I am a self-confessed Christmas-aholic.
Everything to do with Christmas, I absolutely love.
Christmas is a fabulous time of year; the celebration of the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ (kick off the list with the important one), the happiness everyone is filled with, the joy on everybody’s faces, the warmth in people’s hearts, the smells of cinnamon, nutmeg and pine, the snow on the ground, in the trees and on houses (which we lacked massively this year), the movies, the drinks (eggnog lattes are my one true love), but most of all… the music!
Christmas music is awesome.
It’s classic. It’s mostly old songs, so songs we’ve all grown up with. This naturally makes me reminisce about my childhood and the added excitement that Christmas brings as a child.
I don’t really understand why Christmas is such a magical time for kids, but it naturally is, and I am trying with all my might to hold on to that as long as I can. Christmas music really helps!
As soon as I hear the first few bars of any Christmas song, it puts an instant smile on my face.
My favourites this year are:
Shakin’ Stevens – Merry Christmas Everyone ~ I have taken to singing the backing vocals in this, so I greatly enjoy this when I’m performing solo in my car.
The Killers – Don’t Shoot Me Santa ~ The Killers’ Christmas songs are always brilliant, but this one in particular I really love.
Michael Buble – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) ~ This songs just makes me think of Love Actually, which is like, the ultimate British Christmas film! And what’s more, it’s the Bubble, so it’s excellent.
Wham! – Last Christmas ~ I never tire of this song. I love the 80s-ness of this song, it’s brilliant!
Mariah Carey – All I Want for Christmas ~ I noticed on my drive home one day I do the air drums to this song. New high for me!
Glee – Deck the Rooftop ~ This is more my flatmate’s favourite Christmas song than mine this year, but it’s hilarious. We misheard it as “Deck the halls we’re stuck on the rooftops” instead of “deck the halls he’s up on the rooftop”, so naturally, it has stayed as that now, and it makes me laugh whenever I hear it!
And the obvious classics:
The Pogues & Kirtsy MacColl – Fairytale of New York ~ Again, just never gets old!
Johnny Mathis – When A Child Is Born ~ I love this because it is SO racist, and would never be allowed to be released in the mainstreams today, but there it sits on all of our iTunes!
I am quite upset that the festive season is coming to an end and that I am going to have to go through my Christmas playlist and un-tick those 85 songs that have kept a smile on my face every day for the past six weeks!