‘Fairytale of New York’ by The Pogues

Released 23 November 1987. ‘Fairytale of New York’ is one of the most played Christmas songs in UK.

‘The Power of Love’ by Frankie Goes to Hollywood

Released 19 November 1984. Lyrics don’t reference Christmas but the video directed by Godley and Creme has cemented its status as festive classic.

‘Christmas Wrapping’ by The Waitresses

Released in 1981.

‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)’ by U2

Released in 1987.

‘2000 Miles’ by The Pretenders

Released in 1983.

‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ by Band Aid

Released 3 December 1984.

‘Last Christmas’ by Wham!

3 December 1984.

‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ by Shakin’ Steven

Released 25 November 1985.

‘Driving Home for Christmas’ by Chris Rea

Released in 1986.

‘Winter’s Tale’ by David Essex

Released 11 December 1982.

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