Christmas songs love ’em or loathe ’em they have become a staple of the festive period . Here are some new songs, old songs and videos which kind of sum up Christmas at VP Towers . We love Christmas and are positively gushing with festive joy, so let us be the cream on your Christmas pudding, the mince in your pie as we fill your stocking, empty our festive sack, roast our chestnuts on your open fire and vigorously polish our enormous baubles. Oh and f**k the X-Factor , remember 20 million watched that steaming pile of shite but 40 million didn’t . Let’s not let it ruin Christmas. 😉
If you’re taken with an overwhelming urge to purchase a couple of Christmas albums this year then make sure “The Indiecater Christmas Album 2009” and Bob Dylan’s festive offering ( scroll down) are on your list.. As it’s the season of goodwill you could also download F*cked Up’s version of “Do They Know Its Christmas” ( featuring Bob Mould, Tegan And Sarah, Andrew WK, Yo La Tengo). All proceeds will go to benefit three organizations in Canada working to bring to end to the epidemic of missing and murdered native women. As it’s for charity Fucked Up’s Damian”Pink Eyes” Abraham admitted he would have even allowed Bongo to join them on this version -“As terrible as I find [Bono’s] music and as reprehensible as I find him as a person,” he said, “I would definitely have had him on.” But thankfully he didn’t so go and download it ! HERE
The Indiecater Christmas Album 2009 (a great Xmas album)
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Boca Cica–“Snow Angels” ( from the Indiecater Christmas Album)
Meanwhile JC celebrates Christmas , no not that JC , this JC !
Julian Casablancas- “I Wish It Was Christmas Today”
The Hives vs Cyndi Lauper –A Christmas Duel
Alexi Sayle Christmas Special
Emmy The Great “Christmas In Prison”
Fleet Foxes-“White Winter Hymnal”
The Joy Formidable–‘My Beerdrunk Soul Is Sadder Than a Hundred Dead Christmas Trees’
The Long Blondes-“Christmas Is Cancelled”
Those nice folk at Ruff Lane Records have a whole FREE festive EP for you to download , as well as featuring Lucky Soul’s fab cover of Mud’s “Lonely This Christmas” there are 3 other tracks for you to grab. Simply click the arrow pointing down on each track on the player below to download
And here’s Lucky Soul’s new single “White Russian Doll” taken from their forthcoming album set for release in 2010
Kate Bush – “December Will Be Magic Again”
The Lancashire Hot Pots– “Happy Non Denomination Winter Festival Celebration”
Tori Amos-“Star Of Wonder”
Obviously Xmas wouldn’t be the same with out…
The Pogues-Fairytale of the New York (Top Of the Pops)
This year sees the release of Bob Dylan’s first ever festive album, proceeds from the sale will be devoted to feeding homeless people in every territory in which it is released ( click pic)
Bob Dylan –“The First Noel”
The Dr Who Xmas Special is now part and parcel of Xmas Day and this year David Tennant departs to make way for the 11th Doctor, Matt Smith …
It’s A Wonderful Life
Frisky and Mannish –“Baby It’s Cold Outside”
Detox Cute And The Beauty Junkies– “Cliff-mas Song”
And one for me dear ole Mum 😉
Nat King Cole–“The Christmas Song”
0 thoughts on “So This Is Christmas 2009”
some good songs here mate, happy christmas
My hand hurts from having to scroll down so far here. But the real gem is right near the bottom. And that would be The Cliffmas Song. By Detox Cute And The Beauty Junkies. Glad to see they got a mention here. Albeit way too far down the page. As they present the only real chance. Of there being a proper Christmas #1 in The UK in 2009.
It’s a great song by proper nice people. Who deserve every bit of support that they get.
And where, pray, is the jangling icy beauty of Cocteau Twins’ cover of Frosty The Snowman? And of course, the finest Christmas record ever that is Greg Lake’s I Believe In Father Christmas???
Ive included those tracks mentioned in previous years Mr The Goth, I was trying to post some songs that I hadn’t featured. Thank you for the card , written in your own blood too 😉 . Mine should be going out soon…
Ah, fair enough! What about the wonderful TV Smith’s “Christmas Bloody Christmas”?? Has that appeared here before?
Written in my own blood? Are you mad? Cold Northern ice water flows through my veins, squire! 🙂
LOL Billy Bragg on Alexi Sayle,genius
Kate Bush, music from a long long time ago