Favourite Christmas Songs

I recall sitting in my previous boyfriend’s kitchen and listening to Radio 1 and a interview with Midge Ure and Bob Geldof. Thet talked about this charity song and how they hoped it sold well enough to send some money to Africa. The rest, as they say, is history.

This is by far the best version of this song, and any other *Aid* songs that followed… Sting, Bono, Phil Collins, Simon Le Bon, … amazing line up and somewhat controversial lines… When Bono sings *thank god it’s them instead of you*… amazing, and so powerful.

This song sends shivers down my spine.

I remember owning a copy of that newspaper with the pictures of them all.

1984. Jeez.

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Favourite Festive Film: Die Hard, obviously https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phs3i0onDDg

Favourite Festive Song: Stop the Cavalry by Jona Lewie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HkJHApgKqw

Favourite Festive Food: I don't like Christmas Dinner much, but Pigs in Blankets https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/classic-pigs-blankets and Chestnut Stuffing https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/3052/rustic-chestnut-stuffing make it worthwhile

Favourite Festive Story/Myth: I've always had a really soft spot for the shepherds in the Nativity story. Ordinary working men in extraordinary circumstances. But I don't buy that they all trooped off to Bethlehem. They'd have drawn straws because you don't leave your sheep unattended in wolf season. I wonder if the ones that stayed sometimes regretted it but I'm sure Jesus wouldn't have held it against them. There was a man who took a pride in looking after the flock.

Favourite Festive Tradition: Boxing Day when the hard part of Christmas is over and there are leftovers to eat, and books to read.

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