More than the actual feast with the family and opening presents, there is something that makes Christmas magical: the entire period that leads up to it. And, whether you like it or not, it’s dominated by holiday songs – the respected classics, the cheesy ballads and the pop extravaganza.
Here at #legend, we embrace the quintessential power of Christmas music to create a magical festive atmosphere. From Frank Sinatra, to Justin Bieber via punk-rock, we've selected our personal favourites.
“Classic meets contemporary. Superabundant with Christmas spirit.” Stephen Short, Managing Editor
“An infectious, simple, feel good Christmas diddy with a country-pop twang”. Kieran Ho, Fashion editor
“Following Stephen’s lead here: classic punk-rock with superabundant Christmas spirit.” Kevin Ung, Digital Marketing Manager
“Probably the first song that I ever learn by heart, I grew up dancing to it with my mum non-stop during Christmas time. Plus, GEORGE MICHAEL! And the video!!!” Marta Colombo, Reporter
“One of the better holiday/Christmas songs to come out in recent years—it’s simple but the harmonies are crazy good and enchanting.” Yi Li Dawson, Digital Editor
“Justin Bieber at his peak… and super catchy.” Helena Yeung, Features Editor
“Obviously!!! Bloody love Christmas” Sarah Engstrand, Deputy Digital Editor
“20 years ago, I found a Frank Sinatra Christmas album at the local drug store in New York. I have been playing it in my house – every Christmas – ever since. My kids know it’s the holidays when I bring it out after Thanksgiving.” Kim Bui Kollar, Fashion Director
“it’s not Christmas without playing any number from the Nutcracker at least once.” Stephanie Ip, Deputy Editor