The sound of Christmas can often be heard in shops from early Autumn with Christmas rock anthems like Slade’s ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ and Wizzard’s ‘I wish it Could be Christmas Everyday’ combining with Christmas pop songs, carols and charity singles to saturate our public spaces.
The similarity of songs within the genres and their familiarity through repetition year after year, both annoys and entertains in equal measure – much like a traditional family Christmas.
Last week Bara Menyn Bakehouse saw the transition completed from the Halloween themed vinyl to Christmas, with a new display of 7inch records connected to Christmas in Wales.
This week sees an increasingly Christmassy selection with new 12inch records, some with a Welsh connection.
The collection will continue to change as the festive season continues.
For some alternative Christmas listening you could try –
Last Christmas (or was it the one before..?) – An MP3 collection of improvised vinyl mixes with found record players
I really enjoyed this analytical Christmas ditty by Jake Yapp