Determined to at least get one more post on here before the end of the year, and inspired by both the season and a recent re-watching of the excellent High-Fidelity, I felt compelled to assemble my own Christmas Songs Top 5. In reverse order, for extra drama. Since this was written, I’ve also assembled a line up of Top 5 Christmas Movies too.
5. Glee – Deck the Rooftop
The only entry from Glee’s selection of Christmas Songs, I promise. I love this, it’s just a shameless fun mash-up, and makes me happy. 🙂
4. Tim Minchin – White Wine in the Sun
This is beautiful. Amusing and sentimental, and really hits home how I feel about Christmas, despite Christmas in Stoke not featuring much in the way of sun.
As always Tim is donating the proceeds of all sales of this song during November to January to an Australian autism charity, so well worth buying if you like it. More info on his White Wine in the Sun blog post.
3. The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale Of New York
Pretty sure there is a law that this has to be on every list of great Christmas songs, (it should probably be number one, but what the hell…) It is great though, and the first time I hear it on the radio is a much better start to the season than celebrating a bloody red truck…
2. Puff Daddy ft RUN DMC, Mase, Salt & Pepa, Onyx and Keith Murray – Santa Baby Remix
Merry Hip Hop Christmas! This is so great, easily my favourite version of Santa Baby, with so many great rappers. It’s very 90s, but if we didn’t listen to dated songs at Christmas, we wouldn’t have much left…
1. Mighty Mighty BossTones – This Time of Year
My all-time favourite Christmas song is coincidentally also by my all-time favourite band. It’s joyous and I love it. “This time of year gets me and it never lets me act like I don’t care. This time of year’s my favourite time of year ’cause all of us are here together.”
Sorry about all that, I’ll get back to the games soon…