Our A-Z Challenge this year incorporates our Duolingo language challenges; Donna's focus is on Danish, Dave's is on German. Our challenge continues with P is for Plate.
Stop the Cavalry was never intended as a Christmas song but has become a favourite on compilations because of one line, “Wish I was at home for Christmas".
I do feel a bit of shame in not making Fairytale of New York the no.1 Christmas song but there is another that stands out just that little bit more for me.
A Spaceman Came Travelling is poignant given that the spaceman has made such a long journey to deliver a message of peace to the world.
Released in November 1983, The Flying Picket’s debut song, a cover of the Yazoo hit Only You, was the Christmas no.1 in the British charts that year.
Back in the seventies, Oldfield recorded In Dulci Jubilo as an instrumental and gave us one of the must have songs on any Christmas compilation.
I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday very much taps into the magic of Christmas with mention of snowmen, Santa and the bells ringing on Christmas Day.
Released in December 1979, Wonderful Christmastime peaked at no.6 in the UK but like many of the best festive songs it has endured over the years.
Penned by Holder and Lea, as were all of Slade's six no.1 hits, Merry Xmas Everybody is addictive from the intro right through to that memorable ending.
Released in November 1974, Mud’s classic but sombre song Lonely This Christmas climbed the charts just in time to be the Christmas no.1.
Released in December 1984 and written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure, Do They Know It’s Christmas? was Geldof’s response to the famine in Ethiopia.