I love Christmas, and I love December 1st for two reasons: first of all, it means I can start opening my Advent Calendar, and second, it means I can officially listen to my favourite Christmas songs all the time. Here is my top 10 Christmas playlist, and anyone who knows me will not be surprised by some of these, as for the last few years finding out what the Klaine Christmas duet will be has been the highlight of the season. I hope everyone enjoys my personal taste in Yuletide music.
10 – “Last Christmas” – Wham
This song always reminds me of childhood Christmas’ as my Aunt was a huge fan of Wham, and it has become a classic Christmas song for many people. I haven’t watched the video for many years, so I did have a bit of a giggle at the 80s clothing and hair, and it is a bit of a floor filler at any Christmas party.
9 – “Stop the Cavalry” – Jona Lewie
This is one of my dad’s favourite songs, so again it was one that was always a part of our family festivities. It is a timeless song, and I think that is part of the reason I like it so much.
8 – “I Believe in Father Christmas” – Greg Lake
Now this one I can definitely blame my Dad for. Greg Lake, of 70s rock band Emerson, Lake, and Palmer wrote this as a song against the commercialisation of Christmas, which is ironic considering if you spend enough time in any shop over the holiday period you will hear this song. As with many of these songs, what makes it one of my favourites is the connection I have to listening to it with my family.
7 – “Fairytale of New York” – The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl
I love this song, it is that simple. I love The Pogues, and I love the late Kirsty MacColl. This is a must have at any Christmas party, and there is nothing better than listening to this song cranked up and singing along. I can’t listen to this in public on my iPod because it is just too hard to fight the urge to sing, and trust me, people don’t need to hear me sing.
6 – “Winter Wonderland” – Michael Bublé
There is no doubt that “Winter Wonderland” is a true Christmas classic, and of course there are many different versions of this song out there, however ever since Michael Bublé released his Christmas album a few years ago, his is the version I always listen to.
5 – “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” – Glee Cast
This is the first of what I will dub my “Gleemas” songs. “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” is another Christmas standard, however I will freely admit to now only listening to the Glee version of this song, which in turn was a cover of the Bruce Springsteen version.
4 – “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” – Glee Cast
Another holiday standard, which first featured in the 1944 movie Meet Me In St Louis and was first sung by Judy Garland, but again I make no apologies for including the Glee version in my personal favourites. It has become especially poignant as it was the last Christmas song that Cory Monteith featured on, and it includes a very cute Klaine moment which just warms my heart.
3 – “Let It Snow” – Glee Cast
As with all of these songs I know that many people have sung “Let It Snow,” and everyone has their own favourite version. This is mine purely, and simply because I get to listen to Chris Colfer and Darren Criss sing together, and that is always a wonderful thing for me. This was the second Klaine Christmas duet we were treated to, and it was featured in Season 3’s Christmas episode “Extraordinary Merry Christmas”.
2 – “White Christmas” – Glee Cast
What is Christmas without this song? White Christmas was my Grandfather’s favourite Christmas movie, and was a must watch event on Christmas Day in our house. Add to that it became what would be our last Klaine Christmas Duet, and well it’s just Christmas to me.
1 – “Baby It’s Cold Outside” – Glee Cast
This was a tough one to choose between this and “White Christmas” as my top Christmas song, but in the end this one. Some may say it has questionable lyrics in places, but watching Klaine dance and flirt their way round Dalton just beats it to the top stop.
So there we have my Top Ten Christmas playlist, and it was a hard decision to make these my Top Ten as there as so many Christmas songs I love, but these were the winners.