Friday Fun Link – I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday (Dec 22, 2006)

I posted a fitting John Lennon Christmas song over at LibrarianActivist for this week's Friday Fun Link but I think for the first time ever, I'm not going to post the exact same link on this blog.

This is the video for a song that I think isn't very well known in North America (correct me if I'm wrong) but is a huge annual Christmas favourite in the UK.  When I was in the UK in 1995, I heard this song so much but never got tired of it.  Plus how can you argue with the outfits on these 1970's glam rockers?

Comments 3

  1. Anonymous wrote:

    That's a fun one, it's funny, just yesterday my sister and I were dicussing Christmas music and our debate was about which song, between War is Over and Do They Know It's Christmas?, is the bigger guilt inducing song? Both were intended (I mean, I think they were intended, I shouldn't hoist my interpretations on music), as songs of awareness, with Do They Know It's Christmas being connected to Band Aid, etc. We didn't come up with anything conclusive, although the phenomenon of War is Over being used on the Children's fund ad, when the organization is religiously-based, seems odd, considering Lennon's views on religion, Re: Imagine.
    Then again, perhaps I'm using my time off to think too much, I do that sometimes. 😛
    PS I like the new blog title.

    Posted 23 Dec 2006 at 4:44 am
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Guilt and Christmas go together like turkey and cranberries.
    Imagine is one of those songs, up there with REM's “The One I Love” (“A simple prop to occupy my time”) which always gets played at weddings where you wonder “Do people even listen to the lyrics before picking it for their (otherwise very religious) funerals? “Imagine there's no Heaven” – I mean, it's the first line of the song for chrissake!
    Lennon could be pretty commercially-minded though – he had an unreleased song called “Grow Old With Me” which had a chorus of “God bless our love/God bless our love.” He wanted to write an anthem for weddings and thought including that would help the cause.

    Posted 28 Dec 2006 at 6:37 pm
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    Er, bad sentence structure – I meant that REM's song always gets played at weddings and Imagine always gets played at funerals and neither are usually appropriate (although I'd definitely have Imagine at my funeral!)

    Posted 28 Dec 2006 at 6:39 pm

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