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Research conducted by Skoda reveals the top 30 festive songs that we Brits can’t get enough of.
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The UK's Favourite Christmas Songs Revealed

The UK's Favourite Christmas Songs Revealed

    • The poll by Skoda surveyed 2,000 motorists.
    • Over 54% of people said that they enjoy driving over Christmas.
    • While 27% of people aren’t a fan of in-car Christmas sing-a-longs.


With less than a week to go until Christmas, the festive hits are out in full force. A new poll by Skoda has revealed the UK driver's ultimate Christmas songs.

Over 2,000 motorists took part in the survey, ranking their top songs to listen to while driving home for Christmas. You might be surprised to learn that Chris Rea’s ‘Driving Home for Christmas’ didn’t take the top spot.

It was The Pogue’s ‘Fairytale of New York’, followed by ‘Driving Home for Christmas’ in second place. In third place was ‘Last Christmas’ by Wham!

The survey also found that 54% of people enjoy driving over the festive period. With 30% of people agreeing that a Christmas soundtrack is essential to the journey.

However, 27% of people surveyed aren’t fond of sing-a-longs on the road and the All-Electric Skoda Enyaq is ideal for those people. Drivers can still listen to their favourite festive hits on the road but mute sound in the back seats with the range-topping Canton sound system.

You can view the top songs in full below:


    • ‘Fairytale of New York’ by the Pogues and Kirsty MacColl
    • ‘Driving Home’ for Christmas by Chris Rea
    • ‘Last Christmas’ by Wham!
    • ‘I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday’ by Wizzard
    • ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ by Slade
    • ‘Do They Know It's Christmas?’ by Band Aid
    • ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ by Mariah Carey
    • ‘Step into Christmas’ by Elton John
    • ‘Santa Claus Is Coming to Town’ by Bruce Springsteen
    • ‘It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year’ by Andy Williams
    • ‘Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree’ by Brenda Lee
    • ‘Stay Another Day’ by East 17
    • ‘White Christmas’ by Bing Crosby
    • ‘Mary’s Boy Child’ by Boney M
    • ‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’ by John Lennon and Yoko Ono
    • ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas’ by Perry Como and the Fontane Sisters
    • ‘Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!’ by Dean Martin
    • ‘Peace on Earth/The Little Drummer Boy’ by Bing Crosby and David Bowie
    • ‘Wonderful Christmastime’ by Paul McCartney
    • ‘Feliz Navidad’ by Jose Feliciano
    • ‘Winter Wonderland’ by Michael Buble
    • ‘Lonely This Christmas’ by Mud
    • ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ by Frank Sinatra
    • ‘Christmas Time (Don’t Let the Bells End)’ by The Darkness
    • ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’ by Jackson Five
    • ‘Christmas Wrapping’ by The Waitresses
    • ‘Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town’ by Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters
    • ‘In Dulci Jubilo’ by Mike Oldfield
    • ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ by Bobby Helms


The study also looked into essential items needed for festive journeys. This included practical items such as a windscreen scraper, and phone charger. Along with treats including mince pies, Christmas sandwiches, and a yuletide air freshener.


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