Christmas Soundtrack: Our team pick the playlist

After our annual team outing to London's Winter Wonderland, we’re all feeling a little more festive at Braintree HQ. I thought it would be a good time to get the team's thoughts on a Christmas Playlist for the office so I asked the team to suggest their favourite festive songs. And here they are...  

Our Favourite Festive Songs

Our Favourite Festive Songs  

1. Stop the cavalry - Jona Lewie

“I love songs that have a story to tell. This has a poignant undertone with a First World War soldier reminding us that not everyone can make it home for Christmas. It has a great chorus with a fantastic brass band section.” – Mark    

2. Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song

“This has always been my Dad’s favourite Christmas song and ever since I first heard it, it was mine too. I love the lyrics – especially the opening line, “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire”. It’s the perfect song for cosy evenings in, or for wrapping presents and writing Christmas cards.” – Jo    

3. 2000 Miles – Chrissie Hynde

“A beautiful song about missing loved ones during Christmas time. It casts a wistful atmospheric mood and Chrissy Hynde’s voice is incredible.” – Laura    

4. White Christmas - Bing Crosby

“I’m a big fan of the Christmas classics. I love the nostalgic, romantic and dreamy feel to the song.” – Emma    

5. I wish it could be Christmas everyday - Wizzard

“I always have time for a bit of Glam Rock and this sums up the true eccentric spirit and wackiness that I think a good Christmas needs!” - Mark    

6. Fairytale of New York - The Pogues

“Thought to be the UK’s favourite Christmas song, this seasonal classic makes me feel happy and instantly Christmassy” – Maddi    

7. I believe in Father Christmas - Greg Lake

“Has a magical sound, otherworldly and bittersweet as it muses on the loss of innocence and childhood belief.” – Mark    

8. Santa's Got A Bag Of Soul - The Soul Saints Orchestra

“More funky than festive, but just as sure sure to get your feet tapping and hips moving.” – Clare    

9. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - She & Him

“Instead of the usual Christmas songs I thought I’d go for something different… She & Him is the band duo that Zooey Deschanel is in and she does a Christmas album called “A Very She & Him Christmas”. These two bluesy-type covers are my faves!” - Becky    

10. Baby, It’s Cold Outside - She & Him

    What are your favourite festive tunes? Tweet us or let us know below. Jo x

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