Essential tracks for any Christmas compilation album

Wham - Last Christmas

Wizzard - I wish it could be Christmas every day

Slade - Merry Christmas everybody

David Essex - A winter's tale

Jona Lewie - Stop the cavalry

The Pogues - Fairytale of New York

Chris Rea - Driving home for Christmas

Mariah Carey - All I want for Christmas is you


Any others?

Band Aid - Do They Know It’s Christmas (original one)

Johnny Mathis - When A Child Is Born (if only for the spoken middle section which is hilariously weird)

Joni Mitchell - River (cos it’s beautiful) 



The lifts in Hades 

Will be playing Slade's

Merry Christmas song 

Despite the torments that await

Your descent will seem long.

Darlene love- please come home 

Dean Martin- let it snow

Ronettes- sleigh ride

Shakin stevens- merry Xmas everyone 

Erasure - She Won't Be Home (Lonely Christmas)

A wonderfully melancholic song. Sample lyric:

She phones her mom
Says this time she cannot come
Don't worry I'm with friends this Christmas

Dad gets upset
But in time he soon forgets
Here comes another lonely Christmas


Merry Christmas from the Family

Robert Earl Keen

Mary's Boy Child 

Boney M

December will be Magic

Kate Bush

Santa don't be late

Alvin & the Chipmunks