Til Christmas

Today’s Blog Every Day in November prompt:

Only 1 month until Christmas. Favourite Christmas traditions? Or favourite Christmas presents? Favourite Christmas songs? The best bit of Christmas is? What are you planning this year?


My favourite christmas present is a CD of christmas tunes put together by my friend Greg. Sadly he’s no longer with us, but his wonderful compilation CD is. We dig it out every christmas and it’s pretty much on repeat from that moment on.

It’s not your standard christmas tunes either:

  • The Beatles – Everywhere It’s Christmas
  • Mike Oldfield – In Dulci Jubilo
  • Allan Sherman – The Twelve Gifts of Christmas
  • Windham Hill Artists – Carol Of the Bells
  • Bob & Doug McKenzie – Twelve Days of Christmas
  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer – I Believe In Father Christmas
  • Keith Emerson – We Three Kings
  • Keith Emerson – I Saw Three Ships
  • California Guitar Trio – Carol of the Bells
  • The Roches – Adeste Fideles
  • The Roches – Star of Wonder
  • The Roches – The Hallelujah Chorus
  • The Beatles – Christmastime is Here Again
  • Stan Freburg – Christmas Dragnet
  • Gayla Peevey – I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas
  • Stan Freburg – Nuttin’ For Christmas
  • The Beatles – I’d Like to Wish… /Wonsuponatime
  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Humbug
  • Stan Freburg – Green Chri$tma$
  • Tom Lehrer – A Christmas Carol
  • California Guitar Trio – Jingle Bells
  • Weird Al Yankovic – Christmas at Ground Zero
  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Nutrocker
  • John Lennon – Happy Xmas (War is Over)
  • Robert Fripp – Silent Night
  • The Beatles – Everywhere It’s Christmas

The kids *love* Gail Peevey’s  I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas, but I think my favourites have to be Allan Sherman’s Twelve Gifts of Christmas and Bob & Doug McKenzie’s Twelve Days of Christmas.

Oh, it’s all great. What are your favourite christmas tunes? Are you a Rat Pack afficionado? Some Nat King Cole? Or Slade? East 17?

Author: dave

Book reviewer, occasional writer, photographer, coffee-lover, cyclist, spoon carver and stationery geek.

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