In 2018, it was the Christmas EPs of Charlotte Campbell and Jess Thristan respectively that helped get me in the festive mood. In 2019, it is a couple of cracking Christmas singles that are making the run up to the big day all the more enjoyable. Click on the images below to watch/listen:
Padraig – Blue Christmas
This cover evokes the spirit of Elvis vocally whilst drawing on the big band sound of Michael Bublé’s version musically. It may not be an original take on a Christmas classic but it still makes for an enjoyable listen.
Little Folk – Christmas is Here
This charity single provokes a poignant smile every time. Its relaxed feel reminds me of Driving Home for Christmas. Everything you could want from a festive country song, with all proceeds going to an incredibly worthy cause.
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Rosey Cale – I’ll Be Your Baby
Cale can be proud of this addition to her catalogue, a festive-tinged ballad written and performed solely by her. The video is worth watching, her performance warranting comparisons with the likes of Ingrid Andress. A beautiful recording.