Holly Phillips

12 songs to get you in the Christmas spirit!

I love Christmas, and not just because I have a name related to the season of joy and happiness. Therefore from the 1st December I have been belting out Christmas songs at the top of my voice (sorry housemates). Here is a list of my top tracks to get you through deadlines and revision and into the festive spirit.

Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas is You 

Let’s start with a classic. No list of Christmas songs would be complete without this belter, sing it out loud and pretend you’re Mariah Carey!!

Eriss Roberto – Dominic the Donkey

I have a major love hate relationship with this song. After working in a restaurant for the past three Christmases listening to this every three hours can really grind on you a bit. However, I still love it and its cheesiness and it’s been stuck in my head all day!!

Michael Buble – It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

In my opinion nothing says Christmas like Michael Buble. Whilst it was tough to choose my favourite song off this album I love this one as it makes me feel all warm and cosy.

Burt Ives – Holly Jolly Christmas

I’d love to say that I didn’t love this song purely because it has my name in it but that would be a lie. I also have a Christmas jumper with ‘Holly Jolly Christmas’ on if anybody cares.

The Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping

You might not know the name of this song but you’ll know it when you hear it and it’ll make you want to dance and be happy.

Coldplay – Christmas Lights

This song always make me cry. It’s the Coldplay that everyone knows but with a Christmas twist.

The Wombats – Is This Christmas?

If you don’t like the classic Christmas songs that everyone knows then this is a great alternative. It’s mainly about a family argument at Christmas, but I’m yet to find out if that will be relatable this year!!

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

What says Christmas better than a man dressed in Christmas attire screaming on a rock. Iconic as Fairytale of New York but without the offensive music.

Chris Rea – Driving Home For Christmas

In the middle of all the Christmas deadlines I cannot wait to listen to this song when I am on my way home for Christmas (even though I will be in a train and therefore not actually driving).

The Pogues – Fairytale of New York

Another almighty classic in the Christmas department. A good excuse to swear at your friends through the medium of song.

Wham! – Last Christmas

Another one to sing along to – you know all the words even though you think you don’t. Also conveniently in two parts to sing harmonies with your mates (I’m not going to pretend I’ve never done that!)

Slade – Merry Xmas Everybody


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