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Some more christmas tunes

I mentioned in a comment over at A History Of Dubious Taste that back in 2012, I choreographed a christmas charity aerobic marathon type thing, where alongside the obvious numbers from the likes of Shakin’ Stevens, Slade, Ronettes, Wizzard and The Darkness (plus Frank Sinatra‘s version of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” as a breather halfway through), I indulged in a few personal favourites. And I thought I would share some with you…

Mele Kalikimaka – KT Tunstall

A fun version of a song that all the old-time crooners did back in the day, but which seems to have been forgotten by everyone… except Kate, who taught herself to play xylophone specially. Worth the effort.

Step Into Christmas – The Wedding Present

The Weddoes’ revved-up revision of Lord Reg‘s perennial classic. I cheated on the choreography to this one and just re-used the routine I already had for “Na Na Na Na Naa” by Kaiser Chiefs.

Troika – Keith Emerson

Bonkers, and basically impossible to dance to, but fun to try… and even more fun to make other people try.

All Alone On Christmas – Darlene Love

When the producers of Home Alone 2 couldn’t secure the rights to use Darlene Love’s recording of “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”, they commissioned a new song instead.  It got into the lower end of the top 40 and afterwards was never played again. It’s a corker. Well, OK, it’s a pretty blatant rip-off of “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”… but it’s still a corker.

The Christmas Song – Nat “King” Cole

When I was putting the dance-a-thing together, I chopped and changed the playlist quite a lot, but for the closing number… well, how could it possibly be anything else? It really is THE Christmas Song.