CWA’s favourite Christmas songs
This time of year means different things to different people… you might think food, you might think music, but one thing is for certain, you definitely have a festive tradition or guilty pleasure that potentially no-one else shares.
Last week we spilled the cranberry sauce, talking about our favourite Christmas food here at CWA. For the second week of December, we’re looking at the best Christmas anthems.
From The Pogues to Mariah Carey, this selection of songs have the power to get everyone dancing on the bar at the Christmas party.
Title: Christmas Lights
Not too loud or shouty, and doesn’t get overplayed on the radio.
Artist: Vince Guaraldi
Title: A Charlie Brown Christmas
Not a song, but an LP… This is the soundtrack to a Christmas Special that aired in 1965 and was played regularly on repeat through the 70s and 80s.
Artist: The Pogues
Title: Fairytale of New York
The ultimate Christmas classic for me is Fairytale of New York by The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl. Although, if you fancy something a bit more alternative, Just Like Christmas by Low really is an underrated gem.
Artist: The Ronettes
Title: Sleigh Ride
This is an old school classic that’s appears in most brilliant Christmas movies. Get up Christmas morning, Spotify this bad boy and you’ll be bopping. A proper, festive jingle.
Artist: The Darkness
Title: Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End)
As much of a serious music person I may sometimes pretend to be, I have a soft spot for camp, glam rock and ear-splitting falsettos. This Christmas tune from the criminally underrated The Darkness never fails to make me smile, and it doesn’t tend to get too overplayed on the radio either, which is always a nice touch in the season of never ending Mariah Carey.
Title: Stay Another Day
I actually auditioned for East 17 and believe that my time with the band had an influence on this song. I often sang about Christmas time and being with the ones you loved and how I wished they could stay at least one more day! Or maybe that was a dream? Either way I love this song and it was a worthy Christmas number 1!