Ah, Christmas music. Some of it is awesome. Most of it stinks, and it doesn’t help that radio stations are flipping to the all-Christmas format earlier and earlier each year. That is why we are dedicating the Friday Video column all month to our favorite holiday songs, as a means of standing up to the “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer”s of the world.
What’s cool about this one, written by Squeeze founders Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford in 1979 in the hopes that they would land the coveted UK Christmas #1 (as it turned out, the song failed to chart), is that it sounds like a Squeeze song first and foremost, rather than sounding like a Christmas song performed by Squeeze. Plus, the video has a gratuitous close-up of a woman’s rack. Difford, Tilbrook and boobies: that’s a party, right there.