8 Alternative Maltese Christmas Songs You Should Force Your Family To Play This Christmas
Goodbye Mariah Carey, hello Freddie Portelli
Every Christmas requires that cheesy overplayed playlist of terribly mushy songs. We’re sick of hearing it, you’re sick of hearing it, and even nanna Connie is sick of hearing it.
We cannot take another All I Want For Christmas this year, and we’re sure you feel the same (sorry Chucky). So we've compiled a list of alternative Maltese Christmas songs y’all can drunkenly belt out during your infamous family Christmas lunch.
1. Last Christmas
Joe Demicoli is the king of Maltese satire. We’ve already settled this.
Also, his version is way less annoying than the George Michael version. Thank you, Joe.
2. Milied ta' Tama
This local tune is a proper tearjerker. It’s Malta’s cheesier answer to that 'Hey y'all, Africa doesn't do Christmas' song every single shop in Malta plays on repeat. Yes.
Also, there’s like a new version of this every single year. Amazing.
3. Mur Ħallini
This banger is a surefire song you'll want to start belting out as soon as your nanna starts asking why you don’t have an SO yet.
You can jam to this tune as you walk out of this torturous family gathering in style.
4. Ġej il-Milied
The Malta Bums
We’re a bit big on Freddie as you know; we just cannot get enough of Malta’s King.
This is the song that will get your drunk uncle out on the floor. Ta’ żmienu hi.
Another surefire song which will instantly let you know who is drunk and who is completely pissed out of his brains.
Youth Travel Circle
This is your mom’s Christmas jam. It will remind her of those days she spent shaking her bum off to The Bangles’ music.
The vocals are pretty cool and it’s quite nostalgic. Honestly, we wish we could travel back in time just to witness the scene they’re describing.
6. Il-Pudina tal-Milied
This. This is the best sing-along Christmas song in existence.
We cannot stop singing to the super effortless chorus. Another great song to get everyone piss drunk and jolly. ’Tis the season to be jolly after all, no?
7. Xewqat Sbieħ
Who doesn’t want to watch mum and dad slow dance? Nobody, that’s who.
We all love those OTT public displays of affection our parents indulge in, so why not enable it with this beautiful song?
Go ahead and play this cool tune when they're already halfway tipsy.
8. Another Lonely Christmas
Divine Sinners are Malta’s answer to 90s grunge. This is the staple, slightly depressive song everyone needs to play at the end of the party.
Get everyone feeling some good old doom and gloom coming over their drunk washed up minds. Until next year!