Sunday 24 December 2006

the christmas you get, you deserve...

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"

Well, quite.

--> 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 all men everyone.

* as discovered on Sweeping the Nation's Christmas Cover Mount.


  1. And a happy Christmas to you too. I'm listening to The Wedding Present. Not at all festive, but it's making me feel like dancing. Which is what counts, right?

  2. Merry Christmas!

    Please tell C that the pity coats are brilliant and thank her for me!

  3. Happy Christmas, Swiss. :)

  4. Merry Christmas ST. See you in the New Year, possibly?

    And you've missed off the best Christmas song ever, although I might be alone in that opinion...

    Cat: Didn't The Weddoes cover 'Step Into Christmas'?

  5. Ahem...

    "2. Throw up into the air."

    I've been to parties like that...

  6. speaking of Xmas songs, I don't listen to radio 1 all that often, but when I have in the last week or two, I've heard them playing "Fairytale of New York" several times. They've obviously sat down and thought that they'd only play the coolest Xmas song ever written, because HEY! WE'RE RADIO ONE AND WE'RE COOL.

    It's killing the song for me.

    It's a great song, but I don't need to hear it every ten minutes, nor have Vernon bloody Kaye banging on about it either - as if he knows bloody anything. Look at the idiot he married for starters. Should they have been allowed to breed with such a shallow gene pool?

    Oh, but I've digressed.

    Ah well.


  7. Hey, have you considered compiling a list of the best Christmas Cracker Mottos? My fav is:

    Why is an elephant large, grey and wrinkly?
    Because if it were small, white and smooth it would be an aspirin!

    Happy Christmas and have a Great New Year. mike's Ma