I thought it would be appropriate to title this blog with my favourite ever Christmas song. So Christmas has come and gone and I’m sure everyone enjoyed the festive food, drinks and presents.
Seeing as I’m a Media and Communications student, I’ll use this blog to list my top three Christmas songs and films for you guys to enjoy if you wanted to maintain the Christmas spirit until the end of the year like I am!
Top Three Christmas Songs
3) Michael Bublé – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
It was incredibly hard to decide between Bublé and Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ but I decided Christmas was a better song because it’s fresher and because…it’s Bublé. So sit back and listen while he takes you on a vocal ride with his soothing yet celestial voice.
2) The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale Of New York
This song typifies a British Christmas. With swearing, arguing and a love-hate relationship, the song portrays a type of realism within the public yet the underline theme that Christmas is a wanted and celebrated with everyone: “the bells are ringing out, for Christmas Day”.
1) It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – Perry Como
The reason why I love this song so much is because it’s so underrated as a Christmas song. With Wizzard, Slade and Carey being dominated by radio airwaves every December, this song gives a classical feel to Christmas. The one where you’re huddled around a fireplace with your family and drinking a nice warm mug of Bailey’s (or the equivalent!) happy that Christmas day is here.
Top Three Christmas Films
3) Home Alone (1990)
As a 90s kid, I must give Home Alone a huge shout out. I remember when I was a kid and saw the Home Alone films for the first time in primary school. The film revolves the McCallister family going on a Christmas holiday but forgetting to bring one of their own children. As you do. While the kid is Home Alone (see what I did there?), there is hijinks to be had with robbers, pranks and Kevin McCallister with hilarious consequences.
2) It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
The classic Christmas film everyone loves and I’m sure has a copy on VHS. Claimed by critics as the best Christmas film ever made, it shows that during the festive period, everyone is loved and a different side to traditional Xmas films.
This is personally my favourite Christmas film. I asked my Mum what she thought and she was disappointed that Love Actually wasn’t on my list or in first place. Regardless, Elf is a laugh out loud film starring a very funny Will Ferrell who plays…an Elf. And that’s where the title originates. It is a lot better than it sounds and one that you can watch with your family and feel not-so-cringy.
Until next time, hope you’ve had a great Christmas!