Tim Minchin – White Wine in the Sun.
My Santa-ments exactly. Family- What Christmas is really all about.
Bon Iver- Holocene
I love this song and it has the word Christmas in it. Thats good enough for me and my Christmas music list. Enjoy.
Sufjan Steven- That Was The Worst Christmas Ever.
For some people sometimes Christmas isnt all rockin around the christmas tree and reindeer games. And some people are just psychotic. I think its important to remember that and this ‘Freelance Whale style’ song does that quite nicely. After hearing this song I bought the album. The video shows that someone somewhere had a lot of time on their hands…or maybe they were escaping from their own Christmas madness-
“Sorry mum cant come over this year Im working on an intricate diorama for the entire Christmas”
Who knows? Either way it all comes together pretty nicely.
Joni Mitchell- River
This off beat Christmas tune is a must for all those who are just not feeling the christmas spirit. It also does a good job at highlighting the loneliness that Christmas can bring to people on their own.
So if you find yourself alone this Christmas just put on this track, immerse yourself in self pity and have a good cry. Then get some sleep, read some books, do some exercise, wait till New Years, put on some make up and get back out there. Sure what have you got to lose? (And don’t say your dignity. New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to let yourself go without any repercussions. That’s what resolutions are for).
The Cheiftains (Feat. Elvis Costello)- St. Stephen’s day Murders
You’ve foolishly invited the extended family around to yours for some festive nibbles and drinks the day after Christmas. You did it because you got caught up in the festive spirit and everybody seemed so friendly and cordial a week ago. But what you failed to realise was that after Christmas, the event that was the social glue that held everything together, everything is now beginning to unravel. You hadn’t banked on the fact that everybody had tried so hard to be friendly on the lead up to Christmas that now its over they have all reverted back to the usual bastards that you remember them to be.
Cue the St. Stephens Day Murders. All that family drinking in one confined space is bound to lead to a few fights. Kids running amok and your Uncle’s “Gin flavoured whispers” spraying you in the face doesn’t help to maintain the calmness your vanilla scented candles would emit either.
Think you’re having a bad Christmas? listen to this track and it may just make you laugh it off. We always got a good laugh out of the lyrics:
“…When the lights from the Christmas tree blow up the telly”
Although this isn’t very likely these days, what with technology and all, my Dad assures me that this was a very real fear back in the day of the television tube.
So relax, try not to get involved in the inevitable bitterness and next year just go on holiday.