Festive playlist – my favourite songs to listen to at Christmas

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.

Photo by Ylanite Koppens on Pexels.com

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.

Christmas wrapping

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!

Photo by Oleg Zaicev on Pexels.com

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.


29 thoughts on “Festive playlist – my favourite songs to listen to at Christmas

Add yours

  1. 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 πŸ˜€


  2. I’m not Girl’s Aloud fan at all, but I love their song ‘Not tonight Santa’ – it’s one of my favourites πŸ™‚


  3. 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


  4. 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


  5. 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.


  6. 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 πŸ™‚


  7. 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).


  8. This post has officially given me permission to listen to Christmas songs! My favourite has to be O Holy Night! Amazing picks!

    Daisy xoxo


  9. So many great Christmas songs here! I love Santa Tell Me and O Holy Night – Mariah Carey’s version is my favourite!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

A WordPress.com Website.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: