Pree Picks: TOP5 of the year + Christmas cheer

Pree Picks: TOP5 of the year + Christmas cheer

Written by Editor

Topics: Pree Picks, Reviews, Specials

There’s never a dull moment in Jamaica, and 2014 has proven to be no exception. The year has been punctuated by several significant and high-profile issues and events, and depending on the side of history they fall on, many of them will continue to stir debate or inspire national pride well into the New Year and beyond. Pree Jamaica now ranks the most impactful Jamaican happenings of 2014 in a Top Five infographic presented below. In keeping with the festive season, we’ve also curated five lists that highlight the best in Traditional, Inspirational, Contemporary and Reggae Christmas songs, as well as  Holiday Films. Hopefully your favourites are included among our picks. Click the icons below for related Facebook polls.

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10 TRADITIONAL:

Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Andy Williams

Walking In A Winter Wonderland – Dean Martin

Let It Snow – Dean Martin

White Christmas – Bing Crosby

Rockin Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee

The Christmas Song – Nat King Cole

O Tannenbaum – Nat King Cole

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Frank Sinatra

I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Frank Sinatra

 

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10 INSPIRATIONAL:

O Come, All Ye Faithful

Joy To The World

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Angels We Have Heard On High

Silent Night, Holy Night

O Holy Night

O Little Town of Bethlehem

Away In A Manger

What Child Is This

First Noel

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10 CONTEMPORARY:

All I Want for Christmas is You – Mariah Carey

Miss You Most (At Christmas Time) – Mariah Carey

Every Year, Every Christmas – Luther Vandross

This Christmas – Donnie Hathaway

Silver Bells – A Few Good Men

Someday At Christmas – Stevie Wonder

One Little Christmas Tree – Stevie Wonder

Give Love on Christmas Day – Jackson 5

So This Is Christmas – Celine Dion

Do You Hear What I Hear? – Whitney Houston

 

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10 REGGAE:

Warm Jamaican Christmas – Wayne Wonder & Baby Cham

Christmas in the Sun – The Stage Crew

Christmas Jamaica Style – Unique Vision

Santa Clause (Do You Ever Come To The Ghetto) – Carlene Davis

The Meaning Of Christmas – Boris Gardiner

Richman For Christmas – Lady Saw

Christmas JA – Neville Willoughby

Rappa Pam Pam – Junior Reid

Yellowman Is Coming To Town – Yellowman

Santa Ketch Up Eena Mango Tree – Palemina & Faith D’Aguilar

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15 FILMS:

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Miracle on 34th Street (1947 & 1994 version)

A Christmas Story (1983)

Scrooged (1988)

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

Home Alone (1990)

The Santa Clause (1994)

While You Were Sleeping (1995)

The Preacher’s Wife (1996)

Diva’s Christmas Carol (2000)

The Family Man (2000)

Elf (2003)

Love Actually (2003)

This Christmas (2007)

Arthur Christmas (2011)

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