Christmas, we understand, is camp and, occasionally, a bit miserable. Putting out an album of faithful Christmas standards is a lucrative rite of passage for American artists. Back home the push for the Christmas number one is now dominated by television-talent-show rush-releases and the occasional charity single.
Share via Email Elvis and friends knew how to make perfect Christmas pop. To others, though, the Christmas song seems to carry the same stigma as Eurovision.
Rules are there to broken, and the same holds true for Christmas songs. Steer clear of religion The mention of Santa and his faithful reindeer means Christmas songs already require a leap of faith. So keeping Jesus out is another rule of thumb.
Wibbling around with carols is always a terrible idea. Johnny Mathis attempted an odd multifaith hit on When a Child Is Bornthe Christmas No 1, which suggested the world is waiting for a second coming, a baby that could be "black, white, yellow … no one knows".
Also recommended are low wordless harmonies, the kind that summon up a cosy fireside. Embrace the clanging chimes of doom Not everything about December is tinsel-touched.
There is room for despair in Christmas song, especially if you handle it with the deadpan panache of the erstwhile Mothercare heiress, Harvard graduate and "socialite nihilist" Cristina. And fed the cat.
We all want world peace. Add sauce Even Sir Cliff recommends mistletoe and wine; put them together and you have the ingredients for lewd behaviour. Worse, though, are "proper" versions of favourites, songs that used to be Christmas tat but are now Xfm friendly — step forward Jimmy Eat World and a version of Last Christmas on which the guitarist sounds like the Edge playing on a Spongebob six string.
Sally Shapiro, the angel atop the indie tree, and her Anorak Christmas. Lost classic of the genre: They play the Ritz, Manchester, tonight, and the Forum, London, tomorrow. He discusses Christmas records on Music Weekly this week:Dec 17, · How to Write Your Own XMAS Song! By Ricki Hurtado December 17, Leave your Christmas song lyrics in the comments!
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From carols to Motown classic, rap tunes to cheesy pop, discover the 50 best Christmas songs ever made. Listen to our best Christmas music playlist too. Christmas Carol Quiz—Chris an Based Songs ANSWER KEY ChristmasChristmas Themed Themed Song Quiz—PageSong Quiz One “dancing and prancing in jingle bell square” Jingle Bell Rock.
I-I-I am dreaming of a white Christmas, With every Christmas card I write, May your days, may your days, may your days be merry and bright, And may all your Christmases be white. Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle bells all the way. Ooooh.
Written by YOUNG, LEON / TRADITIONAL. James L. Pierpont composed “Jingle Bells”, perhaps the most famous secular Christmas song, in The origins of this song are quite interesting.
James was born in in . Christmas is a time of joy, goodwill, and most of all, song. We all have our favourite Christmas songs, from Mariah Carey to the one where the lady is on a drip.