20 SLEEPS TO GO FOR CHRISTMAS 2019

20 SLEEPS TO GO FOR CHRISTMAS 2019

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Thursday 5th December 2019

  1. DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS PICTURE

 My “Driving Home For Christmas” Mug of tea – Just my cup of tea

  1. A CHRISTMAS LIST

Some of the many “Driving Home For Christmas Cover Versions

1              Driving Home for Christmas            Chris Rea                              Dec1986                First release

2              Driving Home for Christmas            Piet Veerman                       1993

3              Driving Home for Christmas            Saint Etienne                        Dec 1995

4              Driving Home For Christmas           Michael Ball                         1999

5              Driving Home for Christmas            Henning Stærk                     2000

6              Driving Home for Christmas            Johnny Logan                      Nov 2001

7              Driving Home for Christmas            Howard Carpendale            Nov 2001

8              Driving Home for Christmas            Jim                                          2005

9              Driving Home for Christmas            Malene                                  Nov 5, 2007

10           Driving Home for Christmas            Fady Maalouf                      Nov 21, 2008

11           Driving Home for Christmas            ortoPilot                                 Dec 25, 2010

12           Driving Home for Christmas            Tom Gaebel                          2010

13           Driving Home for Christmas            Joe McElderry                      Nov 28, 2011

14           Driving Home for Christmas            Stacey Solomon                   Dec 18, 2011

15           Driving Home for Christmas            The Continentals featuring Ty Tender – “The Voice”   2011

16           Driving Home for Christmas            The Baseballs                       Nov 2, 2012

17           Driving Home for Christmas            Studio Players [Lark]          Oct 6, 2013

18           Driving Home for Christmas            Frank Shiner                         Oct 28, 2013

19           Driving Home for Christmas            Mario Biondi                        Nov 25, 2013

20           Driving Home for Christmas            Glennis Grace                      2013

21           Driving Home for Christmas            Lee Kernaghan                    Oct 31, 2014

22           Driving Home for Christmas            Peter Andre                           Nov 21, 2014

23           Driving Home for Christmas            Gregor Meyle                       2014

24           Driving Home for Christmas            Ashley Benjamin                Oct 1, 2015

25           Driving Home for Christmas            Templeton Pek                     Oct 30, 2015

26           Driving Home for Christmas            Helene Fischer & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Nov, 2015

27           Driving Home for Christmas            Terminal Gods                     Nov 27, 2015

28           Driving Home for Christmas            Tony Hadley                        Nov 27, 2015

29           Driving Home for Christmas            The Overtones [GB]            Nov 27, 2015

30           Driving Home for Christmas            Best Friends                          Dec 18, 2015

31           Driving Home for Christmas            Keith Harkin                        Nov 11, 2016

32           Driving Home for Christmas            Gavin James                         Nov 25, 2016

33           Driving Home for Christmas            Deadwall                               Dec 14, 2016

34           Driving Home for Christmas            The Gifted Children            Dec 23, 2016

35           Driving Home for Christmas            Jerry Deewood & Linda Gail Lewis 2016

36           Driving Home for Christmas            The Bagglewatts                  Dec 25, 2017

37           Driving Home for Christmas            Thom Cooper                       Sep 30, 2018

38           Driving Home for Christmas            Lyambiko                             Oct 12, 2018

39           Driving Home for Christmas            Blame Jones                         Nov 9, 2018         Acoustic version

40           Driving Home for Christmas            Eliza Shaddad                     Dec 21, 2018

 

 

  1. CHRISTMAS WORDS

Around AD350 Pope Julius I announced that Jesus was born on 25 December. Christmas was officially on.

Christmas in Anglo Saxon England started on Christmas Eve and lasted until 2 February Candlemas Day

 

4. A LINE OR TWO FROM THE SONG “I’M DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

To pass the time away

Driving in my car

  1. NICE LITTLE CHRISTMAS NUMBER

 

21           Christmas cards were first commissioned by London civil servant, Henry Cole, in 1843

22           Last year, online sales rose by 9% during the Christmas period

23           6.8 Million – The number of iOS and Android devices that will be activated on Christmas day

24           45% – The percentage of all greetings card sent every year that are Christmas related

25           4.25 Million – The number of British people who will travel abroad for Christmas

 

  1. CHRISTMAS TRACK OF THE DAY
  1. Silent Night Stevie Nicks 4:36
  1. A MERRY CHRISTMAS SHORT FILM OR VIDEO

Check out the unique Christmas Nativity link Queen style “Bethlehem Rhapsody”

A novel way of telling the Christmas Story

  1. CHRISTMAS COMPILATION ALBUM

The No.1 Christmas Album: 40 Classic Christmas Tracks

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. East 17 – Stay Another Day 4:28
  2. Band Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas? 3:50
  3. Paul McCartney – Pipes Of Peace 3:56
  4. Frankie Goes To Hollywood – The Power Of Love 5:30
  5. The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl – A Fairytale Of New York 4:31
  6. Chris Rea – Driving Home For Christmas 4:00
  7. Slade – Merry Xmas Everybody 3:26
  8. Mud – Lonely This Christmas 3:34
  9. Gary Glitter – Another Rock N’ Roll Christmas 3:47
  10. Boney M – Mary’s Boy Child 4:21
  11. Shakin’ Stevens – Merry Christmas Everyone 3:41
  12. Frei Heit – Keeping The Dream Alive 4:16
  13. Michael Jackson With The Jackson 5 – The Little Drummer Boy 3:12
  14. Diana Ross & The Supremes – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town 2:42
  15. Whigfield – Last Christmas 4:15
  16. Sinéad O’Connor – Silent Night 3:43
  17. Kate Bush – December Will Be Magic Again 3:49
  18. St. Etienne – I Was Born On Christmas Day 3:12
  19. Mel* & Kim – Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree 3:34

 

Disc: 2

  1. Wham! – Last Christmas 4:25
  2. Chris De Burgh – A Spaceman Came Travelling 4:04
  3. Greg Lake – I Believe In Father Christmas 3:32
  4. David Essex – A Winter’s Tale 4:12
  5. Johnny Mathis – When A Child Is Born 3:43
  6. Roy Orbison – Pretty Paper 2:47
  7. Elton John – Step Into Christmas 4:28
  8. The Shadows – Theme From ‘The Snowman’ (Walking In The Air) 3:53
  9. The Carpenters – Merry Christmas Darling 3:07
  10. Jackson 5 – Frosty The Snowman 2:39
  11. The Beach Boys – Little St. Nick 1:59
  12. Mike Oldfield – In Dulci Jubilo 2:52
  13. The Flying Pickets – Only You 3:23
  14. Aled Jones – Walking In The Air 3:25
  15. Free The Spirit – Mary’s Boy Child 3:50
  16. Jona Lewie – Stop The Cavalry 2:56
  17. Roy Wood With Wizzard – I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day 4:39
  18. Love Unlimited – It May Be Winter Outside 3:09
  19. Donna Summer – Winter Melody 6:33
  20. The Waitresses – Christmas Wrapping 5:23
  21. Bing Crosby – White Christmas 3:04

 

9. HISTORY OF RADIO TIMES CHRISTMAS COVERS

  1. HISTORY OF TV TIMES CHRISTMAS COVERS
  1. IT’S A CRACKER

Who is Santa’s favorite singer? Elf-is Presley!

  1. CHRISTMAS CARD OF THE DAY

 

BONUS CHRISTMAS BOOK REVIEW

SHHH! (Santa by Julie Sykes

 

 

2019 Phil M Robinson