1. Jarrod Alonge – 12 days of a pop punk christmas: A different take from the original “12 Days Of Christmas” however replacing the traditional christmas gifts with the stereotypical pop punk items that people would associate the scene with. Musically, the song shows the sonics of every generic pop punk songs. Not to be taken seriously off course but if you’re like me and you’re looking to put a different spin on the holiday season then this song is one you need to be playing.
2. All Time Low- Merry Christmas, Kiss My Ass: This one is for the younger ones who won’t be spending christmas with their high school sweetheart because their long lasting relationship ended after 2 weeks. Nevertheless if you’re looking to put a cheesy cliché on the situation, then this is the song to let out all of the emotional festive angst.
3. New Found Glory – Nothing For Christmas: The complete opposite to the previous entry. A stripped back Acoustic Pop Punk Christmas ballad about the perfect Christmas. THe track makes note of many traditional clichés; such as walking through snow and forgetting your troubles. A song that is about leating your ghosts from christmas past and continuing on with your significant other and creating many more happy memories.
4. John Denver – Take Me Home, Country Roads: For many people – like myself – home can feel pretty far away, whether it’s because you’re a student or maybe you just live far away from home. Therefore travelling is a very important part of the christmas processes and that’s what this song is all about. This song is also a brilliant drinking song, and as we all know, drinking is also a very important part of christmas.
5. Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas: For sure this is the most “traditional” entry on this list, however my reason for selecting this may be a little different to other people. While this song is a Christmas classic and should make the list for that reason alone; to me one of the most important parts of Christmas is watching the “Gavin & Stacey” Christmas special as many times as i can get away with! I mention this as one of the best scenes in that episode is where both Gavin and his best mate Smithy are bellowing the words down the phone to each other. When i think about this song i think about that scene.
By Kyle Wood