Dec 14, 2011

Favourite Christmas Songs

Everyone's got their favourite. That one Christmas song that just fills them with all the good memories and positive feelings of this time of year. I've listed three of my favourites below:

Old City Bar - Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Part of the Christmas Eve and Other Stories album, this song has a place in a larger story about an angel sent to find the greatest thing done by man in the name of Christmas. It's a beautiful, simple song about how we can change the world for the better through simple acts.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Originally from Meet Me in St Louis, everything about this song exudes Christmas dinner, warm fires and friends all around. Plus I really enjoy the wishing for good times in the future.

Fairytale of New York - The Pogues, featuring Kirsty MacColl

My all-time favourite. As soon as I hear the opening piano notes, everything is good. I was in a youth theatre as a teenager and on our last day of workshops before Christmas we would always gather around a piano and sing Christmas songs, including this. Aside from having one of the best piano melodies ever, I love that at its heart, it's about two people who fell in love, went through hard times, and despite everything still admit they love each other.

What about you? What's your favourite Christmas song?


  1. I have a thing for Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas too. Most love the original Judy Garland version from the movie.

  2. I always thought Christmas music was aweful with the exceptions of The Little Drummer Boy and White Christmas, but now I have a job where I get to listen to the country-western remakes of Christmas songs and I'm longing for the classics instead.

    You haven't heard anything until you've heard the twangy version of Santa Baby.

  3. My favorite Christmas song is actually a hymn in my church called (directly translated) Summer Christmas.