Christmas Chart #1 – December Will Be Magic Again

You've waited long and hard for this #1 moment and so without further ado may I present Kate Bush performing December Will Be Magic Again from her 1979 Christmas Special! This might be a surprise to some of you, but this is my favourite "Christmas" tune.  It may only have reached #39 in the UK …

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Christmas Chart #5 – Driving Home for Christmas

Chris Rea writes some stunning driving tunes, and now that I get to spend around 2 hours a day sat in northern Virginian traffic I appreciate the tunes all the more.  So if you want to know what tune I've been listening to whilst on the homebound commute the last few days the answer is …

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Christmas Chart #12 – Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy

Now these songs aren't really festive favourites of mine, but this performance from Bing Crosby's 1977 show "Bing's Merry Olde Christmas" ensures it a place in my chart. For David Bowie this appearance on a traditional Christmas special was a chance to "normalise" his career, increasing his American fanbase.  For Bing Crosby this was one …

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Christmas Chart #14 – Baby It’s Cold Outside

Some things do not go well together (chocolate ice-cream and mustard spring to mind) but some things, though seemingly disimmilar, work exceptionally well together, and today's song is a perfect example. Tom Jones is a musical giant, his voice instantly recognisable, and his solo career measured in decades of gold discs.  Cerys Matthews is the …

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