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10 best Christmas songs for driving

Get into the Christmas spirit behind the wheel with the best of the festive tunes.

1. Driving Home For Christmas – Chris Rea

Even if you’re not on the road home, the twinkly keyboard intro is enough to evoke the smell of Christmas baking and the warmth of a log fire.

 

2. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey

Belting out Mariah’s version classic behind the wheel when you’re alone on the road has got to be one of the festive season’s greatest gifts.

 

3. Merry Xmas Everybody – Slade

As much a Christmas tradition as turkey, Slade’s annual anthem will bring some festive cheer even if you’re stuck in the worst of traffic jams.

 

4. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day – Wizzard

We’re not sure we agree with the sentiment, but that doesn’t stop us enjoying this silliest of seasonal songs.

 

5. Winter Wonderland – Darlene Love

In reality, Christmas is often less a snow glistening wonderland and more a damp foggy time, but that doesn’t stop us dreaming of snowmen as we inch along the motorway.

6. Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms 

If this doesn’t get you tapping your feet on the pedals your name must be Scrooge.

7. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee

A perennial festive favourite that never fails to get the toes tapping.

8. Christmas Wrapping – the Waitresses

An alternative Christmas tune that has crept into our consciousnesses to the extent we may even be able to rap at least every three lines.

9. ‘Sleigh Ride’ – The Ronettes

When you’re stuck in a four-mile traffic jam, a sleigh ride together with anyone seems idyllic.

 

10. ‘Fairytale of New York’ – The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl

An anthem to broken dreams and crushed youthful dreams, this shouldn’t be uplifting but this glorious duet between McGown and MacColl manages to be as Christmassy as a star on top of the tree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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