What is the Best Christmas Song?

Here's a look at our discussions on the best Christmas song of all time:

James Kellett
4th December 2023
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Here's a look at our discussions on the best Christmas song of all time:

All Alone for Christmas

From a personal standpoint, a song will always resonate with me if it becomes prevalent in a film, and the 1992 single, ‘All Alone at Christmas’ by Darlene Love does exactly this. With the tune originally being composed for Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, the song perfectly complements the scene in which Kevin gallivants around New York City. The melodic saxophone gives one a sense of joy and excitement, but the inclusion of bells lifts this excitement and turns this simple joy into a yuletide joy!

Step into Christmas

It's a well-known fact that a party isn't a party without a little bit of Elton John, and Christmas festivities are no exception. With catchy hooks, joyful lyrics and enough camp to shake a jingle bell at, there really is no better track.

Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy

This is my favourite Christmas song because of the mixture of a powerful voice and a crooner voice makes it so warm and wholesome to the ears.

December will be Magic Again

It’s a song. It’s Christmas. It’s Kate Bush, ergo it is brilliant.

Let It Snow

It reminds me of calm snowy Christmas shopping and Sinatra’s voice is just lovely (luvleh)!!!

Driving Home for Christmas

One of my favourite Christmas songs is driving home for Christmas because I always play it in the car with my dad on the way home from my grandma’s to have Christmas eve tea with my whole family.

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Baby It's Cold Outside

There's just something fun about any seasonal duet, and I’ll take any excuse to flirt festively through the power of karaoke.

I don't know what Christmas is

A recent addition to the Christmas canon, this song made a massive impression on me last year. It’s fun. It’s flirty. It’s a fun new way to celebrate the holidays.

Fairytale of New York

With one of the most recognisable opening riffs to any song, it would be criminal to leave Fairytale of New York off of this list. As a drunken exchange between lovers regarding their hopes, dreams, and disappointment, it's a Christmas song that entails harsh realities in a fun jig. Fairytale of New York has it all: a slow opening, an explosive chorus, and the ability to get everyone up dancing.

A Christmas Gift for you

I chose the Christmas album because I couldn't decide on just one song. The album is A Christmas Gift for you from Phil Spector and features The Ronettes, Darlene Love, and the Crystals.

For as long as I can remember, this has been the album that my mum and I have put on while we’re opening presents on Christmas morning. For that reason, I’d call this the most Christmassy album out there!

It has all the classic songs such as ‘White Christmas’, ‘Sleigh Ride’, and ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’. Although my favourites are ‘A Marshmallow World’, ‘Winter Wonderland’, and ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)’.  

Listening to this album is guaranteed to get you in the festive mood. Plus, it gives you 13 songs that you can add to your own Christmas playlist!

Santa Tell Me

I love this song for many reasons, one of them being that it transports me back to being fourteen, feeling the nostalgia that underpins so much of the Christmas experience. Much more simply, it's a bop. A modern day classic, this song manages to chime in with a cutesy, pop princess-y spin on your beloved festive oldies.

I Wish it Could Be Christmas Everyday

Which Christmas song always puts a "great big smile on somebody's face"? Wizzard's 1973 Christmas single 'I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday' is arguably one of the top Christmas songs as it embodies the childhood wish for Christmas to be all year round. My favourite aspect of the song is the schoolchildren contributing to backing vocals and playing instruments in the video. This song came second in ITV's 2012 The Nation's Favourite Christmas Song for a reason.

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AUTHOR: James Kellett
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