The Christmas season is stereotypically one full of joy and child-like glee. However, it can be really hard to feel like that when everywhere is awash with some of the most God-awful music created constantly being played. It's torture akin to holidaying in Guantanamo Bay.
Festive music usually goes down one of two routes: overbearing sweetness where everyone's happy and cheery (I'm looking at you Mariah Carey and Shakin' Stevens), or you're a piece of entitled trash and how dare you have nice things (thanks Band Aid!). Both routes do have one thing in common: cheese. Christmas music is the auditory incarnation of being beaten to death by a wheel of Camembert.
Despite this, there are a collection of songs we hear over the holidays that transcend the cringe shackles of Christmas and are by and large, good songs.
So then, in no particular order here are 10 Christmas songs that are actually good.