Violence and Misery – Dave’s Favourite Christmas Songs

T’was the night before Christmas & all through the house not a creature was stirring APART FROM A BEING OF UNSPEAKABLE HORROR IN THE ATTIC.

So have some Christmas songs that aren’t Wizzard or Slade or Cliff Sodding Richard.

Father Christmas – The Kinks

Ray Davies is a lyrical genius, able to create the most romantic imagery from London’s grubby streets. But here the Kinks go punk with a tune about some little gits pumped up on sugar and excitement mugging Father Christmas.

Chiron Beta Prime – Jonathan Coulton

Just because you’ve been banished by the Robot Overlords to a mining colony on an asteroid doesn’t mean you can’t get a bit festive.

Feliz Navidad – El Vez

Traditional Christmas song put to the tune of ‘Public Image’ by PiL. It’s obvious when you think about it. A stone cold classic from the Mexican Elvis.

Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town – Bruce Springsteen

Partly because Bruce Springsteen is the Greatest Living American Poet and Songwriter, but mostly because it really annoys my wife.

It’s not truly Christmas until my wife sighs and says “Not this song again?”

A Long December – Counting Crows

Not strictly a Christmas song, but they’re just so damn good. A band that truly refuses to be happy. You have to admire their commitment to documenting the existential emptiness in our meaningless lives.

Plus added Courtney Cox in the video.

Anyway, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you in 2016!

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