About a week ago, I admitted on this blog that I am a bit of a Scrooge when it comes to Christmas. A few of my dear readers seemed genuinely concerned for my well-being after this admission, and I would like to thank all of you for your kind words (and booze donations). I assure you all that I am just fine. I may not love Christmas in the same way that most real Americans do, but I do enjoy certain aspects of it– especially the music.
Wham!: “Last Christmas” (Written By George Michael)
From the single Last Christmas
Epic Records, 1984
Billy Squier: “Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You” (Written By Billy Squier)
B-side of the 7″ single My Kinda Lover
Capitol Records, 1981
Darlene Love & The E Street Band: “All Alone On Christmas” (Written By Steven Van Zandt)
From the soundtrack Home Alone 2: Lost In New York
Arista Records, 1992
The Beatles: “Christmas Time Is Here Again” (Written By Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starr)
From the CD single Free As A Bird
Capitol Records, 1995
Vince Guaraldi Trio: “Linus And Lucy” (written By Vince Guaraldi)
from the album A Charlie Brown Christmas
Fantasy Records, 1965
Band Aid: “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” (Written By Bob Geldof & Midge Ure)
From the 12′ single Do They Know It’s Christmas?
Columbia Records, 1984
Elton John: “Step Into Christmas” (Written By Elton John & Bernie Taupin)
From the 7″ single Step Into Christmas
MCA Records, 1973
Sting: “Gabriel’s Message”
From the 12″ single Russians
A&M Records, 1985
John Denver & The Muppets: “The Twelve Days Of Christmas”
From the album A Christmas Together
RCA Records, 1979
R.E.M.: “Christmas Griping” (Berry/Buck/Mills/Stipe)
From the 7″ single Baby Baby
Fan club release, 1991
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE ANALOG KID!
Great stuff. Every one.
Mas R.E.M. fan club Xmas stuff por favor!
Hope you and yours have a Happy and a Merry.
Ahem. And what of the chicken and collard greens?
Look, I didn’t even include “Christmas Wrapping” and you KNOW that’s my favorite. I was trying to change things up a bit. Also, I am really, really white.
Brilliant, but how did this one not get a shout out?