Christmas Song Analysis

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Christmas Synth Songs For The Festive Season (880 Words)

Snowy weather, cozy fireplaces, candlelit dinners and plenty of mistletoe; these are the things that we commonly associate with the festive season. It is also a time for eating too much, spending too much and being bombarded with “Christmas” music at every turn. It’s not just every pop singer trying to rake in some extra holiday cash with a Christmas single either. The tradition of releasing a Christmas related song over the holiday season stretches quite a way back. Artists known for making use of synths in their songs are not exempt from this tradition either, so here is our list of six synth heavy Christmas songs for the festive season.

1. It Doesn’t Often Snow At Christmas - Pet
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Bananarama is a group that briefly dabbled with Christmas music by contributing to the “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” single for Band Aid. However, it wasn’t until 2010 that they released their own original Christmas track, titled “Baby It’s Christmas.” Depending on how much you enjoy synthpop, the track is either extremely catchy or utterly annoying.

4. Last Christmas - Wham (1984)

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Last Christmas
I gave you my heart
But the very next day you gave it away.
This year
To save me from tears
I'll give it to someone special.

It is impossible to create a list of Christmas synth songs without including the classic Wham track, “Last Christmas.” It is one of those songs that you are guaranteed to hear at least once every festive season and, in all likelihood, probably many more. However, it is quite ironic that a song that has become so synonymous with Christmas actually has very little to do with the festive season and more with a failed relationship. The popularity of the song has also inspired numerous cover versions from bands as diverse as Coldplay, Taylor Swift and Jimmy Eat
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