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Christmas Music Blog - November 2011

Song of The Day: The Smashing Pumpkins - Christmastime

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Smashing Pumpkins 'Christmastime' was one of the highlights on the 1997 charity album 'A Very Special Christmas'.

Song of The Day: Calexico - Gift X-Change

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Calexico's Christmas song is quite removed from the bluster and tackiness of your average festive number. Didn't do them a whole lot of business mind.

Song of The Day: The Ebonaires - Christmas Love

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Ebonaires may be a band without an internet presence but in 'Christmas Love' they've given us a memorable seasonal present.

Song of The Day: The Very Most - Christmas Eve

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Those perennial makers of Christmas music the Very Most have taken a little known track from a little known Welsh act and make it twice as memorable.

Tim Crafts Some Shining Lights For Christmas

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Two of indie's leading lights get together and make sweet Christmas music. The first single 'Home For The Holidays' is a treat.

Song of The Day: The Staple Singers - Who Took the Merry Out of Christmas

Friday, November 25, 2011

A soulful trip down Christmas past thanks to Motown's the Staple Singers.

Song of The Day: Ron Holden - Who Says There Ain't No Santa Claus

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Ron Holden and his Thunderbirds get festive and in the process get mean. Hardly tell from the way this bubbles along though.

Song of The Day: Sufjan Stevens - Once In Royal David's City

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A song that is generally thought to be the preserve of Christmas churchgoing is given a surprisingly upbeat update from Sufjan Stevens.

Song of The Day: Alvin & The Chipmunks - Christmas Don't Be Late

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A number one, multi-million selling hit from December 1958 from the cartoon characters known as the Chipmunks.

Train – Shake Up Christmas

Monday, November 21, 2011

Chosen as last year’s Coca-Cola Advert song, you may not recognise it from the title but you will definitely remember it from the tune. Train decided to create the track to ‘spread some happiness’ according to lead singer Pat Monahan. The chorus epitomizes the message with the lyrics;

Song of The Day: The Crystals - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Monday, November 21, 2011

From all the way back in 1963 and sounding as effervescent as ever, the Crystals' 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town' is a piece of our Christmas heritage.

Song of The Day: Mabel Scott - Boogie Woogie Santa Claus

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Definitely fits into the category marked old chestnut as Mabel Scott's 'Boogie Woogie Santa Claus' is a bolshie festive treat.

Song of The Day: Louis Armstrong - Zat You, Santa Claus

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A nice contrast to the usual empty gestures offered by many Christmas tunes from the master Louis Armstrong.

Have A Very Alternative Christmas

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A collection of compilations for those who care for the season but want to keep up their indie guard for the 12 days.

Song of The Day: Paul McCartney - The Frog Chorus

Friday, November 18, 2011

If you are a child of the 80's then prepare to be transported back thanks to Paul McCartney, Rupert and a chorus of Frogs.