It’s only a week till Christmas, my assessments are all handed in and it’s time to celebrate! It’s the time of year that Michael Buble comes out of his hiding place and sells his soul for a month to pay for the 11 of unemployment that follow. There have been some real Christmas flops, usually sung by struggling boy bands, but here are my top 5 Christmas crackers (sorry) to get even the stubbornest of Scrooges in the festive spirit!
5) Step Into Christmas-Elton John
Elton John’s jazzy offering is often overlooked but I aim to rectify that. What other song welcomes you at the beginning and thanks you for the year?! You’re welcome Elton, you’re truly welcome.
4) Merry Christmas Everybody-Slade
Imagine a current rock band making such a kick ass Christmas song and being totally ok with it. Nowadays, rockers are way too concerned about looking cool to make Christmas songs and leave it to wet blankets like Joe McElderry. That’s what’s wrong with the 21st century..
3) Fairytale of New York-The Pogues
This unlikely success story became one of the most popular Christmas songs of all time whilst also allowing pretentious indie music fans a chance to actually enjoy Christmas without seeming uncool. It’s the only Christmas song that is truthful about how Christmas usually ends…with family members insulting each other and wishing Christmas would never happen again.
2) All I Want For Christmas Is You-Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey is very famous yet I think this is the only song of hers I’ve ever heard. Is she just famous for this? Am I missing something? I know she’s had other albums as I remember I was about 8 when her E=MC2 album came out and I thought she was very clever for figuring out the formula. Did anyone listen to the album? I doubt it. poor Mariah.
1) I Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day- Wizzard
Wizzard have won my Christmas battle for one very good reason. Nothing feels as good as screaming this song at the top of your lungs, and shoving festive cheer on your housemates and neighbours is what true Christmas is all about. Also, the lead singer looks like a cross between Santa and Wally (of Where’s Wally fame) and that’s never a bad combination.
Let’s see how long I enjoy festive music for before I get so irritated I end up doing a run down of the all time worst Christmas songs. i assume not long.
What are your festive favourites? Comment below!