Leana’s top 3 Christmas songs
I’ll be honest, I’m not a premature Christmas song kind-of-girl. December, I will accept.. it’s the month of festivities but not a minute before (Maybe this is why I was referred to as The Grinch.) But, when that clock strikes midnight, call me Santa Claus because I’m ready to share the joy. As Buddy the Elf once said, “The best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.” So without further a do, here are my top three:
- Mistletoe and Wine, Cliff Richard (1988) – This is a classic. It might not be everyone’s cup of tea but wow, for me it is a national treasure. This is a song that I just love to sing to, it makes me appreciate everything and everyone that I have around me. “CHRISTMAS TIME, MISTLETOE AND WINE” (It naturally makes me sway and sing.. very loudly)
- Do they know it’s Christmas, Band Aid (1984) – How can you not adore this song? It has some of the most beautiful voices coming together, united for a single purpose. Even if you don’t enjoy the song, the reasoning behind it has to give you some love towards it. It gives me goosebumps and I will never tire of hearing it.
- Step into Christmas, Gavin and Stacey Edition (2019) – Iconic. Sometimes, you just need an intro to a song! ‘Smithy’ and ‘Gavlar’s’ rendition of this alongside the Shipman’s made my Christmas last year. I love Gavin and Stacey and any fellow fans will have shared the joy when we found out that there was going to be a Christmas special and let me tell you, it did not disappoint!
Lily’s top 3 Christmas songs
I have to say I am the opposite to Leana in this respect… for me, Christmas songs just fill me with joy, so I am pretty open to hearing them any time of year, but I’d say as soon as Halloween is out the way, Christmas songs can play.
- Step into Christmas, Elton John (1973) – I’ve got to say, I was shocked to find out how old this song is, but it makes me love it even more. It’s just a classic, and I am an Elton fan. As Leana said above, this song being used in Gavin and Stacey is iconic and that scene lives in my head, rent-free.
2. All I Want for Christmas is You, Mariah Carey (1994) – Again, you cannot beat a bit of Mariah. This song builds up to those high notes which none of us can reach, but we all attempt it anyway!
3. Do They Know It’s Christmas?, Band Aid (1984) – This song reminds us to be grateful for all we are blessed to have and we are being reminded by all the top stars back in the day.
Hope’s top 3 Christmas songs
As soon as it hits 1st December, the Christmas tunes are on. There is no better way to get into the mood for Christmas then screaming Wham! at the top of your voice. I am that type of person who could have a Christmas playlist on repeat and not get sick of the songs and on that note, here are my top three:
I have loved this song ever since I was a little girl. It is the first Christmas song I have a memory of, watching George Michael on my Grandma’s tv. As heart-breaking as the lyrics are, it is such a good song to belt out.
I absolutely love Michael Bublé’s voice, it is so smooth and almost hypnotises you into the Christmas spirit. There are people out there who do not like Bublé and say his music is for old people (one of them being my brother), no one can stop themselves from singing along.
Funny story, I have this white puffer jacket and my friends would joke around saying I look like a member of East 17. Ever since then it has been my “East 17 coat”. Like my other top songs, this one is irresistible, you can’t stop yourself once you have started singing. I also can’t be the only one who does this but when I do sing it, I sing it in this high-pitched, soft voice.