Mariah Carey is on tour and Michael Bublé has released an album, it must be Christmas.
In true festive spirit we compiled a list of our favourite Christmas songs.
In no particular order, drum roll please…
Stay, East 17
Nothing says ‘Christmas’ like someone running themselves over whilst eating a jacket potato.
Max Wilson, Senior Designer
Stop the Cavalry, Jona Lewie
Though it's a Christmas song, it was originally supposed to be a protest song. There's a melancholy to it and I rather like that.
Charles Meyrick, Editorial Assistant
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Judy Garland
From the 1944 classic Meet Me In St. Louis. I love the film and its one myself and my Nan will watch together in the festive period, after which she’ll be echoing the song around the house.
Charlotte Cosgrove, CRM Marketing Assistant
Christmas Lights, Coldplay
Full of Christmassy nostalgia and hope, and always makes me think of winter in London – also manages to be just the right amount of cheesy; goosebumps guaranteed.
Chris Snow, Head of Support Services
Fairy tale of New York, The Pogues
It reminds me of my Irish dad putting up a potato as a Christmas decoration every year.
Plus it is festive and angry all at the same time. Perfect!
Aine Pullan, Box Office Sales Assistant
Wombling Merry Christmas, The Wombles
It brings back waves of nostalgia when I hear it. I remember dancing around my parents’ living room to this with my brother when we were very little (it was already a fairly old and fairly naff song when I was a kid but clearly it was pitched at the right intellectual level!)
Sarah Corke, Publications Editor
Hard Candy Christmas, Dolly Parton
It’s got a melancholy to it that serves as a great tonic to all the over-cheery standard Christmas songs. It’s a beautifully quiet ballad that’s still hopeful and about a reflective kind of celebrating.
Ramon Romano, Business and Legal Affairs Assistant
It feels like Christmas (The Muppets Christmas Carol), Paul Williams
It’s the Muppets! And perfectly encapsulates the warmth and joy that Christmas is meant to bring. Plus it’s sung by a big fluffy giant in the movie.
Jo Perry, Box Office Sales Assistant