21 SLEEPS TO GO CHRISTMAS 2019

21 SLEEPS TO GO CHRISTMAS 2019

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Wednesday 4th December 2019

  1. DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS PICTURE

 This is Lightning McQueen Driving Home For Christmas

  1. A CHRISTMAS LIST

 

25 Christmas Albums

               

1              The Essential Christmas Party Album – Jive Bunny

2              Dreamboats And Petticoats: The Christmas Album – Various Artistes

3              A Motown Christmas

4              A Christmas Gift For You – Phil Spector

5              NEIL DIAMOND ACCOUSTIC CHRISTMAS – Neil Diamond

6              Michael Buble – Christmas

7              Christmas With The Rat Pack Original recording remastered Dean Martin Frank Sinatra Sammy Davis Jr. The Rat Pack

8              JIM REEVES 12 SONGS OF CHRISTMAS

9              The Very Best Of Rock Christmas   – Various Artistes

10           “A Jolly Christmas From Frank Sinatra” by Frank Sinatra

11           Diana Krall – Christmas Songs

12           MRS MILLS – GLAD TIDINGS (Christmas Honky Tonk Piano )nly available on vinyl

13           A JAZZ CHRISTMAS  2 CDs  – Various artistes: Frank Sinatra, Chet Baker, Ella Fitzgerald, etc

14           The Goon Show Vol. 15 – The Goons at Christmas  Original –  Soundtrack  The Goons:  Spike Milligan Harry Secombe Peter Sellers – BBC Albums

15           Rod Stewart – Merry Christmas Baby

16           Ally McBeal – A Very Ally Christmas     –     Vonda Shepherd

17           Perry Como ?- Perry Como Sings The Songs Of Christmas – 1959

18           Merry Christmas II you – Mariah Carey

19           CHRISTMAS NOW AND THEN   by Matthew Greens Orchestral Rainbow

20           The Classic Christmas Album – Johnny Cash

21           JACKSON FIVE CHRISTMAS ALBUM

22           NOW That’s What I Call Christmas

23           A Very Special Christmas – Various Artistes

24           Elvis Christmas Album

25             Jive Puppy Christmas Album

 

 

  1. CHRISTMAS WORDS

GAVIN & STACEY BACK ON TV AFTER 10 YEARS THIS CHRISTMAS DAY

Want a sneak peek about what to expect from the Gavin and Stacey Christmas special? The plot has been released, and it sounds like our return to Barry Island is going to be everything we ever hoped it would be! Find out everything you need to know about the upcoming special here…

What is the Gavin and Stacey Christmas special plot?

The synopsis, released from the BBC, read: “It’s been ten years since we last went to Billericay to spend Christmas with the Shipmans and the Wests. This year we’re off to Wales for the festivities, where Bryn’s cooking dinner for over thirteen people. Understandably he’s tense. Pam would secretly prefer to spend Christmas in Essex as she finds Gwen’s house a bit lacking. But the deal has always been that they alternate every year, and this time it’s the turn of the Wests to host Christmas with everyone under one small roof.”

It continued: “For Gavin and Stacey, parenthood continues to present them with several challenges, their ‘baby’ now being ten. Smithy, too, continues to commit to his fatherly role, making the journey to Barry at weekends and every second Wednesday to see twelve-year-old Neil the Baby. Nessa on the other hand adopts her own brand of Nessa-style mothering whilst Pam, Mick and Gwen have become the epitome of doting grandparents. On Christmas Eve, Dawn makes a shocking discovery about Pete that jeopardises their marriage (again) and a visit to the pub that night is an eye-opener in more ways than one.”

The show will return ten years after the original series finished

When is the Gavin and Stacey Christmas Special on and how to watch it

Much like the respective families of Gavin and Stacey, you will be able to join up as a family to watch the show – which will air on Christmas Day on BBC One. If you’re too busy with crackers and Monopoly on the day, don’t worry, it will be available to watch on iPlayer afterwards. Speaking about the return of the show at a Q&A, co-creator Ruth Jones opened up about calling everyone to get them back on the show. She explained: “James [Corden] gave up his summer holiday to come over [to film], then we had to find out if everybody was available. It was a miracle that they all were to be honest. We found this two-and-a-half week period where everyone could commit to it and it was a good luck omen I suppose! James and I contacted half and half of the cast between us to see if they’d be interesting in doing it and thankfully they said yes! And it was a really lovely phone call to make. And thank God you did say yes because I don’t know what we would have done, we’d written the script by then

 

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

I sing this song

 

  1. NICE LITTLE CHRISTMAS NUMBER

16           48% of shoppers say they’ve finished their Christmas shopping before Black Friday

17           In the UK, 83 square feet of wrapping paper is sold over the festive period

18           The average British child receives 16 Christmas presents each year

19           Typically, £700 million is spent on unwanted Christmas gifts

20           A total of 364 gifts are featured in the song ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’

  1. CHRISTMAS TRACK OF THE DAY
  1. 14 Shakin' Stevens - Blue Christmas
  2. Blue Christmas Shakin' Stevens 2:04
  1. A MERRY CHRISTMAS SHORT FILM OR VIDEO

 SMYTHS TOY STORE 2019 CHRISTMAS TV AD

Although we don’t hear lots about it to me this is the best Christmas TV ad of 2019 SMYTHS TOY STORE

  1. CHRISTMAS COMPILATION ALBUM

A Very Special Christmas

  1. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – The Pointer Sisters
  2. Winter Wonderland – Eurythmics
  3. Do You Hear What I Hear – Houston, Whitney
  4. Merry Christmas Baby – Springsteen, Bruce
  5. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – The Pretenders
  6. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – Mellencamp, John
  7. Gabriel’s Message – Sting
  8. Christmas In Hollis – Run D.M.C.
  9. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) – U2
  10. Santa Baby – Madonna
  11. The Little Drummer Boy – Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
  12. Run Rudolph Run – Adams, Bryan
  13. I Wish Everyday Could Be Like Christmas (Album Version) – Bon Jovi
  14. The Coventry Carol – Moyet, Alison
  15. Silent Night – Nicks, Stevie

 

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

How many letters are in the Christmas alphabet?? 25. There’s “no EL”!

  1. CHRISTMAS CARD OF THE DAY

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Phil M Robinson