Day 8 17 SLEEPS UNTIL CHRISTMAS DAY – AFTER THE RECORD ENDED

Day 8 17 SLEEPS UNTIL CHRISTMAS DAY  WHAT DO YOU DO ALL DAY,GRANDAD

AFTER THE RECORD ENDED

WHEN SANTA GOT STUCK UP THE CHIMNEY

 

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 8th December 2018

 

What do you do all day, Grandad, they ask all the time? One thing I do is listen to music. But I don’t just listen to my records or tracks, because I love writing, they always inspire me to write.

 

Most songs are about people. Many tell of stories and situations and events . One thing I like to do is imagine what happens after the end of the song and write about it.

 

For example “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?” by the Shirelles. I like to imagine the next morning and tell the story of did he/she or didn’t he/she.

 

You can find some of my “After the Record Ended” stories on this Blog. Check out the category “After The Record Ended”, Like “Blue Suede Shoes” and “Let’s Spend The Night Together”.

 

I have written a couple based on Christmas records too.

 

The first is “When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney”. A record recorded in the old 78rpm record days of 1953. It was by Billy Cotton and His Band and it just missed the Chart or Hit Parade for Christmas 1953. That is no big deal when you consider the Hit Parade was only a Top 12 and 4 of the entries were different versions of  “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause”.

 

The original song “When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney” was written by Jimmy Grafton. A brilliant all-media writer in the 1950s.

 

Some of the things he wrote include: The Goon Show (Radio 1951–53), Goonreel (TV 1952), Down Among the Z Men (Film 1952), Billy Cotton Band Show (Radio Eight years between 1956–65), A Santa for Christmas (Film 1957)

 

He was also a producer, a theatrical agent, a local councillor and a publican of The Grafton, in London, a pub which had been in his family since 1864.

 

He wrote songs, radio shows, films and for TV. He even wrote for the amazing “Goon Show” on the radio.

 

The song – Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney- has always been a favourite particularly of children.

 

You can buy a 78rpm original record of it on Ebay for £10. But you can find other versions on Christmas compilations especially those intended for children.

 

Anyway what happened afterward he got stuck? How did they get him out? I try to visualise it. Check out the story here: When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney – What happened after the record ended?

 

 

INSPIRATIONAL CHRISTMAS QUOTE FOR THE DAY

. It’s not what’s under the Christmas tree that matters, it’s who is around it.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PICTURE BOOK

  1. Dear Santa – Rod Campbell
  2. Winnie & Wilbur Meet Santa byValerie Thomas & Korky Paul

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS BOOK For 5+ READERS

A Child’s Christmas In Wales – Dylan Thomas

CHRISTMAS NOVELS

Snowy Nights at the Lonely Hearts Hotel – Karen King

A RADIO TIMES CHRISTMAS COVER

2015

CHILDREN’S ANNUAL

My Little Pony Annual 2019

CHRISTMAS CAROL

Angels From The Realms Of Glory

CHRISTMAS FILM

A Christmas Carol (1951)

HAPPINESS AT CHRISTMAS IS…

Happiness at Christmas is…a white Christmas

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

Who is Santa’s favorite singer? Elf-is Presley!

AT CHRISTMAS LOVE IS…

At Christmas Love is…decorating the Christmas tree together

CHRISTMAS TRACK OF THE DAY

When Santa Got Stuck In The Chimney – Billy Cotton & His Band

Highest Chart Position: No. Did not chart

Label: Decca ‎– F.10217 Format:  10″, 78 RPM, Single record

A CHRISTMAS ALBUM

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

WHAT DAY IS IT?

Saturday 8th December 2018-12-04

Brownie Day

Lard Day

Pretend To Be A Time Traveller Day

Gingerbread Decorating Day

 

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