Good morning/afternoon/evening (wherever you are) everyone and welcome to the first instalment of Winter Wonders!
It's been getting so dark so quickly; I've been wanting to snap a few pictures for a new blog post but it's just been way too dark to get a good photograph! I promise something will be up this weekend though, seeing as I'm putting our Christmas tree up very soon! I'm so excited!
Anyway, I thought I'd keep it simple today so I'm going to show you a few of my favourite Christmas songs. Some of them are old classics which you hear every year and some are quite new; some which may be new to you!
1. Snow In California - Ariana Grande
I absolutely adore Ariana Grande and the fact she is bringing out a bunch of Christmas songs makes me so happy and excited! Her voice is gorgeous and she's such a beautiful, talented young woman. This song is quite new, it came out earlier this week or last week, I think. It's so catchy and I love it so much! I've been singing it constantly since I first heard it, no lie.
2. Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin' Stevens
Here's a good old classic for you! I hear this song every single Christmas and it gets me right in the Christmas spirit! You can't help but nod your head or tap your foot to the beat. This is one of the songs I've been singing non-stop at school this week; I even got some of my friends to join in! It does an amazing job of expressing the joy everyone has at Christmas time and the saxophone solo is...fabulous.
3. All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey is extremely talented and this is one of my all-time favourites. You've always got to have a cheesy love song blasted out during the holiday! This song is extremely popular now and you don't have to wonder why! It's very catchy with such a good beat; I find myself singing it without realising! The video makes me feel so festive!
4. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Darlene Love
This song was actually released in November 1963! It's amazing to think how long ago this was brought out yet people still listen to it. I completely forgot about this song until I heard it in a few of Zoe, Alfie and Marcus' Vlogmas videos but ever since I heard it in their vlogs, I haven't been able to stop singing it. I always feel daft though because so many people have never heard of it so I'm left singing it on my own. Darlene Love has such an amazing voice and the song is so upbeat. I love it!
5. Last Christmas - Ariana Grande
Another song by Ariana, I'm sorry! I love the original version of this song (by Wham) but I adore Ariana's spin on it! She made it so upbeat and added a few verses, to make it that bit more modern and pop-like. Some people who grew up with the original Wham song may not like this (my mum told me to turn it off because it didn't do the original justice...) but people around my age may appreciate it that little bit more. It's so fun to listen to.
I know of so many other amazing Christmas songs so if you'd like me to do a part two, leave a comment! I didn't want to post too many but, again, I'd love to know if you'd like me to expand.
I hope you're excited for the upcoming Winter Wonders posts, I have a few planned already. If there's anything you'd like to see, please let me know!
What's your favourite Christmas song?