Top Ten Christmas Songs

Just as Halloween is another name for October, Christmas is practically another name for December. I don’t actually celebrate Christmas, but when this time of year comes around, I can’t help but absorb the festive spirit. Everyone is very excitable, the streets look so pretty, and all I want to do is snuggle up on the sofa in my onesie with a mug of hot chocolate! So without further ado, here are ten songs (in alphabetical order) that I enjoy listening to during the Christmas period. And no, this is not the soundtrack to Frozen!

The Giving Tree by Plain White T’s

Christmas is all about giving and being with loved ones, right?

I Belong To You (Mon Ceur S’ouvre A Ta Voix) by Muse

In My Veins by Andrew Belle

Mary, Did You Know? by Pentatonix

I am obsessed with Pentatonix at the moment! They have just released their new Christmas album called ‘That’s Christmas To Me’, and I decided to buy it (this being my only Christmas album ever purchased). It’s truly wonderful and I urge you to at least watch White Winter Hymnal on YouTube because the way they create the beat is really awesome (you’ll have to see for yourself). Anyway, this song is just one of the beautiful arrangements you can find in their new album. (I would include all of them in this list but then I’d have no space for any other songs!) Enjoy!

The Mighty Fall by Fall Out Boy (feat. Big Sean)

To me, just listening to the introduction of the song puts me in a festive mood – I think it’s the combination of jingly bell sounds and the “na na na na”s.

Roads Untraveled by Linkin Park

I find this song quite haunting, and the chimes in the background make me think of clanging icicles or something.

Saviour by Black Veil Brides

I’m pretty certain that they’re not referring to Jesus as the saviour here, but it’s still quite fitting!

Tongue Tied by the Glee Cast

I first heard this is in a Hollister shop when I was doing some Christmas shopping a few years ago, and it’s stuck with me ever since! I love the energy of the song, and Glee makes everything sound brilliant.

Tuning Out by Bastille

The harmonies in this one give me shivers down my spine!

Violet Hill by Coldplay

“It was a long and dark December / From the rooftops I remember / There was snow, white snow”

Question of the day: which songs put you in a wintry mood and why? I’d love to know (and receive some recommendations) 😉

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October

How thou hast deceiveth me with sunbeam
Smiles and a golden moment of youth
When thou shalt in turn strip bare of this dream
This whimsical facade masking a truth
So grey in grace as in crippling tears
Of thunder queens by kings’ charcoal clouds choked
Thy blustering temper invokes a fear
Whence darker days soon will smother with smoked
Quilts frenzied urbanscapes of trembling souls
None sweeter than mulch does your name to my
Taste buds delight, whilst pond’ring upon foul
Omens summoned to cast the world awry
O when will spring bound rejuvenation
Reap its distant blessing of salvation