3   Christmas Track                                             Merry Xmas Everybody – Slade Click here to listen

4   Christmas Carol                                             Angels from the Realms of Glory”

5   Christmas Film                                               It’s A Wonderful Life

6   Something to Prepare                                    Visit a victorian Market or Christmas Fayre

7   Children’s Christmas Picture Book             Dear Father Christmas by Alan Durant (Author),‎ Vanessa Cabban (Illustrator)

7 Dear Father Christmas by Alan Durant
7 Dear Father Christmas by Alan Durant


8   Children’s Christmas Paperback                 The Santa Trap – Jonathan Emmett

9   Adult Christmas Book to Read                   Village Christmas – Laurie Lee

10  Annual:

07 Ripleys 2018
07 Ripleys 2018


11  It’s A Cracker!:                             What do Santa’s helpers learn at school?  The elf-abet

12  A Christmas Number

20 Metres – The height of the Christmas tree in Trafalgar square

13  An Amazing Christmas Fact

UK shoppers spent over £21.6bn in the eight weeks prior to Christmas in 2014.

14  Christmas Radio Times Cover:

07 Radio Times Christmas  1957
07 Radio Times Christmas 1957

15  Christmas Character                                    Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer

16  Unusual Gifts

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17  TV AD                                                            M&S Not Just Christmas Food 2006

18   Christmas Stamp:

07 Christmas Stamps  1974
07 Christmas Stamps 1974


Had my Christmas Party at Nursery yesterday. Wore a jumper with Rudolf on the front. Does not fit when I give the same roar to Rudolf  as my dinosaur or wolf T shirt. I need to get a new “Call sign”. I’ll try and wear it next time I see Grandad. He’s good at coming up with call signs or catchphrases that irritate people



So yesterday I thought I have Mamma and Grandad to look after for a full day today. Now Christmas can really begin! Can it buggery, the couple of miserables. Just an ordinary day! B*******. I thought at least they’d let me eat all the advent chocolates. Not one crumb of extra chocolate was evident. Nearest I got to a Christmas DVD was Summer Holiday starring Cliff Richard. No I didn’t believe it either. Christmas shopping amounted to visiting a dry cleaning cum clothes repair shop in Newark marketplace. And as for my latest ambition being fulfilled of denuding the Christmas Tree of its baubles, the result was nil due to hawkeyed Mamma. In the end I just threw myself kamikaze style into the Christmas tree. Result it hurt me lots and only achieved 3 baubles. Bah! Humbug!


21           A Christmas List

Continuing – All the Christmas No.1 Singles from Christmas 1949 (Part 2 of 2)

1984       Band Aid               Do They Know It’s Christmas?

1985       Shakin’ Stevens    Merry Christmas Everyone

1986       Jackie Wilson       Reet Petite

1987       Pet Shop Boys      Always on My Mind

1988       Cliff Richard        Mistletoe and Wine[nb 3]

1989       Band Aid II          Do They Know It’s Christmas?

1990       Cliff Richard        Saviour’s Day

1991       Queen    Bohemian Rhapsody /

1992       Whitney Houston                I Will Always Love You

1993       Mr Blobby            Mr Blobby

1994       East 17  Stay Another Day

1995       lMichael Jackson Earth Song

1996       Spice Girls             2 Become 1

1997       Spice Girls             Too Much

1998       Spice Girls             Goodbye

1999       Westlife                 I Have a Dream / “Seasons in the Sun”

2000       Bob the Builder    Can We Fix It?

2001       Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman  Somethin’ Stupid

2002       Girls Aloud            Sound of the Underground

2003       Michael Andrews & Gary Jules         Mad World

2004       Band Aid 20         Do They Know It’s Christmas?

2005       Shayne Ward       That’s My Goal

2006       Leona Lewis         Moment Like This !A Moment Like This

2007       Leon Jackson       When You Believe

2008       Alexandra Burke Hallelujah

2009       Rage Against the Machine                Killing in the Name

2010       Matt Cardle          When We Collide

2011       Military Wives with Gareth Malone Wherever You Are

2012       Justice Collective, He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother

2013       Sam Bailey           Skyscrapper

2014       Ben Haenow        Something I Need

2015       Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir

2016       Rockabye – Clean Bandit





Perry Como ‎– Perry Como Sings The Songs Of Christmas – 1959

Perry Como Sings The Songs Of Christmas
Perry Como Sings The Songs Of Christmas