Monday, 24 December 2012


I wish a very happy Christmas to all who read this.  May Santa bring you all you wish for (except of course the naughty ones – you know who you are . . .).  Here are some less common Christmas songs for you.
Radical Tracks #44
In the run-up to Christmas, we have frequently been hearing the 1981 song Christmas Wrapping by The Waitresses which seems to have had a bit of a revival this year.  And jolly good that is too!  But here’s a less rappy (or wrappy) cover by the Spice Girls, which I confess I also quite like.

Another record that is sometimes played at this time of year is Hymn, the Barclay James Harvest song from 1977.  This is because it is often misinterpreted as Christmas song, but it’s actually a paean to the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison and a song against drug use.  But, there,  it sounds as though it ought to be  Christmas song.

Then, finally, in memory if the late great Poly Styrene, I offer you Black Christmas from 2010.

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