Ho ho hum. It’s Christmas so the shops and the airwaves are full of jingle belled songs spreading the cheer. Let’s admit it, most are awful and even the better ones are dulled by repetition. So Blabber’n’Smoke has spent some time on the old interwebs thing to try and find some Christmas songs that are a wee bit off of the beaten track. Enjoy.
Robert Earl Keen. Most folk will be familiar with his song Merry Christmas With The Family. This is just as good.
Wild Billy Childish
The Felice Brothers
Joseph Spence. Cerys Matthews seems to like this on a lot.
This went the rounds some years ago claiming to be by Nick Cave and Tom Waits. It ain’t.
It’s Christmas so we need an orphan song
Some power pop
And some hokum
And finally, as television is so important to Christmas here’s a TV special from the good folk in Glossary