The Soundtrack to My Christmas - Blogmas Day 4

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

I tend to listen to music and podcasts quite a lot while going about my daily business, but as soon as December hits this tends to be swapped for Christmas songs almost 24 7. It really brightens my mood and adds a festive touch to the boring daily tasks, whilst also being enjoyable to listen to. I thought that I'd use this day of Blogmas to talk through some of my favourite Christmas songs, which I'll definitely have on repeat this year!

The classics
Would it really be Christmas if you didn't listen to Maria Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas is You' or 'Last Christmas' by Wham? There are some songs which no matter how many times you hear them, they'll simply never grow old. I could make a list a mile long of songs that I feel are 'classic' Christmas tunes, but some of my favourites are 'Driving Home For Christmas', 'Merry Christmas Everyone' and 'Fairytale of New York' amongst many others. These classic songs are all ones that I grew up listening to and will always make me incredibly excited for the Christmas period.

The modern hits
Although the classic Christmas hits are the most talked about, there are also some incredibly great modern ones. I'm a huge fan of Coldplay's 'Christmas Lights' and 'Baby It's Cold Outside' by Idina Menzel and Michael Buble - in fact, I like most of Michael Buble's Christmas songs. Despite being newer, songs like this are equally as good in my opinion and I really enjoy listening to them. I'm also a big fan of Band Aid 30 - I know that most people prefer the original but there's something about the familiarity of the artists that makes me much prefer this one!

The hymns
As bizarre as it sounds, I actually really enjoy listening to Christmas hymns, which is probably due to going to a Catholic primary school and singing them every year. Songs like Silent Night and O Holy Night are some of my all-time favourite Christmas songs to listen to and sing, despite never hearing them in shops or on the radio. I also love Carol of the Bells, which reminds me a lot of Home Alone as well, one of my all-time favourite Christmas films.

The family memories
There are always the songs that hold a sentimental value at Christmas, and regardless of whether you like them or not you'll listen to them endlessly. 'The Power of Love' by Frankie Goes to Hollywood is my mum's favourite Christmas song and so it always reminds me of her when it comes on shuffle, although I actually quite like the Gabrielle Aplin version. I also listen to 'Walking in the Air' by Aled Jones quite often as it reminds me a lot of my brother and grandad, and watching The Snowman as a child.

These are just a few of the many Christmas songs that I love listening to at this time of year, but I've actually compiled a master playlist of all my favourites on Spotify, which you can find here. Trust me, any Christmas song that you can think of will be in this playlist (and if it's not, I'll happily hear your recommendations in the comments!)

Thank you very much for reading this blog post and I hope you enjoyed it! I'll be back again tomorrow with another Blogmas post, which I'm really enjoying so far, so make sure you come back then to see what else is in store!

Love from Daisy x

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