6 Sleeps TO GO CHRISTMAS 2019
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Thursday 19th December 2019
- DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS PICTURE
You just need the right Christmas jumper to be Driving Home for Christmas in
And a couple of humorous Christmas Cards
- A CHRISTMAS LIST
This year’s Christmas Chart (20th December 2019) will give the 68th Christmas No.1in the charts.
Only 11 of those records or tracks are Christmas songs and are featured in today’s list.
1 1955 CHRISTMAS ALPHABET DICKIE VALENTINE
2 1957 MARY’S BOY CHILD HARRY BELAFONTE
3 1973 MERRY XMAS EVERYBODY SLADE
4 1974 LONELY THIS CHRISTMAS MUD
5 1976 WHEN A CHILD IS BORN (SOLEADO) JOHNNY MATHIS
6 1984 DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS? BAND AID
7 1985 MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE SHAKIN’ STEVENS
8 1988 MISTLETOE AND WINE CLIFF RICHARD
9 1989 DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS? BAND AID II
10 1990 SAVIOUR’S DAY CLIFF RICHARD
11 2004 DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS? BAND AID 20
Seven Christmas Number 1s feature the word ‘Christmas’ in the title, if you include Slade’s Merry Xmas Everybody from 1973.
Mary’s Boy Child has been a Christmas Number 1 twice for totally different artists. Harry Belafonte topped the charts with it in 1957 and Boney M took a one-horse open sleigh all the way to Number 1 with it (mashed up with Oh my Lord) in 1978.
The only song to get the Christmas Number 1 twice by the same artist is Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. It first topped the Christmas charts in 1975 and pulled it off again 16 years later, following the death of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. As a result, it is one of the longest-reigning Number 1 hits of all-time.
- CHRISTMAS WORDS
Ebenezer Scrooge’s famous line “Bah Humbug” almost never existed. Charles Dickens’ initial choice was “Bah Christmas”. Glad he changed it.
- A LINE OR TWO FROM THE SONG “I’M DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
Driving home for Christmas
Driving home for Christmas
- NICE LITTLE CHRISTMAS NUMBER
91 The first commercial Christmas cards were commissioned by civil servant Sir Henry Cole in London in 1843. Featuring a family drinking wine, one sold for £8,469 last year.
92 1915 – Hallmark introduced their first Christmas cards.
93 1962 – the United States issued the first Christmas postage stamp
94 Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol was written in six weeks..
95 Nearly six million dollars are spent during the holiday season on ugly Christmas sweaters.
- CHRISTMAS TRACK OF THE DAY
- Little Donkey Beverley Sisters 2:14
- A MERRY CHRISTMAS SHORT FILM OR VIDEO
- CHRISTMAS COMPILATION ALBUM
THE SOUND OF CHRISTMAS LIVE & EXCLUSIVE AT THE BBC
Track Listing – Disc 1
1 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Coldplay
2 Last Christmas Clean Bandit
3 That’s What Christmas Means to Me John Legend
4 Winter Wonderland Jason Mraz
5 Santa Baby Kylie Minogue
6 Happy Christmas (War Is Over) McFly
7 Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) Olly Murs
8 Silent Night James Arthur
9 Fairytale of New York Paloma Faith
10 Spending All My Christmas With You (Next Year) Tom Odell
11 All I Want for Christmas Is You Louisa Johnson
12 Stay Another Day Chvrches
13 Merry Christmas Everyone JP Cooper
Track Listing – Disc 2
1 It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Rag ‘n’ Bone Man
2 Christmas Lights Coldplay
3 Last Christmas Rita Ora
4 Santa Baby Paloma Faith
5 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Jessie Ware
6 Winter Wonderland The Saturdays
7 Every Day’s Like Christmas Kylie Minogue
8 Merry Christmas Everyone Rae Morris / Lucy Rose
9 Lonely this Christmas Olly Murs
10 In the Bleak Midwinter Plan B
11 Jingle Bells Matoma / The Vamps
12 Happy Christmas (War Is Over) Jake Bugg
13 White Christmas The Wanted
14 Frosty the Snowman The Wombats
- HISTORY OF RADIO TIMES CHRISTMAS COVERS
- HISTORY OF TV TIMES CHRISTMAS COVERS
- IT’S A CRACKER
What did Frosty the Snowman say to Jack Frost? Have an ice day
- CHRISTMAS CARD OF THE DAY
BONUS CHRISTMAS BOOK REVIEW
2019 Phil M Robinson