Now that December is in full swing so is Yuletide season and let’s face it, there’s simply no escaping the festive tunes! The good news is there’s plenty to choose from, whether you prefer the classics or something a bit more alternative, because not even the power of music is immune to the magic of Christmas.

Alternative Festive Tunes

Getting a little bored with the same Christmas playlist every year? Find yourself having a moan whenever you walk into a shop filled with “festive cheer”? If this sounds all too familiar you’ll be pleased to know that there’s a whole world of alternative Christmas music out there for those who prefer a little less jolly at this time of year including tracks from The Killers to Coldplay, Glasvegas and The Wombats.

Christmas Songs That Spread Cheer

If on the other hand you believe that Christmas truly is ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ and that you ‘wish it could be Christmas everyday’, then there’s no surprise what songs will bring some festive cheer to you this year!

Yuletide Tearjerkers

Although this time of year is traditionally spent with our nearest and dearest, many of us may find ourselves alone. Whether you’re away on business, travelling the world or suffering a Christmastime breakup, rest assured there’s a musical number to keep you company from Chris Rea’s ‘Driving Home For Christmas’ to Wham!’s ever popular heart-breaking hit.

Ultimate Christmas Bangers

Everyone loves a good festive sing along when they’re ‘rockin’ around the Christmas tree’ and what type of Christmas party would it really be without a bit of Slade and Wizard on the playlist?

The Classics

At this time of year there’s just no getting away from a bit of Band Aid, The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl and even a bit of Shakin’ Stevens. But it goes without saying that there’s always one cheeky number that makes a come back year after year without fail and that’s Mariah Carey’s 1994 chart topper ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’. Sorry not sorry.

Merry Christmas!