Monday Mood: Christmas songs to brighten our mood. By Eliza

Festive greetings to you all!

I am sure you would agree that the festive season has arrived all too quickly. It has arrived amidst political upheaval and uncertainty. This year, Christmas will, of course, be different … but it is by no means cancelled!

Tis’ the season of good will and whether you like it or not, there is no escaping those popular Christmas songs. Even if you’re not yet feeling Christmassy and you’re trying to shake off your Grinch mood, you’ll, undoubtedly, be playing your ultimate Christmas playlist. Pretty much every celebrated artist has sung a Christmas themed holiday tune, enabling those musicians to put their own twists on timeless classics and with so many cover versions, we are spoilt for choice. Christmas songs are guaranteed to get you into the Christmas spirit! As well as Gin 😉

So, here are some famous and well-loved tunes. For your festive earworm this week, I’ve chosen a timeless piece, and one of my personal favourites, sung by Judy Garland, ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ originally recorded for the 1944 film ‘Meet Me in St. Louis’.
‘Sleigh Ride’ originally published in 1948 as an instrumental composition and popularised by The Ronettes in the Sixties after Producer Phil Spector worked his magic.
The celebrated Christmas tunes by Wizard and Slade need no introduction and for those who require an extra lift, something to make you smile with an animated version of ‘Joy to the World’.

I hope you have enjoyed reading my musical interludes over the past few months. Articles written by the ‘It’s a Lawyer’s Life’ editorial team are uploaded onto the website in case you have missed any on Twitter.

May I take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you a wonderful and peaceful Christmas and especially to the team Rehna, Keeley, Zoe, Sharan, Rina, Irum, Sabrina and Rachel. ❤

Until next time!

Eliza x

Judy Garland – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (1944)

The Ronettes – Sleigh Ride (1963)

Wizard – I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday (1973)

Slade – Merry Christmas Everybody (1980)

The Muppets – Joy to the world