Christmas Song Advent Calendar 2018: Day 18

ARTIST: Kelly Clarkson SONG: Run Run Rudolph Originally recorded by Chuck Berry in 1958, 'Run Run Rudolph' takes a strong set of lungs to sing this rocking and rolling festive number. Quite appropriate then, that the original American Idol victor Kelly Clarkson took it on for her Christmas album 'Wrapped In Red' back in 2013. … Continue reading Christmas Song Advent Calendar 2018: Day 18

Christmas Song Advent Calendar 2018: Day 17

ARTIST: Girls Aloud SONG: Not Tonight Santa If you ever wanted proof of how British a prospect for pop Girls Aloud were in the 00s, this saucy as a seaside postcard original number from the special Christmas bonus disc of their 2005 album 'Chemistry' should act as confirmation of this.     https://youtu.be/sMgOPKas6oE With a … Continue reading Christmas Song Advent Calendar 2018: Day 17

#CrazyStupidTV: Happy Hour With Olly Murs (ITV, 15th December)

Two rather big developments have happened regarding my absolute fave Olly Murs this last week. First, is that I finally announced last Monday evening that my wot fansite I used to run and edit about him is returning in the new year (more of which here). The second, is that adding to his other titles … Continue reading #CrazyStupidTV: Happy Hour With Olly Murs (ITV, 15th December)

Christmas Song Advent Calendar 2018: Day 15

ARTIST: Cee-Lo Green SONG: What Christmas Means To Me First recorded by Motown and soul music legend Stevie Wonder back in 1967, 'What Christmas Means To Me' has been covered by many artists over the last five decades - some versions more brilliant than others it has to be said. https://youtu.be/t-7ZM9lYyao But former Gnarls Barkley … Continue reading Christmas Song Advent Calendar 2018: Day 15

Christmas Song Advent Calendar 2018: Day 11

ARTIST: Gabriella Cilmi SONG: Warm This Winter Even if it was inevitable from the minute the still brilliant 'Sweet About Me' recieved saturation airplay over the whole of 2008, it's still a shame that Aussie songstress Gabriella Cilmi, for all her Xenomania produced soul pop stompers, came to be known by two songs alone. The … Continue reading Christmas Song Advent Calendar 2018: Day 11