8 SLEEPS TO GO CHRISTMAS 2019

8 SLEEPS TO GO CHRISTMAS 2019

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Tuesday 17th December 2019

  1. DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS PICTURE

 Santa’s Big Motor Running Again

  1. A CHRISTMAS LIST

ALBUMS AT No.1 IN THE ALBUM CHARTS CHRISTMAS WEEK SINCE 1956 (1st year of album charts)

 

Year                       Album                                                                    Artist                                      Record                   Wks at

No.1

1956                       The King and I                                                     Original soundtrack            Capitol                   48

1957                       The King and I                                                     Original soundtrack            Capitol                   48

1958                       South Pacific                                                        Original soundtrack            RCA Victor           115

1959                       South Pacific                                                        Original soundtrack            RCA Victor           115

1960                       South Pacific                                                        Original soundtrack            RCA Victor           115

1961                       Another Black and White Minstrel Show       George Mitchell Minstrels HMV                      8

1962                       The Black and White Minstrel Show               George Mitchell Minstrels HMV                      9

1963                       With the Beatles                                                  The Beatles                           Parlophone           21

1964                       Beatles for Sale                                                    The Beatles                           Parlophone           11

1965                       Rubber Soul                                                          The Beatles                           Parlophone           8

1966                       The Sound of Music                                            Original soundtrack            RCA Victor           70

1967                       Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band          The Beatles                           Parlophone           27

1968                       The Beatles (White Album)                               The Beatles                           Apple                     8

1969                       Abbey Road                                                         The Beatles                           Apple                     17

1970                       Andy Williams’ Greatest Hits                           Andy Williams                     CBS                        5

1971                       Electric Warrior                                                   T. Rex                                    Fly                          8

1972                       20 All Time Hits of the 50s                               Various artists                      K-tel                       11

1973                       Goodbye Yellow Brick Road                           Elton John                             DJM                       2

1974                       Elton John’s Greatest Hits                                  Elton John                             DJM                       11

1975                       A Night at the Opera                                           Queen                                    EMI                        4

1976                       Glen Campbell’s Twenty Golden Greats         Glen Campbell                     Capitol                   6

1977                       Disco Fever                                                           Various artists                      K-tel                       6

1978                       Grease: The Original Soundtrack Motion Picture Original soundtrack    RSO                        13

1979                       Greatest Hits, Vol. 1                                           Rod Stewart                          Riva                       5

1980                       Super Trouper                                                      ABBA                                    Epic                        9

1981                       The Visitors                                                           ABBA                                    Epic                        3

1982                       The John Lennon Collection                             John Lennon                        Parlophone           6

1983                       Now That’s What I Call Music                          Various artists                      Virgin/EMI            5

1984                       Hits 1                                                                     Various artists                      CBS/WEA             7

1985                       Now – The Christmas Album                           Various artists                      Virgin/EMI            2

1986                       Now That’s What I Call Music 8                      Various artists      Virgin/EMI/PolyGram        6

1987                       Now That’s What I Call Music 10                    Various artists      Virgin/EMI/PolyGram        6

1988                       Private Collection: 1979–1988                        Cliff Richard                        EMI                        2

1989                       …But Seriously                                                     Phil Collins                           Virgin                     15

1990                       The Immaculate Collection                               Madonna                              Sire                         9

1991                       Greatest Hits II                                                    Queen                                    Parlophone           5

1992                       Greatest Hits: 1965–1992                                 Cher                                       Geffen                   7

1993                       Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell                    Meat Loaf                             Virgin                     11

1994                       Carry On up the Charts                                      The Beautiful South            Go! Discs               7

1995                       Robson & Jerome                                                Robson & Jerome                RCA                       7

1996                       Spice                                                                      Spice Girls                             Virgin                     15

1997                       Let’s Talk About Love                                        Céline Dion                           Epic                        4

1998                       Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael      George Michael   Epic                        8

1999                       Come On Over                                                     Shania Twain                       Mercury                 11

2000                       1                                                                              The Beatles                           Apple                     9

2001                       Swing When You’re Winning                            Robbie Williams                  Chrysalis               7

2002                       Escapology                                                           Robbie Williams                  EMI                        7

2003                       Life for Rent                                                        Dido                                       Cheeky                  10

2004                       Greatest Hits                                                         Robbie Williams                  Chrysalis               4

2005                       Curtain Call: The Hits                                        Eminem                                 Interscope             5

2006                       Beautiful World                                                   Take That                             Polydor                  8

2007                       Spirit                                                                       Leona Lewis                         Syco                       8

2008                       The Circus                                                             Take That                             Polydor                  5

2009                       I Dreamed a Dream                                             Susan Boyle                          Syco                       4

2010                       Progress                                                                 Take That                             Polydor                  7

2011                       Christmas                                                              Michael Bublé                      Reprise                   3

2012                       Our Version of Events                                        Emeli Sandé                         Virgin                     10

2013                       Swings Both Ways                                              Robbie Williams                  Island                     4

2014                       X                                                                             Ed Sheeran                           Asylum                  13

2015                       25                                                                           Adele                                      XL                          13

2016                       Together                                                                Michael Ball & Alfie Boe  Decca                     2

2017                       Revival                                                                  Eminem                                 Interscope             1

2018                       The Greatest Showman                      Motion Picture Cast Recording         Atlantic                  25

2019                       TBA 20th December

 

  1. CHRISTMAS WORDS

Elves first appeared in Christmas Elves by Louise M. Alcott in 1856

It’s A Wonderful Life is consistently voted the favourite Christmas film. First shown 1946

 

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

Though you can’t hear me

When I get trough

  1. NICE LITTLE CHRISTMAS NUMBER

81           Travel 109 miles visiting friends and family – 5,595,968,549 miles in total for the nation

82           Buy presents for nine people – 462,052,449 people nationwide

83           Buy 22 different presents – 1,129,461,542 nationwide

84           Send 21 Christmas cards – 1,078,122,381 nationwide

85           Eat two Christmas dinners (102,678,322 nationwide) containing a total of six slices of turkey (308,034,966 nationwide), eight potatoes (410,713,288 nationwide) and eight sprouts (410,713,288 nationwide) as well as drink four glasses of champagne (205,356,644 nationwide).

  1. CHRISTMAS TRACK OF THE DAY
  1. 10 - Christmas Lights Coldplay 3:59
  1. A MERRY CHRISTMAS SHORT FILM OR VIDEO

 Lego Roadtrip For Christmas 2010

  1. CHRISTMAS COMPILATION ALBUM

A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR YOU FROM PHIL SPECTOR

1 “White Christmas” Darlene Love
2 “Frosty the Snowman” The Ronettes
3 “The Bells of St. Mary’s” Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans
4 “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” The Crystals
5 “Sleigh Ride” The Ronettes
6 “Marshmallow World” Darlene Love
7 “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” The Ronettes
8 “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” The Crystals
9 “Winter Wonderland” Darlene Love
10 “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” The Crystals
11 “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” Darlene Love
12 “Here Comes Santa Claus” Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans
13 “Silent Night” Phil Spector and Artists

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

Will Santa launch an online alternative to his usual delivery service? He’s toying with the idea.

  1. CHRISTMAS CARD OF THE DAY

BONUS CHRISTMAS BOOK REVIEW

The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg

 

 

 

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