Its become almost a tradition at this blog to have a holiday season post (or posts!) with some retro '80s era Christmas songs. Some of the songs have been posted yearly, not unlike the yearly ritual of trotting out the same old beloved ornaments. Here's '80s Christmas songroll for 2016.
First up is a new one for this blog: the Pointer Sisters' version of the old classic "Santa Clause Is Coming to Town."
Here's another first appearance for this blog, Annie Lennox (and Eurythmics') doing a lovely rendition of "Winter Wonderland." Is the holiday spirit being felt?
This one's a classic: U2's very '80s version of "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)."
John (Cougar) Mellencamp's rockin version of "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus."
All of the above were from 1987's wonderful charity album, A Very Special Christmas, which benefited the Special Olympics.
Here's a few '80s Christmas classics coming back to take their place under this year's tree:
Wham's very, very '80s holiday song, "This Christmas," from 1985.
And, rounding it all off, Billy Squire's 1981 "Christmas is the Time to Say I Love You."