Archive for December 16th, 2008

Let the bells ring out for Christmas

The Pogues’ Fairytale of New York is the best Christmas song ever. That can never be disputed. But what of the second-best?

There’s been some Christmas classics over the years but it’s hard not to wish they (whoever THEY may be) would add a few different tracks to the annual Christmas compilation albums. There’s only so many times you can hear Slade before it starts to get a tad grating.

So, I’d like to humbly suggest a revival of this Christmas-related classic from the wonderful Saint Etienne featuring Tim Burgess: I Was Born On Christmas Day

In fact, just go back and listen to the entire Saint Etienne back catalogue. You’ll thank me for it.

Any other suggestions for criminally underlooked Christmas songs? Fountains of Wayne’s I Want An Alien For Christmas anybody?


Gary Elsewhere

Soccerlens: Stafford Rangers sack Steve Bull in a classic case of Conference club overstretching.

Also, the winners of the 2008 Soccerlens Awards have been announced, and there’s some very worthy winners in there indeed, especially Ian King at Two Hundred Per Cent who took the editors’ choice for Best British Football Blog 2008. If you’re a football fan and don’t already have Ian’s blog in your RSS, do so now. It’s essential daily reading.

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