03 December: Bobby Sherman: Goin' Home (Sing A Song Of Christmas Cheer)

Published December 03, 2012

My favourite Bobby Sherman song is 'Julie Do Ya Love Me', but this groovy Christmas offering comes a close second. Not entirely sure about the 'Silent Night' interlude, admittedly, but the main parts of the song are just great.

Listen to it here.

02 December: Buck Owens & Susan Raye: Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy

Published December 02, 2012

This catchy recording falls under the "I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus" category. Except it treats the subject with more zest and a liveliness unique to the country music genre.

Click here to listen to Buck and Susan.

01 December: Capitol Studio Orchestra: Cha-Cha All The Way

Published December 01, 2012

Welcome to my Advent Calendar for 2012, wherein I will post a new Christmas song every day up to and including December 24.

You don't really need me to direct you to 'White Christmas' by Bing Crosby or Band Aid's 'Do They Know It's Christmas', so this Advent Calendar will focus on the less familiar, the quite obscure and the totally bizarre.

First out is 'Cha-Cha All The Way' by the Capitol Studio Orchestra, taken from the 1996 CD Christmas Cocktails (the recording is from 1958, but wasn't released until it appeared on this CD). Now, just seeing the title of the song and the name of the band will tell you that this must be a fantastic recording. And it is.

Listen to it here.