Driving home for Christmas

If you work away from home or plan to visit family over the festive period, then you’re probably planning the logistics of your annual Christmas drive home. Aside from the obvious preparations of getting the car checked over, making sure it’s safe to travel and stocking up the car with everyone’s presents, the next most important thing is the playlist!

 

No road trip home is complete without some festive tunes – and we’re not talking Christmas carols. Here are out top picks for Christmas tunes for any car journey, from classics to recent releases.


Driving Home For Christmas – Chris Rea


We couldn’t begin the list without this obvious classic. Perfect for getting you in the mood for your journey home and excited to see your loved ones at the other end.


White Christmas – Bing Crosby


We all love a white Christmas but not when we have to drive in it! So hopefully this is the only white Christmas you enjoy on your drive home and the roads stay clear and safe.


Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Michael Bublé


It might be a bit controversial to not include the original, but it wouldn’t be Christmas without some Michael Bublé.


Frosty The Snowman – Cocteau Twins


A nice fun, joyous song to liven the journey up. It’ll be hard not to sing-along, whether you have some company or are a solo singer.


I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday – Wizzard


So maybe we don’t wish it literally but a great tune none the less. We’re sure you won’t be the only one screaming ‘It’s Christmas!!!’ on the roads this year.


Underneath The Tree – Kelly Clarkson


Are you dreaming of what’s under the tree this year? A more recent tune to hit the Christmas charts but is fast becoming a festive favourite.


Step Into Christmas – Elton John


This one is bound to put a smile on every Grinch this year. It may not get you out the holiday tailbacks, but it’ll lift your mood and spread that festive cheer.


Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley


Some of the best Christmas songs are the chilled-out ones but maybe skip this one if you’ve just gone through a break up!


Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – Jackson 5


You might feel like Santa coming to town if your boot is packed full of presents for friends and family so get the whole car signing along to this one!


Last Christmas – Wham!


Our list of top Christmas tunes wouldn’t be complete without this classic, although you might find yourself shedding a tear or two!


However you travel home this Christmas, and if you’re out driving during the holidays, make sure you stay safe on the road. Check out our tips for winter driving, preparing your car and stocking up on your winter survival kit.


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