The Christmas period can be a really testing time for a lot of us.

For all the festive joy and ROLF moments it can bring, it's best not to forget the mediocrity and overall corny gimmicks that comes along with it. Of course, the gifts and mouth-watering turkeys are worth it in the long run but, in turn, you need to deal with such hindrances like family members you can barely stand and depressing EastEnders storylines that'll make you want to slit something other than a turkey. And that goes double for music released around Xmas, too.

We couldn't even begin to list the amount of tripe our ears have to endure during the holidays so, instead, we've decided to list some of the coolest Xmas-themed songs to get your mood right for Jesus' birthday. Tuck in below.

Words by Jerry Gadiano