As Bing Crosby sang "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas". But, does it sound a lot like 'Christmas'? How many times can you hear - year in, year out - the same ol' creaky Christmas crooners and overplayed tinsel-tunes before you start tuning them out?
Personally I really will pull this sort of a face, if get anywhere near another whiff of Phil Spector, 'Fairytale of New York' or East 17's 'Stay' and Frankie's 'Power Of Love' (and who in the name of Chris Chringle ever decided the last two had any sniff of Christmas spirit about them anways)..
So let me introduce to you ...a grab bag of goodies, a sackful of bootleg remixes and festive flavored funky nuggets that should get your jingle boots a'bopping and your cosy toes a'tapping. All have been masterfully mixed by the super heroes and heavy hitters of cut-and-paste-pop into fun size, mini-medleys of panto' season playfulness where ....
Shaking Stevens, Jet and Jonah Lewie get bunged in the blender.
Bad Tattoo - Are You Gonna Stop The White Christmas
The Who, James Brown, Clarence Carter and Curtis Mayfield make
Mojochronic - Xmasploitation Santa
The bestest ever refit of Last Christmas - a real winter Whammer
DJ BC - Fettdog Last Christmas Twist
And GHP whisks Blondie and Macca into a Christmas confection as full and fruity as figgy pud'...
Go Home Productions - High Tides And Blocked Peace Pipes
All tracks are taken from five full albums worth of genuine geniusness available for free ....here A Very Bootie Christmas and here Santastic Four
Oh go on then, one more - as it's Christmas..
Sam Flanagan - Frosty DMC