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The essential Christmas playlist

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The essential Christmas playlist

It’s a time for celebration, food and family; no matter how you’re choosing to spend the festive period this year one thing is essential: the Christmas playlist. Whether you’re into the classic anthems of the 1970s or the more modern tunes of the 21st century the songs are essential for spreading the Christmas cheer.

All I Want for Christmas is You

Originally performed by Mariah Carey this classic festive tune is a must-have on any Christmas playlist. Mariah’s tuneful screeches teemed with the song’s upbeat melody warms the hearts of many each year. Although it was released ten years ago it is as essential to Christmas as it was in 1994. All we want for Christmas is you, Mariah!

Last Christmas

Another absolute classic is Wham’s Last Christmas. Initially released in 1984, ten years before Mariah’s, it has well and truly stood the test of time. With its subtle bells and festive music video it is no wonder that, for many, it just isn’t Christmas without George and Andrew.

Fairytale of New York

Heralded as many people’s favourite Christmas song, The Pogues /Kirsty MacColl’s classic truly embodies the spirit of Christmas. Alcohol, arguments and undertones of love, Fairytale of New York really sums up what a family Christmas is all about!

Christmas Time (Don’t Let the Bells End)

The most modern Christmas song on the list, having been released in 2003, The Darkness’ festive tune has established itself as one of the best Christmas songs of the 21st century. The song’s electric guitars, complemented by a choir of small children perfectly, represent the modern day spirit of Christmas.

I Wish it Could be Christmas Everyday

For many, Wizzard’s classic Christmas tune is the epitome of festivity. Released in 1973 it has defiantly established itself as one of the ultimate Christmas songs. As with The Darkness, Wizzard’s classic also features a choir of small children surrounded by the glam rock wizards of the 1970s. There aren’t many Christmas songs which stand the test of time but, thanks to Wizzard, we all wish it could be Christmas everyday…throughout December, at least!