It wasn’t really a banner year for Christmas songs in 2015, but there were a few notable tunes. Starting with the covers, Kylie and James Corden did a passable rendition of Flying Pickets’ “Only You”.
Shakin’ Stevens’ “Merry Christmas Everyone” is now thirty years old. Yikes. To mark the anniversary, he recorded a guitar-led acoustic version in aid of the Salvation Army. Worth a listen.
The Courteeners’ “Winter Wonderland” isn’t another version of the classic song, rather a slightly moody seasonal song which grabs you after a few plays.
You’ll recognise the Scouting For Girls vibe immediately as they hammer out “Christmas In The Air (Tonight)” to add to the festivities.
An out of nowhere came the NHS Choir’s “A Bridge Over You”. Rock Choirs have become quite fashionable these days, and this group caught the public’s imagination - with Justin Beiber even telling his fans to buy it so that his song could be number two to their number one!