It’s almost a month until Christmas, which means the festive celebrations can officially begin!! (Although let’s be honest, I feel like you can start celebrating Christmas as soon as Halloween is over.)
What better way to start the festive celebrations than listening to some Christmassy songs, so I thought I’d compile a little playlist of my favourite Christmas carols sung by my favourite artists!
Snoopy’s Christmas – The Royal Guardsmen
This is probably the only song on here which is by the original artist, but I love this song so much. Not only is it my favourite Christmas carol, but it’s also my dad’s (like father, like daughter)! I remember we use to ALWAYS sing this song at primary school, so listening to this song definitely reminds me of happy childhood memories!
Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band Aid
I feel like this is such an iconic Christmas song, especially how there’s so many different versions of it – I literally have a Christmas album compiled of different versions of this song so there you go! I also love how this song is always used for a good cause. It just shows how many people are willing to come together for those in need, especially since giving is essentially what Christmas is about!
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Miley Cyrus
Anyone who knows me will know that when I was young, I was quite possibly the biggest Disney fan, in particular Hannah Montana. So as you can guess, I can’t not put Miley in my ultimate Christmas playlist! Again, this song reminds me of primary school because at the end of the year, we would always have a little Christmas show and people would tap to this song with gimmicky Christmas outfits – I loved it! It’s also so upbeat, which puts you in the best mood, especially given that Christmas is the happiest time of the year!
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Again, this is another classic Christmas song for kids! We always sang this at primary school and I just love the little echo parts of the song during the chorus! This song is also so upbeat and always gets me in the Christmas spirit!
Must Be Santa – Bob Dylan
Every year at home, I would always go to Christmas in The Park (Christmas festival in the middle of December), and this song would typically be the first song sung. So I suppose listening to this song this year is a bit bittersweet given that I’m not going home for Christmas, and I won’t be going to Christmas in the Park this year (literally the first time in 5 years rip). But at the same time, at least I can remember the good times of going and how much fun it was!
Last Christmas – Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly Rae Jepsen’s songs always get me in a good mood so when I found out that she covered a Christmas song, let alone one that I love so much (although that’s not very hard to achieve because I love all Christmas carols!), I got so excited! This song was also one that I heard very often when I was young, and I actually forgot about it until Carly Rae Jepsen’s version of it came out!
Drummer Boy – Justin Bieber ft. Busta Rhymes
If I’m being honest, my family’s Christmas album collection at home could be a little bigger. However, the one album that was very frequently played was Neil Diamond’s Christmas album. My favourite track from that was always ‘Drummer Boy,’ so when I heard that Justin Bieber (and yes, I was a crazy Belieber when I was 12) was making a Christmas album and had ‘Drummer Boy’ on it, I literally screamed of excitement!
Sleigh Ride – Fun.
This is probably the newest Christmas song on my playlist in terms of when I first came across it. I do really like Fun., so when I found out that they were part of a Christmas compilation, I was very intrigued to see which song they would cover. I had heard ‘Sleigh Ride’ at Christmas in the Park and loved it, but didn’t actually know the title of it until I heard Fun.’s version. It’s safe to say that it’s not become one of my favourite Christmas songs.
Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin’ Stevens
Like ‘Sleigh Ride,’ this is a very recent addition to my Christmas playlist, but it’s definitely one I could have on repeat forever (but let’s be honest, I’d probably say that about all Christmas songs). Funnily enough, I first came across this song watching Zoe’s vlogs from vlogmas as she constantly kept talking about how this was one of her favourite Christmas songs and would always sing it. After hearing it, I can definitely understand why!
One Little Christmas Tree – John Farnham
Not gonna lie, the reason I came across this song is because Rebecca Breeds, one of my favourite actresses, covered it at Carols in the Domain. I may have been a little biased when I heard it because she did perform it, however, I do genuinely like it! I also thought it was less well known compared to the big ones which is why I’ve added it to my playlist.
So these are 10 of my favourite songs on my Christmas playlist this year. I thought I’d just put the ones in that are a wee bit less popular, because there would be no point for me to share the typical generic Christmas songs that everyone knows and loves! Although I will mention one thing. When I was younger, “12 Days of Christmas” was my favourite Christmas carol because I love how there’s so many different versions of it, and we would always sing the Kiwi version at school! I hope you enjoy listening to these songs if you haven’t heard them before.
P.S. Sorry for not having written any new posts lately. I was busy with exams but now that that’s over, I’ll have much more time for blogging!