Christmas songs: you either love them or hate them. Here at Office Genie we believe they're a force for good, capable of spreading festive cheer throughout the workplace. Our annual playlist marks an occassion for staff members to share the Christmas tunes that put a smile on their face.
Much like the Genie team, we have an eclectic mix. With everything from The Muppets' merrymaking to hardtek from Silyfirst, you can be sure we haven't gone for the obvious choices. We hope you enjoy 2017's festive playlist!
It Feels Like Christmas - The Muppets
Pete: "Quite simply the best song from the best Christmas movie. Put it on come December 1st and repeat relentlessly for the next 25 days. You won't regret it."
O Holy Night - Glen Campbell
Chris D: â€œGlen Campbell sadly died this year aged 81, so it seems appropriate to remember him with one of his greatest performances - his version of the carol 'O, Holy Night'. I always bring this one out at Christmas and, regardless of religious affiliation, itâ€™s great fun to belt it out in the car and pretend you can sing like Glenâ€¦â€
Scary Xmas - Silyfirst
Luke: â€œA modern take on a yuletide classic. This song is a reminder that Christmas doesn't have to be all about getting fat and playing Cluedo, it's also a time for letting your hair down after a long year and having some fun. Plus it's nice and obscure.â€
Where Are You Christmas? - Cindy Lou Who
Lilli: â€œIt's somewhat of a tradition in our family to put 'The Grinch' on every Christmas Eve. Consequently, I know all of the words to this and I don't even mind: it's a great little song. Plus, Cindy Lou's tree and hair are #Christmasgoals."
Hard Candy Christmas - Dolly Parton
Imogen: "Dolly Parton is one of the most talented artists to have ever lived, and 'Hard Candy Christmas' doesn't disappoint. It has everything a good Christmas song needs: festive bitterness, seasonal regret and a twinkling ray of hope."
All I Want For Christmas Is You - My Chemical Romance
Ellie: "This song is great as it is a bit different and it's a nice twist on the classic 'Christmas music' - let's spice up our Christmas playlists with a bit of rock!"
Donâ€™t Eat the Yellow Snow - Frank Zappa
Lisa: â€œWhy? Because it's really funny, the man was a genius and I bet he hated Christmas. Here's a last-minute Christmas gift for your least-favourite family member.â€
Christmas Was Better In The 80s - The Futureheads
Andre: "I'm old enough to remember Christmas in the 80s and my rose-tinted memory suggests that Christmas was really better back then: More snow, more gifts and 2 weeks of holiday. Plus it's a very catchy song and the Futureheads are/were from beautiful Sunderland."
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
Diana: "My favourite is 'Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree'. I fell in love with this song from the first time I heard it - it is very merry - I just want to sing and dance when I listen to it."
Christmas in Hollis - RUN-DMC
Chris S: "I think the only 'cool' Christmas song? I remember growing up and watching 'Die Hard' and also the 'Jackass' Christmas specials and they always brought me back to this classic."
2 Become 1 - Spice Girls
Jessie: "Because what would Christmas (or life) be without the Spice Girls."