I like Fairytale of New York, but if I'm singing then I like Santa Baby. I can not stand Mariah carey, and I am sick of hearing her after the first time.
However, I also love this from Lennox :-) The video is very Pagan for a Christian Hymn :-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlsJD8RlhbI
There's a great version of the Cherry Tree Carol by Shirley Collins if you fancy something a bit less pagan looking. (Joan Baez and Maddy Pryor have both recorded it as well, though Pryor on her own rather than as part of Steeleye Span, sadly.)
I can't see any issue with Fairytale of New York. If it's that, Slade, Chris de Burgh or the fucking Rollers there's no contest at all, is there?
The Pagan aspect to the video is actually the draw for me, being as I am one
I celebrate Yule, and Christmas, but Yule means more to me. Christmas is celebrated more for the rest of my family, but if it wasn't for them, I really wouldn't bother.
Now you mention that, surely Inkubus Sukkubus or somebody else who makes a big deal of being pagan has done a non-christian Yule/Saturnalia/Lammastide song by now? I can't even think of a Hannukah song by Lou Reed or Irving Berlin, now you've raised that one. (There is a gabba version of Havah Nagila, but that probably doesn't count...)
On the level and looking for a square deal.