IT is the time of year when you cannot walk into a town-centre shop without hearing those festive favourites blaring out of the speakers.

And you cannot even escape those Christmas tunes when watching television, as seasonal advertisements are crammed full of memorable hits from years gone by.

Love them or hate them, everyone has their favourite - so what is yours?

We have shortlisted the top five Christmas songs chosen by North West music fans in a poll.

Cast your vote and let us know what will be getting you on the dancefloor in the run up to the big day.

Voting closes at 4pm today.

What is your favourite Christmas song? Fairytale of New York (The Pogues and Kirsty McColl) White Christmas (Bing Crosby) All I Want For Christmas Is You (Mariah Carey) I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday (Wizzard) Driving Home For Christmas (Chris Rea) Merry Xmas Everybody (Slade) Last Christmas (Wham) Do They Know It's Christmas? (Band Aid) Let It Snow (Dean Martin) Stop The Cavalry (Jona Lewie)