First up on my Festive Playlist has to be Frankie goes to Hollywood with The Power of Love. Ok, I know this isn't a classic Christmas song, but it was released around the holiday season when I was 17 and it brings back memories of being in the sixth form and working at the local burger bar. Why I want to remember the joys of having to change filters containing fat on Christmas eve, I am not sure!
Do they know it's Christmas? by Band Aid. I am pretty sure that anyone of my generation knows the words of this song off by heart. I think we all get caught up in buying way too many presents and eating until we are about to burst, and this tune helps to remind me of just how lucky we are.
The Fairytale of New York by The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl. I love the fact that a song like this can make it into mine and no doubt many others' festive playlists. Not a cheery song by any means, but the line "And the bells were ringing out for Christmas Day" seems to make it a fab Christmas tune.
Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade. It isn't a Christmas Party if this hasn't been played - It's Christmas!
All I want for Christmas is you by Mariah Carey. I just love this tune, it makes me happy and at the end of the day, all I want for Christmas is to see my family and friends and enjoy spending time with them. There is nothing better than hearing this tune and dancing round the living room with one of my boys and singing it to them.
What would be on your festive playlist? Would you be my designated driver with these songs playing or would you insist on a total different playlist? What memories do these songs bring to you?