Our Cracking Christmas Playlist

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Christmas is almost here and to get you in the festive spirit, we’ve put together a playlist that’ll have you singing along as you’re driving home for Christmas – that’s right, we couldn’t resist mentioning Chris Rea’s Christmas classic! What other tracks have we got in store for you? Come and take a look.

Christmas Songs
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Last Christmas – Wham!

Whilst you may have heard renditions from Taylor Swift, Cascada and Crazy Frog, Wham!’s version wins hands down for us. However, the song is actually about a failed relationship – the only bit that relates to the festive season is George Michael’s wistful words “last Christmas”! Fancy that?

But that’s not going to stop us from listening to this much loved ballad. Christmas isn’t complete without overplaying this song. In fact, according to Spotify, it was the most streamed single on Christmas Day in the UK in 2013.

Shakin’ Stevens – Merry Christmas Everyone

This is certain to get you in the festive spirit. Know any Scrooges? Then you may manage to crack them by playing this upbeat Christmas song. The single was released a year after its intended release date due to a potential clash with Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas and we definitely think it was worth the wait. Over 20 years on, it’s still a popular festive song and we sure will be playing it for many more years to come.

Fairytale of New York – The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl

This is renowned for being Britain's best Christmas song and we can see why! It’s a truly heart-warming song that really gets you in the mood for the festive season. With New York in the title, you'd think this song would be adored in the U.S; however, whilst it does get airplay occasionally, it’s not quite the hit that is it in the UK.

Be sure not to miss this festive favourite off your playlist. If you do, you’ll have to wait a whole year until you can play it again! Whilst this song is wonderful, the novelty would wear off fast if you listened to this track long after the festive season.

All I Want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey

So this song may be super cheesy, but that’s even more of a reason to love it! It may not have made it to number one in the UK but you’ve got to admit, it’s one of the best holiday songs of modern times. We’ll just put it down to poor planning by Carey's record label for it not reaching number one.

Carey wrote the song herself along with Walter Afanasieff and hats off to her, it’s a truly brilliant Christmas song. Since the original track was released in 1994, dozens have covered the song, including Shania Twain, Miley Cyrus, Michael Bublé, Cee Lo Green, and Fifth Harmony. However, no one can surpass Carey’s catchy version.

However, we can’t say we believe Carey when she sings “I don't care about the presents, underneath the Christmas tree.” We’d be truly disappointed if we didn’t get a brand new private number plate for Christmas! Wouldn’t you? Let us know what’s on your Christmas wish list by tweeting us @PrimoReg

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