Day 16 9 SLEEPS – I WISH IT COULD BE CHRISTMAS EVERYDAY

Day 16 9 SLEEPS UNTIL CHRISTMAS DAY

I WISH IT COULD BE CHRISTMAS EVERYDAY

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 16th December 2018

Do you ever Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday as the Wizzard’s Christmas song says? Have you thought of the consequences.

You can find out now by reading at this link  AFTER THE RECORD ENDED What would happen?

“I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday” is a Christmas song recorded by British glam rock band Wizzard. It was first released in December 1973 and, as with most Wizzard songs, was written and produced by the band’s frontman Roy Wood — formerly of The Move and a founding member of ELO.

Despite the song’s strong, long-lasting popularity, it has reached no higher than number four on the UK Singles Chart, a position it occupied for four consecutive weeks from December 1973 to January 1974.The song was beaten to the 1973 Christmas Number 1 spot by Slade’s “Merry Xmas Everybody” which remained at the top of the charts for five weeks, from December 1973 to January 1974.

Roy Wood sings lead vocals. The backing vocals for the single are by “The Suedettes”, augmented by the choir of Stockland Green School First Year. The original sleeve of the single credits “Miss Snob and Class 3C” with “Additional noises”. The basic track for the single was recorded in August 1973, so to create a wintry feeling engineer Steve Brown decorated the studio with Christmas decorations and turned the air conditioning down to its coldest setting. Wood wore a woollen hat found in lost property. The schoolchildren were brought down from the Midlands to London by bus during the autumn half-term to add their contributions

At the time of the single’s release, Wizzard’s contract with EMI was close to expiration. Promotional copies were pressed by Warner Brothers, with whom the band had just signed for future releases. Only then was it discovered that EMI were legally entitled to the track after all, so the Warner Bros. Records pressings were halted and the record appeared on the Harvest label, but with the same picture sleeve

Although Wood had arranged for the members of the Stockland Green School choir to sing at the Top of the Pops television recording, their place was taken by children provided by a local London stage school.

INSPIRATIONAL CHRISTMAS QUOTE FOR THE DAY

Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone. – Charles M. Schulz

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PICTURE BOOK

  1. Elmer’s Christmas – David McKee
  2. Kipper’s Christmas Eve Board Book by Mick Inkpen

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS BOOK For 5+ READERS

Hetty Feather’s Christmas by Jacqueline Wilson

CHRISTMAS NOVELS

The Christmas Eve Letter: A Time Travel Novel by Elyse Douglas  (Author)

A RADIO TIMES CHRISTMAS COVER

 

1990

CHILDREN’S ANNUAL

Trolls Annual 2019

CHRISTMAS CAROL

While Shepherds Watched

CHRISTMAS FILM

The Polar Express (2004)

HAPPINESS AT CHRISTMAS IS…

Happiness at Christmas is…a Christingle service at dusk at 4pm on a frosty cold Sunday afternoon in December, just as it is getting dark

IT’S GRANDAD’S CHRISTMAS CRACKER JOKE OF THE DAY

What do you call a train loaded with toffee? A chew chew train

AT CHRISTMAS LOVE IS…

At Christmas Love is…last minute Christmas shopping together

CHRISTMAS TRACK OF THE DAY

Stay Another Day – East 17                            

Highest Chart Position: No.1 10th December 1994

A CHRISTMAS ALBUM

The Very Best Of Rock Christmas   – Various Artistes

WHAT DAY IS IT?

Sunday 16th December 2018

Chocolate Covered Anything Day

Day Of Reconciliation

December is Tie Month

 

 

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