Household’s Christmas playlist

The Householder's share their favourite tunes for the festive season

1. She’s Lost Control – Joy Division

“I suspect it probably speaks for itself and is also an enjoyably dark counterpoint to the fake jollity of Christmas songs…” – Geoff Wilson, Experience Strategy Director

2. Stay Another Day – East 17

No Comment. – Gareth Rutter, Creative Director (Brand)

3. I Believe in Father Christmas – Greg Lake

4. Frosty the Snowman – Cocteau Twins

5. Stop the Cavalry – Jona Lewie

6.  Silent Night – Sinead O’Connor

7. White Christmas – Bing Crosby

“’Cos it isn’t Christmas without it.” – Andy Revell, Finance Director

8. Driving Home for Christmas – Chris Rea

“Because it reminds me of Papa Steds and I will literally be driving home to Wales for Christmas!” – Cat Stedman, Design Associate

9. All I Want for Christmas – Mariah Carey

“What can I say – It’s a classic.” – Lee Hampson, Designer

10. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – Jane Krakowski

“It reminds me of the Ally McBeal Christmas special!” – Lee Hampson, Designer

11. Suzy Snowflake – Rosemary Clooney

“The best memories of nights out with friends.” – Lee Hampson, Designer

12. 2000 Miles – The Pretenders

‘This one reminds me of my mum, she loves the Pretenders.’ – Lee Hampson, Designer

13. Main Title From Home Alone (Somewhere in My Memory) – John Williams

“The perfect festive soundtrack – from wrapping presents to decorating the tree, it sets the perfect Christmas ambience.” – Jenny Elwin, Insights Intern

14. It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas – Michael Buble

“Possibly my all time Christmas favourite. You can legitimately start listening to this tune from the first of December and it never fails to bring all the excited holiday feelings.” – Jenny Elwin, Insights Intern

15. Glue – Bicep

16. All night – Romare

17. Midnight on Rainbow Road – Leon Vynehall

18. I’ll be There – Chic

19. Lost in Music – Sister Sledge

20. Controversy – Prince

21. Beam Me Up – Midnight Magic

22. Oh What a Night – Change

“They’re all tunes to get up and dance to.” – Dutch Holland, Designer (Chief Officer of Happiness)

23. Fairytale of New York – The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl

“Cause it’s 50% miserable but 50% Christmas joy too.” – Iona Morton, Insights Researcher

24. Auld Lang Syne – Samuel Bath

“The only song you should be listening to on Hogmanay – that’s New Year to you English Folk.” – Iona Morton, Insights Researcher

25. Hallelujah – Pentatonix

“A beautiful arrangement, easy background listening music for wrapping presents and feeling Christmassy.” – Lucy McLaren, Senior Strategist

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