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DG Music's Top Christmas Tunes

Published: 29 Nov 18, 01:38pm  |  Author: DG Music

The festive season will soon be upon us. As lights and decorations return to deck our streets, shops burst with inspirational gift ideas and turkeys are ordered in their droves, the anticipation of present wrapping, party planning and food prepping can be overwhelming.  So, we have put together a list of some of the best Christmas hits to keep you company as you wade deeper into the revelries!

1)  ‘All I want for Christmas is You’, Mariah Carey

Obvious but perfect for the early run up …. those iconic and recognisable introductory chimes, not to mention the jingle bells, herald all things Christmassy.

2)    ‘It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas’ - Michael Bublé’s version. 

Or pretty much any Christmas cover by this Canadian crooner as his soothing voice can wash away any pre-big day stresses.

3) ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ – Band Aid.

Yes, the original!…easy to sing along due to its simple rhythm. Almost like a carol but in the form of a pop song. Evokes benevolence, yet is perfect to belt at parties.

4)    ‘Last Christmas’ – Wham.

Abigail Richardson’s (newly appointed PR and Marketing Consultant) personal favourite. Not only a fitting tribute to George Michael, but full of nostalgia with its iconic, poignant and gloriously naive 1980s’ pop video.

5)   ‘A Spaceman Came Travelling’ by the legendary Chris de Burgh.

Our young in years, but clearly not in soul Sales Assistant, Josh Budgen - and awesome drummer for The Aesthetic, has outdone himself with his sublime choice, ‘A Spaceman Came Travelling’ by the legendary Chris de Burgh.

A different and unique Christmas song with universal appeal as, although it is based on the story of Jesus, its message lies at the heart of all the world's major religions and therefore the perfect choice for Christmas 2018.

His second choice, the underrated, ‘Don't Let the Bells End’ by The Darkness. Genius!

 

6) Bing Crosby’s ‘White Christmas’

Harriet Flather, our in-house harpist and woodwind specialist and social media guru, has several proposals including the romantic, ‘Driving Home for Christmas’ by Chris Rea and the get you up on your feet, ‘I Wish it Could be Christmas Everyday’ by Wizzard, but a must have on any Christmas playlist, and top choice, has to be...

Bing Crosby’s ‘White Christmas’ - his best ever selling single...
 

7)  Why not go live with The Christmas Crackers?  - A fun and crazy cover band who play a plethora of Christmas classics that will be sure to have the sleigh bells ringing all season long.  West End performers, these fantastic musicians and vocalists will enhance the Christmas spirit whatever the occasion.

8) ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’, Slade.

The band’s sixth and final number one in the UK, guaranteed to get the party started. Best saved for later in the season when Christmas cheer is starting to fade.

9) A Coventry Carol - Traditional 

David Graham, our esteemed leader and musician extraordinaire, veers us in a different direction with his sublime choice, ‘A Coventry Carol’, a hymn from the 16th century.

Perfect for The Day itself. Other recommendations, perhaps for later in The Day, include ‘Fairytale of New York’, with its folky vibe and ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree’ by Brenda Lee - “Because of its brilliant sax solo by Boots Randolph”.

10) ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ - Judy Garland.

A classic, from the 1944 movie musical ‘Meet Me in St. Louis’. The filmmakers complained that the song's lyrics were too depressing in the first version and commissioned a rewrite. Perfect to draw the season to a close.

However you celebrate or whatever the season brings, we at DG Music wish you the very best with health, happiness and a backdrop of glorious tunes.

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