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hmv.com presents… The 10 Best Christmas Songs Of 2015
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hmv.com presents… The 10 Best Christmas Songs Of 2015

We ran down the top 100 Christmas songs of all time last year (you can read them all here), but a whole new batch have come along in 2015, here are 10 of the best of them…

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10. Sabrina Carpenter - ‘Christmas The Whole Year Round’

The Disney Channel’s festive single is sweeter than a gingerbread latte, but it’s also full of warmth and smiles.

 

9. This Wild Life - ‘Sleigh Ride’

The standout track from the repackaged Punk Goes Christmas compilation sees the acoustic pop-punkers putting their own spin on the festive classic, it’s excellent, but not quite as fun as…

 

8. August Burns Red - ‘Theme From Home Alone’

The metalcore titans put their own gnarly spin on the theme music from Macauley Culkin’s festive family favourite and it’s awesome.

 

7. Macy Gray - 'All I Want For Christmas'

Don’t confuse this with Mariah’s mega hit, this is typical of Gray’s latter day work, stripped back and full of anger.

 

6. Kylie Minogue - ‘Only You’

Kylie’s Christmas album had two unlikely special guests, the first being Iggy Pop, the second is James Corden, who teams up with the Aussie pop princess on a glittery cover of Yazoo’s iconic single ‘Only You’.

 

5. The Killers - ‘Dirt Sledding’

The Killers bang out a Christmas single every year and this is one of their best yet, a rollicking slice of Americana complete with a particularly brilliant video.

 

4. The Darkness - ‘I Am Santa’

After almost scoring a Number One with their tongue in cheek festive tune ‘Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End)’ the Lowestoft rockers are having another go with ‘I Am Santa’. This is less bombastic and more like a classic 80s rocker, but it’s still got a bloody big chorus.

 

3. Carly Rae Jepsen - ‘Last Christmas’

As well as wowing with her new album E.MO.TION, Jepsen has found time to put her delightful own spin on Wham’s festive classic and it’s bloody wonderful.

 

2. Elliphant - ‘North Star (Bloody Christmas)’

The brooding Swedish songstress is on tip-top form on this downbeat festive jam and it sounds electric.

 

1. Phoenix - ‘Alone On Christmas Day’

Written for Bill Murray’s recent festive special, the French arty indie types cover The Beach Boys’ lost Christmas single ‘Alone On Christmas Day’ with typical panache. It’s glorious and even features some key lines from Murray himself. Wonderful.