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“IT’S CHRISSSSSSTMAAAAS” - Our Top 6 Christmas Songs (Ever)

It’s the festive season and the parties have been coming thick and fast (We’ve been to five so far!). Almost all DJ’s working the multitude of parties and events during this December period will have had their Christmas records packed and at the ready to bring the house down. So it seems as good a time as any, to give you a list of our favourite Christmas records of all time. We’d love to hear yours, so please let us know if we’ve missed your favourite off the list. Or maybe you can’t stand Christmas records, especially after a month of consistent play everywhere you go, in which case let us know your least favourite!
 

So without further ado…

  1. White Christmas - This might be (and we emphasise might be) the only Christmas song that people don’t get sick of by the tenth of December. This is the probably the number one selling song of all time, not number one Christmas song, but number selling song of all time! It has been covered by everyone from Bob Marley to Taylor Swift. Although it is still very hard to touch the combination of joy and memory evoked by the original Bing Crosby original, which is still the definitive version.
    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8Ozdqzjigg

     
  2. Fairytale of New York - This is one of our all time favourites. A Irish folk style duet ballad, performed by the Pogues Shane McGowen and singer-songwriter Kirsty MacColl. Either singer takes on the role of a couple in the midst of a rough-and-tumble argument. Amazingly, the record manages to maintain its charm even after a 100 listens, the unbridled folk energy and Irish charm make it a classic. Which is why in the UK it is the most played Christmas song of the 21st Century.
    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9jbdgZidu8

     
  3. Ill Be Home for Christmas - The original Bing Crosby recording captures the heartbreaking daydreams of a GI in WW2, it remains the number one song explaining the experience of Christmas during wartime. A poignant and touching song.
    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFGfCn5rKIM

     
  4. Last Christmas - Whams 80’s classic perhaps more than any other has defined many a school disco and office Christmas party in the UK since the 80’s when it was first released.  The song is an inescapable part of the Britain in December, you will hear it everywhere, along with….
    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8gmARGvPlI

     
  5. I Wish it could be Christmas Everyday - This song will probably be played on loop in Britain every Christmas for eternity. If ever there was a song that acts as a starting pistol of the British Christmas season, this is it. The idea behind the song is simple, Christmas is fun and wouldn’t it be great if every day was Christmas? In reality it would be horrible, nothing would get done and we’d have to watch re-runs of Only Fools and Horses until the end of time. Having said all that, we still have a soft spot for this song - the first time we hear it every year anyway!
    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoxQ4Ul_DME

     
  6. Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto - This ones not as popular as the others, but lets be honest Christmas music could use a little more funk, and James Brown was kind enough to provide it. When the Godfather of Soul addresses St. Nick directly, we all win!
    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cz48PR__uSo
23/12/2014
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