Christmas Carols, But Not the Usual


As we come down to the wire, with Christmas peeking over the horizon, radio stations have switched to seasonal music. They never seem to know when to do this. Some stations start with weekends in December, reverting to their usual playlist during the week, then go all out for the last week. Others slowly transition, while some go wall-to-wall Christmas several weeks before.

While there are plenty of Christmas ditties being aired: traditional, oldies, new releases and humourous, I need to hear a few perhaps unconventional carols to really feel the spirit of the season.

The first is Grandma Got Runover by a Reindeer by the Irish Rovers. A silly but catchy tune.

Then there’s Jacob Miller’s reggae We Wish You an Irie Christmas.

Keeping with my international theme, Australian kids get a visit from Santa Claus whose sleigh is propelled not by reindeer, but kangaroos. Not just any kangaroos, but Six White Boomers, as explained by Rolf Harris.

And what’s Christmas without the do-wop version of White Christmas?

Of course Bing Crosby’s Mele Kalikimaka (The Hawaiian Christmas Song) has to be on the list.

DCS_Grad_2 DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and on Facebook, and add him on Google+
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