Top 10 Christmas Songs 2018

Holly Leszczynski

Christmas time is nearly here!

The most magical time of the year is almost upon us and what better way to celebrate the festive season than with some great Christmas music! We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 Christmas songs to ensure your December is just right! Whether you’re a fan of the classics or prefer something a bit more modern, this list has something for everyone this Christmas time!


10. "Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End)" by The Darkness

For those who want a rock and roll Christmas, you can’t go past The Darkness. “Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End)” starts off our list with a bang, and is bound to get you excited for Christmas! This 2003 hard rock effort certainly isn’t your average Christmas song. If festive music wasn’t your cup of tea before, it will be now!


9. "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" by The Supremes

A classic and beloved Christmas song made even more special by The Supremes, this one is pure Christmas magic. Sure to get you in the festive spirit, “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” is a universal favourite. Get ready to feel like a kid again, waiting for Santa on Christmas Eve! The Supremes are a real treat at Christmas time!


8. "All I Want For Christmas" by Mariah Carey

Perhaps the most well known and most popular Christmas song of all time, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas” is an absolute staple during the festive season. You can’t help but smile listening to this song, bound to get you in the mood for some Christmas fun! Combining Christmas cheer and a catchy pop song, what more can you ask for! This one is an unquestionable festive favourite!


7. "Last Christmas" by Wham

Coming in at number seven is another pop favourite. Wham captured Christmas perfectly in their 1984 hit, “Last Christmas”, a song that has become a favourite of so many during the festive season. The catchy music beautifully accompanies the lyrics, giving you that great warm tingly feeling and putting you in the Christmas mood. An absolute classic and certainly one not be forgotten this December.


6. "Fairytale of New York" by The Pogues

Another 80s classic, it’s not Christmas without this Pogues number. “Fairytale of New York” is the perfect, unconventional Christmas song, ideal for those who don’t quite see the appeal of Mariah Carey or George Michael. Accompanied by Kirsty MacColl, this Celtic rock track is one of the great Christmas songs of all time.


5. "All Alone on Christmas" by Darlene Love

You might recognise this track from Christmas classic Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. Released in 1992, this Darlene Love song is a bittersweet, festive jam. With lyrics like “Nobody ought to be alone on Christmas”, Love makes you think about what is most important at this magical time of year.


4. "Just Like Christmas" by Low

A cute indie rock track, “Just Like Christmas” by Low is a simple and sweet Christmas song that is bound to delight. The gentle instrumentals and vocals are perfect for a sleepy, Christmas morning around the tree. This one is ideal for those Christmas lovers slightly more indie inclined.


3. "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" by John Lennon

Yet again, another absolute classic graces our list. Coming in at number three is John Lennon’s brilliant “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”. Released in 1972, this Christmas classic has definitely stood the test of time, just as popular now, if not more so, as it was when it was released. Joined by Yoko Ono and the Harlem Community Choir, this song is perfect for a Christmas sing along.


2. "Is This Christmas" by The Wombats

Another one for the indie lovers, The Wombats delight with this banger of a Christmas song. Injecting some Christmas magic into their classic, beloved style, the Wombats nail it on this fun, festive track. Indie rock and Christmas, what could be better? This one is definitely worth checking out this December.


1. "I Wish It Was Christmas Today" by Julian Casablancas

Indie Christmas continues and it’s only gone and topped the list! Coming in at number one is Julian Casablancas’ “I Wish It Was Christmas Today”. What started as a novelty, SNL song has become a Christmas favourite thanks to Strokes legend Julian Casablancas. His inimitable vocals coupled with the fun festive instrumentals make this the perfect, feel good Christmas song. If you somehow haven’t heard this one, give it a listen!


There you have it, our picks for the top 10 Christmas songs! Be sure to check them out this Christmas and have a merry time!

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