Since late November, the likes of Mariah and Cliff have inflicted untold harm on innocent eardrums all over the world. Each year our ears become helpless boxing bags for Xmas Hits. You can’t step outside for fear of enduring another earful from Bob Geldof & Co. But it doesn’t have to be this way. You don’t have to suffer anymore. There are some tasty soulful Christmas jams out there ready to knock Simon Cowell’s latest soulless Hit off its perch and sooth your poor little ears back to health.
Our selection of treats starts off with smooth sounds before cranking up the heat with some Dancehall so you/mum/granny can get jiggy with it on the living-room-cum-d-floor.
The Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth by Bing Crosby and David Bowie
Baby It’s Cold Outside by Ray Charles and Betty Carter
December Will Be Magic Again by Kate Bush
O Come All Ye Faithful by Art Garfunkel
Last Christmas by the XX
This Christmas by Donny Hathaway
Dancehall Christmas by Dennis Alcapone
Sorrow to the World (Badman Christmas) by Elephant Man
And, to finish, a song with some sweet soft-as-snow harmonies:
Oh Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion by Stevie Wonder & Take 6