Our favourite Christmas tunes!

By 15th December 2021Uncategorised

Well, here we are, just like that Christmas is only 10 days away! This year has absolutely flown by but wow, what a year it’s been for KVH Studios. Lots of developments, new clients, and exciting activity. But more on that soon in our annual review. First, a very important topic – the team’s favourite festive tracks. Let’s take a look…

A big favourite from Account Manager, Steven, and Senior Producer, Toby, is the one and only Shakin’ Stevens – Merry Christmas Everyone. It gives Steven a massive feeling of nostalgia, like he’s a kid again getting excited for the big day and, more recently, reminds him of being drunk on a Christmas night out! It’s the song he instantly thinks of when he thinks of this time of year…and Toby agrees saying, “It’s so Christmassy, it’s ridiculous! Everything is so upbeat and happy!”. We think so too guys…

For Music Profiler Matt, it’s definitely Donny Hathaway ‘This Christmas’. There have been many versions of this song recorded, but for him this one has all the hallmarks of a classic! As soon as it gets played, it puts you in a festive mood.

Our Senior Technical Engineer, Stephen, loves 80’s track ‘(Feed the World) Do they know it’s Christmas time’ – Band Aid 1984 saying “What’s not to love about all the iconic artists under one roof from possibly the best decade of music EVER!”

Cheesy, light-hearted, and fun – that’s how our Commercial Director, Claire, describes her choice for the list which is *NSYNC – Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays. “It always makes me laugh when I hear it on our music services, who doesn’t love a bit of 90’s pop!”

If you want to be put in a festive mood, Technical Engineer Jamie recommends ‘Last Christmas’ from Wham. Plus, he loves the 2019 film of the same name!

Of course, Head of Music Nick chooses something a little different for his favourite track with ‘Christmas Wrapping’ by The Waitresses. It’s a song with a story within the lyrics and it has a bit of edge to music and isn’t too soppy or sentimental.

Ready for a banger? Account Executive Lucy loves ‘Step into Christmas’ from Elton John as it gives her a warm, fuzzy feeling during the festive season…

Head of Client Services Joe loves the Xmas classic Slade – ‘Merry Christmas’ as Noddy Holder’s “It’s Christmaaaaas!” is one of the iconic Christmas sounds, alongside sleigh bells and Santa’s “ho ho ho”. It’s not quite Christmas until you’ve heard him scream it, and then repeated by half-drunk people at parties throughout the month… then performed by yourself.

Account Manager Lynne went with The Darkness – Christmas Time (Don’t let the bells end) for her chosen track as she says it reminds her of so many great parties and nights out where everyone would be singing along and trying to hit the high notes!

And finally, to finish on a sentimental note, Head of Audio Operations, Glenn has chosen Chris Rea ‘Driving home for Christmas’ for a reason that we’re sure will resonate with a lot of people. After working a tough 70-hour week in December many moons ago, he finally got into his car for the drive home and 2 days off with his family when this track came on. Ever since, it has filled him with joy and excitement of spending time with family and friends over the festive period. We couldn’t agree more, so let the festivities begin…

Have a great Christmas everyone!

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