Impact Music’s Advent Calendar Playlist #7: Chris Rea – ‘Driving Home For Christmas’

Chris Rea’s ’88 Christmas classic with his unmistakeable rich tone will warm anyone up on the coldest of winter nights. Through trickling piano ditties and rich blues guitar, Rea transforms a dull story of a monotonous car journey into a ‘top to toe in tail lights’ colourful thumb-tapping-on-the-steering-wheel soother.

Inspired by his wife, and rerecorded time and time again by various no marks such as Iceland’s favourite non-speaking always grinning Stacey Solomon. A constant reminder of childhood Christmas days spent in front of VH1 Christmas Classics, makes this masterpiece a no-brainer for my perfect Christmas track.

Adam Keyworth


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