Top 5 Christmas Songs

Ok, I lied a little. It's actually my top 15 Christmas songs but in three categories: Classic, cheesy and cult. I just love Christmas songs too much to narrow it down to 5 alone.


5. Shine Jesus Shine

Every Christmas Eve, my whole family goes to Christingle. Although my immediate family isn't religious, my grandparents are Christian and it's a really important event for them. We've been going for my whole life and it's the best part of Christmas for me. This is always the first carol in the service, so it immediately makes me feel festive.

4. Away in a Manger

This just brings back memories of childhood and Christmas assemblies.

3. Carol of the Bells

If this doesn't remind you of Home Alone, your childhood was not worth having.

2. The First Noel

This carol is just so beautiful.

1. Silent Night

At Christingle, this is the final carol we sing. The lights go off and the candles light up the church. Well, they did, before the church got a new carpet and decided dripping wax was too much of a hazard for the carpet so replaced candles with glowsticks. Sacrilege, I tell you! Still, this carol just makes me feel that Christmas is really, really on the way! 


I have to admit that cheesy, shopping-centre Christmas songs are my favourite of all. I think it's because the Christmas period is so saturated in them: Adverts, shops, the radio... Everywhere you move, they track you. 

5. Do they Know it's Christmas?- Band Aid

Surely this has the most selfish lyric of all time. "Tonight thank God it's them instead of you"? Nice, Bono, nice. Nevertheless, it is a classic. 

4. Fairytale of New York- The Pogues

The cynical honesty of this song is pure genius. Also, seeing as my parents actually put their divorce into effect on Christmas day, it's pretty apt to my family history. 

3. I Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day- Wizzard

This was my favourite as a kid. Mostly because I really did wish it could be Christmas every day.

2. Stop the Cavalry - Jona Lewie

I have fond memories of circling the living room to this song, with my brother following, both of us bobbing up and down as if on horses and singing "dom me dom me dom dom dom me dom me dom"

1. Merry Christmas Everybody- Slade


Cult & Quirky

So this section is for songs that are perhaps not so well known or have some sort of quirk attached to them and didn't fit into any other category.

5. Jingle Bell Rock (The Mean Girls version)

Surely everyone who was a teenager in 2004 still knows the dance routine to this?

4. It Feels Like Christmas- A Muppet Christmas Carol

A classic film and a classic song. I love the sentiment of it.

3. March of the Elves

Santa Claus: The Movie is a massively underrated Christmas film. It's amazing. Seriously.

2. Toys R Us advert song

Yeah, I'm not ashamed to admit I have this on my ipod. I seriously considered writing to complain when they changed the advert to that stupid spaceship thing. It felt like my childhood had been crushed.

1. The Christmas Song- Bedlight for Blue Eyes

At 17, I was a full-on emo kid, as we all know. Getting ready for the Christmas Eve party at the local rock club, my best friend and I listened to this on repeat. We loved it. We actually laughed until we cried. Listening to this song takes me back to that night in an instant.

Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to have a video anywhere on the internet. Just too cult, I guess. 


  1. Ah I love this! (But the Pogues win. Always!!) B xox

  2. Ahh I looove The Pogues, it's my favourite :) x

  3. Let's See here are some of mine:

    Band Aid 20:

    Bob and Doug Mackenize-12 Days of Christmas;

    John Lennon- Happy Christmas

    Billy Mack-Christmas is All Around from Love Actually:

    Christmas in Hollis-RUN DMC:


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