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21 of the best Christmas songs

As soon as your hear the first Christmas song on the radio or in the shops you know the festive season has arrived, so with 21 days to go until the big day we’ve picked out the 21 best Xmas songs!

Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End)

Sleigh bells, children singing and amazing guitar solos! How did this The Darkness hit not make it to Christmas number one in 2003?

Walking In The Air

Made famous by the movie Snowman, this song tells a lovely story about a boy who’s snowman comes to life.

Winter Wonderland

There’s no actual mention of Christmas, but it’s definitely one of the best festive songs ever written and you’ll struggle to find anybody who doesn’t sing-a-long to this Bing Crosby hit!

 It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Does any other song title sum Christmas up better than this amazing Andy Williams number?

Santa Baby

You may know the Kylie Minogue version better but this song by Eartha Kitt is an absolute Christmas cracker!

 I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday

Who doesn’t? If you don’t know all the lyrics to this tune you’ve hidden away very well! And if you’re heading to a Christmas fancy dress there’s surely no other option than to go as a member of Wizzard!

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Justin Bieber to the Jackson 5, this song has been covered numerous times and ‘he’s making a list, he’s checking it twice’ is probably a great persuasive line for parents!

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

This was actually written during a heatwave, as writer Sammy Cahn dreamt of snow! But it’s become a Christmas classic.

Jingle Bells

Probably more one for the kids, but you’ll definitely hear this being sung by carols at Christmas time and it’s in all the films and TV specials!

Driving Home For Christmas

The perfect song to listen to as you drive home from work after your final day before the Christmas break. At last!

Xmas No.1s

  • 2015: The NHS Choir – A Bridge Over You
  • 2014: Ben Haenow – Something I Need
  • 2013: Sam Bailey – Skyscraper
  • 2012: The Justice Collective – He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother
  • 2011: Military Wives with Gareth Malone – Wherever You Are
  • 2010: Matt Cardle – When We Collide


Mistletoe and Wine

Written for the musical Scraps, this festive melody was made famous by Cliff Richard after he changed the words to make them more religious.

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas


Anything sung by Frank Sinatra, Sam Smith and Michael Buble is bound to be popular, isn’t it? A wonderful Christmas number.

Last Christmas

Wham!’s 1984 song is both heartbreaking and beautiful, which makes it an amazing festive track! It’s been covered plenty of times by artists such as Taylor Swift and Coldplay.

Do They Know It’s Christmas?

Band Aid celebrities have recorded this song three times since the original in 1984 to raise money for charity and it’s still as popular as ever!

Sleigh Ride

If you’re feeling like a bit of a bah humbug The Ronettes will definitely get you in the mood for Christmas!

Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree

Incredibly Brenda Lee was just 13 when she recorded this hit, and it was written by Johnny Marks who didn’t even celebrate Christmas!

All I Want For Christmas Is You

Is it actually possible to get bored of this Mariah Carey tune? I doubt it! What a cracker.

White Christmas

Written all the way back in the 1940s, everything in White Christmas still remains true in the festive season. You’ll never stop the will it/won’t it snow speculation on the big day!

Wonderful Christmas Time

This Sir Paul McCartney festive number always reminds me of the soundtrack to the amazing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie!

Happy Christmas (War Is Over)

The Beatles had more Christmas number ones than anybody else, but it seems their most popular festive hits were as solo artists! John Lennon’s peace loving track, with wife Yoko Ono, is an all-time classic.

Fairytale Of New York

 The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl’s effort is the ultimate Christmas hit. No matter where you are or when, you’re bound to be singing along as soon as you hear this playing!

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