Sunday, 21 December 2008

Sounds For Sunday

The Festive edition.

I have to be honest, I'm not the biggest fan of Christmas. We had a couple of bad ones when I was a kid, where we lost some relatives, so I associate it with sadness and loneliness. I try to get into the spirit but it doesn't always happen. What I'd really love one day is to just have a really simple Christmas, not to go mad, not to overdo it on food and alcohol, not to feel the pressure to make a big spend. An old fashioned simple day.

It would be nice to feel like I wasn't drowning in a sea of cheese where music is concerned too. There is some room for it, but not all the time. I just get fed up of the jingling of bells over every track.

Anyway here's a few tunes that I hope sidestep the cheese somewhat. These will be playing on Christmas Day as I..sip...my first drink.

Happy Christmas!!!

Alton Ellis And The Lipsticks - Merry Merry Christmas
Smokey Robinson And The Miracles - Jingle Bells
The Aggrovators - Santa Claus Dub
Diana Ross And The Supremes - My Favourite Things
The Kingstonians - Merry Christmas
The Jackson 5 - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
The Maytals - Happy Christmas

9 comments:

dickvandyke said...

Thanks for everything Simon.

I went to my father's grave today. The skies were dark grey with cold rain and the mud unforgiving. Nonetheless, in front of this dark gloomy backdrop, I thought of the all the good times and laughter we shared.

So many bright, priceless times are in front of you mate. Christmas will sparkle for you again in the years to come.

Every best wish.

Dick

Simon said...

Same to you too matey. Thanks for the kind and funny and touching words throughout this past year.

Here's hoping next year is better for all. :)

So It Goes said...

You managed to find seven records I never posted!!!
I echo Dick's wishes: I can't visit my father's grave in Dorset, but I still remember the happy times, not the sad.
All the best to you and your wife, Simon!

Davy H said...

Merry Christmas dear boy - thanks for the many, many lovely things you have shared with us here this year.

There's sherry and mince pies over at mine tomorrow if I can snatch some time in between the last minute shopping and booze run to Asda, so pop in if you fancy a last hurrah x

ally. said...

every happiness sunshine and a happy xmas
x

Planet Mondo said...

Santastic selection of goodies have walloper of a Christmas and a rocking new year matey

So It Goes said...

Happy Xmas Simon, and thanks for a lovely blog from a lovely fella (that's you). All the best to you and your wife, from me and mine. x

JC said...

Since I miised out on sending best wishes at Xmas, I've been hanging around looking for a slot to nip in and say Happy New Year....

Thanks for everything this past 12 months......and all the best to you and your missus on what is, without doubt, going to be a really special year in your lives.

JC
x

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