Editor’s note: Marina and the Diamonds is a singer-songwriter whose latest album, “ Electra Heart,” was No. 1 in the UK and Ireland when released earlier this year. Her new single is “ How to Be a Heartbreaker.” She is on Twitter.
I love the traditional Christmas songs and the cheesy '80s ones all the same. Even better are the cringe-tastic celebrity ones: Justin Bieber's album blew my mind. Michael Buble's is actually good.
Music, just like food and drink, is very much a social activity and brings people together. Imagine Christmas without a carol!
Here are some of my favorites:
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”
“Stop the Cavalry,” by Jona Lewie
“Let It Snow,” by Dean Martin
“All I want for Christmas,” by Mariah Carey
“A Spaceman Came Travelling,” by Chris de Burgh
“Winter Wonderland,” by Doris Day
“Mistletoe,” by Justin Bieber
“Mary's Boy Child,” by Boney M
“Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” by The Crystals
10 “Never Had a Dream Come True,” by S Club 7
“Stay Another Day,” by East 17
“All I Want for Christmas is New Year’s Day,” by Hurts
“My Only Wish,” by Britney Spears