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Christmas Tunes You Won’t Get Sick Of

Christmas has exploded onto us once again – from overenthusiastic store displays and cheesy fake-bearded Santas, to the repetitive Christmas cheer booming over the Coles’ speakers as you grab bread and milk.

While its undeniable you’ll be blaring Michael Bublé like there’s no tomorrow until December 25th , we thought we’d throw together a list of not-so-cliché-but-still-corny Christmas tunes to add to your rotation. So get your mum/best friends/co-workers drunk, and get singing along to this mix of classic and contemporary festive tunes.

Michael Bublé – Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Please, I know you’ve certainly got this one in your ‘Top 25’ playlist in iTunes… But for those of you who don’t, Bublé is essentially Santa in music form: his voice is a gift to us all.

Ariana Grande – Last Christmas

Just try not to dance along to this one. Ariana’s modern R&B Christmas tune is undeniably catchy. With a perfect call-and-reprise verse to practice with your mates over drinks during the next few weeks.

Frank Sinatra – Let It Snow

We may never see a white Christmas in most of Australia but Frank Sinatra – the original Michael Bublé – is so synonymous with Christmas, his tunes have been essentially on repeat every December for the last 70 years.

Justin Bieber – Mistletoe

A throwback to baby Bieber of 2011, Mistletoe is an adorably romantic ballad to play subtly to your work crush at the Christmas party and hope they get the hint.

Brenda Lee – Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree

This song almost solely reminds me of Home Alone, and although I’ll be watching it at least a dozen times between now and Christmas, I’ll be playing this song every other minute of the day that I’m not watching.

Sam Smith – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Though almost every major artist has produced their own version of this ultimate classic, Sam Smith’s haunting rendition is so soulful and heartwarming, you’ll remember the true meaning of Christmas.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono – Happy Xmas (The War is Over)

The troublesome duo crooning about peace, love and happiness in true Lennon fashion, is a staple of any Christmas playlist.

Phoenix -Alone on Christmas Day

Any song that features Bill Murray is a quality track already. But pair the fine indie rock tones of Phoenix and you have a match made in festive heaven. It’s light and charming with a synth or too thrown in.

Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You

If you thought Mariah was omitted from this list, think again. Another indisputable classic, I don’t believe it’s nearly Christmas until I’ve heard this song at least 100 times over and over.

Image source: BBC.

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