Today’s Dispatch: So This Is Christmas (Part 1)

Originally I set out to do my yearly review of the video for “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” for this blog, but those plans were ruined after getting stuck inside a store that played a heinous cover version of the song on an endless loop. So, in the spirit of the holidays (and the mall-initiated brainwashing that comes with it – um, fiscal year spending, much?) I’ve decided to check out the holiday songs least likely to be played at the nearest mall’s PA system any time soon.

First: “Fairytale of New York” by The Pogues, featuring the late Kirsty MacColl. (Yes, I think that’s Matt Dillon dragging Shane McGowan around in the beginning.)

And its spiritual twin, “A Snowflake Fell (And it Felt Like a Kiss)” by Glasvegas.

Plus:  “Christmas Wrapping,” by The Waitresses.

More Christmas songs in the coming days.

Love, Stella

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Stella Torres

is the author of the adult contemporary romances Save the Cake, Crushingly Close, and Nine Years Away, as well as the short story “Be Creative” in the anthology Kids These Days: Stories from Luna East Vol. 1.

In her previous life, she has worked in public relations, taught English as a second language, and even attended graduate school (twice!). She has lived in Indonesia, Honolulu, and Quezon City before moving back to her hometown of Los Banos, a few hours’ drive (with traffic) from the heart of Manila.

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