My Perfect Christmas Playlist - CORDMAS

‘If music be the food of love, play on.’

Ah, that Shakespeare was a clever man. And very right. Music is the food of love, but it’s also the food of Christmas. The festive season would not be the festive season without all the banging tunes that have been blasting in the shops since September, but we love them and listen to them all month anyway. I say all month, I started listening to them voluntarily at the beginning of November.

The only song I refuse to listen to is Driving Home For Christmas, because I like to save it for when I am driving home for Christmas. Although I don’t drive. ‘Getting The Bastard Coach Home For Christmas’ would be a more accurate title, but we can’t have everything we want in this life. I’m also not a fan of the newer Christmas songs released by the likes of Biebs and Ariana and Sia. Give me the classics, or give me death. That’s where the Christmas spirit lies.

Not in that floppy haired boy singing about mistletoe, or something. He’s not even floppy haired anymore, is he? I remember Bieber as that boy I saw in Shout magazine when I was 13 with his helmet hair and smooth voice and fell in love with. Now I have no idea what he’s doing, honestly. Getting arrested or something? I don’t know. Not good with pop culture.

The only bloke I will accept who has released Christmas music a lot more recently than Band Aid is Michael Buble. Christmas is not Christmas without that delightful man’s songs playing in the background. He has the sort of velvety voice that I would like to wrap myself up in and keep myself cosy with. Absolutely gorgeous. Love me some Bubbles. Yes, I am a middle aged mother, keep up.

And Mariah is allowed, obviously. Can’t have Christmas without Mariah. In fact, Michael and Mariah are the cornerstones of a good Christmas, and I have finally found the hill I will die upon.


In the spirit of the season, and because it’s easy content (never say I’m not honest), I thought I would compile a list of my favourite songs for the Christmas season. My festive playlist, if you will. The songs that will be blasting on repeat until I absolutely have to stop.


  • Fairytale Of New York - The Pogues with Kirsty MacColl

  • Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Olivia Holt

(Yes I do realise this violates my own rules but I do really love this one, even if I don’t know who Olivia Holt is)

  • Last Christmas - Wham!

  • Holly Jolly Christmas - Michael Buble

  • Do They Know It’s Christmas? - Band Aid

  • Step Into Christmas - Elton John

  • In fact every Christmas song Michael Buble has ever released - Michael Buble

  • Happy Xmas (War Is Over) - John Lennon

  • White Christmas - Bing Crosby

  • I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday - Wizzard

  • Walking In The Air - Aled Jones

  • Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin’ Stevens

  • Wonderful Christmastime - Paul McCartney

(Does anyone remember that old animated movie about Rudolf and this was one of the songs that played and I can’t for the life of me find it anywhere to watch but I watched it religiously as a kid?)

  • All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey

  • Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade

  • Stop The Cavalry - Jona Lewie

  • Carol Of The Bells

  • Mistletoe and Wine - Cliff Richard

  • Frosty The Snowman - The Ronettes

  • Here Comes Santa Claus - Bing Crosby, The Andrews Sisters

  • I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - The Jackson 5

What’s your favourite Christmas song?

Love, Cordelia