December, the month where you can’t wait to start listening to Christmas songs without feeling guilty but then have had enough of them by the end of the first week.

We all know the ones we listen and hear every year without choice and ones that you listen to that no one either knows or remembers.

Here are some essential and forgotten tracks:

Wham! – Last Christmas

What’s not to love? Its romantic, festive with such a warm feeling. Christmas really ISN’T Christmas without hearing this track.

Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You

The Christmas queen Mariah delivered this hit in 1994 and is one of the more “new” Christmas classics. The album Merry Christmas which the hit is from is the best selling Christmas album of all time selling over 15 million copies.

The Pogues & Kirsty McColl – Fairytale of New York

We all love swinging a long to this with a good sing a long.

*NSYNC – Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays

Boy band cheese that makes you smile which you can get away with because we can all get carried away with the festive fun.

Lady Gaga – Christmas Tree

According to Gaga the only place you’ll want to be is underneath her Christmas tree.

Leona Lewis – One More Sleep

2013’s Christmas queen. Leona released her Motown Christmas inspired album this year and we LOVE it all. Read the review here.

The Darkness – Christmas Time (Don’t Let The Bells End)

For sure a forgotten or not enough appreciated modern day Christmas classic from The Darkness.

East 17 – Stay Another Day

Sad Christmas ballad that just clicked with a whole of people.

Band Aid 1984 – Do They Know It’s Christmas

The original Band Aid.

Band Aid 20 – Do They Know It’s Christmas

Another re-release of the classic 20 years later.

Bing Crosby – White Christmas

The original. The best.

The Spice Girls – 2 Become 1

It was their first of 3 Christmas #1’s in a row. It doesn’t have Christmas themed lyrics but with girl power it looks like you can achieve anything.

Bruce Springsteen – Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

The boss can do no wrong at any time of the year. Bruce Springsteen makes us feel that little bit more excited for Christmas with this.

Bing Crosby & David Bowie – Little Drummer Boy / Peace on Earth

Old but gold. It’s just timeless. It’s remembered but SO underrated.

No Doubt – Oi To The World

You could listen to this all year, but it sounds so much better at Christmas.