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I am one of those people who loves Christmas so much that they are upset when it ends, and try to prolong it as far into Januray as possible. Hence my review for The Best Christmas Album in the World...Ever.
This CD, published in 1997, is one of the CDs that every family seems to have a copy of, and it contains the vast majority of the classic Christmas songs that everyone knows and loves. I am not going to go through them one by one as there are 44 songs over two discs, and we would be here til next Christmas, however I will note a few of my favourites and then provide a track list so that you can check your favourites are also on here!
CD 1 gets off to an excellent start with a succession of 4 massive Christmas hits that everyone knows and can sing along to. These are followed by the huge Band Aid hit and the slightly edgier Pogues classic. This is a really strong beginning to the CD and will get everyone in the Christmas mood. After this there are a few less well known songs, but towards the middle of the CD some of my favourites pop up, such as the funky Step into Christmas by Elton John, and the lovely Merry Christmas Everyone by Shaking Stevens. A couple of child-friendly hits follow by the Beach Boys and the Jackson 5, which any kids will enjoy. However after that, with the exception of the Waitresses' cool song Christmas Wrapping, the last few songs of the CD are a little drab and depressing, which is a shame.
The second CD also has a bit of a mundane beginning with some quieter and more chilled songs that the older generations will probably enjoy a lot more than the younger ones. Many of the songs on this CD are a lot slower and there are really only two or three songs here that I like to listen to, so this CD hardly ever gets played the whole way through.
For those of you who'd like to check the tracks, here they are:
1) John & Yoko - Happy Xmas (war is over)
2) Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmastime
3) Wizzard - I wish it could be Christmas every day
4) Slade - Merry Xmas everybody
5) Band aid - Do they know it's Christmas?
6) The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl, A fairytale of New York
7) Greg Lake - I believe in Father Christmas
8) Pretenders - 2000 miles
9) Chris de Burgh - A spaceman came travelling
10) Frankie goes to Hollywood, - The power of love
11) Chris Rea - Driving home for Christmas
12) Elton John - Step into Christmas
13) Shakin' Stevens - Merry Christmas everyone
14) Gary Glitter - Another rock and roll Christmas
15) The Beach boys - Little Saint Nick
16) Jackson 5 - Santa Claus is coming to town
17) Mike Oldfield - In dulce jubilo
18) Jona Lewie - Stop the cavalry
19) The waitresses - Christmas wrapping
20) Jethro Tull - Ring out, solstice bells
21) Bring Crosby & David Bowie - Peace on earth - Little drummer boy
1) Bing Crosby - White Christmas
2) Nat 'King' Cole - The Christmas song
3) Dean Martin - Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!
4) Harry Belafonte - Mary's boy child
5) Johnny Mathis - When a child is born
6) Cliff Richard - Mistletoe and wine
7) Aled Jones - Walking in the air
8) Robson & Jerome - I believe
9) Doris Day - Winter wonderland
10) Adam Faith - Lonely pup (in a Christmas shop)
11) Mel & Kim - Rockin' around the Christmas tree
12) State of the heart - Last Christmas
13) Andy Williams - Happy holiday
14) Eartha Kitt - Santa baby
15) Mud - Lonely this Christmas
16) Roy Orbison - Pretty paper
17) Jim Reeves - Silver bells
18) Perry Como - God rest ye merry gentlemen
19) The Weavers - We wish you a merry Christmas
20) The Spinners - The twelve days of Christmas
21) Steeleye Span - Gaudette
22) Bert Jansch - In the bleak midwinter
23) Mary Margaret O'Hara - What are you doing New Year's eve?
Obviously there are no songs on here from after 1997, but to be fair there haven't been many amazing Christmas songs in the last few years so that is not a big downside! I would recommend this CD set as the first CD is great for getting you in the festive mood, however approach the second CD with caution!
This CD no longer seems to be available to buy on Amazon, however I am sure that you could easily find it on Ebay, or even at a charity shop or car boot sale for a few pennies.
Push aside your Christmas decorations, dinner, bright lights and mince pies, the thing which really gets me into the festive spirit is a good Christmas tune. I'm more inclined to prefer an older song than any of the newer ones aside from that Darkness track Don't let the bells end which sadly does not feature on this particular album. Instead I have to put up with Kylie Minogue singing Santa Baby and Stacie Orrico belting out O Come all Ye Faithful.
In total there are 44 songs spread over 2 discs so too many to go through especially when the majority of them you will probably have heard from the power of radio, TV or maybe just when you've been out shopping. At the moment I am sick to the back teeth of Paul McCartney's Wonderful Christmas Time which seems to of been playing in Wilkinsons on repeat for the past month.
You have all of the classic favourites from Wizzard, Slade and Elton John all singing about how you should step into Christmas, wish it could happen every day and generally just hoping you have a good one. These tracks which are more popular with everyday radio during the Christmas period are found on CD number 1. If you want the more older type songs then flip over to number 2 where you can listen to Silent Night, In the Bleak Midwinter or maybe just one my favourites; White Christmas by Bing Crosby.
Despite the fact it's called The Best Christmas Album in the World Ever I have to disagree to a certain degree. Whilst the vast majority of the songs are still sung by either the original artists or the ones that we most recognize, they have ruined some of them by getting in slightly modern bands or singers to do their versions.
I don't particularily want to hear Ronan Keating and Maire Brennan (whoever she is) singing Fairy Tale Of New York, I want to hear The Pogues. Neither do I want to listen to Samantha Mumba doing a rendition of All I Want For Christmas. Or Kylie Minogue...or Robbie Williams...
Obviously on all compilation albums you're going to come across some songs which make you want to pull your ears off. For me on CD 1 it would be The Jackson 5 - Frosty The Snowman, Stevie Wonder - What Christmas Means To Me and Kylie Minogue - Santa Baby. But hey, that's what the skip buttons are for!
CD 2 is a lot more low key so to say. No christmas album would be complete without a bit of Cliff Richard and he starts and finishes off the second disc, with his very candy coated Mistletoe And Wine and The Millennium Prayer.
There's still some classics rooted in there. Aled Jones - Walking In The Air, Bing Crosby/David Bowie - Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy, Dean Martin - Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, Bing Crosby - White Christmas.
My personal favourite to sing along to is The Spinners - Twelve Days Of Christmas. A live version!! So it's much more easier to get the words right because they're telling the audience the lines so they can sing along as well.
Stacie Orrico - O Come All Ye Faithful is one it could do without as well as Norah Jones - Peace.
We also have Michael Andrews & Gary Jules - Mad World. So if anybody out there is feeling miserable or down this year, might be wise to skip past this downright depressing song before the piano does its tinkling introduction.
'And I find it kind of funny, I find it kind of sad. The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had'
Don't get me wrong I do like the song, but just because it was a christmas number 1 doesn't mean you need to stick it on an album which has so far managed to be reasonably up beat. You wouldn't put Bob the Builders Can we Fix it? or Girls Alouds Sound of the Underground on a christmas album, (well I hope not anyway) so why put on a track which could make you want to put your head in a gas oven?
As I said it's a shame that the Darkness doesn't feature and Samantha Mumba does, even more so that Last Christmas by Wham is nowhere to be found. Always brings me back to Christmas parties back in primary school.
I've been playing this for album for about a week non stop whilst wrapping up my presents and putting the decorations up in my bedroom. This time next week I'll no doubt be sick of it and will want to shove Cliff Richard, Slade and Stevie Wonder back in the cupboard till next year. But until then I've 7 more days to relish in the jingle of sleigh bells, the yelling of Noddy Holders unmistakable voice and the high pitch of a young Aled Jones.
Festiveness in bucket loads!
Now that the Christmas Tree is up in the Rooster household the old faithful Christmas CD is dragged out from the cupboard it inhabits for 50 weeks of the year and gets its annual dusting off and finds a new home in the CD player.
The Best Christmas Album in the World...Ever is a 2004 compilation album that has 44 festive tracks that puts you right in the mood for Christmas. There are songs for everyone on here and the tracklist vary from old classics up to modern day foot tappers. You can't help but sing along to the familiar tracks and this really is a must have CD for anyone's Christmas collection.
Disc one opens with the Lennon and Ono classic "Happy Xmas (War is over) and sets the mood from the start, there isn't a single track on either CD that you don't know and love. Classics on disc one include Band Aid's Do they Know it's Christmas (the original 1984 version, not one of the re-releases) Slades "Merry Xmas Everybody" (could that song be any more annoying? lol) and Wizzards "I Wish it could be Christmas everyday" and these are just the opening 4 tracks on the disc!
More upto date songs are included with Robbie Williams "Walk this sleigh" and Tom Jones & Cerys Matthews "Baby, its cold outside". Tragically my favourite ever Christmas song "Fairytale of New York" is included but is the rather bland and insipid Ronan Keating and Marie Brennans interpretation of the song than the marvellous Pogues and Kirsty MacColl.
Other notable tracks on disc one include my other personal favourite, the atmospheric "I Believe in Father Christmas" by Greg Lake and even though I don't like any other song he has ever sung I have a soft spot for Chris De Burghs "A Spaceman Came Travelling"
Frankie Goes to Hollywood closes the first disc with "The Power of Love" and then it's time for disc 2 which opens with Cliffs "Mistletoe and Wine" (which I have to say gets skipped every time) followed by Aled Jones Christmas favourite "Walking in the Air" Bing Crosby follows with probably the most well known and oldest song on the CD "White Christmas" we then have a few random songs thrown into the mix by Mud, Matt Monroe and Peggy Lee all belting out recognisable ditties before settling down to some traditional Carols including "O Come all Ye Faithfull" and "We Wish you a Merry Christmas" There is a beautiful and haunting rendition of "Silent Night" from Sinead O'Connor and Bing Crosby and David Bowie's "Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth" before Cliff ends the CD with his "Millennium Prayer".
This is a household favourite of ours and although is a few years old now it contains all the songs you could ever hope for at this time of the year.
Availability seems to be a bit hit and miss looking online with later versions updating mine, but there are plenty of choices available that contain the same songs and you can buy them from just a few pounds.
Definitely sets the mood for Christmas, and is on repeat play at the moment much to the annoyance of the neighbours - Oh well, bah humbug! to anyone who complains, this CD plays as much a part of our Christmas as the turkey is on Christmas day. If you can get hold of a copy it comes highly recommended and rates a perfect 5/5 Dooyoo stars despite my favourite song not being sung by the original artists.
Over the past 40 years (yes, that long!) I've collected Christmas music in various forms from good old vinyl to tapes & now, thank goodness, all my favourites have been put together on a double CD set & it's called 'The Best Christmas Album in the world'.
It's total playing time is 144.39 minutes & it's available from Tesco Extra for only £9.97 - a bargain for myself & family as most of the tracks are really good in my opinion.
It would be unfair of me to list all the tracks & singers & boring for you to read, so I'll give you a gist of some of them so you get an idea & then you can have a look for more info if you want - OK?
I think it's a great set as there are songs/ tunes for almost every taste & any age - most are really well known & have become Christmas classics.
-this has 21 tracks which include classics such as Lennon's Happy Christmas (war is over), & Band Aid's 'Do they know it's Christmas?' - both still poignant today.
- Songs that you can't help but sing/ hum along to such as 'I wish it could be Christmas Everyday' by Wizzard & McCartney's 'Wonderful Christmastime'
- There are also 'oldies' such as Brenda Lee, Tom Jones but with Cerys Matthews & Stevie Wonder as well as Kylie (Santa Baby) & Greg Lake.
- my favourites on disc 1 are 'Fairytale in NY' & Mike Oldfield's 'In Dulce Jubilo' - I play these two to death!
disc 2 - 23 tracks
- here we have more of the 'oldies' (not being ageist here- just descriptive!) including Cliff Richard (Mistletoe & wine), Peggy Lee's 'Winter Wonderland' Matt Munroe, Dean Martin, Bing (White Christmas - of course!)
- plus there's a good mix of other songs such as 'Walking in the Air' by Aled Jones, 'Ring out Solstice Bells' - Jethro Tull, Steeleye Span with 'Gaudete & a beautiful version of ' Silent Night' by Sinead O'Connor.
- there are more than these featured on both discs but thought this review would show that it may be something worth buying for family or friends to play over the seasonal period - so I've provided a 'taster' here.
Don't let the cover put you off - at first I thought this was a children's one full of songs I'd never heard of - but it is, in my opinion, the Best Christmas Album in the World for me & my family.
- really well priced.
- tons of good songs.
- I'm sure this would appeal to young children right up to any age where it might evoke happy memories of Christmases past.
- traditional, some modern & many classic.
- great for the seasonal period - from school fairs, to have on when preparing for Christmas or just to get you in the mood.
- steer well clear if you don't like Christmas!
This review is posted on both sites I write for at the same time so that it can be read and then forgotten about as we head through December and into a new year.
December is half way through, Christmas is coming, the shops are full of cds to buy for presents, listen to in the car and lots of them have a Christmas theme. I nearly bought one, was very tempted, but didnt and then when I got home and looked to see what I have already in my collection there it was, the cd that I nearly paid £12.99 for in a local large supermarket. Last year I paid £14.99 for it so this year it is a bargain.
***The Best CHRISTMAS ALBUM In the World .Ever!***
I put it in my pc and it started to play.
***What is it?***
This is a two cd album, with 21 tracks on cd one and 23 tracks on cd 2 so I have lots of Christmas hits to listen to.
Starts with the haunting tones of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Happy Xmas (War is Over) what a wonderful sentiment and if only it were true.
It moves on to Band Aids Do They Know Its Christmas? Well I guess they dont and there still isnt snow in Africa this Christmas, but with the money made from this hit and from the Live Aid concert a lot of good has been done for the people who were starving back in 1981. I am rather cynical though and dont believe that we can feed the world all the time there are greedy politicians in it!
There really is a theme in this album and it has been put together very well. Cd one is full of the hits we love to remember and some we love to hate, we dont hear them from January to November and then suddenly they pop up on local radio stations reminding us of Christmases past and make us feel excited for the one coming.
Wizzard wishes it could be Christmas every day, Elton John Steps into Christmas, Paul McCartney is having a Wonderful Christmas time. Greg Lake (bet no one remembers him) believes in Father Christmas. Chris De Burgh tells us a Spaceman Came Travelling and then Mike Oldfield is In Dulci Jubilo. The Beach Boys sing about Little Saint Nick ( I thought he was a huge fellow) and Brenda Lee wants us to Rock Around the Christmas Tree. The Jackson 5 sing about Frosty The Snowman and Stevie Wonder tells us What Christmas Means to him. Samantha Mumber tells us All she Wants For Christmas and the Waitresses do some Christmas Wrapping.
Robbie Williams sings Walk This Sleigh and Jona Lewie tells us to Stop The Cavalry (I would like all the word leaders to listen to the words of this one). Ronan Keating feat. Marie Bernnan sing of the Fairytale of New York and Tom Jones & cerys Matthews tells us Baby, Its Cold Outside. Kylie Minogue sings to Santa Baby and Frankie goes to Hollywood sits at the end of cd one with The Power of Love.
So, cd one is bouncy, Christmassy, music in the most part that almost all will remember hearing. Well worth listening to.
still follows the Christmas theme, but is slower and more traditional. Cliff Richard opens with Misteltoe and Wine and that flows into Aled Jones Walking in the Air. Real traditions follows as Bing Crosby sings about a White Christmas and then Nat King Cole sings the Christmas Song. Dean Martin asks to Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! And Mud tell us they are Lonely This Christmas. Matt Monro sings Marys Boy Child (we al know who he is dont we?) and Peggy Lee sings about a Winter Wonderland. Adam Faith with his Lonely Pup (In A Christmas Shop) is followed by the Supremes getting excited because Santa Clause Is Coming To Town. Ella Fitzgerald is very tratidional with God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and The King Singers carol While Shepherds Watched. Stacie Orrico calls to us all (O come all Ye Faithful) and the Weavers Wish you a Merry Christmas. The Spinners sing the Twelve Days of Christmas and Jethro Tull (whats he doing here?) Rings Out Solstice Bells. Steeleye Span sing Gaudete and Bert Jansch In The Bleak Midvinter. Sinead OConner sings Silent Night and Norah Jones sings about Peace. Then we have Michael Andrews & Gary Jules telling us of a Mad World. Bing Crosby and David Bower sings together about Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy and we end this cd with the same voice we started as Cliff Richard sings The Millennium Prayer.
***Where would I play this?***
Cd one would go down well at the office Christmas Party, with people either singing along or sighing Oh this one was terrible .to you remember that year? But all hits that are known to a large percentage of people and each one brings its own reminders.
Cd two being more traditional could be played softly in the background while munching on sprouts and turkey on the big day itself or lent to your mum so she can sing along to the older hits and carols.
***What will I be doing with my copy?***
Playing it in the car, at home, at work and at mums, I will enjoy hearing the songs again and will wrap presents to the sound of this cd. I will also play it in my car and it will be very loud on Christmas day as I go to work in the afternoon.
Then after Boxing Day this cd will go back in its case and back on the shelf, I wonder if I will remember it for next year?
Glad I found it!
Thanks for reading. Sue
Let's face it, you need a Christmas Album. It's not something you need very often, but, like cufflinks or prophylactics, it can be utterly maddening if you find you need it and you haven't got it. If you're having a few friends over for mulled wine and mince pies it's the height of rudeness not to play Slade at some point. So, with this in mind, I bought this album a few years ago. Is it really 'the best Christmas album in the world... ever'? No. No it isn't. I wouldn't have thought it would be possible to mess up a Christmas compilation, but the geniuses at Virgin Records somehow managed it. And the cover's stupid, too (why is Santa about to eat a Christmas pudding decorated to look like the Earth? And since when did he have a cat?)
With 44 tracks I'm obviously not going to describe each of them in depth. You probably know a good many of them anyway. The album cheekily starts by putting John Lennon's Happy Xmas (War is Over) next to Paul McCartney's Wonderful Christmastime. Lennon's slightly downbeat song is actually quite good, at least until Yoko starts squeaking along to the choruses. McCartney seems to be trying to evoke some kind of idealised vision of Christmas that almost certainly never existed anywhere. It is far more representative of Christmas songs than Lennon's. It's nauseatingly jolly, and essential listening at this time of year.
Next up are two classic Glam-era Christmas songs, I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday by Wizzard and Merry Christmas Everybody by the criminally-underrated Slade. I would argue that any Christmas gathering that doesn't include these two songs is a complete waste of everyone's time and a betrayal of the spirit of the modern yuletide. This is followed by Band Aid (the original, obviously), a great song, probably the best on the whole album. Then we get Greg Lake (of Emerson, ..., and Palmer) with his rather mean-spirited and borderline pretentious song about Father Christmas. Nice tune, though. Chris de Burgh's frankly hilarious musings about Jesus having been some kind of space alien are next - very mid-Seventies/Chariots of the Gods stuff.
So far so good, then. No Christmas album could, in all conscience, leave out any of the above mentioned. But then things go off the rails big time. The Power of Love by Frankie Goes to Hollywood may have been released at Christmas, but it's not a Christmas song, not by any stretch of the imagination. Neither is the ghastly Angels by the ghastly Robbie Williams. Baby, It's Cold Outside by Tom Jones and 'Cerys From Catatonia' (sic) is a bit more fun, but again, nothing at all to do with Christmas. Saviour's Day by Cliff Richard is at least appropriate, but I really hate it - I think it's the awful drum-machine/synthesiser backing that was five years out of date even when the song was released.
Elton John's generally acceptable Step Into Christmas restores one's faith slightly. But then there's a cover of Sleigh Ride by the Spice Girls - it's horrible, they talk and 'joke' in the bits between the verses. It makes you feel dirty, and not in a good way - I defy anyone to listen to the whole thing and not need to take a shower afterwards. Little Saint Nick is by the Beach Boys before Brian Wilson went doolally, so you know pretty much what you're going to get. I'm not convinced that their normal style really works with this kind of material, but it's a lot better than the Spice Girls. The Jackson 5's Santa Claus is Coming to Town is great, Mike Oldfield's In Dulce Jubilo likewise; I'm sure you know them both. Jona Lewie's rather bleak Stop the Cavalry is another Christmas perennial, although I'm not entirely sure why. Then there's Jethro Tull with Ring Out, Solstice Bells. I've always regarded Tull with the deepest suspicion, and this sounds exactly like all their other stuff. Disc one concludes with the awful, awful Millennium Prayer by Cliff Richard, who was a lot more fun in the 70s when he didn't wear his religion on his sleeve so much.
Disc 2 is substantially better. We get a lot of the old standards - White Christmas, Winter Wonderland, Let it Snow etc. - sung by some serious class acts - Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald. Dean Martin gets a couple of songs (including Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer - insert obvious alcoholism joke here), as does Nat King Cole (including a great Frosty the Snowman). Mud's Lonely This Christmas is brilliant. Adam Faith's Lonely Pup (In a Christmas Shop) is a real revelation, a song that remorselessly bludgeons you into liking it through the unrestrained use of jauntiness, silly lyrics and children as backing vocalists. Deck the Halls sung by a full-on Welsh choir *in Welsh* is a tactical masterstroke by anyone's reckoning.
On the debit side, you have Cliff's Mistletoe and Wine and his embarrassing rendition of O Little Town of Bethlehem (he gets four songs on this compilation - when did he become the Voice of Christmas?) Also Mel Smith & Kim Wilde doing Rocking Around the Christmas Tree is pretty unpleasant. Aled Jones sings that bloody song from The bloody Snowman. And exactly who thought it would be a good idea to include a lift-muzak cover of Wham's Last Christmas, but not the classic original? Things really fall apart towards the end of the disc, with acts out of your worst repressed childhood-memories: the Spinners, the Weavers and (shudder) Steeleye Span. Sinead O'Connor's version of Silent Night is enough to make even Santa want to slit his wrists (cheer up, love! It might never happen!).
I've never been sure what to think of Peace on Earth/The Little Drummer Boy by David Bowie and Bing Crosby. It's awful, certainly, but compellingly awful - probably the most spectacular car crash in popular music history. You just can't stop yourself listening to it - really, I'm right, try it sometime. The last track is a really forgettable number called What Are You Doing New Year's Eve by someone called Mary Margaret O'Hara. It's one of those songs that you keep expecting to go somewhere, but it never actually does.
And that's it. It wouldn't be so bad, but there are so many greats that they leave off. Where's Queen? Elvis? Sinatra? Eartha Kitt? Why Matt Monro's version of Mary's Boy Child instead of Boney M's? And most unforgivably, where the *hell* is When A Child Is Born by Johnny Mathis? What's the matter with these people? They even left off that Pogues song. The music industry can complain until it's blue in the face about people downloading music without paying for it - if they can't even get something as simple as a Christmas compilation right, what other option is there?
Anyway, I guess this was the best option available when I bought it. It might not even be in print anymore. I still stand by my assertion that everyone needs a Christmas album. It's not the kind of music you'd want to conceive your children to, but if you're drunkenly arguing about what board game to play then it will defuse the tension perfectly.
Simply have a wonderful Christmastime.
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Happy Xmas (War Is Over) - John & Yoko
2 Wonderful Christmastime - Paul McCartney
3 I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday - Wizzard
4 Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade
5 Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid
6 I Believe In Father Christmas - Greg Lake
7 A Spaceman Came Travelling - Chris De Burgh
8 The Power Of Love - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
9 Angels - Robbie Williams
10 Baby, It's Cold Outside - Tom Jones with Cerys from Catatonia
11 Saviour's Day - Cliff Richard
12 Step Into Christmas - Elton John
13 Sleigh Ride - Spice Girls
14 Little Saint Nick - Beach Boys
15 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - Jackson 5
16 In Dulci Jubilo - Mike Oldfield
17 Stop The Cavalry - Jona Lewie
18 Christmas Wrapping - Waitresses
19 Ring Out, Solstice Bells - Jethro Tull
20 The Millennium Prayer - Cliff Richard
Disc #2 Tracklisting
1 White Christmas - Bing Crosby
2 The Christmas Song - Nat 'King' Cole
3 Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow - Dean Martin
4 Mary's Boy Child - Matt Monro
5 Mistletoe and Wine - Cliff Richard
6 Walking In The Air - Aled Jones
7 Winter Wonderland - Peggy Lee
8 Lonely Pup (In A Christmas Shop) - Adam Faith
9 Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Mel & Kim
10 Last Christmas - State Of The Heart
11 Little Town - Cliff Richard
12 Frosty The Snowman - Nat 'King' Cole
13 Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer - Dean Martin
14 Lonely This Christmas - Mud
15 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Ella Fitzgerald
16 Deck The Halls - Treorchy, Morriston Orpheus & Pontarddulais Male Choirs With The Band Of The Welsh Guards
17 Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Jane McDonald
18 We Wish You A Merry Christmas - The Weavers
19 The Twelve Days Of Christmas - The Spinners
20 Gaudete - Steeleye Span
21 Silent Night, Holy Night - Sinead O'Connor
22 In The Bleak Midwinter - Bert Jansch
23 Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy - David Bowie/Bing Crosby
24 What Are You Doing New Year's Eve - Mary Margaret O'Hara (Frank Loesser)