Now that it is November everywhere seems to be in full Christmas spirit, there are Christmas adverts on TV (Asda is my favourite so far), the shops are full of Christmas gifts and festive decorations are appearing in shops. My children are starting to get really excited, especially as it is the first year my little two properly understand what Christmas is about. All three of my children have already written their lists for Santa and we have some festive activities planned to get them in the festive spirit and I have about half of my Christmas shopping already done.
One thing that my children are not so keen on at this time of year is all of the travelling that we do to see family and attend activities in the lead up to Christmas. As they are only 3 and 4 years old they get restless and bored fairly quickly in the car, especially when it is dark outside and they can't see much. Last year we found that having some Christmas songs paying kept them entertained and they loved singing along to their favourite songs that they knew from nursery.
So when Go Green Leasing a car leasing firm who aim to reduce its customer's carbon footprints, got in contact and asked which Christmas songs were best for keeping my children entertained in the car I, of course, had to bring out the festive CDs and see which ones they loved the most.
The ones they love the most are without a doubt the ones that they know and love singing from nursery and school. Jingle Bells, Frosty the snowman, Away in a manger, Little Donkey, Rudolph the rednosed reindeer and We wish you a merry Christmas are all songs they love and sing along too (so do me and their dad). Thankfully they also like my favourite Christmas song, Santa Claus is coming to town, that song so reminds me of Elf which is, without doubt, the best festive film.
I asked some other bloggers which Christmas songs they liked the best and this is what they picked.
Kerry from www.kerrylouisenorris.com likes It's the most wonderful time of the year, which is such a classic that everyone loves.
Katy from www.katykicker.com and a few other bloggers picked The Pogues Fairytale of New York, which is my other half's favourite song and is such a wonderful song that everyone knows.
Joanne from www.millennial-moments.com picked Wham's Last Christmas which I remember so fondly from my own childhood.
Another song that reminds me of my childhood is Slade's Merry Christmas which Katie from www.livinglifeourway.com enjoys, IT'S CHRISTMASSSSSSS.
Katie from www.mummyinatutu.co.uk opted for classic and magical Oh Holy Night.
While Laura from www.laurasummers.co.uk choose romantic feel-good song Mariah Carey's All I want for Christmas is you.
Erica from www.theincidentalparent.com likes Santa Baby by Marylin Monroe
Kelly from www.thebestversionofkelly.com and a few other bloggers like Shakin Stevens Merry Christmas everyone.
Sarah from www.thehernimanhouse.co.uk loves Wizard's I wish it could be Christmas every day, which is a hit with my children too.
While Terri from www.teaterriandtwo.com likes Bony M's Mary's boy child as her dad listened to it.
Mark from www.bigmaninthewoods.co.uk likes the more recent Darkness hit Christmas time.
I loved hearing what songs everyone else liked and was suprised that I know all of these songs myself, so many of them are from years ago and are still popular now. The thing I love most about Christmas songs is that they never get old and generations of families can enjoy them together. When we are driving along and Christmas songs come on everyone sings along together which keeps the kids entertained and makes the journey so much more enjoyable for everyone.
What is your favourite Christmas song? I would love to know in the comments below.