Since I was feeling a tad nostalgic, the Christmas compilation for 2013 is all about the 1980s. There are some old favorites and a couple of newer choices on hand that I hope you all enjoy.
Believe it or not, there was a lot to choose from and some from very unlikely artists(never knew Bananarama had a Christmas song,for one) but we narrowed it down to a set of seasonably suitable songs.
A Very Special Christmas,one of the better charity albums that came out during that decade.
The best known track off of AVSC is Run-DMC's "Christmas in Hollis", a real rapper's delight that celebrates the down to earth joys of the holiday. The song was also featured in the original Die Hard movie and lately,was part of a car ad that had a pack of suburban moms grooving to it's rhymes regarding Santa,Christmas Day dinner and chilling like a snowman instead of a villain:
Another awesome song from that album was The Pointer Sisters' rendition of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town". The singing sibling team had a great run in the eighties, with several hit singles and a couple of Grammy awards to show for it. Just hearing them is a treat for any time of the year:
Yes,we have Wham! with "Last Christmas", which I am including as part of my holiday gift to my sister who finds much amusement in their oddly hokey musical contributions to the music scene of that time period.
I suppose it's tolerable enough,but if you wish to skip this one, I wouldn't blame you:
As a much needed palate cleanser,we have Hall and Oates with "Jingle Bell Rock". The video is a bit goofy but in a nice old school way:
So,happy holidays and season's greetings to one and all, with hopes that you are able to relax with your loved ones during these days off from regular life. Whether or not you celebrate this end of the year time with or without Santa, the most important thing is that you get to look over the good that has come to you and put a little love in your heart for next year: