There is nothing that sprouts festive cheer more than that long drive to your loved ones to spend Christmas Day with them. It has long been the topic for movies, songs and poems and rightly so! You can just feel the kids sitting up a little straighter, maybe even leaning forward, as a way to arrive in one piece at your destination just a smidgen quicker. After all, if they get caught fighting, a lump of coal may just be awaiting them… or so you say.
So make like Michael Bublé and bring some festive cheer to this tortuous, but definitely well worth it, drive. Here are our top 20 picks of Christmas songs you and the whole family can enjoy. Joy to the world, you're almost there!
1. Frosty the Snowman – Cocteau Twins
Did you just look down and notice your foot tapping along to the song in your head?
2. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday – Wizzard
You and the kids will be singing along to this one. Who doesn't want a public holiday full of presents?
3. Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
"What a bright time, it's the right time to rock the night away.' Better yet rock this car trip away in the traffic jam.
4. Wonderful Christmas Time – Paul McCartney
Blast this one when you go lights looking and you'll never have a bad time!
5. Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley
Hopefully you won't be having a blue Christmas, because you're almost home!
6. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Michael Bublé
Santa Claus is coming to town and so are you! Gear up for your approach into your hometown with a little Michael Bublé to get you in the spirit – he is a Christmas gem.
7. Driving Home For Christmas – Chris Rea
It seems appropriate, right?
8. Do They Know It's Christmas? – Band Aid (1984)
The fundraising behind this song for famine in Ethiopia is as heart-warming as the song is pleasing to the ear – thanks for this one Sir Bob Geldof!
9. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) – John Lennon
You sort of don't notice yourself swaying along to this notable Vietnam War protest song, but it sure is a good one.
10. Last Christmas – Wham!
It might make you cry if you're single and halfway through your long drive home, but no Christmas would be right without it.
11. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey
This one will send you into a Love Actually trance, but who cares cause what's better than a Christmas song? A Christmas movie singing Christmas songs!
12. Little Drummer Boy – Pentatonix
Even the littlies will be able to sing this one – it's undoubtably one of the first Christmas songs they are taught in school and gee is it fun to sing along to.
13. White Christmas – Bing Crosby
You'll also be dreaming of Bring Crosby and Fred Astaire serenading you with this one. It also brings a bit of winter to our Australian summer Christmas.
14. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Frank Sinatra
A staple for almost every Christmas movie, so of course it has to be a stable for your Christmas road trip.
15. Australian Jingle Bells – Bucko & Champs
"It's Summer time and I am in my singlet, shorts and thongs' – it's a Australian classic and the lyrics are far better than the original.
16. How To Make Gravy – Paul Kelly
Paul Kelly is an Australian icon, so of course his Christmas song had to be included. Not only is it an ode to the family members in jail this Christmas, your Dad will be singing along as a fan favourite.
17. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – Gene Autry
This one will most likely be the kids favourite, so remember to get into the Christmas spirit with them. And don't forget the hand actions!
18. Rocking Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
This one just brings you back to those school Christmas concerts were your entire grade got to rock out to this one on stage.
19. Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt
This sickly sweet tune will have the kids being on their best behaviour if they plan on unwrapping their presents on Christmas morning.
20. Mary's Boy Child – Boney M
Another school Christmas concert classic. May be a bit of a hymn, but you'll get to boast your impressive vocal chords.
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