December 19, 2012 in Blog
BritMums are challenging bloggers to come up with a festive playlist that will keep them or their Designated Driver smiling this season while they taxi friends and family around.
The challenge is to pick at least 5 of our favourites.
A simple task I hear you say, nope trust me it’s not that easy. I love Christmas songs & sing along at the top of my voice when ever they come on the radio, so if I’m taxing you around, be prepared for an ear bashing, you drink, I’ll drive & sing. Deal???
1. The Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping
I love this track as it’s just so catchy & it’s actually quite sad to start, all alone for Christmas but then at the end the girl get’s the guy & Christmas ends in a smile. Yes it’s cheesey but as soon as I hear this on the radio I know the big day is on it’s way!
2. Chris Rea :- Driving Home For Christmas.
With not living near to my family, I’m always “driving home for Christmas”! I just relate to the song totally.
3. East 17 : Stay
This is just such a beautiful song, I could listen to it all day.
4. Elton John : Step into Christmas
Who doesn’t like a bit of Elton at Christmas? This is so lively & get’s your foot tapping.
5 The Pogues & Kirsty McColl : Fairytale of New York
There seems to be a pattern appearing here! Do you get the feeling I like all the old tunes more than the newer songs?
This is such a class song, the words are great “Your a bum, your a maggot, your a cheep lousy faggot” could a song these day’s get away with using those words? I very much doubt it. It’s fab!
6 Band Aid : Do They Know It’s Christmas
Who doesn’t know the words to this? We used to have to not only sing along to it, but try to remember who sings each bit. Whenever we watch the Gain & Stacey Christmas special, & Smithy & Gavin sing it, it always get’s us singing along with them.
7. Kim Wilde And Mel Smith – Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree.
Yet again a massive cheesey song but I love it.
8 Johnny Mathis : When a Child Is Born
This takes me back a fair few years to when I was still living with my parents & we always went to church on Christmas Eve & they always played this as we left the church.
I had to stop at this point as I could’ve gone on & on adding great songs. I am always the designated driver, but that never worries me, I can have just as good a time without having a drink & the next morning I can remember what has happened the night before & don’t end up with a raging hangover!
The #FestivePlaylist Linky is sponsored by Coca-Cola and its special Designated Driver programme which helps promote the positive role that soft drinks can play as credible alternatives to alcohol. You can use their interactive Pub Finder to find places where Designated Drivers can enjoy 2-for-1 Coke and Diet Coke when out with friends – find out more here!