Christmas Chart #15 – A Winter’s Tale

Wow, a trip down memory lane here and also another UK #2 Christmas hit.  If you grew up in Britain in the '70s and '80s you couldn't escape the cheery face of David Essex.  His career spanned stage, screen, and the radio waves, with a broad range of roles from the comic characters (and canned …

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Christmas Chart #17 – 2000 Miles

The Proclaimers walked a total of 1000 miles to prove their love, but The Pretenders went 1000 miles further in the search of a Christmas hit.  2000 Miles was a popular, if melancholy, hit from Christmas 1983 which is surprising since it was actually released as the B-side to Middle of the Road.  2000 Miles …

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Christmas Chart #19 – Wonderful Christmas Time

Back to the video classics today with a tune you can't escape hearing every season in countless coffeeshops and department stores.  Paul Macartney's "Wonderful Christmas Time" is so infectious that even after you've heard a muzak version tinnily played in a lift you'll still find yourself humming the tune.  Ever since I started compiling this …

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