Driving Home For Christmas

Be inspired by our top tips to create the ultimate Christmas Playlist for your road trip home this season with Inspires by Avis.

No Christmas road trip is complete without the perfect playlist.  It all depends on you, your car, the open roads and the songs you choose to set your mood. Here’s how to create the perfect selection to add a touch of tinsel to your music collection on your drive home this Christmas.

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The Classics That Make Christmas

Start your playlist with the classic Christmas songs that you associate with all things festive. There’s a certain tone to these tunes – a sense of sentimentality that celebrates the season. These are the festive anthems that will get everyone singing in the car.

Timeless classics by the king of the Christmas ballad himself, Bing Crosby such as ‘Little Drummer Boy’(his duet with David Bowie) and  ‘White Christmas’ will set you in the festive spirit.

Songs That Make A Festive Film

Soundtracks can make or break a movie, especially those of the Christmas variety.  The successful ones that always appear on the TV timetable means there’s no escaping the music (you know the ones!). From old time classics to modern day comedies there’s a festive film song for you.

For a laugh listen to the spoof Christmas hit, ‘Christmas Is All Around’ sung by Bill Nighy from Love Actually. Or if you’re feeling nostalgic, add Judy Garland’s ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ from Meet Me in St. Louis to your list.

Lesser Known Christmas Songs

Road trips provide the perfect opportunity to sit back and listen to some new music. A Christmas road trip is no exception, so shake up your playlist and replace the old with the new. Believe us when we say there are hundreds of Christmas songs out there waiting to be heard!

 ‘Hey Santa’ from the Wilson Sisters is a great pop ballad that will have you reminiscing of the 1990s while ‘Someday At Christmas’ by the great Stevie Wonder is considered his best song for the season.

The Song Nobody Knows The Words To

The most loved Christmas songs usually fall into two categories: the ones you can sing along to as soon as you hear the opening beats and the ones you think you know the lyrics to but end up resorting to bad lip-syncing.

 ‘Driving Home For Christmas’ by Chris Rea has to be the most appropriate song for a Christmas drive whereas, nobody can kick off a party like Bruce Springsteen’s  ‘Merry Christmas Baby’  which will add a touch of rock n’ roll to your playlist.

Christmas Karaoke In The Car

While you’re not in a soundproof booth, you are in the safe comfort of your car. Let go of inhibitions and sing to your heart’s content. You’re not on The X factor final so sing to your heart’s content.

 Bring out your inner diva or pop star and sing along to ‘All I want For Christmas Is You’ by Mariah Carey or ‘Last Christmas’ by Wham. Both are easy to sing, are upbeat and are great choices to complete your Christmas composition.


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