Saturday, 1 December 2012

My Favourite Christmas Songs Of All Time...

Following a tweet earlier on from @crazywithtwins talking about her lastest post "24 Family Advent Activities", I thought... what can I write about that's Christmassy, festive and fun?!

After an opticians appointment and shopping trip this afternoon, we were *supposed* to be coming home to decorate the tree, put up the decorations and make some Christmas cupcakes & cookies...  Well, "fate" had other ideas!  We had finished the shopping, left the supermarket with a HUGE trolley of goodies, got to the car and the key fob decided not to work to open the car. No problem, you would think, just open the car door with the key!  Great.... until the key snaps in the lock!!!!  (Also, did I mention it's raining and there's me, hubby, eldest aged 8, youngest aged 5 and things in the trolley which really shouldn't be getting wet!!!)

To cut a long and soggy story short, clever hubby breaks into the car, manages to retrieve the piece of key from the lock and start the car using the broken bit (pushed into the ignition with the bit it should be attached to!)  So at least we got home, although now the broken bit is stuck in the ignition!!!

Oh well!  We'll worry about that tomorrow!  After I've decorated the tree with the children, that is!  Well, put the decorations on the tree - not the children!

But here's something that has cheered me up.... my top 24 Christmas songs!
  1. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer  
  2. All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey  
  3. Little Donkey 
  4. Fairytale of New York - The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl 
  5. Away in a Manger 
  6. Sleigh Ride 
  7. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Frank Sinatra 
  8. Driving Home For Christmas - Chris Rea
  9. Last Christmas - Wham! 
  10. When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney 
  11. Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid 
  12. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday - Wizzard
  13. Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
  14. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Dean Martin
  15. Stay Another Day - East 17
  16. Stop The Cavalry - Jona Lewis 
  17. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) - John Lennon 
  18. Walking In A Winter Wonderland - Dean Martin
  19. Frosty The Snowman
  20. Walking In The Air - The Snowman
  21. Wonderful Christmas Time - Paul McCartney & Wings
  22. Step Into Christmas - Elton John
  23. Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End) - The Darkness
  24. Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms
And an extra one from my children...
Dymunwn Nadolig Llawen
Dymunwn Nadolig Llawen
Dymunwn Nadolig Llawen
a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda

Llawenydd i chi
a phawb yn y tŷ
Dymunwn Nadolig Llawen
a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda.