Christmas is right around the corner and I’m definitely in the festive mood. I’m actually too embarrassed to admit how many mince pies I have already scoffed my way through – oops! But the tree is up, decorations hung and Christmas songs are playing. Now I just need to get onto writing all my cards and wrapping some very awkward shaped gifts before my Christmas baking marathon.
Christmas music definitely gets me through the madness of the festive season so I thought this was the perfect time to write a post about my favourite Christmas songs. I’ve divided this into categories and chosen my absolute favourite from each.
I love Christmas Carols. My favourite carol is probably Little Donkey which I always feel is forgotten about in favour of others such as Silent Night. Little Donkey holds a special place in my heart because it makes me think back to my school nativity when I was five years old. I had been cast as a shepherd (not impressed!) and on the day of the performance, the girl who was playing the Angel Gabriel was off sick. To cut a very long story short – I saved the nativity! Or at least the geek in me did, because I knew all her lines off by heart. I remember belting out this carol (up on stage with my halo) and for this reason alone, I had to mention it in my favourites.
Selecting my favourite Christmas song was a little trickier but I got there in the end Bing Crosby’s White Christmas is top of my list of favourite Christmas songs, as it brings back fond memories of my grandfather. A second close favourite (okay, I’m breaking all my rules here) is Winter Wonderland which I’ve loved since I was knee high. I wish every Christmas was a white Christmas but since that rarely seems to happen, at least I can listen to these.
Christmas Number Ones
Not many Christmas number one hits stick on my mind, partly because I’m not a fan of the X-Factor and in recent years, they have dominated the number one spot at Christmas (I loved Rage Against The Machine’s campaign – YES!). Although, my all time favourite Christmas number one has to be East 17’s Stay Another Day. I remember them performing on Top of The Pops dressed in the fluffiest, furriest white coats known to man with fake snow falling around them. Ignoring their fashion faux-pas , it’s a great song and always makes me think of Christmas (or at least their coats).
And there’s now an even better way to listen to my favourite Christmas songs thanks to Panasonic. Panasonic Multi Room Speakers come complete with bluetooth capabilities, allowing music to be streamed from a range of other sources. As well as this, these wireless speakers give users the freedom to control and enjoy their music, whether from the bedroom, bathroom, kitchen or even out in the garden! I’m not an overly techy person at the best of times, but even I can appreciate the benefits these speakers offer . It truly is surround sound at it’s very best.