Many of us are massively fond of Christmas songs, and of course we all have our favourite. Whether it’s Wham giving us their heart at Christmas, Elton John inviting us to step into Christmas, or Slade simply reminding us to hang up our stockings on the wall, we all love a good festive sing along. But have you ever stopped and thought about which decade produced the greatest Christmas hits?
Blinkbox have helped us out by creating a poll to decide upon the decade that produced the best seasonal classics, and we suspect that you may be delighted with the result…
The results of the Poll showed that ‘The Greatest Decade For Christmas Music’ was…. The 1980’s of course!
The results came in with a massive 36% of people surveyed voting for the 1980s as being the decade that produced the most Christmas classics. The 1970s came second with 25% of the votes, and the 1990s third with 10% That was followed by the 1960s which scored 7% and the 1950s with 5%
Sam Sutton, Senior Lecturer in Music Technology at London College Of Music, said of the findings: “The nation favors feel-good Christmas pop songs with distinctive, festive musical elements. These generate emotional resonance and carry the listener on a wave of feel-good nostalgia.”
Whilst we are obviously delighted with these results, we can also respect the fact the 1970s scored so highly, having given us such classics as ‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’ by John Lennon, ‘Step Into Christmas’ by Elton John, and of course ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ by Slade. We have not idea why anyone would vote for the 1990s, unless they are absolutely massive fans of ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ by Mariah Carey that is…
What do you make of the results of this poll? Which is your favourite decade for Christmas music? And if it’s not the 1980s, please try and justify why!