All I Want For ChristmasA Festive Mix-tape

It’s almost December so that means it’s almost ok to start mentioning the C word – Christmas. What would be on my festive mix-tape?

There are so many “obvious” and fantastic Christmas songs that we hear every year so I want to put a bit of a spin on this theme and include songs that mean Christmas to me. I shall be consulting my “songs that remind me of…Christmas” playlist.

“Peppermint Winter” by Owl City

When I first discovered this song I was working at a place that took over 2 hours to travel to. It was really bad snow one week just before Christmas and there was no way I was travelling so I stayed home all week. I listened to music, I decorated the flat and I decorated the cat. I played this song quite a lot and it is a nice reminder of my “snow week”.


“Happy Christmas Baby” by The Boy Least Likely To

I have loved The Boy Least Likely to ever since I heard “Be Gentle With Me” and when I heard they were doing a Christmas album I almost peed my pants. There are so many brilliant tracks on the album and it’s difficult to choose just one. This one is just such a happy song and has a hint of the drums from Mariah Carey’s “All I Want Is Christmas”.


“Never Ever” by All Saints

This song doesn’t mention Christmas at all. It sounds a bit Christmasy and it was out at Christmas so it counts 🙂  It was released when I was in my first year of University and it was just a really great time and this song always evokes those amazing feelings every time I hear it.


“Silent Night” by Glasvegas

Okay, so yeah this might seem depressing but don’t worry I’ve got a fanatically happy song to follow. Glasvegas also done a Christmas EP and this version of Silent Night is just awesome. When the carollers kick in it makes me think of olden day Christmas times and how different those must have been – when people appreciated it more and it was special for everyone.


“All I Want For Christmas” by The Puppini Sisters.

Granted, this song is one of the best Christmas songs…ever. However, it would have been too obvious to include the Mariah version here so this is a cover version that’s just so chirpy it makes you want to bop right around that Christmas tree. Haha, I could have lied and said this is the original version from the 1920’s.

What are your holiday tunes? Let us know in the comments below or tweet @PopAndTalk

Written by Steve

I’m Steve and live in a village called Alford (home of Emeli Sande & birthplace of the Aberdeen Angus cow) in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. I currently work in the IT industry (yawn) I just want to share my ideas, findings and general reflections with whoever wants to listen.