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
- Dear Santa – Rod Campbell
- Winnie & Wilbur Meet Santa byValerie Thomas & Korky Paul
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS BOOK For 5+ READERS
A Child’s Christmas In Wales – Dylan Thomas
Snowy Nights at the Lonely Hearts Hotel – Karen King
A RADIO TIMES CHRISTMAS COVER
My Little Pony Annual 2019
Angels From The Realms Of Glory
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
Pretend To Be A Time Traveller Day
Gingerbread Decorating Day
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