The ultimate Christmas car playlist

Sam Bisby

By: Sam Bisby

Christmas is a time for many things; decorations, lights, snow (sometimes) – but also music. Christmas songs dominate this period with so many classics being aired out, and we’ve made our own ultimate collection of music for the period.

Chris Rea - Driving Home for Christmas

What other way can we begin a Christmas car playlist than with Chris Rea’s Driving Home For Christmas? No matter how bad your journey is, this song will always put a smile on your face.

Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You

This upbeat Mariah Carey song will get you out of your festive slump getting you singing along and even dance along behind the wheel. 

Brand Lee - Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

If this song doesn’t get you rockin’ for Christmas in the car, no Christmas song will.

Slade - Merry Christmas Everybody!

So here it is, merry Christmas!

Wizzard - I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday

This song will put a great big smile on your face.

Wham! - Last Christmas

Wham!‘s Last Christmas may be cheesy but we bet you know every word. 

Shakin’ Stevens - Merry Christmas Everyone

Merry Christmas Everyone will get you in the Christmas sharing and dancing mood.

Bing Crosby and David Bowie - Little Drummer Boy

A classic song featuring musical legends Bowie and Crosby.

Band Aid - Do They Know It’s Christmas?

No matter how many Band Aid songs are made, the original will always be the best. The message is still as relevant today as it was 30 years ago.  

Bobby Helms - Jingle Bell Rock

Jingle Bell Rock will get you tapping your foot or dancing along.

John Lennon - Happy Xmas (War is Over)

This song makes you reflect on peace, unity and love whether it is within your own family or throughout the world.

The Pogues - Fairytale of New York

Cited as the best Christmas song of all time in many UK polls, the Irish folk ballad follows a couple’s bickering in a jail cell on Christmas Eve.

The Darkness - Christmas Time (Don’t Let the Bells End)

If you like a bit more rock to your Christmas songs, the Darkness’s Christmas Time may be more your speed.

Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song

Nat King Cole’s traditional Christmas Song will make you look forward to the turkey and mistletoe at home. You might even want to roast chestnuts on an open fire.

Bing Crosby - White Christmas

Although we rarely get white Christmases in the UK, we can always dream.

Boney-M - Mary’s Boy Child

A great song to sing-along and dance to.

The Jackson 5 - Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Santa Claus is coming to town!

Ella Fitzgerald - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Another classic, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas helps you forget all of your worries.  

Aled Jones - Walking in the Air

Walking In The Air reminds people of the beautiful animated film The Snowman.