12 Days of Christmas Music to Improve Your Playlist (Day 9)

Today is the day for requests. (Okay, actually, there are several requests of this series each year, which I kinda like, but today I’m indulging two of them.)

Day 9 features a fantastic song that has been suggested to me many times by multiple people, and this year it made the primary list. It’s “Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues, featuring Kirsty MacColl.

Please also click here to see a bonus song suggested by Marie Marshall, who mentioned it in the comments to an earlier day’s post. It’s a marvelous jazz rendition of “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen” that reminds me of the old Pink Panther cartoons in the best way, although that doesn’t really describe it well enough. Just give it a listen; it’s fun.

 

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5 thoughts on “12 Days of Christmas Music to Improve Your Playlist (Day 9)

  1. The Pogues’ song is utterly brilliant. Never intended as a ‘Christmas’ song as such, it gets played every year anyway. Poetry, heartbreak, shattered dreams, foul language, it has them all and I love it!

    Rock is supposed to be a throwaway genre, so when something like this turns up – sprezzatura on a stick! – it is a wonderful occurrence.

    And thank you for including the ‘bonus track’. 🙂

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