Surely, nothing says Christmas quite like a rambling, wheezing, grumpy, irascible, megalomaniacal Mancunian.
Oh, no, wait. I meant nobody says “Christmas-ah!” quite like this rambling, wheezing, grumpy, irascible, rambling, megalomaniacal Mancunian.
From a 1994 Peel Session, here’s The Fall:
The Fall – Hark The Herald Angels Sing
The Fall – Jingle Bell Rock
Three versions of the same song this morning.
Firstly, as mentioned in “God Gave Us Life”, the opening track from the original vinyl release of a Half Man Half Biscuit album I featured on these pages recently (admittedly, I didn’t post the song in question), there she is, in a litany that also includes Una Stubbs, Little and Large, Keith Harris, Wendy Craig, Thora Hird and Lionel Blair: “He also gave us Eartha Kitt.”
Eartha Kitt – Santa Baby
And here’s a cover version from a few years ago, by everyone favourite twinkly absinthe-representing Australian popstress:
Kylie Minogue – Santa Baby
But Queen of Cover versions for today is provided by none other than…well, let me just say that a few months ago, in a post I wrote which mentioned them, long-time friend of the blog, The Robster (of Is This The Life? fame) wrote: “Nothing beats The Muppets. Nothing.” And this proves that:
Miss Piggy – Santa Baby
And since I mentioned them earlier, now is perhaps an appropriate time to launch my Christmas Appeal for 2017.
Yes, a donation of just £1.00 can buy Sid and Eddie their own Christmas jumpers:
No, you’re right, once you’ve seen that, you can’t unsee it, can you?