Keeping with the Festive Theme, and the last Festive Something Different for this year here are my favourite Christmas Songs.
Number 10: White Christmas Bing Crosby. Even though we rarely get snow these days I have always loved the clip from the movie that accompanies the song, the tree, the open fire. What’s not to like. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvfhoWIPoVw
Number 9: Do They Know It’s Christmas Band Aid 1984. This was huge when it came out, not only because of the famine that was taking place in Ethiopia, which was shocking and governments were very slow to react, but it brought together the biggest names in British music and the song was good. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjQzJAKxTrE
Number 8: Lonely This Christmas Mud. They are trying to sound like Elvis, the video is a 70’s classic and the song is pretty depressing to be honest but a Christmas gem. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJ6kJ7GWtv0
Number 7: Peace on Earth / Little Drummer Boy David Bowie and Bing Crosby. Bing was getting on a bit and David Bowie was mellowing out with what is a favorite of mine. The butler lead in to the song part in the video is nonsense but I really like the song and seeing two greats together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiXjbI3kRus
Number 6: Wonderful Christmas Time Paul McCartney. Cheese fest at a time when Paul McCartney made chesse better than anyone else. It’s a cheery wee wonderful song that doesn’t really take anything seriously. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9BZDpni56Y
Number 5: I wish it could be Christmas everyday Wizzard. Every child’s dream until you grow up a little and realise that nothing would be more depressing than Christmas every day and he kicks the wee boy the arse in the video, or implies it lol. I just remember that when this song came on for me as a kid in the late 70’s it really was Christmas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IM_H4CAAYxc
Number 4: All I want for Christmas is you Mariah Carey. When I heard this I just thought it was a fun song and a fun video and the sentiment is nice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXQViqx6GMY
Number 3: Last Christmas Wham. This was huge when it came out due how big an act Wham were but it was good, better than many Christmas songs and well written. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8gmARGvPlI
Number 2: Happy Christmas War is Over John Lennon. Another classic and well written song just wishing everyone all the best and hoping for an end to fear and war. Too serious when I was a kid and I didn’t understand it but I liked it all the same. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8Vfp48laS8
Number 1: Merry Christmas Everyone Slade. Hearing Noddy Holder belting out It’s Christmas was a fav of mine, you just couldn’t mistake the song anywhere and it really reminds me of the 70s when our Christmas Tree looked like the one below, the excitement of waiting to see what I had gotten from Santa, the Christmas hamper with food that we never usually ate. I would get an apple and orange in a sock, never worked that one out to be fair, the selection box.
Here are some pics of the things my brothers and myself would get in the 70’s, simpler times.
Where I lived, Whitfield ‘ The Concrete Jungle ‘
Well 15 days to Christmas and I must admit can’t wait for the time off work. This blog is now going to take a break for a wee while, until the new year, so a huge thank you to everyone who has taken the time to have a read of my rants and huge thanks to everyone who has taken the time to comment, it really is flattering. I would now just like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and New Year, re-charge the batteries and get ready for indy2, it might just come sooner than we think.