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Christmas Music Blog - January 2012

Song of The Day: Peggy Lee - I Like A Sleighride

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Recorded at the peak of her Peggy Lee's powers, this is one 'Jingle Bells' that you will be easily able to pick out of the crowd.

Song of The Day: Coldplay - Christmas Lights

Monday, January 30, 2012

Coldplay's attempt at Christmas immortality is a noble one but falls short of being the classic they will surely write some December.

Song of The Day: Kate Bush - Misty

Sunday, January 29, 2012

She may be enigmatic but there is no denying that Kate Bush still can pull it off on her ode to snow.

Song of The Day: Sufjan Stevens - Christmas In July

Saturday, January 28, 2012

One of several thousand songs Sufjan Stevens has written about Christmas. That last line might be a slight exaggeration.

Song of The Day: Bill Withers - The Gift Of Giving

Friday, January 27, 2012

A slowcore rumble from Bill Withers that you're unlikely to hear on December radio playlists obsessed with the latest dandy and their diluted cover of 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'.

Song of The Day: The Innocence Mission - O Little Town of Bethlehem

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A joyful whisper from a couple who live and work together in Pennsylvania.

Song of The Day: Barbara Streisand - Christmas Memories

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Barbara Streisand, the veteran as always, offers a glossy postcard of Christmas from yesteryear.

Song of The Day: Bobby Vinton - The Bell That Couldn't Jingle

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A fireside sonic cuddle from Bobby Vinton that became a hit in the Billboard charts in 1964.

Song of The Day: Celtic Woman - Ding Dong Merrily On High

Monday, January 23, 2012

A sweeping arrangement and those glacial female vocals make Celtic Woman's version of 'Ding Dong Merrily On High' one of the best around.

Song of The Day: The Marcels - Merry Twistmas

Sunday, January 22, 2012

A wildly of-its-time period piece that still has the ability to have you shaking your booty in super-quick time.

Song of The Day: Elvis - Holly Leaves and Christmas Trees

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A quiet understated Christmas classic from the King.

Song of The Day: Ernest Tubb - Blue Christmas

Monday, January 16, 2012

Elvis has recorded the most enduring version of this classic but Ernest Tubb got their first and set the bar high.

Song of The Day: Madonna - Dear Jessie

Sunday, January 15, 2012

A fantastical tune from the otherwise more adult orientated Madonna which featured on her hit album 'Like A Prayer' from the late 80's.

Song of The Day: Ray Linford - A Cradle In Bethlehem

Saturday, January 14, 2012

A family heirloom from Ray Linford but one that deserves to be heard beyond those 4 walls.

Song of The Day: The Spice Girls - Christmas Wrapping

Friday, January 13, 2012

There was 17 years between the original by the Waitresses and the Spice Girls but it has lost none of its energy.