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Like a lot of people I love getting into the festive spirit. I’m happy to decorate my home in early December. I like to spread out the present buying. I’m also a big fan of spending time with friends and family, when possible.
Christmas for me is about so much more than just presents. I want to enjoy good music, food, drinks, time together and general relaxation. I thought I would share with you my Top 10 Christmas songs.
Christmas music is one of the most important factors, for me, when getting into the festive spirit. I love to be able to put on a nice playlist and just relax with songs that you only really play one month of the year.
These are my Top 10 Christmas songs
All I want for Christmas is you
It is SUCH a cliche but I just love to hear the opening notes for the first time each season. I remember once I was in a Chinese restaurant with my husband in July and suddenly it started playing. The restaurant had placed a Christmas song CD on and it was a good half hour before anyone noticed. We had such a laugh and now I often think of that moment when I hear this song for the first time each year.
Fairytale of New York
I feel like this is such an emotive song for me for so many different reasons. This song has followed me throughout the ever changing seasons of my life and I feel really emotional when I hear it for the first time each year!
I saw George Michael in concert once, in very late December, and because it was basically Christmas already he said ‘oh bloody hell go on then!’ and sung this song. It was clearly planned, as fake snow was sprayed around the arena, and it was such a lovely moment!
Merry Christmas everyone
Since I am a Stevens, by marriage, I once told my Mum that I was going to be seeing ‘Uncle Shaky’ at Christmas time. She was made up for me when I told her that he would be performing for us and SO disappointed when I admitted that it was just a silly joke! Now I think about this song with even more fond memories than I had a few years ago.
I wish it could be Christmas everyday
A classic, and one that my daughter loves! I think if we could bottle up all of the great aspects of Christmas Day, and enjoy them daily, I definitely would!
Jingle Bell Rock
This is cutesy and just a song that makes me want to dance and get into the festive spirit.
Driving home for Christmas
I know that my husband often listens to this song on his way home from work. Sometimes he works on Christmas Day, which is a shame, and we count down the minutes until he is home.
This song brings back so many memories for me of Christmas time and travelling the motorway to see loved ones.
Rockin’ around the Christmas tree
A perfect song for a little dance at Christmas time!
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
I know this isn’t the original but I absolutely love this version. So emotive, and so lovely to sing along to when I’m baking or preparing in the kitchen for Christmas time.
What a voice. Such a classic Christmas song. I love it so much!
Hope that you have enjoyed my Top 10 Christmas songs as much as I have enjoyed sharing them with you. I’m a lover of Christmas music, when Christmas is almost here!
Our home is usually full of Christmas music for the whole of December, but not much before that.
Christmas music definitely helps to set the scene in our home and get us ready for a lovely festive season. I haven’t ranked my songs in any particular order.
If I was picking my ultimate favourite it would be ‘Fairytale of New York’. I absolutely love that song, and the lyrics. I’m always singing along to it and feel that is really gets me into the mood for a nice Christmas drink and a good time with friends and family.