The annual Christmas countdown in the office wouldn’t be complete without some classic festive tunes livening up a Monday morning or enriching a fun-filled Friday afternoon.
At PLMR Genesis, we’re no different to singing along to some Christmas crackers while drafting press releases and executing digital campaigns.
So with that in mind, we asked several members of the team for their favourite Christmas song. Has yours made the list? Read on to find out!
Alex Mace – Senior Account Executive, PR
I’m going to pick the ‘Die Hard’ of the Christmas song world and go with Rage Against the Machine’s Killing In The Name – the metal track that beat X Factor winner Joe McElderry to the famed Christmas No.1 in 2009. The anti-establishment anthem outsold McElderry’s cover of The Climb by over 50,000 copies.
Chloe Shelcott – Senior Account Manager, PR
It’s got to be The Darkness: ‘Don’t Let The Bells End’! An absolute classic, awesome guitars, best enjoyed loudly. Sadly I think it was pipped to Xmas number one by ‘Mad World’ (outrage!)
Matt Stott – Account Manager, PR
East 17 – Stay Another Day. The ultimate Christmas classic, with costumes to match. Say no more.
Sophie King – Account Executive, PR
Christmas Lights by Coldplay – a modern one but a classic for me! Goosebump-worthy. Also, honourable mention to It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Andy Williams; it just feels like Christmas!
Anna Rudd – Senior Account Manager, Digital
Is there any other answer than the Queen of Christmas, Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You?! It is THE Christmas song and a total floor-filler.
Laura Holland – Senior Account Executive, Digital
I love an impactful Christmas song, so I’m going to say Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas? (original 1984 version). Some absolute legends starred and they raised £8million for charity!
Bernadette Mooney – Senior Account Manager, PR
Feliz Navidad takes the top spot for me, closely followed by Elton’s Step into Christmas. You just have to sing along to both, and they always put a smile on my face. Perfect kitchen disco songs!
Glenn Castle – Senior Designer
Fairytale of New York. Shane MacGowen and Kirsty MacCall are legends!
Tim Miller – Associate Director
Merry Christmas Everybody by Slade is the best Christmas song, no debate needed. It’s upbeat, catchy and captures the spirit of Christmas. For me it always reminds me of my brother/sisters as we used to always belt it out around the piano together when we were kids.
Sophie Saunders – Senior Account Manager, PR
I like the entire Cee-Lo Green Christmas album – Magic Moments his song with The Muppets is a hit in our house!
Ally Horridge – Account Manager, Digital
I think mine has to be Driving Home for Christmas (Chris Rea). Whenever I hear it, I always think of Christmas Eve and the excitement of that last journey before Christmas Day.