Anyone planning to run on Christmas Day? Playlist ideas??

A few of us, Fatmumslim, Rollertoaster and Newbierunner, were discussing this week about running on Christmas Day and running to cheesy Christmas choones! I think I will fit in a run in the morning for some "me" time before everything gets too hectic, weather permitting of course, and so were wondering if anyone would be joining us?

If so, what would be on your Christmas playlist for warm up, 30 min run and cool down music? From the ideas submitted we could put together a good playlist I think!

To get it started with just a few:

Warm up: Mud - Lonely this Christmas

Run: Wizard - I wish it could be Christmas every day; Elton John - Step into Christmas

Cool down: Aled Jones - Walking in the air

Well cheesy!!! Look forward to your ideas....



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  • It would have to include 'The Power of Love', Frankie goes to Hollywood.

  • Not cheesy, but a great track I think, and the original is better than the one on the John Lewis advert!

  • totally agree. the video is a bit naff though :)

  • Definitely Slade! I can't wait for my Christmas morning run!

  • I would like to include the following please:

    "Rocking around the Chistmas Tree" ; (was it Belinda Lee????)

    "All I want for Christmas is you" (Mariah Carey -- can't get much cheesier than that ;-)

    "Do they know it's Christmastime?" (Band Aid)

  • Got my playlist all sorted in anticipation - here it is:

  • Brilliant Susan! How organised are you??!! Sx

  • Wow I'll bet you've done all your christmas shopping too! I'm impressed fatmumslim

  • Yep - even got the food delivery booked today ;)

  • Wow! You're way ahead of me! Finally got my advent calendar today, Christmas is underway!

  • I just ordered our advent calendars online on Tues, they arrived last night, so we are having double choccie until we've caught up :-) I'm waaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy behind!

  • I am soooo impressed! Respect!!!

  • Wow! The only time I booked a food delivery we then had an icy/snowy spell and the van couldnt get up my hill so Xmas was cancelled lol!

  • The Pogues' Fairy Tail of New York is a must!

  • Oh yes!! Good choice Janette!

  • I admire your dedication, folks! As much as I love running, I most definitely won't be out there on Christmas day :-)

  • But think of the post-run guilt-free Christmas lunch!

  • Absolutely Delia! An extra mince pie anyone??!! I am loving this idea more and more!!

  • Couple of extra roasties for me please! :)

  • I'll be running but it will be in hotter climes thank goodness. :)

  • Another holiday Oldgirl???

  • Check out your local Parkrun's they sometimes do one on Christmas day.

  • Really?? That's interesting. Thanks Liz. Where will you be running out of interest and am I going to be really jealous??!!

  • I was thinking of Boxing day, to burn off the overindulgence on Christmas day, no playlist yet... :)

  • I can't wait for my Christmas run! After "virtual running" to my song selections, I have a revised version below :)

    Warm up:

    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - Bing Crosby

    Last Christmas - Wham!

    Actual Run:

    Step into Christmas - Elton John

    I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday - Wizzard

    Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade

    Mary's Boy Child - Boney M

    Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin Stevens

    Christmas Lights - Coldplay

    Fairytale of New York - Pogues & Kirsty MacColl

    Cool down:

    Driving home for Christmas - Chris Rea

    Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Michael Buble

    Beat that for cheese!! :D

  • Unbeatable my dear! Intend to download immediately!

  • Love it!!

  • Abso-bloomin-lutely, that's the playlist! :)

    How fab would it be if we all did our Christmas Day runs with the same playlist in the same order and had a virtual group Christmas run together!

  • Sounds brilliant!! Bring it on.........

  • I'm in for that!! sounds awesome!

  • Depending on the weather on Xmas morning, I will either be walking up Penyfan or running up the forestry, but I havent used music whilst running for months as I enjoy the peace and quiet too much.

  • If I had your backdrop for running I would be the same - no music......

  • I'm planning on trying to get out for a run, whether I am allowed to by kids/hubby I don't know.

    I hadn't planned on a specific playlist as I normally listen to an audiobook, but..........

  • Don't think I will get one in christmas day but will be out boxing day :).

  • Boxing day for me too. I did it last year, before everyone got up and it was bliss.

  • Just picked up on this - sounds like a great idea, and I agree with delia, you can go on to eat your Christmas meal without worrying about the calories. I'm going to download the same list. One idea though.... I'd have to warm down to Walking in the Air, even if I end up crying as usual!

  • I had a thought today! Who wants to wind up parents/get kids over-excited? Do you run in the early morning? Try running with these on.... I'm going to look in Early learning centre for some on Thursday. ;)

  • Especially if you went out early on boxing day or even new years day when everyone were feeling a tad worse for wear...hehe!!

  • Oooh they are great! I reckon one of these would be a great addition too:

    Susan XX

  • Hahahaha!!!


  • love the idea of christmas run 'together' brilliant music and I can't wait to get my sleigh bells, what a fab idea. Might give that hat a miss though, but I do have a sant hat I can start wearing, will wait until end of next week to start going out in my xmas bling (may add some tinsel and mistletoe, you never know ;-) :-p

  • Love to playlist, can I add two to it?

    Santa Baby by either Eartha Kitt or Madonna (if anyone can find that version)

    Santa Claus is coming to town by Jackson 5 I think

    Think I'll give the bells and hat a miss though (bah humbug :p ) might add a bit of tinsel though..

  • That should read "Love the playlist" ooops

  • I definitely want to run on Christmas day, but not to music - I'm a bit of a bah humbug when it comes to Christmas and LOATH Christmas songs! BUT, a local boy is planning to run a marathon on the local running track on Xmas day to raise money for charity as a member of his family has leukemia. My eldest boy (who knows him) has forbidden me to run with him - but I'm bloody well going to for a few laps to give him support - it's gonna be well boring running endlessly round a 400m track!

  • A brilliant reason to run on xmas day if ever there were one Viv! X

  • Only just picked this up - been off for two weeks with chest infection - loving all the playlist ideas - I was planning a boxing day morning run as dont think will get away before then - this has absolutely made my mind up - brilliant idea :-) Now I just have to work out how to download all those songs....

    Thanks everyone, I knew I just had to get back on here to get that motivation back - you are all sooo positive :-)

    S xxx

  • Great isnt it how we can really help each other here to keep the mojo going! Boxing day sounds good too Susan - wonder if I could do both??!!

    Sue x

  • Sue that is just too keen for words! Unless you are really planning to overindulge ;-) Have a good one whenever you do it :-)

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