Wednesday 17 December 2014


We asked what your favourite Christmas song was… here are your answers! Naaaw…

Gemma says:

My favourite Christmas song is… well, I've got two! Number one is Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer, because it never ceases to make me laugh. And number two is called Pohutukowa Christmas… it's a New Zealand song, and I like it because it's one of the few Christmas songs that talk about 'celebrating in the sun' instead of everything being all about snow and a white Christmas. Plus, it's a Kiwi song!

Robyn says:

My favourite Christmas song is Wonderful Christmas Time by Paul McCartney. It really reminds me of going to the pantomimes when I was little, as they always seemed to be playing it in the theatre whilst we waited for the show to begin. It always brings back happy memories!

Kaylee says:

I really like Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas Is You… and I can thank my class this year for that! Not only is it fun to sing but the words mean a lot to me. I also love Silent Night… it's a really beautiful song. Another favourite is a Japanese translated version of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer sung by Sailor Moon… it's Japanese, so why not?

Rachael says:
My favourite - well, favourites - is definitely the Band Aid songs, the different variations of Do They Know It's Christmas. I love the way they manage to gather everyone together in one big community to do something amazing for charity. It doesn't just raise money, it raises awareness and also makes us think just how lucky we are to have presents and a delicious warm dinner on Christmas Day.

Stephanie-Jade says:
The Fairytale of new York is my favourite - a classic, but a fabulous one! I'm really into Christmas music at all, but that song is an exception.

Jasmine says:
Yes, the Pogues' Fairytale of New York has always stuck out to me. It has great lyrics and the voices are great too! My favourite Christmas film is Christmas With The Kranks, and the song from that is my ringtone… I love it, it reminds me of my childhood!

Autumn says:
I don't mind Christmas Wrapping by the Waitresses. I usually detest soppy, sentimental Christmas songs but this is a bit more upbeat and catchy. It reminds me of Mum singing as she cooked Christmas dinner so it puts me in the Christmas mood. I did once sing Silent Night in French (Sante Nuit) at a Christmas concert with my classmates. I still remember the first two verses. Fair enough, right? Aside from 'Silent night, holy night; all is calm, all is bright,' I don't know any of the words in English!

Caoilinn says:

My favourite song is The Twelve Days of Christmas. When I was little we used to have this video with all the Christmas carols on it, with a Mickey Mouse cartoon, and that song was on it. I used to think that the bit about a partridge in a pear tree was 'par pear in a pear pee…' I know, I know, I was VERY little, OK?

Cathy says:
I think I'll opt for Fairytale of New York too… or maybe Stop the Cavalry… or I Believe in Father Christmas… or Christmas Wrapping… no, hang on… oh, I can't choose! What's YOUR favourite Christmas song? COMMENT BELOW to tell me!


  1. I also love Fairytale of New York... but I don't really have a favourite. I also like Stop the Cavalry, A Spaceman Came Travelling, Merry Christmas Everybody, Band Aid, many many carols... the list goes on!

  2. Stop the Cavalry! I kept trying to tell people my favourite Christmas song but can't remember the name so here we are- I love stop the cavalry

  3. I am in love with this year's band aid: Do they know it's christmas. I especially love how 1D and Rita Ora brought their amazing voices to the song, it was lovely and Zoella and Joe Sugg were in the vid! Most importantly though, its for a brilliant cause! Hamdi:)xxx

    1. So was Alfie Deyes. I loved this year's too :)

  4. I like mariah carey all I want for Christmas is you and the Fairytale of New York. we bought now that's what I call Christmas when it first came out and daddy told us to listen to track 3 disc 1 because it was a big hit when it came out, was good and he also said "these guys are Irish. listen to it" and that is when I first heard the fairytale of NY!



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