Here is a video playlist of the famous Xmas music that you can hear when you are doing last-minute Xmas shopping in ALL the shops in the the UK.
Almost all of the songs contain the sound of sleigh-bells and numerous references to all the same Xmas cliches like presents, trees, snow and Santa Claus. However, the strangest song that's included in the British Xmas songs list is by Jona Lewie, called Stop the Cavalry. This song is actually about war, but the word 'Christmas' appears once in the song. Way back in the 80s, this song was at number 1 over the Xmas period one year and since then it has been forever linked to the Christmas feeling in the UK. Funny, eh?
Which is your favourite song here? (Let me know in the comments below)
Of course all these songs are what the Brits listen to in the festive season.
But what about your culture?
What songs does everyone know, love to hear and sing-along to at this time of year to get in the festive spirit? (Leave a comment below, please)
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Also, remember that until Dec 21st, as an early Xmas present celebrating 50 years of SGI, you can get a 25% discount on any SGI course in London during 2013. Click here for 25% discount details.
If you are interested in English culture, also listen to our podcast on Xmas Day traditions in the UK
ENJOY THE UK CHRISTMAS TUNES PLAYLIST