Beats | Driving Home For Christmas

Every Friday, our Music Ed Vicky James rounds up the hottest artists, releases and music news of the week. 

Have you heard… it’s only seven sleeps ‘til Christmas (say what?)

You’ve probably been hearing these for months, but to get you feeling extra festive this Friday, here’s my top five Christmas songs of all time – which will you be driving home to?

Destiny’s Child – 8 Days Of Christmas

Because when Bey does Christmas, she does it well. Long-live our favourite threesome

Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You

Come on now… you can’t not LOVE this song. No-one can hit those high notes like Mariah, and we all love to try and match her after a festive tipple or two... 

Wham! – Last Christmas

With one of the best festive jingles out there, this one’s for the entire family… your mum’s going to love you forever if you get her the greatest hits album too

TLC – Sleigh Ride

A little known cover of this Christmas classic, T-Boz's smooth vocals and Lisa Left Eye's infamous rap make this one of the freshest festive songs out there.... even if it's over 20 years old

Chris Rea – Driving Home For Christmas

You gotta love an oldie at this time of year. This one is for belting out in the car while in your head you’re really imagining yourself in a Christmas movie scene, boot full of presents and all…. (come on, we all do it… don’t we?)