only 1 week away until Christmas Eve we’re all really excited up here in Uproar HQ. The sweets (Celebrations!) are flowing, the talk of Christmas presents is filling the air and so we have decided to add a little music into this intoxicating mix.
We start hearing these songs from about the 3rd week in September it seems and back then they don’t really mean anything and so we let them filter through our brains as we go about our daily lives. The closer we get to Christmas however the more we start picking up on the musical lilts of Christmas. That funny, warm, excited feeling starts in the pit of your stomach and you find yourself starting to hum Christmas tunes as you go about your business. To help you along with your Christmas Playlist this year we’re providing you with our Top 12 Christmas Song to Listen to 😀
12. Jingle Hell by Christopher Lee
I kid you not this is a real song by none other than the Bad Grandad of Heavy Metal himself…Christopher Lee. If you fancy a change up this Christmas give this little single a go, with the heavy metal B-Side of “My Way” as an extra gift. Thank You Christopher Lee, you God of Rock!
11. What’s this? from A Nightmare Before Christmas
The only film in the world that can properly be watched both at Halloween and at Christmas without anything thinking you’re strange. Tim Burton’s A Nightmare Before Christmas is a true classic and provides some top quality songs. What’s This is snag by Jack when he discovers Christmas Town and really his excitement at finding something new and different just fills you with lots of Christmas-y cheer!
10. Santa Claus is Coming to Town by The Jackson 5
Possibly one of the first songs you hear around Christmas time in all of those shops you go into to find those illusive presents. Performed by the Jackson 5, this Christmas Song has been a staple for years and will continue to be for many more.
9. Driving Home for Christmas by Chris Rea
I love when I’m driving and this song comes on the radio. It’s an amazing for Christmas and when you just so happen to be driving home for Christmas it makes it all the better. This song was released in 1988 and really only sounds right when you’re in the car 😀
8. Santa Baby by Marilyn Monroe
Can this possibly be the sexiest Christmas Song out there? Let’s face it Marilyn Monroe makes anything sexy, even asking for an absolute fortune of presents! Also admit it…you’ve drunkenly sang this at a work Christmas party just to attract that work colleague you really fancy 😉
7. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by U2
This song was originally performed by Darlene Love in 1963 and since then many people have added their own unique twist on the famous song. Our favorite has to be the version by U2, performed very adequately by Bono. He adds another level to the song and really makes it his own. We love hearing this one when we’re out Christmas shopping.
6. Sleigh Ride by The Andrews Sisters
I’m going to put my hands up now and say I absolutely love The Andrews Sisters and simply had to have them in this Christmas list. Supremely popular during the Second World War, The Andrews Sisters have performed with legends such as Bing Crosby and Glenn Miller. I love their version of Sleigh Ride which is lovely and bouncy and really fills me with the Christmas Song. It’s a wonderful version of the song and I really recommend it.
5. All I want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey
A total classic and one that is guaranteed to storm back into the music charts this Christmas (as it does every year). Mariah Carey’s All I want for Christmas was an instant hit back in 1993 and we’ve been listening to it every year now for 20 years. Just like Santa Baby you have to admit that you’ve also performed a drunken rendition of this song at a work Christmas party. Just don’t tell anyone that after you finished singing the song, you stumbled over into the punch bowl.
4. Last Christmas by Wham
My all time favorite song to listen to at Christmas! Thank you Wham for giving us such an amazing song! Yeah sure it’s about heartbreak at Christmas but we’ve been playing this song since 1984. Yet another Christmas song you’ve probably performed whilst under the influence at a work Christmas Party, this time thinking about that horrible ex that dumped you for someone else. Sure you may have ended up crying in the corner but you still enjoyed singing it!
3. White Christmas by Bing Crosby
Undoubtedly the Godfather of all Christmas songs, it was hard to pick just one from Bing Crosby. Finally we settled on White Christmas which was first publically performed by Crosby in 1941. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Bing Crosby’s version of White Christmas is the best selling single of all time. No wonder, it’s so flipping good! What a voice!
2. Have yourself a Merry little Christmas by Frank Sinatra
Everyone loves a bit of Sinatra and his version of Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas is one of our all time favorite Christmas Songs. The original by Judy Garland and many others have their own wonderful versions but there is something about Sinatra and that amazing voice of his that just adds an extra layer to the song. Somehow it’s rather haunting yet still beautiful.
1. Fairytale of New York by The Pogues and Kirsty McCall
Let’s face it, this has to be the best Christmas song ever! It always makes it back into the music charts every year. First released in 1987, The Pogues managed to create a classic. Is this the top song to drunkenly sing at a work Christmas Party? We think so 😉
There you have it, our top 12 Christmas Songs to listen to this Christmas 😀 and before you start we know we’ve left a good few amazing songs out such as “Blue Christmas” by Elvis, “Mistletoe and Wine” by Cliff Richard, “Winter Wonderland” by various (lol) and “Rocking around the Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee but we only had 12 spots to fill.
So start creating your Christmas playlist now if you haven’t already 😀