IT’S CHRISTMAS!!! Well okay it’s not Christmas technically but when you think about it as soon as December 1st hits everyone starts getting in that christmassy mood so to help get you feeling festive we have compiled a little Christmas playlist…with a twist, on this playlist we are trying to stay away from the really overplayed Christmas songs that drive you crazy by the time the 25th finally comes around (Cate: I was at work yesterday and I swear Last Christmas by Wham! was on the radio 5 times! 5 Times!!!) so anyway here is our Xmas Playlist
Charlotte: Bette Midler – Mele Kalikimaka
This song is amazingly catchy and you can’t help but sing along.
Cate: Back Number – クリスマスソング (Christmas Song)
This song is officially my favourite Christmas song! I can’t understand a word but I translated the lyrics and it is indeed very Christmasy. I came across this song when I watched a very endearing romantic Japanese Drama called 5→9～私に恋したイケメンすぎるお坊さん～ (From 5 to 9) that was set over the Christmas period and like in all J-Drama’s & K-Drama’s the song was featured throughout the series where it played over some sweet and touching scenes between the two main characters.
Charlotte: Jona Lewie – Stop the Cavalry
To be fair this does get played quite a lot but not as much as some of the other Christmas songs.
Cate: John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band – Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
I love the Beatles from the bottom of my heart, they were one of the most insanely talented and inventive bands of the 60’s, so naturally, I have enjoyed a lot of their solo endeavours. Happy Xmas (War is Over) was made as part of John and Yoko’s efforts to protest against the Vietnam War and the song has since been immortalised as a classic Christmas song.
Charlotte: Mud – Lonely This Christmas
Gotta love a sad Christmas song.
Cate: Lee Jong Hyun & JUNIEL – Love Falls
Lee Jong Hyun is my bae, do I really need to say anymore? Okay, I will anyway…This is a cute little christmassy love song that is just so sweet it warms your heart on these long dark winter days.
Charlotte: Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman – Somethin’ Stupid
Of course, the list wouldn’t be complete without Robbie! I have loved Robbie Williams since I was a kid. I used to borrow my mums CD’s and listen to his greatest hits over and over.
Cate: EXO – Miracles in December
Ah, this is such a beautiful ballad, not extremely Christmassy but the vocals are so stunning. Plus there is a cute little puppy as a present in the video and some snow…It’s Christmassy enough!!
Charlotte: Frank Sinatra – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Christmas is not complete without this song. It’s such a beautiful melody and holds a place in my heart. Plus it’s is a great one to have in the background whilst eating your Christmas dinner and enjoying good company.
Cate: Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song
There is something so soothing about Cole’s voice, this is an essential laid back Christmas song that is thankfully not too overplayed!
Okay, so that’s our selection of Christmas songs that don’t drive us crazy!