Christmas market playing the Christmas tunes
Nottingham's Old Market Square in Christmas spirits

Finally after a long awaited 12 months, it’s time to put the Christmas Tunes on!

For all the festive people out there, Christmas songs are a key part into uplifting people’s spirits and bringing communities together in December, especially this winter while we are in the middle of a pandemic.

We were curious to find out the people of Nottingham’s opinions on various popular songs and which they consider to be their favourite Christmas anthems.

A poll was conducted across Nottingham and here’s the results:

  1. All I Want for Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
  2. Driving home for Christmas – Chris Rea
  3. Fairytale of New York – The Pogues, Kirsty MacColl
  4. Last Christmas – Wham!
  5. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee

A fun fact is that Mariah Carey’s classic Christmas anthem ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ reached number one on the Billboard top 100 for the first time last year – 20 years after it was first released!

There were a few honourable mentions – Nancy Grace Smith from Nottingham said: “My favourite is – The Power of Love – Frankie Goes to Hollywood.”

Others mentioned the Ariana Grande Christmas album as well as Band Aid’s classic ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’

Christmas songs are a fundamental part of the 12 days of Christmas, with people getting more involved in the festive spirit and ready to celebrate in this time of giving!