Every year, it always seems to be the same Christmas songs we are singing – no, screaming – at the top of our lungs while decorating the tree and carving the turkey. Why? Simply because we never tire of these golden oldies!

Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You

This Christmas cracker is guaranteed to get anyone on their feet and at some point we have definitely all channeled our inner diva in attempting to hit the high notes, it just never quite sounds the same…

Wham! – Last Christmas

Wham!’s heartfelt tale of holiday heartbreak has us turning the volume up year after year. Once bitten, twice shy… we feel you, George!

Chris Rea – Driving Home For Christmas

How can this song not give you that warm and fuzzy festive feeling? Chris Rea said he got inspiration for this song when he was driving home to Middlesbrough from London at Christmas time.

Slade – Merry Christmas Everybody

Put this tune on at a Christmas party and by the time the chorus kicks in you’ll have everyone linking arms and singing while haphazardly kicking the air.

Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas?

Bob Geldof is the legend behind one of our favourite Christmas songs, which was released in reaction to the Ethiopian famine in 1984. The chorus was clearly made to sing along to with much enthusiasm, which we always do without fail.

The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale Of New York

This is one of the most popular Christmas songs of all-time, and it’s not hard to understand why. It abandons the go-to festive clichés of jollity and good-cheer in favour of an honest, bitter-sweet account of the trials and tribulations faced at Christmas time, which is pretty much why we still love it.

We don't know about you but this has got us in the mood to whack on our Christmas hits playlist and have a little dance...