Ten of the greatest Christmas songs EVER and that’s a fact

by Martin

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Christmas is almost here. If you didn’t know, a week today it’ll almost all be over for another year and for most of us we’ll be settling down after a big dinner to watch some TV.

I love Christmas, always have and always will. Despite my age it just seems like the one time of year when everyone is happier. It could be the presents, the decorations, the lights or even that cheesy cheesy music that always makes an appearance – hence why these are the best songs!

Join us as we take a look at ten of the best Christmas songs ever.

Now of course we’re not all going to agree but I’m pretty sure at least one of your favourites will be featured on this list and by now I imagine you’ll have heard at least one of these songs by now.

We could have had more than ten on this list, of course we could have. There are plenty of Christmas songs out there but we thought we’d just stick with this list.

So let’s begin. We’ll count down from ten to one but really any of these could have been number one on the list.

10. Elton John ‘Step Into Christmas’

Elton John released ‘Step Into Christmas’ in 1973 and peaked at number 24 on the Official Singles Chart. However it managed to reach number 1 on the Billboard Christmas Singles chart in the US.

9. Shakin’ Stevens – ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’

Originally this song was due to be released in 1984 but was delayed due to the release of the Band Aid single and was released a year later in 1985.

8. Slade – ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’

Noddy Holder & Co released this Christmas classic back in 1973 and managed to top the Official Singles Chart.

7. Brenda Lee – ‘Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree’

Brenda Lee recorded this hit back in 1958 and believe it or not she was only 13 years old when she recorded the song.

6. Paul McCartney – ‘Wonderful Christmas Time’

Paul McCartney released this in 1979 and managed to peak at number 6 on the Official Singles Chart though didn’t chart until the week ending 5th January 1980.

5. Mariah Carey – ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’

This was first released in 1994 and is set to break the one million sales barrier by the end of this year.

4. Chris Rea – ‘Driving Home For Christmas’

Chris Rea first released this Christmas hit back in 1988 and in 2011 X Factor hopeful Stacey Solomon released her own version of the track.

3. Wizzard – ‘I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday’

This Christmas classic was first released way back in 1973 but has returned each year as throughout the festive season.

2. Bobby Helms – ‘Jingle Bell Rock’

Bobby Helms first released this track in 1957 and let’s not beat about the bush, it’s a timeless classic.

1. The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl – ‘Fairytale Of New York’

Quite a few people who would disagree with us on this one but for me this is the best Christmas song and I can’t see anything taking it’s place.

What do you think? What is your favourite Christmas song? Did it feature on our list? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter & Facebook.

1 Comment

  1. Antonio López on December 19, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Chris Rea has another darker Xmas song –and a less kind one than “Driving Home…” as that from The Pogues– which I like best: Joys Of Christmas.

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