We’re walking in the air. We’re floating in the moonlit sky. The people far below are sleeping as we fly.
I’d be lying if I said that I hadn’t downloaded Now That’s What I Call Christmas! on Spotify last week. I’d also be lying if I said that I haven’t played said album every day this week.
Oh dear, you rumbled me…
This year marks my third Christmas as a working girl, therefore, Christmas has to start early. That means digging out the Christmas tunes as soon as it’s nearly socially acceptable to play them.
I strongly believe that no Christmas is complete without this essential playlist being blasted out loud on repeat:
- Never Do a Tango With an Eskimo- Alma Cogan. I had only discovered this song last week and yet, about ten people are going to disown me if I sing it to them one more time. It’s the most annoying song because as soon as you’ve heard it once, you have no hope of getting it out of your head. It’s a cracking song though… You have to bless your life with it.
- All I Want for Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey. This is my biggest guilty pleasure. My favourite thing about Christmas is the backing vocals of this song. And ahhhhhhhhhhhh. No Christmas is complete without your annual (and limited) dose of Carey.
- We’re Walking in the Air – Former Les Mis Crew. (And of course, Aled Jones). The Snowman is an absolute classic; it fills me with happiness and sadness, at the same time. Celinde Schoenmaker, Melanie Bright, Jessamy Stoddart and Emma Kingston’s cover gives me chills every time!
- Fairytale of New York – The Pogues. Yes, yes and yes. You scumbag. You maggot. You cheap lousy faggot. I love the brutal lyrics of this song and…the drunkenness. It’s a Christmas necessity.
- Feliz Navidad – Jose Feliciano. I feel like it’s a song that you simply cannot help but to sit there, sway and click along to. It’s such a feel good Christmas tune.
And there we have it… My Christmas playlist (of five songs). Let me know if there are any cracking songs I’ve left out…