Monday 24 July 2017

Favourite Christmas songs to shop to revealed

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - DECEMBER 03: In this handout image provided by Disney Parks, Justin Bieber poses with Santa Goofy during a break while taping a performance segment for the
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - DECEMBER 03: In this handout image provided by Disney Parks, Justin Bieber poses with Santa Goofy during a break while taping a performance segment for the "Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade" TV special at the Magic Kingdom park on December 3, 2011 at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The 28th annual "Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade" airs nationwide December 25, 2011 on ABC-TV and features performances by a variety of stars from both Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. (Photo by Mark Ashman/Disney Parks via Getty Images)

Shoppers feel they are being bombarded by the same Christmas music . This comes as a study reveals the songs people most and least want to hear while out buying Christmas presents.

The results show that the festive classic 'Merry Christmas Everybody' by Slade remains the favourite song to put shoppers in the holiday spirit. Meanwhile, Justin Bieber's 'Mistletoe' and David Hasselhoff's 'Stille Nacht' not far behind.

Crucially however, while shoppers enjoy hearing 'Merry Christmas Everybody', they don't want to hear it over and over again as they go from store to store. Over two-thirds (68%) of shoppers polled by Immedia felt that the music they hear in shops over Christmas is too repetitive.

According to the survey, the list of favourite Christmas tunes is dominated by songs from previous decades. The top ten includes:

1 - Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade

2 - I wish it could be Christmas everyday - Wizzard

3 - Do they know it's Christmas - Band Aid

4 - Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Frank Sinatra

5 - Fairytale of New York - The Pogues, Featuring Kirsty MacColl

6 - Last Christmas - Wham

7 - Winter Wonderland - Bing Crosby

8 - Driving home for Christmas - Chris Rea

9 - (Simply having) a wonderful Christmas Time - Paul McCartney

10 - Let it snow - Michael Buble

Shoppers were also about the songs they don't want to hear. The novelty track 'Christmas in Blobby Land' by Mr Blobby came top, followed by Justin Bieber's 'Mistletoe' and ex Baywatch star David Hasselhoff's 'Stille Nacht.'

Other songs in the top ten 'least favourite' list included songs by Gary Glitter (Another Rock and Roll Christmas), S Club 7 (The Spirit of Christmas Past) and Cliff Richard (21st Century Christmas).



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