Well as Joe McElderry and Rage Against the Machine battle it out for the Christmas No 1, it occurred to me that neither of them are really Christmas classics – the kind of songs you and your family will want to listen to again and again. We grew up listening to the likes of Jona Lewie's Can You Stop The Cavalry and The Waitresses' Christmas Wrapping . Springsteen's Santa Claus is coming to town always makes me feel Christmassy whenever I hear it. Ditto Wham's Last Christmas . Cliff Richard's Mistletoe and Wine and The Frog Chorus do not.
But my absolute favourite Christmas record is E17's Stay Another Day. What's yours?
written by Liz Jarvis