Christmas Chart #6 – Fairytale of New York

The video today is not just a classic song, but also taken from one of the best Christmas films ever made and not released on DVD (much to my annoyance). When Channel 4 showed Malcolm McClaren's brilliant film The Ghosts of Oxford Street in 1991 I was much younger than I am now, but the …

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Christmas Chart #7 – Christmas Wrapping

Annoyingly enough I couldn't find a video for todays hit, but the song is so good I encourage you to download it from Amazon.  So to make your life easier, here are the lyrics and a link to Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses for MP3 download on Amazon.  You can read a bit more about …

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Christmas Chart #8 – Power of Love

A surreal one today because we have a Christmas hit with all the classic Christmas elements: Dramatic orchestral elements - check. Biblical video - check. Frankie goes to Hollywood - errrrr....... check. Yes, the band that brought us "Relax" and "Two Tribes" had a successful stab at the festive #1 slot in 1984.  They managed …

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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 #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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