Besides dazzling displays of lights and naff reindeer jumpers, one of the best things about Christmas is the music. From Christmas chart-topping pop stars to classic seasonal crooners, there’s something for everyone and every occasion in the musical mix of the season.
Growing up, “Home for the Holidays” by Perry Como was the perennial classic that got dusted down and played out in all its scratchy glory as the tree and decorations went up. Later, it was “NOW That’s What I Call Christmas!”
Here you’ll find some cracking playlists on YouTube and Spotify to enjoy with friends and family (or by yourself while you rustle up a Christmas cake or batch of mince pies!) in the run up to the big day.
Christmas FM is also a brilliant listen to bring on the festive good times! The station broadcasts all over Ireland, online and via the Christmas FM app and will be back in action from the end of November raising funds for Focus Ireland.
This playlist is very much a work in progress. Enjoy these old-time Christmas favourites from the 1930’s to the 1960’s. No matter what age you are, they’re surprisingly recognisable! Enjoy ’em!
You can also listen on Spotify if you like!