Saturday, 15 December 2012 14:26
Driving Home For Christmas is blasting on the CRI radio, and we are finally getting into the Christmas spirit! Having sorted out the Secret Santa, bought the Christmas decorations and are starting to feel the holiday cheer. This is very unnerving for the most ruthless in the Beijing Hottie family, who have perhaps had a hard year, and aren’t particularly that cheerful. But give them a roll of tinsel and some blu tac, complemented by an empty white wall, and they’ll reveal the Damien Hirst in them. When it comes to it, you need to know just what it is that makes the difference between childish decorating and mature. But it’s Christmas, so we’re not overly bothered.
When it comes to Christmas tunes, it is so hard to pick the favourite one. Of course, Slade, Shakin’ Stevens and Wizzard are up there with Wham! and of course the good old East 17. Often, people forget that this was actually a Christmas song, especially if they’ve never seen the video. It’s impossible to forget with the abundance of snow-fakery in the vid. But nothing marks the true spirit of Christmas without the good ol’ classics. We wonder, in fact, what on earth people did before these bad boys were released onto the market. Probably just carols.