Which Christmas song is the best?
Are you sick of hearing the haunting ring of Jingle Bells everywhere you go? If you are, much like the majority of kiwis, don't fret! We have a song for you.
Carly sits down with music expert Kris Edwards, to talk about all things Christmas music. There are a number of artists on Kris' list that you would have never expected so give some of these tunes a listen. Don't be a Grinch- get into the Christmas spirit!
Check out Kris's List
Ronan Keating - Summer Wonderland
If your after a recent kiwi hit, give this one a listen. Made in conjunction with Air New Zealand, its a great take on a traditional Christmas song, with an awesome video.
Kelly Clarkson - Wrapped in Red
Kelly invites you to sit beside the warm glow of her fireplace while you listen to the sweet sounds of her first christmas song.
Michael Buble - Home
It's the king of Christmas! anything Buble is bound to put you in Christmas mood, so if you feel like getting festive to the soothing sounds of a beautiful voice, give this hit a listen.
Kenny Rogers / Dolly Parton - Once Upon A Xmas
If your after something more traditional , there nothing like a bit of Dolly and Kenny.
The Pogues - Fairytale Of New York
You would never think that a irish-british celtic punk band would pull out a Christmas hit, but Pogues managed to do it. 30 years on and theyre still going strong! Click here if your keen to check it out.
Boney M - Mary’s Boy Child
The German vocal group found a way to reinvent a gospel classic, and somehow make it their own in the process. The 1981 hit is a Christmas corner stone that will keep those grinch tendancies at bay.
Wham! - Last Xmas
The duo - founded by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley - managed to make a christmas song into a pop hit. If you're looking for a christmas song that will make you want to dance, give this one a go.
Band Aid - Do They Know Its Christmas
This is quite possibly the most famous modern Christmas song. With a collection of household names, like Bono, Phil Collins and Sting this was bound to be a Christmas hallmark.
The Rock Era
This era of music needs no explanation. If you are looking for some classics, reinvented by your favourite musical superstars check these ones out!
Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmastime
The first of two beatles to have a Christmas hit. McCartney's original song is a great addition to your musical repertoire. Give it a listen here.
Stevie Nicks - Silent Night
Have a listen to Stevie's take on the Christmas classic here.
John Lennon - Happy Christmas
The second member of The Beatles to release a Christmas song, and it does not dissapoint. If your after a tune with a solid message, John Lennon's 'Happy Christmas' is the one for you.
And finally , we have the classics. Even if you are in full-blown Grinch mode, these songs will surely melt your heart.
Andy Williams - The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
The Royal Guardsmen - Snoopy's Christmas
Nat King Cole- The Christmas Song
And of course, the song who's title says it all - The Christmas Song. Even if you are not in the Christmas spirit, you've got to admit the man can sing!
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