The Full “Christmas” Catastrophe – 25th December 2010

In Uncategorized on December 25, 2010 at 9:49 pm

Hosted & Posted By Andy “Not More Socks” Bell

Twas the night of Yuletide and didn’t the music make the tinsel sparkle.  Apart from THAT song from Bing Crosby !

So with plate laden with turkey, stuffing and grey brussel sprouts TFC launched itself into a somewhat seasonal celebration.  All things in moderation Catastrophe-ettes!

Frosty The Snowman – The Ventures

Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis – Tom Waits

Carol Of The Bells – South Park

Twelve Days Of Christmas – Mabel Mercer

La Vie Boheme – Rent (Cast)

I was going to play another track fom Rent, but my friend Geoff had this i-Tuning away during our turkey lunch and I was a pushover.  A great track and the clip shows the entire number for the Broadway show.

My Room – Earl Okin

Hen Geiliog Y Gwynt – Iris Williams

Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend – Carol Channing

And why not ?

Abdul Abulbul Amir – Peter Skellern

The lyrics are from a satirical ditty dating from the Russian-Turkish war in 1877.  It was a worldwide hit, which became a bit of a comic turn in the middle of the last century.   And it inspired this  beer ad on UK TV featuring a VERY young Stephen Fry.

The Merriest – Julie London

I’ll Be Home For Christmas – Bing Crosby

I’ll Be There – Melbourne Gay & Lesbian Youth Chorus

Intet Er Nytt Under Solen – Ase  Kleveland

The first of two songs by Norwegian artists (go the North Pole).  This song was a Norsk representative in the 1966 Eurovision Song Content and came 3rd.  The singer later became Norway’s Culture Minister. Honest.

At The Foot Of Canal Street – John Boute, Paul Sanchez, Glen David Andrews & New Birth Brass Band

From the David Simon HBO show “Treme“.

“Don’t waste your time being angry

When a moment’s better with a smile.”O Love Is Teasin’ – Jean Ritchie

Soothe Me – Sam & Dave

Come Together – Gli Scapoli

The second Norwegian thingo is from a glorious choir.

Claudia – The View

How To Make Gravy – Paul Kelly

No Christmas Day is complete with some kind of gravy and our very own Paul Kelly knows more than most about this finest of the culinary arts.

Let Me Call You Sweetheart – Laurel & Hardy

A comedic partnership of the highest class.  Their films are now around 80 years old, but the glory of their art shines through the crackle.

This clip shows the daintiness of Oliver Hardy and the good natured silliness of Stan Laurel … and some male bonding to boot.

Mr Rose – Roy Budd

Charlie Brown Theme – Vince Guaraldi

Joy Forever – The Seraph Choir

Love Shack – The B-52s

I came to this one very late.  The B-52s weren’t that big in the UK, then one night in Wollongong (north west  of one night in heaven) at an after-show party I was introduced to it.  And I haven’t been the same since !


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