Love Actually is now touted as “one of the greatest Christmas films of all time”, I assume, by the beige, easily-pleased titterati. When this flick was first released, there were loads of folk declaring how mediocre it was, but in recent years, Love Actually has unfathomably snowballed into […]
Gareth Malone is an annoying little git who plagues our television sets with his utterly mundane choir-based reality shows which masquerade as “good causes”. As a choirmaster and television presenter, Gareth has absolutely no charisma at all, looking more like a choirmaster’s accountant than someone representing the arts. […]
Christmas Pop songs thrived during the ’70s and ’80s and those two particular decades seemed to capture the spirit of the season perfectly as artists of the day translated the festive feeling into a handful of memorable tracks. After that period however, most attempts at a Christmas song […]
“Do They Know It’s Christmas” was a very annoying and overrated song. Simply because it was a charity single, people didn’t seem to question the idiotic lyrics and faux-liberal sentiments. If you’re not aware, this song was released in winter of 1984 to raise money for the Ethiopian […]
What Went Wrong With… The Decline Of The Christmas Pop Song & The Hijacking Of The Christmas Number 1?
It occurred to me recently whilst compiling a list of the Top 25 Best Christmas Songs, that most, if not all of them were created in the 70s and 80s. It’s almost as if singers and songwriters gave up making Christmas songs after the 80s (at least good […]