There’s so many decent Christmas songs, that one Troika isn’t going to be enough! So I’ve split them over two episodes - maybe more if I pull my finger out!
"Oh Santa!" - Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer
While not strictly ‘explicit’ (there’s no swearing), it is a rather rum tale that minors may find disturbing. Mr B is the inventor of ‘Chap Hop’, a delightful blend of hip hop and chapness.
"Get behind me Santa!" - Sufjan Stevens
Sufjan is the King of the Christmas song, if you need a good Christmas music that isn’t cheesy (at least unintentionally) you can’t go wrong with his many covers of traditional songs and original Xmas tunes. This one is a conversation between an Anti-Santa curmudgeon, and Santa himself.
I don’t care about what you say, Santa Claus
You’re a bad brother breaking into people’s garage
- "A Snowflake Fell (and it felt like a kiss)" - Glasvegas
After two songs played for chuckles, this Troika ends with a more serious tone from Glasgows’ Glasvegas. This is the title track from the Christmas EP, and I love this song, but I particularly put it here as its one of Leigh’s favourites!
More crimbo musicality next week!
(The intro music is ‘Winter Wonderland’ by Lew Stone & His Band)