MUSIC REVIEW: Christmas top ten

With the festive season about to begin, our student reviewer Liam Chambers has taken a look at what he considers to be the top ten Christmas songs.

Number 10: Rocking Around the Christmas Tree, by Dion

I think everyone has heard this one. A pleasant song, which is always associated with Christmas

Number 9: Wonderful Christmastime by Sir Paul Mcartney

Another song which everyone knows, great to sing along to, but the video is annoying

Number 8: Mr Hankey the Christmas Poo by the South Park Cast

It’s hilarious to say the least. I love this song, and, were it not for the sheer stupidity, then it would be far higher.


Number 7: Christmas In Heaven by the cast of Monty Python

It has a tendency to be annoying, however the hilarity of it makes it worth while.

Number 6: Driving Home for Christmas by Chris Rea

This song sums up Christmas. The excitement of driving to see the family, Christmas songs on the radio, brings out the Christmas spirit.

Number 5: I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday by Wizard

Who doesn’t love this song? A timeless classic that I think will play every christmas for years to come.

Number 4: Merry Xmas Everyone by Slade

A valiant attempt by a rock band to make a Christmas song, and it worked! An increasingly popular song, with a fantastic tune, and brilliant hair styles

Number 3: Let it Snow by Dean Martin

A song that depicts what Christmas is, staying in, keeping warm whilst it snows outside. A true classic, one that will be going for a long time to come.

Number 2; Fairytale of New York by The Pogues and Kirsty Maccoll

Not that old in terms of Christmas songs, but a brilliant, romantic (sort of) track that has made us think of Christmas ever since it’s release.

Number 1: War Is Over by John Lennon

Everyone knows and loves this song. It’s a real heart warmer, which everyone can relate to. The thing that makes it special for me is the fact that it also carries a serious message, much like Band Aid, just less annoying, with far less poor attempts to cover it.