03 Dec 2022
We've done a straw poll in the office, and have come up with these top ten Christmas songs, as being the best to move house with.
I'm driving home for ChristmasOh, I can't wait to see those faces I'm driving home for Christmas, yea Well I'm moving down that line…
Originally written as a "b-side" (yes it was on vinyl!) in 1986, it didn't hit the charts until 1988 when it peaked at number 53. Despite never being a number 1, it's featured in many Top Ten singles charts ever since - and is a firm favourite of ours.
Well I wish it could be Christmas every day
When the kids start singing and the band begins to play
Oh I wish it could be Christmas every day
Let the bells ring out for Christmas
Recorded by this British glam rock back, it was first released in December 1973 but only reached Number 4 in the singles chart!
Santa baby, I want a yacht and really that's not a lotBeen an angel all year Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight
This sassy Christmas song was originally released by Ertha Kitt in 1953! We love the Kylie version of this tongue-in-cheek song about a Christmas list, but it's also been covered by Madonna, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift and Gwen Stefani.
Last Christmas I gave you my heartBut the very next day you gave it away This year, to save me from tears I'll give it to someone special
A classic festive song from Wham! it spend 5 weeks at Number 2 in the British singles charts when it was released in 1984. Only beaten off the top spot by Band Aid's "Do they know it Christmas", Bob Geldolf's and Midge Ure's world-famous song that raised money and awareness for the crisis in Ethiopia.
I don't want a lot for ChristmasThere is just one thing I need I don't care about the presents underneath the Christmas tree I just want you for my own…
Release in October 1994, this global phenomenon topped the charts in twenty-six countries including Australia, Canada, France and Germany, and has quite rightly given Mariah Carey the honorary title of "Queen of Christmas".
The boys of the NYPD choirWere singing Galway Bay And the bells were ringing out For Christmas day
Featuring the vocals of Kirsty MacColl, this much-loved Christmas classic was released in November 1987, but never made it to Number 1.
So this is ChristmasAnd what have you doneAnother year over And a new one just begun And so this is Christmas I hope you have fun The near and the dear ones The old and the young
A protest song against the Vietnam War, this was the 7th single released by John Lennon outside of the Beatles. It reached Number 4 in the UK charts in 1972.
I really can't stayBaby, it's cold outside I've got to go away Baby, it's cold outside This evening has been Hoping that you'd drop in So, very nice I'll hold your hands, they're just like ice
Written by Frank Loesser in 1944 and featuring in the 1949 film, Neptunes' Daughter - we love this fun version by Tom Jones and Carys Matthews.
It's Christmas time, there's no need to be afraidAt Christmas time, we let in light and we banish shade And in our world of plenty we can spread a smile of joy Throw your arms around the world at Christmas time…
This infamous charity song to raise money for the 1983–1985 famine in Ethiopia was written by Bob Geldolf and Midge Ure. It was amazingly recorded in one day in 1984 by a "super group" of artists, including George Michael, Boy George, Paul Young, Simon Le Bon, Phil Collins, David Bowie, Paul McCartney and many more. It stayed at Number 1 for 5 weeks and raised over 3.5 million in sales.
So here it is Merry Xmas
Everybody's having fun
Look to the future now
Its only just begun
Written by lead singer, Noddy Holder, this Christmas classic stayed at Number for 5 weeks after its release in 1973 - it's definitely one to turn up and play as you unpack all those boxes in your new home!
If you are moving house then put these tunes on your Xmas playlist - it's sure to help make the packing or unpacking an easier task.