The Christmas song that actually wasn’t released as a Christmas song! For years my mum always said that when she heard this song on the radio then she knew it was getting close to Christmas.
The song reached number 1 in the French charts during the summer of 1981! In the UK it was released during November and the song features the line “I wish I was at home, for Christmas” and has been a Yuletide hit since!
This song has been Lewie’s one and only hit – kept of the top slot in the UK by two reissues of John Lennon singles released after his death. He was also part of the Stiff Records roster, a label I have always associated with a more punk and new wave labels. He would have rubbed shoulders with the likes of Madness, Nick Lowe, The Pogues, Kirsty MacColl, Motorhead, The Plasmatics, The Adverts, Ian Dury and the Blockheads and The Damned!
Posted on Jukebox 20
December 11th 2008
Hello World I’m back!
Trying hard to get into the festive mood, but working in retail doesn’t help, neither do the near tropical temperatures we are experiencing at the moment. Looking out of the window and it’s blue skies and 9C, so listening to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra sing about Ghosts of Christmas Eve and doing their version of O Come All Ye Faithful just feels wrong!