Saturday, January 02, 2021

Christmas, not in December (2)

To continue the short series about Christmas songs (or songs mentioning Christmas) set outside of December. Yesterday songs set in June and July, today song set in the first half of the year.
Probably the most famous non-Christmas song set in the beginning of a year, is this one by Lou Reed, about a Vietnam-veteran:
Too mainstream for this blog really, but on point in this series, Christmas set on Valentine's Day:
From this year, like the latter, but released in November and definitely seasonal: "Yeah, I'm writing this song about Christmas in April this year/So I'm not sure what to think about that/And I'm hoping these words don't ring so hollow when you're here/They say, "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year":
Three months in one song! April, May and June. That those are women's names is probably not a coincidence.
Swing about feeling lucky in love (because that's how Christmas feels, even in spring):
From Australia, just a guitar so it sounds like Billy Bragg:
It's GWAR so I'll just post it (though it starts at saying 'Twas the night before Christmas'):
Many moons ago, on a weblog far far away, I posted tracks by this Brussels singer. Can't remember how I got this, or where Marine ever went. Still, it's a song about Christmas in summer: