Co-op car insurance has conducted a poll recently to discover what the favourite Christmas driving songs are in the UK. The results have been collected and verified and the top 10 of the nation’s best loved Christmas songs to sing along to while driving during the festive period are as follows –
In first place, it’s that Irish classic from the Pogues, Fairytale of New York, which often tops polls for favourite Christmas songs, the main reason often being because it isn’t as blatantly Christmassy as some of the other festive anthems that get played on a loop at this time of the year.
The runner up prize for second place was clinched by I Wish it Could Be Christmas Every Day, followed by Merry Christmas Everybody by Slade, while the most aptly named festive driving tune, Driving Home for Christmas found itself in fourth place on the list, followed by Do They Know It’s Christmas, Wham’s Last Christmas, with Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas was in seventh place, followed by Happy Xmas (War is Over), Wonderful Christmas Time and Baby It’s Cold Outside was voted the 10th most popular according to the poll from the insurance provider.
The classic Christmas songs seemed to triumph in the list, with more recent festive releases not finding their way into the top 10 at all. However the insurance company warned that although many of us will singing along to our favourite Christmas songs while driving over the festive period, this time of year often throws up challenging driving conditions so it’s vital your concentration is on the road, and not your singing, first and foremost.