The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear – can I get an amen? Buddy the Elf might be on to something here because I sure feel more festive after singing along to some of my favourite seasonal songs!
I know that a lot of you feel the same way, so I took to Instagram to find out YOUR most-loved Christmas songs and I loved reading the responses.
Music has such an important and memorable part to play in our big celebrations, so why should Christmas be any different? I enjoyed reading (and listening to!) everyone’s top picks so much that I decided to put them together into our very own playlist!
So, here’s a Very Merry Christmas Mixtape – curated by you guys (with a couple of my favourites thrown in, too)…
You Make it Feel Like Christmas by Gwen Stefani (selected by @foreverhomeinspiration)
Last Christmas by Wham! (selected by @ashleymunster and @thegirlinthetartanscarf)
All Alone on Christmas by Darlene Love (selected by @garytroublewith)
Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses (selected by @humunculous_, @colourscarousel, @misscuppy, @glasgowfoodgeek, @gert1957, @rachiebaby, @lalatracyfaye)
Fairytale of New York by The Pogues (selected by @lindagraham59, @honeypopkisses and @st_mango)
Do They Know it’s Christmas by Band Aid (selected by @misscuppy and @amy_claireee)
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee (selected by @cleovantine)
Sleight Ride by The Ronettes (selected by @cleovantine)
Winter by Tori Amos (selected by @washu_domo)
Home For the Holidays by Emmy The Great & Tim Wheeler (selected by @emusingemma)
It’s Christmas and I Hate You by Josh Weller and Paloma Faith (selected by @gert1957)
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Frank Sinatra (selected by @jamesvsburger and @clortycatcrafts – who recommended all of the Rat Pack Christmas songs!)
Merry Christmas Everyone by Shakin’ Stevens (selected by @ladykrw and @feeharvmakeup)
Step Into Christmas by Elton John (selected by me!)
Jingle Bell Rock by Brian Setzer Orchestra (also selected by me!)
Oh Santa! By Mariah Carey (selected by me, though there were one or two shouts for Mariah by you guys, too!)
Aaaaaand: JAZZ HANDS!
I’m sure you’ll agree we’ve put together a pretty fabulous playlist, right? And I also think we can agree that Christmas Wrapping is a firm favourite. You might have some (or all!) of these songs already – but just in case you haven’t, I’ve put together our Very Merry Christmas Mixtape over on Tidal! You can listen to it here.
Thanks to everyone who joined in the fun and put their suggestions forward, I hope you enjoy listening to everyone else’s selections too!
This is my last post until after the festivities, so I hope you have an awesome time over the next week and I’ll be back here very soon. Happy Christmas!