Over the next two weeks the Nanu contributors will be releasing a series of five track playlists of Christmas music. After they have all been released there will be a chance to vote on your favourite as well as the Nanu Nanu Ultimate Christmas Playlist, released just in time for your journey home.
Track 1: Tom Jones, Cerys Matthews – Baby it”s Cold Outside
Every Christmas I long to perform a karaoke duet of this song. I have also been known to listen to it outside of the acceptable Christmas period. A belter to kick off with and much better than the John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John version…
Track 2: Chuck Berry – Run Rudloph Run
This one is featured in not one, but two Christmas films! That bit in Home Alone when they”re running for the plane and in
Jingle All the Way when Arnie is racing to buy a Turbo-Man. Iconic film moments about running, I think you”ll agree.
Track 3: James Brown – Let”s Make Christmas Mean Something
Taken from his album ‘Funky Christmas’ and adding some funk and soul to my playlist, James Brown screeches Christmas joy in his inimitable way.
Track 4: Elvis Presley – Blue Christmas
This song choice of Christmas heartbreak is inspired by The Saving and Loan’s cover of the song, performed at Song by Toad’s Christmas Party. If I could, I would have that version. But Elvis does those dulcet swoon-inducing tones pretty well too.
Track 5: Peter Auty – Walking in the Air
Actually not Aled Jones, he just took all the credit. This is probably my favourite Christmas story. I have it narrated by Bernard Cribbins on vinyl. I melt like a snowman every time I hear it.