Friday, 24 December 2010

Happy Christmas

Whatever you're doing over the next few days, have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year. I'm off to Berlin on the 28th, so it's unlikely I'll post on here again until 2011. Here's my favourite Christmas song of all time, from Frankie Goes To Hollywood. It was No.2 in the UK Charts in 1984, which given the competition for No.1 included Band Aid's 'Do They Know It's Christmas' isn't bad going at all.

One other thing. The band had originally intended the video to be solely focused on the Nativity, but it was pressure from their label and others that made them have the weird border around the edge of the screen with Holly Johnson singing. Also, I think it's quite poignant to remember that the band that wrote the song 'Relax' wrote one of the most religiously focused Christmas pop songs this side of Cliff Richard. Enjoy.

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