CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN ADVENT BLOG Sunday 6th December 2020
12 RAMBLINGS OF CHRISTMAS
ONLY 19 SLEEPS TO CHRISTMAS
- A CHRISTMAS QUOTE
The two most joyous times of the year are Christmas morning and the end of school. – Alice Cooper
- CHRISTMAS FEATURE – CHARTWISE, IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK ALOT LIKE CHRISTMAS
You know it’s starting to look like Christmas, pandemic or no pandemic when the end of the week’s Official Singles Chart Top 100 is published and 38 of those 100 tracks or records are Christmas themed ones. And most have been around for years. There’s something warm and cosy about it all, but also wonderful to see the mix of new blood too.
Here are all those tracks:
Official Best Selling Singles Chart Top 100
For the weekending 04 December 2020
2 ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU – MARIAH CAREY
3 LAST CHRISTMAS – WHAM
5 MIDNIGHT SKY – MILEY CYRUS
8 FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK – POGUES FT KIRSTY MACCOLL
13 IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE – MICHAEL BUBLE
14 MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE – SHAKIN’ STEVEN
15 DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS – BAND AID
16 SANTA TELL ME – ARIANA GRANDE
18 STEP INTO CHRISTMAS – ELTON JOHNMERCURY
19 ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE – BRENDA LEE
20 UNDERNEATH THE TREE – KELLY CLARKSON
21 ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE – JUSTIN BIEBER
22 DRIVING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS – CHRIS REA
23 I WISH IT COULD BE CHRISTMAS EVERYDAY – WIZZARDEMI
28 THIS CHRISTMAS – JESS GLYNNE
32 MERRY XMAS EVERYBODY – SLADE
33 ONE MORE SLEEP – LEONA LEWIS
36 IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR – ANDY WILLIAMS
37 HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS – MICHAEL BUBLE
38 JINGLE BELL ROCK – BOBBY HELMS
39 WONDERFUL CHRISTMASTIME – PAUL MCCARTNEY
40 HAPPY XMAS (WAR IS OVER) – JOHN & YOKO/PLASTIC ONO BAN
41 HOLIDAY – LIL NAS X 41 3
43 MISTLETOE – JUSTIN BIEBER
51 SLEIGH RIDE – RONETTES
54 LET IT SNOW LET IT SNOW LET IT SNOW – DEAN MARTIN
57 SANTA BABY – KYLIE MINOGUE
58 NAUGHTY LIST – LIAM PAYNE FT DIXIE D’AMELIO
72 CHRISTMAS LIGHTS – COLDPLAY
73 COZY LITTLE CHRISTMAS – KATY PERRY
75 HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS – SAM SMITH
77 HOLIDAY – LITTLE MIX
78 WHITE CHRISTMAS – BING CROSBY
82 CHRISTMAS TIME (DON’T LET THE BELLS END) – DARKNESS
85 LET IT SNOW LET IT SNOW LET IT SNOW – FRANK SINATRA
96 SANTA’S COMING FOR US – SIA
98 CHRISTMAS (BABY PLEASE COME HOME) – DARLENE LOVE
100 IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER – JAMIE CULLUM
- CHRISTMAS MOVIE
4. CHRISTMAS SONG
- 30 - Blue Christmas Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers 2:58
5.CHRISTMAS CHILDREN’S BOOK
Dasher: How a Brave Little Doe Changed Christmas Forever by Matt Tavares (Author, Illustrator)
Paperback : 40 pages
Publisher : Walker Books
Reading level : 5 – 9 years
Discover the magical story of Dasher, Santa’s very first reindeer, in a Christmas gift-book to treasure year after year.
Dasher is a little doe with a wish in her heart. She spends her days with her family under the hot sun in a travelling circus, but she longs for a different life – one where there is snow beneath her hooves and the North Star above her head. One day, when the opportunity arises, Dasher seizes her destiny and takes off in pursuit of the life she wants to live. It’s not long before she meets a nice man in a red suit with a horse-drawn sleigh, a man named Santa. And soon, with the help of a powerful Christmas wish, nothing will be the same… Matt Tavares’ beautifully illustrated and evocatively told story bristles with all the magic of the festive season.
7. IT’S A CRACKER (CHRISTMAS CRACKER JOKE)
What athlete is warmest in winter? A long jumper!
8. EVERY CHRISTMAS TV TIMES COVER
9. A FAMOUS SCROOGE
10. SOMETHING TO LAUGH ABOUT – A TOP TV CHRISTMAS SPECIAL FROM THE PAST
The Vicar of Dibley – The Christmas Lunch Incident
UK/Special/1996Aired on BBC
“The Christmas Lunch Incident” is a Christmas special episode of the British television sitcom The Vicar of Dibley. The episode was first broadcast on BBC1 in the United Kingdom on 25 December 1996. It was the eighth episode of The Vicar of Dibley to be produced and transmitted. Repeats are broadcast regularly around Christmas on both the original channel and more frequently on the UKTV comedy channel Gold. The episode was written by regular writers Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer.
11. NICE LITTLE CHRISTMAS NUMBER
51 1 in 10 The chances of a White Christmas for England and Wales
52 1 in 6 The chances of a White Christmasfor Scotland and Northern Ireland
53 27% of families sit down to watch the Queen’s Speech.
54 82% of people surveyed own a Christmas jumper, with 25-34 year olds the most likely to buy one, according to Matalan.
55 75% of people buy their festive jumper to wear for a work event, whilst over half wear one on Christmas Day.
56 57% of adults in the UK would gladly sacrifice seeing relatives on Christmas day if it meant they could spend more time on Facebook. (2016 Survey)
57 11.6 million viewers. Gavin & Stacey Christmas Day TV Audience 2019 Biggest TV Audience for Christmas Day 2019
58 7 – During the 20th century there were only seven official white Christmases in the United Kingdom.
59 2 Weeks – According to data gathered from Facebook, two weeks before Christmas is one of the two most popular times for couples to break up; one would guess to avoid buying presents. Christmas Day is the least popular.
60 50 million copies worldwide have been sold since 1942 of the bestselling Christmas single ever is Bing Crosby’s White Christmas. Irving Berlin who wrote Whie Christmas, hated Elvis Presley’s version of “White Christmas” so much that he tried to prevent radio stations from playing Presley’s cover.
12. CHRISTMAS TV ADVERT