In the spirit of Christmas cheer, Kat has run a quick survey in the office on the bunch’s favourite (and least favourite) Christmas songs.
For some of us (I’m thinking the poor wretched souls in retail, particularly) Christmas music has probably well and truly outstayed its welcome by now. But for those of us in offices up and down the country who, as soon as December arrives, dig out the tattered old office tree, and get the decorations up in order to remind our co-workers that t’is the season to be jolly…Christmas songs are a joy to hear. Right?
So, I ran a quick survey to see what my bunch colleagues all prefer to listen to during the festive season, and also what absolutely, totally puts them off their mince pies, pigs in blankets and mulled wine. See how you fare with this lot:
The buck’s fizz list
It might come as no surprise that by far the most voted-for favourite with the bunch is ‘A Fairytale of New York’, by the Pogues and Kirsty MacColl. More surprising though, is that this also featured as one of the bunch’s least favourites.
‘All I want for Christmas is you’ by Mariah Carey came in second, with two of the bunch voting for it as a classic, while the rest were voted for by one each, showing what a diverse bunch we are! ‘Merry Christmas Everybody’ by Slade, ‘The Power of Love’ by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, and ‘Walking in the Air’, most famously by Aled Jones (but of course originally sung by choirboy Peter Auty in the film) all featured, as did ‘Stop the Cavalry’ by Jona Lewie. Good old classics included ‘Have yourself a merry little Christmas’ (although the version by Sam Smith was quoted as his fave) and ‘The Angel Gabriel’ hymn was a choice by one of us. The original ‘Feed the World’, by Band Aid was voted as a favourite, and also a least favourite by more than one of us due to being overplayed.
The overcooked sprouts list
Humdingers included: ‘What are we going to get ‘er indoors?’ by Dennis Waterman and George Cole of ‘Minder’ fame (remember that??) which was quoted as bad…really baaaad! As was ‘Have a cheeky Christmas’ by the Cheeky Girls. I admit to not checking it out…but feel free to have a listen yourself to make sure. ‘Stay now’ by E17, and ‘Mistletoe and Wine’ by Sir Cliff of the Richard were on the vote of no confidence list, and fans of Lady Gaga will be horrified to hear that her ‘Christmas Tree’ was not quite a proud moment for one of us, and also possibly not Lady Gaga! (Sorry Ms Gaga, some of your other stuff is sublime.)
So, there we have it. Kat’s Rambu-Christmas ‘hit and miss’ list. Feel free to add to our suggestions in your comments while you sip at your sherry, all in the spirit of good cheer mind!
Now, where did I put those ear muffs?