There are not enough quality Christmas songs released these days. How many modern songs are on those “Ultimate Christmas Compilation” albums? Not too many that’s for sure. So when I heard that Coldplay had released a Christmas song, I was quite intrigued. Chris Martin was just the man for these things and I figured it would be an instant classic.
What it is however, is a lower end Coldplay tune with aspirations of being a Christmas song. I hope it’s a grower cause otherwise it’s sunk. Anyway, you can decide for yourself by listening/watching below.
Whilst I admired the Rage Against the Machine campaign last year, for me, a better Christmas no.1 would have been Mumford and Sons’ Winter Winds but it just needed a more appropriately timed release and a few more sleigh bells. It feels like a Christmas song without being one. Somehow it manages to evoke that “swaying merrily in the pub” feeling that is essential. And it has that horn section. Perfect! Very festive.
My favourite Christmas song is The Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping. Can’t put my finger on it, just stirs good memories and manages to be a bit different with a story of love, optimism and persistence. What’s your favourite Christmas song?