It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go! From gorgeous decorations to the light blanked of snow, the entire country is gearing up for the event of the year. But while Santa Clause may have everything finished, most of us are still in a mad rush to get everything sorted before our families come in. In order to put you into the Christmas spirit on your drive to the store, here is our list of the top 5 car themed songs to enjoy this time of year:
5. Beach Boys- Little Saint Nick
We’d like to kick off our list with a classic Beach Boys hit that has come to define Christmas as well as the 1960’s. It tells the story of Saint Nick “hailing through the snow at frightening speeds,” delivering presents to children all around the world in his cool ride “with a four speed stick.” Covered by everyone from Hanson to McFly, it’s a fantastic little tune that will have you tapping away at your wheel as you do your own Christmas shopping.
4. Elmo and Patsy- Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
As the name implies, this song is about a grandma getting over by Santa Clause himself! A quirky little tune, the music video shows a grandmother getting a little drunk on eggnog and wandering on off into a snowstorm. But as she rambles onto the street she gets hit by Santa’s reindeer and unfortunately dies. A lot less sober than it sounds, this song will have you laughing long after you’ve left your car.
wheel as you do your own Christmas shopping.
3. Da Yoopers- Rusty Chevrolet
While not a traditional Christmas song, this classic by Da Yoopers has been helping drivers get to their destinations for many years. A parody of ‘Jingle Bells,’ this car themed song has perhaps the best chorus of any holiday tune: “Oh, rust and smoke/the heater's broke/The door just blew away/light a match to see the dash/And then I start to pray/The frame is bent, the muffler went/The radio, it's okay/Oh what fun it is to drive/This Rusty Chevrolet.” An absolutely hilarious hit, this song will help you escape the hustle and bustle in order to enjoy the most wonderful time of the year.
2. The Pogues- Fairytale of New York
Regarded by many as the best modern Christmas songs ever written, we’re willing to bet that the mere mention already has you humming its chorus. It’s a love song set in the beautiful but dreary New York City where “'They've got cars big as bars/They've got rivers of gold/But the wind goes right through you/It's no place for the old.” While it may be more reminiscent of Scrooge than Bob Cratchit, it’s still one heck song to drive to.
1. Chris Rea- Driving Home for Christmas
Clearly an obvious choice for best ‘car themed Christmas song,’ it simply can’t get any better than someone “sing[ing] this song/To pass the time away/Driving in my car/Driving home for Christmas.” The inspiration for this tune came when Rea was stuck in traffic driving to his home in Middlesbrough from London during the holiday season. Becoming a “car version of a carol,” it’s a fantastic tune that embodies the Car-istmas spirit.