This week's Christmas-themed tunes...
Christmas Tree Farm (Virgin EMI)
How about some Yuletide puns? Taylor pines for the past on a twinkly song about growing up among Christmas trees. Oh, and she wrote, recorded and released it in five days. Swift!
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River (Amazon Music)
Assuming Amazon’s Christmas exclusive mantle from Katy Perry, Ellie Goulding has a hit on her hands in the shape of this eye-moistening Joni Mitchell cover.
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Wandering Star (Sour Mash)
Apart from his name, there’s nothing particularly Christmassy about Noel Gallagher. This sleigh bells-powered new single, then, is an enjoyable curio.
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Loneliest Time Of Year (Polydor)
“Christmas time isn’t my vibe”, sighs Mabel on this snowy R&B jam. Almost two million Spotify plays tell us she’s not the only one feeling blue.
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Golden Christmas (Rough Trade)
Few things hit home harder than harmonies at Christmas, and Honey Hahs deliver in spades on this charity single. Proceeds go to Choose Love.
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One I’ve Been Missing (RCA)
‘What do you mean Little Mix have never done a festive song?’ screamed the world, as they dropped this slow, sad number. One for the lovers.
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Vegetarian Christmas (Clapped Records)
Given that their debut album had ham in its title and on its sleeve, this is something of an about turn for Feet. It’s a jangly, meat-free mess.
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