WRITTEN one morning and recorded the following afternoon, Elton John's Step Into Christmas is a perennial festive favourite.
Story behind the Christmas Song
FIRST written in 1933, Santa Claus is Coming to Town apparently began life scrawled on the back of an envelope during a ride on the New York Subway.
IT'S one of the most familiar songs of the festive period - but it turns out it was written by a bit of a Scrooge!
YOU could never accuse Paul McCartney of not putting in the work recording Wonderful Christmastime.
WIZZARD really got into the Christmas spirit while recording their 1973 hit festive song... in August.
CHRISTMAS albums are usually reserved for the end of an artist’s career – but not in the case of Mariah Carey.
"GRAB your pen and take down this song. I just wrote the best song I've ever written—heck, I just wrote the best song that anybody's ever written!"
WRITTEN by Pogues founders Jem Finer and Shane MacGowan and featuring guest vocals from Kirsty MacColl, Fairytale of New York had numerous rejigs before it became the version we know today.
WITH its soft piano based melody and gravelly vocals, Chris Rea’s Driving Home for Christmas is a perennial festive favourite.