Avoid the turkeys and ensure you soak up as much festive fun as possible with our guide to Christmas-themed parties and club nights. Whether you want to sing along to Mariah Carey while dressed as an elf, sink some warming cocktails at a hip wintry pop-up or catch the finest house and disco DJs and avoid the worst Xmas anthems – we’ve got everything you could possibly want for Christmas.
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Get festive with with the best Christmas music
As Noddy Holder once screeched: it’s Christmas! You might have heard some Christmas songs enough times to make you want to perforate your eardrums with a candy cane, but many festive pop songs are great works of art. Here’s our countdown of the Top 50 Christmas songs, from ancient carols to the best Christmas Number Ones. It’s the perfect soundtrack to any Christmas party.