The Definitive Ranking Of Ireland's Favourite Christmas Songs

The Definitive Ranking Of Ireland's Favourite Christmas Songs

Christmas music is an integral part of the holiday season.

Christmas songs get everyone singing along in celebration and can evoke memories from down the years. There is some debate over what the nation's favourite tune is, so we decided to make the definitive list of Ireland's most-loved Christmas songs. From classics such as 'Let It Snow!' to 'Fairytale of New York' – we've picked only the greatest.

1. The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale of New York

This is the classic that will always be the nation's favourite, 'It was Christmas eve babe......'

2. Wham! – Last Christmas


The video makes it even better; there's nothing like some 80s George Michael wrecking it on the ski slopes.

3. Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You

This one is for all the gals in Coppers, a festive favourite that will get everyone young and old attempting to sing those high notes.


4. Slade – Merry Xmas Everybody

This is the song your Dad will probably be singing after too many whiskeys. It's got a great beat and is a definitive crowd-pleaser.

5. Wizzard – I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday


Again, the music video features loads of glitter and wigs and 70s glamour.


6. Bing Crosby – White Christmas

This is a nice, chill out Christmas classic that's best enjoyed hanging out with family.


7. Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas?

This one is still going around, just proves if you put out a charity single at Christmas time it'll always get played.

8. Shaking Stevens – Merry Christmas Everyone

There is nothing like dancing with your Granny to a bit of Shaking Stevens – nothing!


9. Chris Rea – Driving Home For Christmas

Rea's silky voice is the perfect accompaniment on a long drive over Christmas.


10. Dean Martin – Let It Snow!

This classic song is featured in most Christmas films and for good reason – it's iconic.

11. Jackson 5 – Santa Clause Is Coming To Town

This song is a bloody tune and deserves a good jig or two.


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Ciara Finnegan

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