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Christmas Music Blog - October 2011

Song of The Day: Ella Fitzgerald - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Monday, October 31, 2011

Perhaps not as well known as the versions by Garland or Sinatra but Christmas music doesn't get a lot cooler than this take of 'Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas' by Ella Fitzgerald.

Song of The Day: Ron Sexsmith - Maybe This Christmas

Sunday, October 30, 2011

A charming modern Christmas ditty from revered songster Ron Sexsmith.

Song of The Day: The Wombles - Wombling Merry Christmas

Friday, October 28, 2011

Furry creatures, extinct since the late 1970's, make the nicest Christmas music imaginable.

Song of The Day: The Very Most - Away In A Manger

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Indie band the Very Most take one of our cherished Christmas carols and surprisingly don't end up with egg nog on their face.

Kate Bush Goes Cloudbusting Again

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

She's been away for a long time but Kate Bush is back and she's looking to the skies again for inspiration.

Song of The Day: Dennis Wilson - Morning Christmas

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dennis Wilson's (from the Beach Boys) rarely heard 'Christmas Morning' is a subtle gem.

Song of The Day: Aled Jones - Walking In The Air

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

'Walking In The Air' was a top 5 UK hit for Welsh choirboy Aled Jones in 1985. He continues to sing today, albeit in a broken voice.

Song of the Day: Band Aid - Do They Know It's Christmas?

Monday, October 24, 2011

The charity single from 1984 that has done what most charity singles don't do and become a perennial favourite.

Song of The Day: Eddy Arnold - Christmas Can't Be Far Away

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Country singer Eddy Arnold had a glint in his eye for Christmas which led to several hit singles and an eponymous Christmas album.

Song of The Day: Jeff Cummins - No. 1 Christmas Single

Saturday, October 22, 2011

A pretty song for Christmas 2011 from successful illustrator Jeff Cummins.

Song of The Day: Bert Jansch - In The Bleak Midwinter

Friday, October 21, 2011

A perfectly acoustic snowdrop from the ex Pentangle member.

Song of The Day: Darlene Love - Marshmallow World

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Darlene Love couldn't stop turning the world into a giant marshmallow on one of her contributions to the Phil Spector Christmas album.

Song of The Day: Eartha Kitt - Santa Baby

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

'Santa Baby' has been covered many time throughout the year but it is to Eartha Kitt's version that we always return.

Song of The Day: Luciano Pavarotti - Adeste Fideles

Monday, October 17, 2011

A moment of magic from the great tenor's performance in Montreal in 1978.

Song of The Day: Johnny Mathis - Calypso Noel

Sunday, October 16, 2011

It may sound like it belongs in a different season but Johnny Mathis' 'Calypso Noel' certainly has a beating Christmas heart.