And so for this Christmas edition of my Because, Music posts, I've gone for a slightly different approach (I love tradition too FYI, but y/know...) I've picked some of my favourite Christmas songs with a twist.
Yes, I present to you some Christmas covers.
I couldn't miss out a few of the classics - The Pogues win, every single time!
And actually, I find these perfect to play throughout December when I'm tidying my house before the mayhem begins, wrapping (and fighting with) my presents by the fire and that quiet Sunday morning when the Christmas cards are being written. So have yourself a calm Christmas...
She & Him - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Slow Club - Christmas (Please Come Home)
Rogue Wave - Jingle Bell Rock
Bright Eyes - White Christmas
The Pogues - Fairytale Of New York
Tom O'Dell - Real Love
Mimicking Birds - Walking In The Air
Gabrielle Aplin - The Power Of Love
Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmastime
Jazz Morley - Last Christmas
Aurora - Half The World Away
The Beach Boys - Little Saint Nick
Chris Rea - Driving Home For Christmas
Daniela Andrade - The Perfect Christmas
She & Him - Sleigh Ride
So if you're partial to a little change of Shakin' Stevens and East 17 (OK, we'll let that one slide), and fancy a more calming approach whilst you tuck into your sprouts and pigs in blankets (hell yeah), then this is perfect. Plus, you get to actually hear your grandparents speak rather than the delights of their humming to the classics.
Unless you're my grandad, he hums to anything!