I have an admission to make: I haven’t been in the Christmassy mood this year. Blame this on the fact that I’m Australian. Aussie Christmasses basically consist of hot weather (this year in Adelaide, it’s set to be just below 40 degrees Celsius) and following traditions started in England and America that are probably more suited to weather around the 40 degree-Fahrenheit mark. Blame this also on the world’s mad rush that begins with the festive season, and the stress of leaving one’s house that ensues. Oh, how I’d love a cold, calm Christmas…
But considering today is Christmas Eve, my Christmassy apathy is something I am going to change. And I’m going to go about this one of the few ways a music blogger knows how: with some Christmas tunes! So here are some of my favourite festive-themed tracks… Enjoy!
‘Christmas Time Is Here Again’: The Beatles
‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, The Plastic Ono Band and the Harlem Community Choir
‘Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy’: David Bowie & Bing Crosby
‘Father Christmas’: The Kinks
‘Christmas’: The Who
‘Merry Xmas Everybody’: Slade
‘Jesus Christ’: Big Star
‘Ghost of Christmas’: The Manic Street Preachers
‘Winter Wonderland’: Cocteau Twins
‘Christmas Wrapping’: The Waitresses
‘Santa Claus’: Throwing Muses
‘Got Something For You’: Best Coast and Wavves
If you’d like to listen to the playlist in its entirety, here it is!
So, what are your favourite Christmas songs? Be sure to tell me in the comments!
Hope you all have a very merry Christmas, and a great final week of 2015! 🙂