Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Christmas songs!!!

Yeah, I'm an atheist. Yeah, I celebrate Christmas/Xmas/whatever.

The Christians stole it from the pagans, so why can't the secularists steal it from the Christians? A festival in winter is such a good idea, especially when you live in a plac where there is such a difference between summer and winter in terms of temperature and natural light. We need to meet up with friends and family, we need to eat good (and bad) food, drink wine and talk nonsense and laugh at the tv and each other and ourselves.

So with that in mind, here are some of my favourite Christmas songs:

Twisted Sister's version of Come All Ye Faithful (animated video version - this is awesome)

Transsiberian Orchestra - Carol of the Bells (but pretty much all of Transsiberian Orchestra's songs are awesome. Christmassy and headbang-y. What more could you ask for?!)

Actually, TSO are so good, here is another of their tracks:

Jona Lewie - Stop the Cavalry. Anti war and Christmassy. Again, what more could you ask for?

And then of course, The Pogues and the late, great Kirsty McCall - Fairytale of NewYork. This makes me laugh and cry and turn the radio up full blast and dance around the kitchen like a crazy person when it comes on. Bad language and grumbles and drinking, now that's an Irish Christmas!

I have more favourites, I'll post them another day probably, this will have to do for now!

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