I've got many happy memories of Christmas, and a lot of those memories revolve around songs, and, let's face it, there have been some classics turned out over the decades. It's just a shame they don't do them anymore, but, let's relive some of those memories by taking a look at some of my favourites from years gone by...
Slade - Merry Christmas Everybody
I just love the 70s! And although I don't for one second share this song's sentiments - I think I'd quite easily go barmy if it was Christmas every day, although I doubt I felt the same way back in 1973 - this is another of those songs that brings back so many happy childhood memories of Christmas. I can still remember one Christmas Eve decades ago, when me, my mum and my sister (dad was down the pub escaping for half an hour!) were all snuggled on the sofa watching Top of the Pops and this song was on, and me and my sister were so excited! We wanted to go to bed and go to sleep because then it would be Christmas Day, but we were way too excited to settle down! So many happy memories, and these songs always make me smile when I remember them. This is another true classic Christmas song that will live forever.
Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry
I really like this song from the Christmas of 1980, but my husband hates it! He has to leave the room if its on, which I find quite amusing because I have no idea what he's got against it. It's another of those classics that's always around at this time of year, and I don't mind that one bit. Another of my favourites, definitely!
Chris de Burgh - A Spaceman Came Travelling
Michael Buble - It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
Greg Lake - I Believe in Father Christmas
The Darkness - Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End)
Elton John - Step into Christmas
So, there you have it. Just a few of my all-time favourite Christmas classics, and there are still a load more I could've mentioned, like 'Fairytale of New York' by The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl, or 'Happy Xmas (War is Over)' by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Wham!'s 'Last Christmas' and, of course, 'Do They Know It's Christmas' by Band Aid (original 80s version, that is). They're all classics, and I love them all. And, like I said before, it's just a shame that we don't have a glut of Christmas songs to look forward to at this time of year anymore. But at least we'll always have these classics to keep the musical spirit of Christmas alive, and to help relive all those fabulous Christmases of the past... Long live the Christmas single!
And, don't forget, my brand-new Christmas novella, Christmas Without Icing, is available to download HERE from Amazon for just 99p!
Right, I'm off for a mince pie...
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