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Top 10 Xmas songs

Tuesday 3 December 2013 Music

December is upon us and that means one thing - it's Christmas! Here's our Top 10 run down of some of the best Xmas tunes to see you through the festive season.

Merry Xmas Everybody (1973) – Slade

The glam rock gods brought us one of the most popular Christmas songs of all time in 1973. All together now: “It’s Chrriiiissssstttttttttttttttmmaaaaassss!”

 

Mistletoe and Wine (1988) – Cliff Richard

Cliff delivered one of the most sincere, and most cheesy, tunes for the festive seasons with this tale of children signing in “Chris-tian rhyme”.

 

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! (1959)  – Dean Martin

This oldie from king of swing Dean Martin never fails to raise a smile and remind us all that home is where the heart is at Christmas.

 

Last Christmas (1984) – Wham!

A modern heartbreak song for the Christmas-inclined, complete with a snow-heavy featuring George Michael’s hair.

 

All I Want For Christmas Is You (1994) – Mariah Carey

A modern love song for the Christmas-inclined, complete with a snow-heavy video featuring Mariah Carey’s hair. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

 

Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End) (2003) – The Darkness

This tune is a bit of a dark horse but has been steadily gaining popularity over the past decade. A good effort from the I Believe In A Thing Called Love gang.

 

Santa Baby (1953) – Eartha Kitt

A classic, innuendo-laden ditty about highly expensive Christmas gifts. Michael Buble’s version “Santa Buddy” doesn’t quite cut it.

 

Merry Christmas Everyone (1985) – Shakin’ Stevens

The song that usually comes out at the end of every Christmas party. Understated but an old festive favourite.

 

White Christmas (1942) – Bing Crosby

One for the traditional types. Bing Crosby’s croon about the nostalgia of Christmas is enough to bring a tear to any eye.

 

Do They Know It’s Christmas? (1984) – Band Aid

A love it or hate it number. Bob Geldof’s effort to bring together celebrities to raise money for famine relief makes some people cringe, but raised millions of pounds for the people of Ethiopia.