I’m not a huge fan of the Christmas/New Year period for a multitude of reasons (which I’m sure I will rot your minds with at some point). However, something I do really enjoy is the music. Not all Christmas Musak, just a select few tracks that I will stick on even in the middle of flaming June. Ultra Lounge’s Christmas Cocktails rocks.
Not all tracks are Christmas-themed. Some are just plain wintery, but they remind me of this time of year, even if the sentiments in the lyrics clash with my situation.
I regularly walk around in women’s underwear (and outerwear too), but I have no-one elligible to even ask to spend New Year’s Eve with. I think my festive period is more like the one in Fairytale of New York, although even Kirsty has a scumbag, maggot and cheap lousy faggot to get pissed off at. Happy Christmas my arse.
Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt
What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? – Nancy Wilson
The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You) – Nat King Cole
Fairytale of New York – The Pogues feat. Kirsty MacColl
Baby It’s Cold Outside – Most versions except Tom & Cerys
I Bought You Violets For Your Furs – Renzo Cesana
Christmas Is – Lou Rawls
Christmas Wrapping – The Waitresses
Walking ‘Round In Women’s Underwear – Bob Rivers
A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector
The two that never fail to cut me up are The Christmas Song and What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? The wonderful rich sound and arrangement combined with the lyrical content make me sigh a lot and go all gooey before tearing up. Gosh.