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Marika Hackman’s Christmas playlist

If you're not in the Christmas spirit, well, maybe avoid this one...
Published: 7:20 pm, December 24, 2016
Marika Hackman’s Christmas playlist
Would you like to know when Dork first broke out the mince pies and Mariah Carey this year? Here’s a clue: it wasn’t December. And it wasn’t November, either. Warm up some mulled cider and join in the fun with Marika Hackman’s festive playlist.

Destiny's Child - 8 Days Of Christmas
It's pure noughties sass, which is a nice antithesis to the constant cheesy holiday cheer.

Sufjan Stevens - O Come O Come Emmanuel
My favourite carol done in such a heartbreaking style, yet it still feels cosy and nostalgic.

John Tavener - The Lamb
Mum's always played this at Christmas, and now it's one of my favourite pieces of choral music, makes you feel like you're being stretched and squeezed.

Wham - Last Christmas
Makes me feel like I’m at a shit office Christmas party, in a good way.

Joni Mitchell - River
Christmas is crap if you've just broken up, but at least there’s a beautiful song about it.

The Ronettes - Frosty The Snowman
This is probably the most Christmassy song ever recorded, it would make me excited for Christmas in spring.

Blaenavon - Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End)
This is such a heartfelt take on a ridiculous song, it makes me feel like it’s snowing outside.

The Pogues - Fairytale Of New York
First half is all drunken hilarity, second half is fucking depressing. Pretty much sums up Christmas.

Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas
I heard it was Jesus's favourite song.

(Blaenavon's Christmas ditty doesn't appear to be on Spotify, but you can hear that here.)

Marika Hackman’s Christmas EP ‘Wonderland’ is out now.
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