I have to be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of Christmas. We had a couple of bad ones when I was a kid, where we lost some relatives, so I associate it with sadness and loneliness. I try to get into the spirit but it doesn’t always happen. What I’d really love one day is to just have a really simple Christmas, not to go mad, not to overdo it on food and alcohol, not to feel the pressure to make a big spend. An old fashioned simple day.
It would be nice to feel like I wasn’t drowning in a sea of cheese where music is concerned too. There is some room for it, but not all the time. I just get fed up of the jingling of bells over every track.
Anyway here’s a few tunes that I hope sidestep the cheese somewhat. These will be playing on Christmas Day as I..sip…my first drink.
Alton Ellis And The Lipsticks – Merry Merry Christmas
Smokey Robinson And The Miracles – Jingle Bells
The Aggrovators – Santa Claus Dub
Diana Ross And The Supremes – My Favourite Things
The Kingstonians – Merry Christmas
The Jackson 5 – I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
The Maytals – Happy Christmas