Molyan's Analysis of Scary Santas and Christmas Music
It's no wonder that kids are so afraid of Santa these days, really. Look at him!
I do love Christmas though. It's one of my favourite times of year. It's the time when you are allowed to wear funny hats in public. It's the time when you can put a TREE in your HOUSE! What a novelty! It's even the time when it's almost acceptable to go around singing Slade.
Note: almost acceptable.
Everyone seems to go crazy at Christmas. People fight in Tesco over the last trolley. Bands release Greatest Hits. Even when they've only ever done two decent albums. Not that I'm mentioning any names, Oasis.
And of course, there's the legendary Christmas number one. Who will it be this year? The winner of X Factor 2006, Leona Lewis? Or will it be Leona Lewis? Could it possibly even be Leona Lewis? Maybe.
I found a list of all the Christmas number ones. There's some good stuff there! Beatles, Pink Floyd, AND Girls Aloud. And of course, Cliff Richard, with the bizarre Mistletoe and Wine. Ever seen the video? It's a real treat.
I have never seen anyone else dance like that. It's the insane swingy dance! Hooray!
Although nothing quite beats the top quality acting in Wham's Last Christmas.
You can really feel the bitterness.
There was a poll on XFM the other morning to see what the best Christmas song of all time is. The winner was Fairy Tale of New York by Kirsty MacColl (god bless her) and The Pogues. The song is probably the only time in his life when Shane Macgowan has been called 'handsome'. I do like that song very much, but I think my favourite is either Wizzard, The Wombles or The Flaming Lips.
But I really couldn't say.
No-one makes any proper Christmas records any more. The Killers are releasing a single, but that's a DOWNLOAD. Boo :( And it's not being released until Christmas Day.
So it's all down to the Crazy Frog.
Well, a very merry Christmas, and a happy new year! Let's hope it's a good one, without any Yoko Ono.
- over and out -