Following the success of our holiday playlist feature in summer comes our guide to the top Christmas tunes. As soon as December begins the same tired, old, and most alarmingly shit songs get pulled out every year. In order to combat this we bring you only the very best Christmas songs.
We suppose this almost certainly isn’t a Christmas song per se, but it most definitely is a winter song, and it is for this reason that we reward it with a highly sought after placing on our playlist. This song, from 2008, takes us back a few years to a quite amazing snog we once had and it is likely for this reason that the song never fails to put a smile on our face. Snogs aside, the song is a heart-warming tune, that always brings images of log fires and knitwear to our heads.
Nonetheless, how will it score in the battle against our world famous popfoolish criteria…?
References to snow/winter/fire/cold in lyrics? Of course there are plenty, in a song whose title includes the word ‘snowflake.’ We tallied 12 but we probably got it wrong. 12/10
Sleigh bells present? Not proper,full-on sleigh bells but there is a bell sound effect which comes in gloriously at the end. 6/10
Other dodgy Christmas sound effects? There are a few tingly sparkle sounds in the background in addition to some choir-like wails plus chiming bells and organ sounds. 9/10
Christmas themed lyrics? None whatsoever. 0/10
RATING: Glasvegas score a very respectable 27/40
Ultimate Christmas Playlist
‘Christmas Tree’ – Lady Gaga ft. Space Cowboy – 31
‘Christmas Wrapping’ – The Front Bottoms – 29
‘A Snowflake Fell (And It Felt Like A Kiss)’ – Glasvegas – 27
‘X-mas (Let’s Do It Again)’ – Alphabeat – 21
‘I Hate Christmas Parties’ – Matthew Thiessen and the Earthquakes – 10