London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London

London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London

 

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Music

What would Christmas be without Christmas songs and carols? These days classical Christmas songs are 'covered' rather than created, but these new interpretations mean that each year both young and old are drawn into the festive mood afforded by the classics. Christmas songs and carols, like Christmas movies play an important role in gearing us all up and into the Christmas spirit.

Here are some suggestions on Christmas music that will capture the season of goodwill for you. The music selection is broken down into: London-themed, Traditional, Modern, and Easy Listening.

LONDON-THEMED

Christmas at Hampton CourtChristmas at Hampton Court
Richard Rodgers and Sheldon Harnick
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The Christmas DanceThe Christmas Dance
Ringo Starr
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Christmas In LondonChristmas In London
Julia Fordham
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Christmas LightsChristmas Lights
Coldplay
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The Christmas SpiritThe Christmas Spirit
Johnny Cash
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Christmas Time In London TownChristmas Time In London Town
Nina & Frederik
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Christmas Time To MeChristmas Time To Me
Jordin Sparks
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A Christmas Gift For You from Phil Spector A Cockney Christmas
Dick Emery
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Dark Streets of LondonDark Streets of London
The Pogues
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London for ChristmasLondon for Christmas
Limahl
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TRADITIONAL

A Christmas Gift For You from Phil Spector A Christmas Gift For You from Phil Spector
Darlene Love, Ronettes, Crystals, Phil Spector
White Christmas, Frosty The Snowma, The Bells Of St. Mary, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Sleigh Ride, Marshmallow World, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindee and more
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The Christmas SongThe Christmas Song
Nat King Cole
The Christmas Song, Adeste Fideles, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, The First Noel, O Tannenbaum, Silent Night, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, O Holy Night, Away In A Manger, A Cradle In Bethlehem.
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Winter WonderlandWinter Wonderland
Bing Crosby
Winter Wonderland, Frosty The Snowman, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Do You Hear What I Hear, When A Child Is Born, The Littlest Angel, Medley: What Child Is This/The Holly And The Ivy, The Little Drummer Boy and more.
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Christmas With Johnny Mathis Christmas With Johnny Mathis 
Johnny Mathis 
Winter Wonderland, The Christmas Song, Sleigh Ride, Blue Christmas, I'll Be Home For Christmas, White Christmas, O Holy Night, What Child Is This, The First Noel, Silver Bells, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear and more.
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Christmas with the Rat PackChristmas with the Rat Pack
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, Misteltoe And Holly, Christmas Time All Over The World, The First Noel, Baby It's Cold Outside, I Believe, Silver Bells, The Christmas Song, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing and more.
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The Christmas AlbumThe Christmas Album
Frank Sinatra
Jingle Bells, The Christmas Song, Mistletoe And Holly, I'll Be Home For Christmas, The Christmas Waltz, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, The First Noel, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, Adeste Fideles. 
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Christmas CroonersChristmas Crooners
Bing Crosby, Nat king Cole, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Chuck Berry and more
White Christmas, Ave Maria, A House With Love In It, Adeste Fideles, Christmas Dreaming, It's Beginning To Look Like Christmas, Away In A Manger, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Frosty The Snowman and more.
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Disney's Family Christmas CollectionDisney's Family Christmas Collection
Various
Jingle Bells, Frost The Snowman, Joy To The World, Deck The Halls, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Sleigh Ride, Here Comes Santa Claus, Hark The Herald Angels Sing, The Santa Wrap, Winter Wonderland
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Ultra-Lounge: Christmas CocktailsUltra-Lounge: Christmas Cocktails
Peggy Lee, Julie London, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole and more
Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer Mambo, Winter Wonderland, Medley / Christmas Trumpets / We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Christmas Is, Medley / Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town / White Christmas and more.
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MODERN

Christmas AlbumChristmas Album
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
Baby It's Cold Outside, Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree, I'll Be Home For Christmas, This Christmas, Silent Night, Christmas Waltz, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Winter Wonderland, White Christmas and more.
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The Christmas CollectionThe Christmas Collection
Amy Grant
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, Joy To The World/For Unto Us A Child Is Born, Breath Of Heaven (Mary's Song), O Come All Ye Faithful, Grown-Up Christmas List and more.
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A Christmas CornucopiaA Christmas Cornucopia
Annie Lennox
Angels From The Realms Of Glory, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, See Amid The Winter's Snow, Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant, The First Noel, Lullay Lullay (Coventry Carol), The Holly And The Ivy and more.
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Christmas Through Your EyesChristmas Through Your Eyes
Gloria Estefan
Overture: Silver Bells,The Christmas Song, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, This Christmas, I'll Be Home For Christmas, White Christmas, Silent Night and more.
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Good Ol' Fashioned ChristmasGood Ol' Fashioned Christmas
The Overtones
White Christmas, Winter Wonderland, Sleigh Ride, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire), Santa Clause is Coming to Town and more.
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A Kylie ChristmasA Kylie Christmas
Kylie Minogue
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Santa Claus is Coming to Town (featuring Frank Sinatra), Winter Wonderland; Christmas Wrapping (with Iggy Pop), Only You (featuring James Corden), and more.
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A Mary ChristmasA Mary Christmas
Mary J. Blige
Little Drummer Boy, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, My Favorite Things, This Christmas, The Christmas Song, Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer, When You Wish Upon a Star, Mary, Did You Know and more.
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Merry ChristmasMerry Christmas
Mariah Carey
All I Want For Christmas Is You, O Holy Night, Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), Miss You Most (At Christmas Time), Joy To The World, Jesus Born On This Day, Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town and more.
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Merry Christmas II YouMerry Christmas II You
Mariah Carey
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Intro, Oh Santa!, O Little Town Of Bethlehem / Little Drummer Boy Medley, Christmas Time Is In The Air Again, The First Noel / Born Is The King Interlude, When Christmas Comes and more.
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Merry Christmas ... Have A Nice LifeMerry Christmas ... Have A Nice Life
Cyndi Lauper
Home On Christmas Day, Early Christmas Morning, Rocking Around The Christmas Tree, Christmas Conga, Minnie And Santa, Feels Like Christmas, Three Ships, New Year's Baby (First Lullaby) and more. 
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Glee: The Music - The Christmas AlbumGlee: The Music - The Christmas Album
Various
We Need A Little Christmas, Deck The Rooftop, Merry Christmas Darling, Baby, It's Cold Outside, The Most Wonderful Day Of The Year, Last Christmas, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and more.
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A Christmas Too Many (2007)Merry Christmas, Baby
Rod Stewart
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Winter Wonderland, White Christmas, Merry Christmas, Baby, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? and more.
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The Muppet Christmas CarolThe Muppet Christmas Carol
Various
Overture, Scrooge, Room In Your Heart, Good King Wenceslas, One More Sleep 'Til Christmas, Marley And Marley, Christmas Past, Chairman Of The Board, Fozziwig's Party, When Love Is Gone and more.
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My Kind Of ChristmasMy Kind Of Christmas
Christina Aguilera
Christmas Time, This Year, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Angels We Have Heard On High, Merry Christmas, Baby, Oh Holy Night, These Are The Special Times, This Christmas and more.
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SnowflakesSnowflakes
Toni Braxton
Holiday Celebrate, Christmas In Jamaica, Snowflakes Of Love, Christmas Time Is Here, Santa Please, Pretty Please (interlude), Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, This Time Next Year and more.
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Snow GlobeSnow Globe
Erasure
Bells Of Love (Isabelle's Of Love), Gaudete, Make It Wonderful, Sleep Quietly, Silent Night, Loving Man, The Christmas Song, Bleak Midwinter, Blood On The Snow, There'll Be No Tomorrow, Midnight Clear and more.
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Wrapped in RedWrapped in Red
Kelly Clarkson
Wrapped in Red, Underneath The Tree, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Run Run Rudolph, Please Come Home For Christmas (Bells Will Be Ringing), Every Christmas, Blue Christmas and more.
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Wilde Winter SongbookWilde Winter Songbook
Kim Wilde
Winter Wonderland, Hope, One, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Winter Song, New Life, White Winter Hymnal, Burn Gold, Song For Beryl, Let It Snow, Hey Mister Snowman and more.
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A Very Special ChristmasA Very Special Christmas
Madonna, Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams and more
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Winter Wonderland, Do You Hear What I Hear?, Merry Christmas Baby, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Gabriel's Message, Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), Santa Baby and more. 
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EASY LISTENING

Acoustic ChristmasAcoustic Christmas
Neil Diamond
O Holy Night, Do You Hear What I Hear?, Christmas Prayers,Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, We Three Kings, Silent Night, Go Tell It On the Mountain, Children Go Where I Send Thee, Christmas in Killarney, Mary's Boy Child and more.
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ChristmasChristmas
Michael Ball
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Driving Home For Christmas, O Holy Night, From A Distance, A Winter's Tale, As Long As There's Christmas, Ave Maria, River, Happy New Year, Light A Candle and more.
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Christmas Christmas 
Michael Bublé
It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Jingle Bells, White Christmas, All I Want For Christmas Is You, Have A Holly Jolly Christmas, Santa Baby, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas and more.
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ChristmasChristmas
Chris Isaak
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Washington Square, Blue Christmas, The Christmas Song, Hey Santa!, Let It Snow, Christmas On TV, Pretty Paper and more.
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Christmas Christmas 
Al Jarreau
Winter Wonderland, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, White Christmas, Interlude: By My Christmas Tree, Carol of the Bells, O Come All Ye Faithful, Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire), I'll Be Home for Christmas and more.
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The Christmas AlbumThe Christmas Album
Aled Jones
Away In A Manger, In The Bleak Midwinter, Silent Night, Candlelight Carol, O Come All Ye Faithful, O Come O Come Emmanuel, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, O Little Town Of Bethlehem and more.
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A Christmas Gift Of Love A Christmas Gift Of Love 
Barry Manilow
Winter Wonderland, Happy Holiday / White Christmas, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, (There's No Place Like Home) For The Holidays, I'll Be Home For Christmas, My Favorite Things, The Christmas Waltz and more.
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Christmas MemoriesChristmas Memories
Barbara Streisand 
I'll Be Home For Christmas, Christmas Love Song, What Are You Doing New Years Eve?, I Remember, Snowbound, It Must Have Been The Mistletoe, Christmas Lullaby, Christmas Mem'ries and more. 
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Cliff at ChristmasCliff at Christmas
Cliff Richard
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Winter Wonderland, Walking In The Air, Little Town, Mary's Boy Child, Christmas Is Quiet, Let It Snow, Saviour's Day, White Christmas, Silent Night and more.
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Harry For The HolidaysHarry For The Holidays
Harry Connick Jr.
Frosty The Snow Man, Blue Christmas, The Christmas Waltz, I Wonder As I Wander, Silver Bells, Mary's Little Boy Child, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, The Happy Elf , I'll Be Home For Christmas and more.
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Holiday SpiritsHoliday Spirits
Straight No Chaser 
The Christmas Song, Adeste Fideles, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, The First Noel, O Tannenbaum, Silent Night, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, O Holy Night, Away In A Manger, A Cradle In Bethlehem
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James Taylor at ChristmasJames Taylor at Christmas
James Taylor
Winter Wonderland, Go Tell It on the Mountain, Jingle Bells, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, Baby, It's Cold Outside, River, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) and more.
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My Christmas My Christmas 
Andrea Bocelli
White Christmas, Bianco Natale, Angels We Have Heard On High, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, The Christmas Song, The Lord's Prayer, What Child This Is, Adeste Fidelis, O Tannenbaum and more.
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My Christmas My Christmas 
Katherine Jenkins
O Holy Night, Panis Angelicus, Silent Night, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, In Paradisum, Ave Maria, The Prayer, Be Still My Soul, Laudate Dominum, Santa Maria, Hallelujah, Ave Maria 
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NoelNoel
The Priests
Ding Dong Merrily On High, The First Nowell, Little Drummer Boy, Sussex Carol, The Holly And The Ivy, In Dulci Jubilo, Away In A Manger, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, In The Bleak Midwinter, Joy To The World and more.
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One Voice At ChristmasOne Voice At Christmas
Aled Jones
Walking in the Air, O Holy Night, In The Bleak Midwinter, Silent Night, O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Jesus Christ the Apple Tree, Away in a Manger, Little Road to Bethlehem and more.
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Snowfall: The Christmas AlbumSnowfall: The Christmas Album
Tony Bennett
My Favorite Things, Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire), Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Medley: I Love The Winter Weather / I've Got My Love, White Christmas and more.
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A Swingin' ChristmasA Swingin' Christmas
Tony Bennett
I'll Be Home For Christmas, Silver Bells, All I Want For Christmas Is You, My Favorite Things, Christmas Time Is Here, Winter Wonderland, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Santa Claus is Coming to Town and more.

These Are Special TimesThese Are Special Times
Celine Dion
O Holy Night, Don't Save It All For Christmas Day, Blue Christmas, Another Year Has Gone By, The Magic Of Christmas Day (God Bless Us Everyone), Ave Maria, Adeste Fideles, Christmas Song and more.
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'Tis The Seasons'Tis The Seasons
Frankie Valli
Joy To The World / Do You Hear What I Hear?, The Christmas Song, Winter Wonderland, Merry Christmas, Baby (feat. Jeff Beck), Frosty The Snowman, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Jingle Bell Rock and more.
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What A Night! A Christmas AlbumWhat A Night! A Christmas Album
Harry Connick Jr.
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, What A Night!, Christmas Day, Holly Jolly Christmas, Please Come Home For Christmas, O Come All Ye Faithful, Dance Of The Sugarplum Fairies, Let There Be Peace On Earth and more.
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When My Heart Finds ChristmasWhen My Heart Finds Christmas
Harry Connick Jr.
Sleigh Ride, When My Heart Finds Christmas, Santa Claus, Blessed Dawn Of Christmas Day, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, Little Drummer Boy, Ave Maria, Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers and more.
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A Winter SymphonyA Winter Symphony
Sarah Brightman 
Arrival, Colder Than Winter, Ave Maria (Lima), Silent Night, In the Bleak Midwinter, I've Been This Way Before, Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Child in a Manger, I Wish It Could Be Christmas, Amazing Grace and more.
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White ChristmasWhite Christmas
Elvis Presley
Santa Claus Is Back in Town, White Christmas, Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane), I'll Be Home for Christmas, Blue Christmas, Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me), O Little Town of Bethlehem, Silent Night and more.
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