Christmas carols to keep you going this December

Christmas carols to keep you going this December

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Music in the office can be a topic of contention, with playlists cut short and radio stations switched without warning. However, we at Peppermint Soda all love a classic Christmas tune. They boost morale, everyone knows the words and they raise Christmas spirit as we count down to the last working day of the year. They provide the soundtrack to our final creative, PR and marketing campaigns of the year, and float us through the last round of changes to our annual Christmas mailer.

Although, we have noticed there’s not many newcomers in the Christmas songs stakes, with the oldies still the goodies. Classics like ‘Santa Baby’ and ‘A Holly Jolly Christmas’ are still nostalgia inducing, while recent attempts are just not as catchy and don’t seem to stick around. Christmas requires a touch of nativity, a dose of sincerity and a way with words that we don’t see much of in current pop music.

The first hurdle we have to overcome is when is it acceptable to start playing Christmas songs – one week before? Two weeks? A month?

As the year comes to an end and Christmas is around the corner, we have been belting out Jingle Bells, White Christmas and co, but there are still some things that we can’t agree on – what is the best Christmas song of all time?

We have attempted to answer the question and have crowdsourced the Peppermint Soda top 10 Christmas songs. Do you agree? Here’s our list:

  1. Fairytale of New York – The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl
  2. Last Christmas – Wham!
  3. Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin’ Stevens
  4. All I Want for Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
  5. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Andy Williams
  6. Merry Christmas (War is Over) – John Lennon and Yoko Ono
  7. It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas – Michael Bublė
  8. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday – Wizzard
  9. Step Into Christmas – Elton John
  10. Santa Tell Me – Ariana Grande

Let us know who wins the war of the radio in your office and what tops your favourite Christmas songs list.