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Christmas melancholia has never been that beautiful! Fairytale of New York provides an emotional rollercoaster ride for Christmas Eve. Press play and prepare for instant goose bumps which turn into sad cheerfulness tinged with a bittersweet feeling towards the middle of the song.
Santa Baby might be the ‘Material Girl’ among the Christmas songs. But let’s be honest: When you sing about Santa in such a seductive voice as Eartha Kitt does, it’s okay to dream about a yacht or a light blue convertible beneath the Christmas tree.
Slade prove that Christmas songs can rock and still sound festive. In 1973, Merry Xmas Everybody went straight to No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart and has become one of the Christmas songs most listened to worldwide. Fun fact: Unfortunately, Merry Xmas was the last number one hit by the British band.
Last Christmas by Wham! really is a must every year and on every Christmas playlist. Come October, it feels like you can hear the song played on repeat everywhere. And still, you can’t get enough of it! George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley have created a ever-lasting, timeless Christmas hit which has been covered by the Backstreet Boys, Ariana Grande or Gwen Stefani. The cover versions don’t come close to the original, though. But that’s understandable, right?
with Mariah Carey, things could get romantic, to be honest, also a bit cheesy! But isn’t this what Christmas is all about? As usual with Mariah, the song serves up quite a lot: chimes, sleigh bells, string instruments etc. … and obviously topped off with an excellent vocal performance!
Some pre-Christmas homesickness, anyone? Brought to you by Chris Rea. Fun fact: Rea’s inspiration for the song came to him, out of all places, while he was stuck in traffic. So just in case you’re in Rea’s position at the moment, just turn up the music and sing along loudly. It definitely helps!
Minimalist and simple: Without all the bells and jingles, Wonderful Christmas Time by Paul McCartney focuses on the essence of Christmas ever since 1979.