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
- Elmer’s Christmas – David McKee
- Kipper’s Christmas Eve Board Book by Mick Inkpen
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS BOOK For 5+ READERS
Hetty Feather’s Christmas by Jacqueline Wilson
The Christmas Eve Letter: A Time Travel Novel by Elyse Douglas (Author)
A RADIO TIMES CHRISTMAS COVER
Trolls Annual 2019
While Shepherds Watched
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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