I've been banging on for a couple of weeks now about the crappy music we are usually forced to endure at Christmas time. Well, as my special festive gift to you all, here are three of the songs that I have been listening to and enjoying. They might not be everybody's cup of tea, but at least it's not Wizzard or Cliff, eh?
Hopefully they'll put you in the right frame of mind for enjoying / surviving the holiday.
--> Joseph Spence - Santa Claus is Coming to Town*
Whenever I hear this, it puts me in mind of a drunken muppet not letting the fact that he doesn't know any of the words get in the way of a bravura performance of this Christmas classic. Statler and Waldorf would love it, I reckon. I know I do.
--> Pete Broggs - The Twelve Days of Christmas*
Listening to the lyrics in this song, I reckon that a rastafarian Christmas sounds brilliant. What does Pete Broggs want for Christmas? A nice and happy family, a big house in the country, a brand new pretty baby.... and lots of dope.
"...cos I love to smoke my good sensi"
--> Sufjan Stevens - Did I Make You Cry On Christmas? (Well, You Deserved It!)
This song is probably worth including purely for its title, but it is also a lovely little number that wouldn't have sounded at all out of place of Come on Feel the Illinoise!
Happy Christmas, and I hope to see you all on the other side.
I'm not a religious man, but this much about the traditional Christmas message I do agree with: peace on Earth, goodwill to
* as discovered on Sweeping the Nation's Christmas Cover Mount.