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Old 21-12-2011, 23:29
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I can think of some songs that sound festive but are not about Christmas. They will have been hits around Christmastime and felt festive. Some examples I can think of are:

Paul McCartney/ Wings :- Mull of Kintyre http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5626WzsfMw&feature=fvst
Hot Chocolate:- I'll Put You Together Again http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DjiDuLhHpA
Fiddler's Dram:- Daytrip to Bangor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMNrrLBdhuM
Snowmen:- Hokey Kokey http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMfN_fh7mSE
Cliff Richard:- Please Don't Fall in Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHOm3FLeZ4A
Toydolls:- Nellie the Elephant http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F3Uhrj9YVI
Level 42:- Leaving Me Now http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnJOgGWMMTU
East 17:- Stay Another Day http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNm9rDeTT8E

Of these, Hokey Kokey and Nellie the Elephant sound festive in a dodgy Christmas party sort of way!

I might mention some more recent ones nearer the time. If you can think of other festive-sounding songs feel free to profile them here.
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Old 21-12-2011, 23:30
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I agree on all of the above!!
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Old 21-12-2011, 23:36
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Joni Mitchell- River it has winter themes but no mentions of trees or baubles
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Old 21-12-2011, 23:39
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'Dance With Me Tonight' sounds very Xmasy, imo. It sounds like it could be in a Christmas film. (like Home Alone)
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Old 22-12-2011, 00:32
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S Club 7 - Never Had a Dream Come True
Jennifer Lopez - All I Have
Spice Girls - 2 Become 1
S Club Juniors - Puppy Love (Christmasy video, song not about christmas however)
Girls Aloud - See The Day

Most of these songs were released near Xmas and feature snow in the video so that's probobaly why
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Old 22-12-2011, 00:42
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Joni Mitchell- River it has winter themes but no mentions of trees or baubles
One of my all time favourite songs.


I've always thought "Always Have, Always Will" by Ace of Base sounded christmassy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz7qbAyJReQ
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Old 22-12-2011, 18:30
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Rihanna's Man Down always sound Christmassy to me and I can hear The Edge Of Glory with a sleighbell mix, if I could remix I would have done it by now.

The obvious one is JLS's new song, surprised it hasn't been a bigger hit.
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Old 22-12-2011, 18:37
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Rihanna's Man Down always sound Christmassy to me and I can hear The Edge Of Glory with a sleighbell mix, if I could remix I would have done it by now.

The obvious one is JLS's new song, surprised it hasn't been a bigger hit.
That's because it samples an Xmas song
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Old 22-12-2011, 18:44
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I always think of Madonna's Dear Jessie as a festive song. Possibly because it was a hit around Christmas time.
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Old 22-12-2011, 18:51
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Sugababes - Ugly always sounds like xmas to me!
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Old 22-12-2011, 19:30
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Freiheit: Keeping The Dream Alive (1988 I think)
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Old 22-12-2011, 19:55
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I'm sure Jona Lewie's 'Stop the Cavalry' wasn't meant to be a Christmas song.
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Old 22-12-2011, 20:10
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVmjKHkgxis

Paul Young's Love of the Common People has always had a festive sound to me. Very good song!
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Old 22-12-2011, 22:55
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S Club 7 - Never Had a Dream Come True
Jennifer Lopez - All I Have
Spice Girls - 2 Become 1
S Club Juniors - Puppy Love (Christmasy video, song not about christmas however)
Girls Aloud - See The Day

Most of these songs were released near Xmas and feature snow in the video so that's probobaly why
These ones I agree with. I've never heard All I Have. I'd also add Westlife's (or Coverlife ) cover of I Have A Dream.
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Old 22-12-2011, 23:18
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Heard this song many many many times and never thought of it as sounding christmassy or anything,but now you've said it I can hear it
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Old 22-12-2011, 23:25
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S Club 7 - Never Had a Dream Come True
Jennifer Lopez - All I Have
Spice Girls - 2 Become 1

S Club Juniors - Puppy Love (Christmasy video, song not about christmas however)
Girls Aloud - See The Day

Most of these songs were released near Xmas and feature snow in the video so that's probobaly why
All of these plus:

Atomic Kitten - The Last Goodbye
The Pussycat Dolls - Stickwitu
Spice Girls - Too Much
Mini Viva - I Wish...
Girls Aloud - I'll Stand By You
Alesha Dixon - The Light
Lily Allen - Littlest Things
S Club 7 - Have You Ever
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Old 23-12-2011, 00:02
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All of these plus:

Atomic Kitten - The Last Goodbye
The Pussycat Dolls - Stickwitu
Spice Girls - Too Much
Mini Viva - I Wish...
Girls Aloud - I'll Stand By You
Alesha Dixon - The Light
Lily Allen - Littlest Things
S Club 7 - Have You Ever
I love The Light by Alesha Dixon!
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Old 23-12-2011, 00:18
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Blondie - Maria
Released in the spring of 1999 and had Christmas bells ringing in it! Didn't stop it hitting number one.
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Old 23-12-2011, 02:01
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Spice girls goodbye, mad world forgot who that was by, geri halliwell calling, dean martin let it snow, kylie beleve in you as a christmas feel to it.
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Old 23-12-2011, 08:29
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I'm sure Jona Lewie's 'Stop the Cavalry' wasn't meant to be a Christmas song.
correct, it was an anti-war (nuclear arms race, polaris, trident, cruise missiles were controversial at the time). the crimbo bit was almost an afterthought, a lament by the soldier that he'd 'rather be at home for christmas'...

'fairytale of new york' isnt a crimbo song, its a song that mentions crimbo instead of being about crimbo, just like 'stop the cavalry' and 'stay another day'.
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Old 23-12-2011, 12:20
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Sugababes - Too Lost In You
Mumford and Sons - Winter Winds
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Old 23-12-2011, 13:19
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mad world forgot who that was by,
Tears for Fears originally, but your probably thinking of the Gary Jules version.

Evergreen Terrace did a good cover as well.
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Old 23-12-2011, 13:25
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Agree with a lot from above, Dear Jessie definitely, another I'd add is Cry Me Out by Pixie Lott
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Old 23-12-2011, 13:27
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVmjKHkgxis

Paul Young's Love of the Common People has always had a festive sound to me. Very good song!
Totally agree. I used to play the No Parlez album to death and I always feel really Christmassy when I hear that track as it was Christmas Eve 1983 that I met Mr Mack.
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Old 23-12-2011, 14:56
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Jingle Bells doesnt mention Christmas at all
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