It’s getting to that time of year! IT’S CHRISTMAS! (As Noddy Holder would say)
There’s nothing better than the moment it’s socially acceptable to play Christmas songs! They brighten up your day and make everyone feel all warm and fuzzy inside (either with genuine Christmas spirit or with simmering rage in a futile internal rebellion against the festive period). Here in the office, we had a great time picking out these Xmas hits, and it made us feel really festive.
We spent our precious time to put together a playlist that’ll save you hours when trying to plan your Christmas Party music. It includes the best of the best from our favourite bands and a few originals from the likes of Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby. It’ll get you and your colleagues dancing around the office, feeling full of Christmas cheer! These are the classics and the party starters, certain to jingle the bells of Christmas! There’s not a single song here that you shouldn’t already know, and if you find one… you should be ashamed. Christmas is the only time of year we are perfectly happy to listen to the same tired old 80s tunes over and over again. Any other instance, we’d complain constantly! Apart from Africa by Toto, we’ll happily listen to Toto on repeat.
We all love a good moan and groan about Christmas songs on the radio and TV, but we all know how much we love a good sing-song. They’re too catchy and easy to learn to sit with a straight face. How these artists have managed to harness the entirety of Christmas into a three minute song, we don’t know. But we are very impressed and will continue to sing-along as loudly and out of tune as we possibly can!
So enough of our waffle, here it is: The Top 30 Christmas Hits for your Work Christmas Party!
1. All I Want For Christmas is You – Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey running around in the snow makes us feel extra Christmassy! We’ve all tried to hit that high note at the end! Maybe it’s best to play this one earlier in the night, you might have a better chance!
2. Merry Christmas Everybody – Slade
This is sure to get everyone jumping! The Christmas party essential. IT’S CHRISTMAS!!!
3. Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin Stevens
A top tapping festive tune! Perfect for that festive celebration at the end of the year!
4. Wonderful Christmas Time – Paul McCartney
Considered one of Paul McCartney’s worst compositions ever, this song is surprisingly over-played every Christmas! But a great one to sing along to, nevertheless.
5. Happy Xmas (War is over) – John Lennon
An legendary Christmas anthem, by former member of The Beatles and The Harlem Community Choir. A real feel good song when everyone’s singing along!
6. Fairytale of New York – The Pogues ft Kirsty MacColl
The one we all mumble along to… because no one knows any of the words! Even though we have heard it every year since 1987…
7. I Wish It Could Christmas Everyday! – Wizzard
The whole office should know the words to this one! If not… they should be ashamed of themselves!
8. Last Christmas – Wham!
A heartfelt classic! No one wants to have their heart broken this Christmas 🙁
9. Thank God It’s Christmas – Queen
The unforgettable British rock band of the Century released this Christmas hit in 1984, all whilst maintaining their signature sound!
10. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Andy Williams
You have to bob along to this one! It’s brings a smile to your face without you realising! Spread the Christmas spirit!
11. The Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth – David Bowie & Bing Crosby
A collaboration that goes down in Christmas history. The 1977 hit was recorded just 5 weeks before Bing Crosby passed away. A lovely duet to remember two amazing artists.
12. Baby It’s Cold Outside – Tom Jones & Cerys Matthews
A brilliant cover by our favourite silver fox. Challenge your colleagues to top this duet!
13. Let It Snow! – Dean Martin
A joyful and jolly Christmas number! We feel all warm and cosy listening to this one.
14. Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End) – The Darkness
Possibly the most annoying Christmas song… But a Christmas song nevertheless! A bit of a parody Christmas song, but with all the elements of a traditional one, including the school choir!
15. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Frank Sinatra
A family favourite, we love the calming voice of Frank Sinatra at Christmas!
16. Sleigh ride – The Ronettes
This Christmas jingle is an old favourite, making the festive period more cheerful and bright!
17. White Christmas – Bing Crosby
A song that all the family loves at Christmas! This 1940’s classic takes us all back to what Christmas is all about.
18. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Mel & Kim
One to get you grooving and moving! A comical take on Brenda Lee’s original, Mel & Kim have a bit of Christmas Party fun… or should I say disaster?
19. Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
The original of the infamous American Christmas song. Covered by many, but it’ll always be Bobby’s song!
20. Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt
A naughty Christmas song, of a woman asking for one too many things this Christmas!
21. Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Jackson 5
These 5 boys revamped this 1934 Christmas classic, and created a brilliant feel good tune for us all to dance to!
22. Winter Wonderland – Dean Martin
First written in 1934 by Felix Bernard, this vintage style Christmas song really gives you that tingly feeling. You can just imagine yourself walking through the snow in a real life Winter Wonderland!
23. Do They Know It’s Christmas – Band Aid 1984
An emotional but encouraging Christmas tune, sung by some of our old favourites. The first version of the Band Aid hit single! Re-recorded in 1989, 2004 and 2014, but the original will always be the best!
24. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – Perry Como ft Fontane Sisters
We certainly cannot help but sway when we hear this melody! A song to get you feeling special and magical during the holidays!
25. Driving Home For Christmas – Chris Rea
One to play just before you break up for the holidays! A light-hearted and merry addition to any Christmas playlist!
26. Lonely This Christmas – Mud
Glam-rock band Mud released this romantic Elvis Presley style Christmas number one in 1974. We love the matching Christmas suits… take notes for your own Christmas Party!
27. Mistletoe and Wine – Cliff Richard
A song we all wish we didn’t know all the words to! However, a catchy and memorable Christmas must-have.
28. Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer – Destiny’s Child
The easiest way to remember all of the reindeer’s names at Christmas! A jazzy cover of the traditional children’s Christmas carol.
29. I Believe In Father Christmas – Greg Lake
A Christmas song, that was never supposed to be a Christmas song! Written with the intention to protest against the trivial aspects of Christmas, strangely, this song reached number 2 in the UK Christmas Charts!
30. Frosty the Snowman – Gene Autry
Another children’s Christmas carol which was later adapted into a popular Christmas TV special “Frosty the Snowman”.
So, that’s your perfect Christmas playlist for the Work Christmas Party sorted!
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