Christmas songs. They’re everywhere, we can’t escape them. And where I used to work (retail) I had to listen to them day in, day out for the month of December. Not that I minded too much – I actually LOVE Christmas songs! As I have written about my favourite Christmas films, I thought I would give a run down of some of my favourites.
O’ Holy Night
There have been a lot of versions of this song over the years, but my favourite is the Josh Groban (2002) version. I heard it in the background of a Vampire Diaries episode and have loved it ever since.
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
This is my absolute favourite song this time of year! Again, there have been so many covers of this song over the years, but I think I have to say my favourite is the Michael Bolton (2001) version. One cover of this song I cannot stand is the Sam Smith version. No offence to them, but they kind of ruin it for me!
Santa tell me
Onto a fairly more recent Christmas song now, and it’s the Arianna Grande (2014) Santa tell me! I really love this song – it’s such a feel good tune!
Not tonight Santa
This for me is a classic childhood song by Girls Aloud (2006). It came out when I was in my last year at primary school, and it’s one of those songs I just love listening to having a bit of a dance to when no-ones looking!
Happy X-mas (war is over)
A very traditional song by John Lennon (1971), and it never feels like Christmas until I’ve heard it.
Whilst I love the original version of this song, I have a very soft spot in my heart for the Glee (2011) cover. It’s performed by 2 of my favourite characters, and is the perfect song to prance around the house to!
Step into Christmas
Another classic that everyone loves to sing along to, Step into Christmas by Elton John (1973). It really does get you in the Christmas spirit!
Sleighing in the snow
This song by The Vamps (2014) I feel like not many people have actually heard. It’s a lovely song all about being with someone you love at Christmas
Please come home for Christmas
I am a massive fan of Bon Jovi, so of course I love this song! Like the majority of his songs, this came out (1992) before I was born, but it remains to be one of my favourite songs this time of year.
What are your favourite Christmas songs?
Until next time.
So many good tunes on here! I’ve been obsessed with Sleigh Ride by fun xx
So many great Christmas songs listed here. I love Fairytale of New York. I like some different versions of songs you’ve mentioned – the Vanessa Williams version of Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas and the Spice Girls version of Christmas Wrapping. I absolutely love You Make It Feel Like Christmas by Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton and At Christmas by Kylie Minogue. There are so many great Christmas songs 😀
Such a great idea and so many good songs on your lists. My favourite is Last Christmas, I just love George Michael 😍🎄✨
I’m not Girl’s Aloud fan at all, but I love their song ‘Not tonight Santa’ – it’s one of my favourites 🙂
Great picks. Now, youre putting me on a very Merry Christmas mood 🙂
so many good christmas songs, mistletoe is one of my favorites as well. and honestly i’m not even ashamed of it, justin bieber is so talented!
mich / simplymich.com
So many fantastic songs here! I love Step into Christmas and Fairy tale of New York, they always put me in a cheerful festive mood. Thanks for sharing your favourites, I’m going to listen to a few now! Have a wonderful Christmas ❤ xx
Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com
I know what you mean about Christmas songs everywhere and I recognise quite a few on your list. But I have to say my favourite Christmas songs are the carols. Classic FM is on while I work and it’s beautiful, so joyous and uplifting! X
Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com
I think mine is Silent Night. There are so many good ones though!
My favorite Christmas song is Carol of the Bells! 🙂
Loved this post and your song suggestions
Ah this gets me all excited to start playing Christmas songs xx
I haven’t heard many of these Christmas songs – I tend to stick to the classics. My favourite Xmas tune is Last Christmas. Thanks for sharing
The first three are firm favourite for me too!
Katie | katieemmabeauty.com
I don’t hate Christmas music, but every year it starts so early I feel like hate it by the time the day arrives. Thank you for the reminder of some of the good songs.
This post got me looking forward to December even more and getting in the Christmas mood. A few of these older ones I haven’t heard in a few years so will be adding to my Christmas playlist for this year for sure! Thanks, Helen 🙂
Bon Jovi’s Please come home for Christmas, always pulls on the heartstrings.
I love Chris Rea’s Driving Home For Christmas and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 🙂 xx
Holly | http://www.gollymissholly.uk
So many good choices here Ellie, one of my favourite Christmas songs is Kelly Clarkson – Underneath The Tree, I just love it! x
Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk
I was singing these in my head as I read them!! O’ Holy night is one we have picked for our Christmas wedding.
Brilliant choices x x
Hi Ellie. Some good choices there (although I prefer The Waitresses version of Christmas Wrapping). For me though, Christmas doesn’t really start until I’ve heard All I Want for Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey. And I also like Somewhere Only We Know by Lily Allen (you know, the one from the TV advert).
Great list! I love Christmas music! There are a few I haven’t heard of and will have to check out. Thanks for sharing!
Love the songs you listed! A very merry playlist~ Now I got some christmassy songs in my head. 🙂
This post has officially given me permission to listen to Christmas songs! My favourite has to be O Holy Night! Amazing picks!
Great playlist thanks for sharing! My favorite of all time is O’ Holy Night!
So many great Christmas songs here! I love Santa Tell Me and O Holy Night – Mariah Carey’s version is my favourite!
Great songs. I’m going to check out a couple of them that I have never heard of. Thanks!