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The Big 10: Favourite Christmas songs

By This is SouthWales  |  Posted: December 14, 2012

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EACH week as part of our new Big 10 feature we’re asking people what they think are the 10 best....well, almost anything!

This week it’s Christmas songs. Tell us your fave by commenting below.

1. Swansea chef Antonio Carra.

My favourite Christmas song is John Lennon’s Merry Christmas War Is Over because it was the first song I learned when I first arrived in this country.

2. Kelsey Surman, booking and marketing officer at the Phoenix Centre, Townhill.

Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You. Why? Because it’s Christmassy.

3. Francesca Monks, 5, from Bath Road, Morriston, who needs £50,000 for a life-changing operation that would allow her to walk.

My favourite Christmas song is When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney by Father Christmas.

4. Hugh Lervy, vicar of St David’s Church, Woodfield Street, Morriston.

In The Bleak Mid-Winter: “I love the lyrics – they remind you of the true meaning of Christmas.”

5. Singer/song writer/ entertainer Mal Pope.

“There is a great song by James Taylor called Some Children See Him which is on his Christmas album – it’s a beautiful song and has a great sentiment.”

6. Jason Hyatt, 43, Waunarlwydd.

“I really love the new song by James Arthur. It is a cracking song and it is raising money for charity.

“I like the traditional songs but I really like this one for Christmas.”

7. Neil Ronconi-Wollard, Uplands councillor and support staff for Julie James AM.

My favourite Christmas song is ‘Fairytale of New York’ by the Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl. Amongst all the saccharine noise and X Factor-manufactured Christmas number ones at this time of year, ‘Fairytale of New York’ remains, for me, a reminder of a bitter sweet celebration of Christmas. Every time I hear ‘I built my dreams around you’ it brings a tear to my eye!

8. Sarah Toomey, Swansea Bay Partnership Marketing & Event Coordinator.

“On the Christmas song front – it would have to be John Lennon & Yoko ‘Happy Christmas’ – because it has everything – it has Lennon, it’s a great song with a poignant message, a gospel choir and sleigh bells.”

9. Reverend Eldon Phillips.

I don’t really like Christmas songs so my favourite is a Christmas number 1, Stay, by East 17 because it has a great melody.

10. Rachael Wines, media student.

My favourite is A Fairytale in New York. It’s not cheesy and it has meaning.

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