Driving Home for Christmas tops poll of motorists' Christmas crackers

WHEN it comes to getting into the car during this festive period, we all have our favourite yuletide songs which we like to blast out and sing along to.

According to a poll of Thrifty Car and Van Rental customers, the age-old classic ‘Driving home for Christmas’ by crooner Chris Rea, has been voted the number one festive tune to crank up while driving.

In the number two spot this season of good will is the ever popular ‘Fairytale of New York’ by The Pogues, with American diva Mariah Carey taking the number three slot with toe-tapping cracker ‘All I want for Christmas’.

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Gracing the list at number four is the late Bing Crosby with firm favourite ‘White Christmas’ and taking its place in the chart at number five is Noddy Holder heading up

Slade’s festive anthem, ‘Merry Christmas Everybody’.

Bringing up the rear but not to be forgotten at number ten is Wham, fronted by George Michael in his 80s drainpipes belting out pop classic ‘Last Christmas’.

Linda Paul, director of central services at Thrifty Car and Van Rental, said: “Our customers have very good taste in music, as my personal favourite Fairytale of New York has been voted number two.

“Although we all like to have our favourite festive tunes on in the car, we are urging all motorists to leave the volume at a sensible level and keep their eyes on the road so that Christmas really is a joyful time for everyone this year.”

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The top ten Christmas songs for driving home at Christmas are:


1.    Driving Home for Christmas - Chris Rea

2.    Fairytale of New York - The Pogues

3.    All I want for Christmas - Mariah Carey

4.    White Christmas - Bing Crosby

5.    Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade

6.    Santa Baby - Kylie Minogue

7.    Simply having a wonderful Christmas time - Paul McCartney

8.    Do they know it's Christmas - Band Aid

9.    Rockin around the Christmas tree - Mel Smith and Kim Wilde

10.    Last Christmas - Wham


Download any of the top ten now at www.thrifty.co.uk

Thrifty Car and Van Rental operates nationwide.

For further information visit www.thrifty.co.uk or call 01494 751500.



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