Christmas Pop Songs

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Simon Rogers
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Christmas Pop Songs

Post by Simon Rogers » Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:34 pm

My favourite is Fairytale of New York by The Pogues.
The first one I heard as a child was Merry Christmas Everyone by Shakin' Stevens.

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Re: Christmas Pop Songs

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:33 pm

Merry Xmas Everybody has to be the all time classic here.
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Neil Graham
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Re: Christmas Pop Songs

Post by Neil Graham » Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:53 am

the best Christmas song has "additional noises by Miss Snob and Class 3C" as part of the billing.

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Re: Christmas Pop Songs

Post by John McKenna » Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:20 pm

One for Boris and his magnificent singing seven to try on Ursula (und ihre sieben Kinder) -

Christmas Dream sung by Perry Como

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=you ... PtET2CV55g
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Re: Christmas Pop Songs

Post by MSoszynski » Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:11 pm

My top three every year.

1. Slade — Merry Xmas Everybody [1973]. Noddy Holder called this perennial hit his equivalent of a pension plan.
2. The Waitresses — Christmas Wrapping [1981]. New wave, story-telling song with a happy ending. In real life the lead singer died of lung cancer aged 40.
3. Chuck Berry — Merry Christmas Baby [1958]. A slow but uplifting blues with even a Christmassy guitar solo.

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IM Jack Rudd
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Re: Christmas Pop Songs

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:47 pm

I am quite partial to I'm Not Ready For Christmas (content warning for strong language):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bdVfbETLD0

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Re: Christmas Pop Songs

Post by Simon Rogers » Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:12 pm

Friday 18th December
BBC4 10pm until 11pm.
The Story Of A Fairytale Of New York.
Documentary.

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