I wrote a Christmas song!
I love (some) Christmas songs, and I particularly love U2’s cover of Baby Please Come Home. It’s got a real joy to it: where so many Christmas songs are dirges it’s got a propulsive energy that really appeals to me (as does Mariah’s All I Want For Christmas Is You, another favourite). Language aside I have a soft spot for The Pogues’ Fairytale of New York too.
I think the best Xmas songs are about yearning and unfettered big emotions, and my favourites tend to have a sense of humour to them, and I decided to see if I could come up with something that had the same qualities. The above track is the result. It’s a demo, so it’s really, really, really, really rough. But I really like it. It makes me smile.
Lyrics and a bit more information is on the linked Soundcloud page.