It’s the most wonderful time of the year (as Andy Williams would sing), but it’s also the busiest so we’ve put together this fabulous festive playlist so you don’t have to.
Tried and tested here in the office by the Lyons Marketing team, this playlist is one that’ll certainly have the whole family feeling full of festive cheer! We didn’t mind switching off our usual Heart Radio for these festive bangers, that’s for sure.
1. Wham! – Last Christmas
Some might call this a guilty pleasure, but we’re not ashamed to call this Christmas classic one of our favourites!
2. Andy Williams – It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Just because we couldn’t agree more with Andy. What a legend.
3. Johnny Marks & Brenda Lee – Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
To get everybody up on their feet!
4. East 17 – Stay Another Day
There’s no mention of Christmas but the music video contains snow and it’s catchy.
5. Chris Rea – Driving Home for Christmas
*Disclaimer* You don’t have to be driving home for Christmas to enjoy this one.
6. The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale of New York
We just can’t put our finger on why we love this one so much. Alexa, play this on repeat!
7. Greg Lake – I Believe in Father Christmas
As you should, Greg.
8. Jona Lewie – Stop The Cavalry
Dum-a-dub-a-dum-dum, dub-a-dub-a-dum… what’s the next line?
9. Paul McCartney – Wonderful Christmastime
A song about having a wonderful Christmas time we hope you’ll be able to relate to.
10. Wizzard – I Wish it Could Be Christmas Everyday
You probably already have this one on your recently played. We can’t relate to this one but we can’t help but sing along anyway.
11. Darkness – Christmas Time
Air guitars at the ready for this one!
12. Leona Lewis – One More Sleep
It’s only right you play this on Christmas Eve.
13. Darlene Love – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
14. Queen – Thank God It’s Christmas
15. Mud – Lonely This Christmas
We want to hear your best Elvis impressions!
16. Tom Jones & Cerys Matthews – Baby it’s Cold Outside
To remind you of the hilarious shower scene in ‘Elf’.
17. The Ronettes – Sleigh Ride
Happy and joyful. What more could you want from a Christmas song!
18. Bobby Helms – Jingle Bell Rock
One to mix and mingle too.
19. Jackson 5 – Santa Claus is Coming to Town
A feel-good festive classic.
20. Michael Buble – Holly Jolly Christmas
To wish you all a holly jolly Christmas from Lyons!
Let us know which songs you’d add to our list of festive playlist recommendations.