Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Eve...

And, in the same way the big candle was lit on the Blue Peter Advent Crown (not that I ever made one, where on earth do you get flameproof tinsel?), here's the final video in my countdown.

...what else could it be? The amazing Fairytale of New York. Love this song (but only the original, the modern, sanitised version does nothing for me, it's not meant to be tuneful, it's an argument!)

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays/Messy Kweznuz (for the Blackadder fans)/nice 25th December

Meatina x




Friday, December 23, 2016

Late again, but the final week!

So, the final Sunday in Advent (was nearly a week ago, I know), however here's the accompanying song. It's been a firm favourite of mine ever since it came out. Possibly because of the Christmassy nature, possibly because it's a cracking tune, or...and this is the most likely reason, because I have a childish sense of humour ;) I do like to sing along to the chorus!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Late I know, but week three!

Something a bit more traditional this week. I really love this video- the style is beautiful, and goes so well with Annie Lennox's powerful yet haunting vocals.

Something of an "early cinema" vibe about the video, that's the best way to describe it I guess.

On a shallower note, I want her outfit (the walking one)!

Annie Lennox- God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen:




Sunday, December 04, 2016

Week two of the Advent Songs...

And here we are. Not really a song as such, however the first time I heard this it became a firm favourite. Mainly because it had me in hysterics.

It's a version of The Twelve Days of Christmas, as performed by Frank Kelly (best known as Father Jack from Father Ted, who sadly is another name on the long list of celebrities who have died this year). This was originally released in 1982. Enjoy!