Friday, December 12, 2014

The Holiday Season

Its the holiday season, and this year, instead of just focusing on the '80s, I've decided to broaden my focus.  

Although Americans are more familiar with the rock group Slade from their '80s breakthrough hits "Run Runaway," and "My Oh My", the group was greatly popular in the UK throughout the '70s.  Here's a oddball gem of a Christmas song from the glam era of the early '70s from that group, "Merry Christmas Everybody." Its a song released in 1973, in the midst of some dismal economic problems, which was nevertheless hopeful and optimistic about the future. Its apparently become an often played Christmas hit in Britain, although its much less familiar in the U.S.. 

I kinda like it, and the hopeful spirit it conveys.

But, of course, I have to include the '80s too! And here's Billy Squire at the beginning the MTV era in 1981, with "Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You." Ain't that the truth, though?

I do wish all of my readers a cheerful and optimistic holiday season.