Down the Holiday Trail, pt. V

Maybe it’s the colder weather but I’m feeling a little more Christmasy than a couple of days ago. I’d like to see this chill continue on through the weekend, but it doesn’t seem like it’s going to happen.

I was looking around the Internet a couple of days ago, trying to find out if the Stones had ever released any kind of a Christmas song. I know there’s Keith’s version of “Run Rudolph Run,” which I posted the other day, but beyond that, it doesn’t seem there are any Rolling Stones Christmas releases . Being the anti-Beatles they were, apparently Christmas music wasn’t their style. About the closest I found is “Winter” from the Goats Head Soup album. I’m not a hundred percent sure what the song is about but it’s – no surprise – a winter sorta tune with the line “And I wish I'd been out in California / When the lights on all the Christmas trees went out.”

Actually, if you look at the lines around that line, the song seems to be about someone being exiled for sexual sins. And if that ain’t Christmas, I don’t know what is.

Winter.mp3 ~ Rolling Stones
Joy to the World.mp3 ~ Pure Defiance
Dead By Xmas.mp3 ~ Hanoi Rocks
Let Me Sleep (Christmas Time).mp3 ~ Pearl Jam
Santa Bring My Baby Back to Me.mp3 ~ Charlie Sexton

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At 1:54 PM , Blogger Carolyn said...

Hi there - could I attempt to add one more Christmas song to your list? I wrote one called George Bailey... I sing and play bass and it's all about Jimmy Stewart in It's A Wonderful Life. Would love for you to take a listen on my website or watch the youtube video... I'm happy to send you an mp3 if you like it.

I couldn't think of any Stones Christmas tunes either, unless you can consider Brown Sugar a song about gingerbread men...

Thanks and happy holidays!
Carolyn Sills

At 2:27 PM , Blogger Brett said...

If you're interested, there's also a Mick Jagger Christmas song, "Lonely This Christmas (Without You)"--actually a duet with Joss Stone.


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