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# Christmas Songs

Last year
# Your Say
Poll: When is it acceptable for radio stations to start playing Christmas songs?
Have your say.
All time
# it's quizmas
Quiz: Can you name the Christmas song from the lyrics?
Dub a dub a dum dum dub a dub a dum dub a dum dum dub a dum dub a dub a dum
# Christmas Songs
Fairytale of New York is Ireland's favourite Christmas song by landslide, new poll shows
It’s according to new polling conducted by Red C on behalf of The Journal.
# That time of year
Player Ratings: What is the best Christmas song?
Band Aid? George Michael? The Pogues?
The Irish For: I'm getting tired of the same Christmas pop hits - here are some alternatives
What harm if we learn some words as Gaeilge along the way?
# just one thing i need
All I Want for Christmas is You tops US charts for first time, 25 years after its release
This is Carey’s 19th number one hit, putting her just one song behind The Beatles’ overall record.
# Your Say
Poll: When is it okay for radio stations to start playing Christmas songs?
Would you hit the radio off if your local station started blasting out the festive classics tomorrow morning?
# throwback
A look back at every Christmas number one since 1980
Good times.
# classics debate
From Baby It's Cold Outside to Fairytale of New York, should old classics be censored?
A debate has been ongoing all week over what old Christmas songs are acceptable to play.
# Christmas FM
As 'Baby It's Cold Outside' is pulled from the airways, is it problematic or a "feminist anthem"?
Some radio stations are opting not to play it this Christmas.
# a different era
Christmas FM won't be playing 'Baby It's Cold Outside' this year
A radio station in Cleveland, Ohio pulled the Christmas classic from its playlist this weekend after listeners complained about the song’s lyrics.
# festive tunes
So here it is: Christmas FM returns to the airwaves
All funds raised this year by Christmas FM will go to Focus Ireland’s homelessness campaign.
# and the bells were ringing out
32 iconic Christmas songs, ranked from worst to best
Is your favourite here?
# and the bells were ringing out
32 iconic Christmas songs, ranked from worst to best
Is your favourite here?
How Well Do You Know The Lyrics To Last Christmas?
George Michael at his dreamiest.
# most wonderful time
Yes, it's that time of year again - Christmas FM is back and here's where you can hear it
Your FM and digital listening options for the country’s festive HQ.
# Karaoke king
The Rock is surprisingly good at singing Christmas songs in a onesie
Do you smell what The Rock is cooking? Turkey and ham, presumably.
# a cheeky christmas
8 terrible Christmas singles that everyone wishes they could forget
Please, PLEASE leave our brains.
# worst to best
A Definitive Ranking of Christmas Songs, From Worst To Best
What’s the best Christmas song of all? We have a final answer.
Column: Heartbreak, misery and cloying sentimentality – the ingredients of any good Christmas song
We spend an entire month gearing ourselves up to the best day of the year with songs that document heartbreak, war, loneliness and The Wombles. Have we all gone mad?
# nollaig shona?
13 signs that Christmas has begun in Ireland
Christmas Day is exactly four weeks away.
# ho ho ho
Christmas FM is back on the airwaves at 8am tomorrow morning
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….
# Alternative Christmas
12 tracks of Christmas: your alternative festive playlist
Not a Mariah Carey or Slade song in sight…
# santa anthem
The best, baddest Irish Christmas video you'll see today
By a class of nine-year-olds.
# yule hate this
11 songs that will make you want to cancel Christmas
Can you make it through this post without calling the whole festive season off?
# last christmas
Is your favourite song on Christmas FM’s top ten?
There are a few surprises in here…
# Christmas
Video: Top 5 Christmas number ones
Check out which Christmas classics were included in our list – did we leave out any of your favourites?
# Christmas
Away in a spaceship: the alternative Christmas playlist
Serial killer Santas, Star Wars-themed tunes and homicidal reindeer make a change from angelic cherubs…