Top 5 Christmas Classics.

Posted by on December 1, 2013 in Music | 13 comments

Hello! For those of you who have been readers for a while, apologies if this post is familiar as it was first published last Christmas. I have taken it down from the shelf, and given it a dusting off so that I can link up with the lovely Aly at Plus 2.4 in her Christmas songs listography link up. Which is a bit cheaty, but these are my favourite 5, can’t change them now- although having read Aly’s post, I too have to admit a fondness for The Darkness’s Xmas ditty! Anyhoo- December is upon us, so wrap your lugholes round this little lot!


I love a good Christmas song and here are my Top 5 Christmas favourites, they mostly still rock, and they all get me well and truly into the festive spirit, which is lucky really as the last couple of years due to pregnancy and breast feeding, the festive spirit is the only spirit I have been allowed!! :-
5) Elvis Presley – Santa Claus is Back in Town.
 I love a bit of Elvis, he is the king of Rock’n’Roll after all! And while his most famous Christmas song is Blue Christmas, I prefer this one –   a raunchy blues number, where Santa doesn’t use a sleigh but drives in a big, black cadillac – Rockin’ good!
4) The Ramones – Merry Christmas (I don’t want to fight tonight)
The Ramones’ version of punk rock has its roots firmly in 50s rock and roll and do-wop but faster and louder- this could be sung by a be-quiffed 1950’s heart-throb, but it isnt, its Joey Ramone!

3) Winter Wonderland – Doris Day.
I want to pop on a full skirted frock, complete with petticoats, and croon this to my dapper sweetheart…

2) The Dickies – Silent Night.
This song sums me up pretty well – Punk Rock meets traditional Christmas- riotously good fun!

1) Fairytale of New York – The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl.
This song celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and is without doubt my favourite Christmas song EVER and singing along is an absolute must – especially the scumbag  bit!! (As an aside I still love this song despite having to listen to it on repeat for 2 months solid when it was the only thing that stopped my colicky first born from screaming of an evening!)
And as it is Christmas I am giving you a bonus song! One from the Cisco household- my boyfriends festive ditty – Satan Claws….take it away Mr Nazer…..
What is your Christmas number one? Would love to know!

Love Miss Christmas Cisco XXX


  1. That is an unusual list, but I would expect nothing less of you! I’m in the office, so haven’t dared click on your OH’s link! I love The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl and had a good dance to it at work Xmas do t’other day. Also love Slade, Wizzard and John ‘n’ Yoko. Not keen on Mariah or Wham!

    • Ooh that Mariah song makes me itch!

  2. You love your rock and roll era, that’s for sure. Commenting on behalf of BritMums and totally agree on the Pogues!

  3. The Pogues is the classic, but have to say I’m a bit partial to Jingle bell rock

  4. To be honest I like the carols as well as the newer songs, give me Jingle Bells any day x

  5. Is Fairy Tale of New York 25 years old? Very frightening indeed!

  6. He he, what a great mixture, love the Ramones and the Pogues of course! I love Winter Wonderland too, but tend to play it on the piano and sing along very badly :)

  7. Love your list, the Pogues will always be my favourite.

  8. The Pogues are also my favourite, but I love the rest of your list. Great choices x

  9. I had thought of doing a metal version of my list but I had to stick with what I grew up with in the end.And yay for liking The fairy tale of New York.Thanks for linking up 😀

  10. Ooh…. I am so glad you too have an Elvis Christmas song on your list! I also have Winter Wonderland on my list :-) Maybe I’m a rock n roll mum too 😉

    xx Jazzy

  11. That’s an interesting selection!

  12. This is a very cool list, and so glad that The Pogues are on there. My two favourite Christmas tracks are the aforementioned ‘Fairytale…’ and The Darkness’ ‘Christmas Time (Don’t let the Bells End)’. Ok, so I’m a huge The Darkness fan (they’re touring this year), but it is a bloomin’ brilliant Christmas song, complete with harmonic guitar solos (so Thin Lizzy) and an awesome guitar lick. LOVE it and would happily listen to it all year round! x
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