I think it’s fair to say that these songs speak overwhelmingly to my penchant for fifties and sixties music…
1. Fairytale of New York – The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl (1987)
This is one of the 12 things I love about Christmas.
2. Frosty the Snowman – The Ronettes (1963)
I first heard this in Goodfellas. I can picture the scene: Robert De Niro, arms open wide, smile beaming after a successful and very profitable heist. I love “old”-sounding Christmas songs, and this is the one that always comes to mind first.
3. Little Saint Nick – The Beach Boys (1963)
I genuinely love the Beach Boys and this is my favourite of theirs from their 1964 Christmas album. Those harmonies on “Run, run, reindeer”…
4. Run, Rudolph, Run – Chuck Berry (1958)
It’s just like ‘Johnny B. Goode’, but about Rudolph. Plus, it’s in Jingle All the Way – and Home Alone.
5. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – She & Him (2011)
I love New Girl and I love Zooey Deschanel and any- and everything she does (ask Geek Magnifique). I also love Christmas songs, so She & Him’s two Christmas albums (A Very She & Him Christmas (2011) and Christmas Party (2016)) are bliss. I had to pick one of their songs and this song always makes me think of that scene in Home Alone (you know the one) – so this song it is. (Read my review of Christmas Party for Love From… here.)
What are your favourite Christmas songs?