Every year it's the same. "WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU DON'T LIKE CHRISTMAS SONGS?!?". This is literally *everyone's* reaction when I confess my cardinal sin of disliking Xmas songs.
And no, it's not that I'm a miserable b*stard. It's simply because 99% of all Christmas songs are objectively awful.
Thankfully, not long ago I discovered a treasure trove of old RnB, Soul and Funk Xmas songs from the 60s and 70s which are nothing like the usual cheap, lurid dross that plague radio and TV at this time of year. I'm gonna share just 10 of my favourites with you but there are literally hundreds of these songs out there. In fact, there's probably enough to cover the rest of December if you really want to avoid Mariah Carey this season.