Your drive home this Christmas isn’t complete without a playlist of festive songs. You’ve got the presents in the boot, homemade mince pies on the back seat and buckets of festive cheer. The only thing you’re missing is the music. If you’re looking for a bit of musical inspiration, we’ve got the perfect playlist for you!
1.’Driving Home for Christmas’ – Chris Rea
This iconic Christmas song ranked at only #53 in the charts back in 1988. Since then it’s become the ultimate travel tune for people driving home for Christmas!
2.’Fairytale of New York’ – The Pogues
Once voted one of the 50 bands to see before you die, The Pogues have been through their fair share of break ups and make ups over the years. ‘Fairytale of New York’ was #3 on Christmas day back in 2005.
3. ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)’ – Ms Darlene Love
Released in 1963, ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)’ came top of Rolling Stone magazine’s Greatest Rock and Roll Christmas Songs in 2010. Ms Love is said to have added emotion to the song which no one else could match.
4. ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’ – Frank Sinatra
First sung by Judy Garland in 1944, ‘Have Yourself a Merry Christmas’ was later recorded by Frank Sinatra. It’s a classic which simply can’t be missed off the playlist.
5. ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas’ – Perry Como
Perry Como wasn’t the only artist to record this Christmas classic, but he was the only one to make it a hit.
6. ‘Santa Baby’ – Eartha Kitt
It’s been covered many times, but none match up to Eartha Kitt’s original 50s version.
7. ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’ – Michael Buble
His Christmas album was a popular stocking filler when it was released last year. His cover of ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’ is the perfect choice for you Christmas drive.
8. ‘Mistletoe and Wine’ – Cliff Richard
No Christmas playlist is complete without some Cliff Richard. ‘Mistletoe and Wine’ was Cliff’s 99th single and his 12th #1.
9. ‘White Christmas’ – Bing Crosby
Crosby’s first performance of ‘White Christmas’ was on Christmas day in 1941. Since then, it’s been re-recorded and become a festive hit.
10. ‘We Wish You A Merry Christmas’
This English carol originates from the West Country. There’s no escaping this one at Christmas, so make sure it’s on your travel playlist!
Drive safely, eat lots of turkey and have a very Merry Christmas!
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