Something Really Horrible For Christmas
I once wrote a Christmas single. It didn’t chart, thank God – I can only say that I was 23 and stupid – but I do still own a copy (45 rpm vinyl) to remind me how horrible music gets at Christmas. This year Enrique Iglesias’s ‘Bailando’ (a worldwide mega-smash) barely managed to reach 75th place in the UK charts after not being promoted ‘because it’s in Spanish’, but ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ is in the Top Twenty.
However, it would be hard to find anything worse than these two, one by the Jingle-Cats (and dogs) doing carols – there’s a whole album if you want more!! – and the other by the beloved, oft-mentioned-here Portsmouth Sinfonia, trying their best, which frankly isn’t good enough. Just when you thought their two albums of awful classical music was enough, here’s a medley, or a muddle, from them, a sort of ‘Hooked On Horrors’…