Here at CarFinance.MadeSimple. we've got you covered for those long festive drives

It’s nearly Christmas, which means more mince pies, mulled wine, turkey and silly socks than you can shake a candy cane at.

Oh yes, and plenty of time sat in traffic jams while you drive to visit far-flung relatives, take your kids to the local pantomime starring whatshisname from that show on TV, and squeeze in some last-minute gift shopping.

For those who are dreading spending hours behind the wheel this festive season, we’ve put together the perfect accompaniment to your Christmas commute; the ultimate playlist of songs, carols and rock standards to help you get into the spirit of the season.


Singalong standards


Got a carload of family and friends? They’ll all want to join in with these infectious Christmas belters. Time to get your lungs in training.


I Wish It Could be Christmas Every day – Wizzard

Merry Xmas Everybody – Slade

Do They Know It’s Christmas – Band Aid

All I Want For Christmas is You – Mariah Carey

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year – Andy Williams

Fairytale Of New York – The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl

Stop The Cavalry – Jona Lewie

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – The Crystals


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Facing a solitary drive?


Setting off a long solo journey home to mum and dad’s? Keep it chilled behind the wheel with these evocative wintry ballads from Bing, Frank, Elvis, Ella, Nat and other iconic stars.


Driving Home For Christmas – Chris Rea

White Christmas – Bing Crosby

When A Child Is Born – Johnny Mathis

I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Frank Sinatra

Santa Claus Is Back In Town – Elvis Presley

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Judy Garland

Blue Christmas – Elvis Presley

Baby It’s Cold Outside – Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Jordan

The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) – Nat King Cole

Let It Snow – Dean Martin

A Spaceman Came Travelling – Chris de Burgh


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Classic carols


No Christmas drive is complete without the beauty and unashamed pomp we Brits do so well, as these uplifting choral pieces prove. Let your spirits soar while you’re at a standstill on the M25.


God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – The Choir of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

Silent Night – The Choir of Westminster Abbey

In The Bleak Midwinter – Aled Jones

Ding Dong Merrily On High – The Bach Choir

Good King Wenceslas – Guildford Cathedral Choir

O Little Town Of Bethlehem – St Paul’s Cathedral Choir

Once In Royal David’s City – City of London Choir

Hark The Herald Angels Sing – The Chapel Choir of Trinity College, Oxford

Oh Come, All Ye Faithful – The Choir of King’s College, Cambridge


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A rockin’ and rollin’ Christmas


Wallow in festive nostalgia with these cheesy chart classics from decades gone by.


Run Rudolph Run – Chuck Berry

Sleigh Ride – The Ronettes

Frosty The Snowman – Jackson 5

Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms

Last Christmas – Wham!

Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee

Wonderful Christmas Time – Paul McCartney

Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin’ Stevens

Mistletoe And Wine – Cliff Richard

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas – Perry Como

Mary’s Boy Child – Boney M


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