- 2009: The brilliantly funny Frank Kelly’s Christmas Countdown
- 2010: I showcased some: Barmy British Boxing Day Events
- 2011: I talked about some books I was looking forward in 2012
I wasn’t sure what to post this year, when on Wednesday night, when I was out celebrating my dad’s birthday, with my dad, brother. We were sat chatting with some people we knew when we got around to talking about favourite songs.
And it just so happens that my favourite ever Christmas song is also my favourite song as well. That song is Fairytale of New York by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl. So, I thought I’d search a few different versions and post them for your listening delight!
The Pogues ft Katie Melua
While I like Katie Melua normally, I don’t think she has the venom and bile necessary to carry it off, but I’m showing this one for the quality of Shane MacGowan’s performance.
Shane McGowan & Joyce Redmond
Another ‘interesting’ performance by Shane in this one, and Joyce does a pretty good job, but it’s the extra ‘umph’ provided by Sharon Shannon and her band that I like this one for.
The Pogues ft Sinéad O’Connor
Come along and sing-along with them now!
But nothing beats the classic!:
Don’t forget to visit the others taking part in the Virtual Advent tour today.