...because if my friends and I were building a snowman and it suddenly came alive when we put a hat on it, I'd probably freak and stab it to death with an icicle. (Matt Perry)
Can anyone explain our thirst for Xmas songs? We give out fuck when we hear them in shops from Halloween onwards but yet we buy them by the bucketload. Looking at the global iTunes chart this morning - Mariah Carey, The Pogues, Band Aid, Wham, Chris Rea, Wizzard, Shakin Stevens and Bing Crosby all in the top 15. How do they manage that every year? Are download buying teenagers rushing out every December to buy them for the first time round and putting them back up to the top of the charts? Or do the rest of us download them in December, delete them in January and repeat the cycle to put another million into Mariah's flimsy Santa suit every year?
Then you've to question the Christmas songs that aren't Christmas songs - Long December by the Counting Crows is about the lead singer's depression and Frankie Goes To Hollywood's The Power Of Love to me knowledge is about coming out. My personal favorite is Joe Pesci's If It Doesn't Snow This Christmas, can we download the bejaysus out of it and get it to Number 1? I can hear Larry Gogan counting it down already!