It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Andy Williams
It Feels Like Christmas – Muppets Christmas Carol
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
Peace on Earth/ Little Drummer Boy – Bing Crosby & David Bowie
Happy Xmas (War is Over) – John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Mary’s Boy Child – Bony M
Do They Know It’s Christmas – Band Aid (the ORIGINAL).
Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! – Dean Martin
Step Into Christmas – Elton John
It’s Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas – Johnny Mathis
Stop the Cavalry – Jona Lewie
Winter Wonderland – Darlene Love
Run Run Rudolph – Chuck Berry
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – Ella Fitzgerald
Jingle Bell Rock – Brenda Lee
Little Saint Nick – The Beach Boys
White Christmas – Bing Crosby
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday – Wizzard
All I Want For Christmas is You – Mariah Carey
Deck the Halls – Nat King Cole
Last Christmas – Wham
Merry Xmas Everybody – Slade
Wonderful Christmastime – Paul McCartney & Wings
Fairytale of New York – The Pogues
Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin’ Stevens
So these are my MUST-HAVES for a Christmas playlist.
What do you think? Any I’ve missed out?
There are a few famous songs I haven’t included – and that’s on purpose for the most part. I only like cheerful Christmas songs – the ones about lost love and whining about bells (The Darkness – Don’t Let the Bells Ring) ruin the festive vibe for me! Wham with “Last Christmas” just got into the playlist by the skin of their teeth! It seemed too classic to miss it out really.
My absolute favourites would have to be Fairytale of New York, Stop the Cavalry and Little Saint Nick, although I love pretty much everything on this playlist.
Although I could live without Yoko’s contribution on War is Over.