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Thursday, 8 December 2011

miss b loves...............'Driving Home for Christmas' by Chris Rea and other Christmas favourites

                 

Nothing gets me in the Christmas mood more than Chris Rea singing 'Driving home for Christmas' - one of my favourite Christmas songs.  

It was originally released in December 1988 but re-entered the charts in 2007. In 2009, a video was made in aid of Shelter and  all proceeds were donated to the charity. Celebrities who feature in the video include Martin Shaw, Mike Read, Gail Porter and Lionel Blair.

Former X Factor contestant Stacey Solomon recorded a version of the song which is currently being used in the Iceland supermarket Christmas commercials.

Rea wrote 'Driving Home for Christmas' many years before he first recorded it. Apparently his wife had come down to London to drive him home to Middlesbrough in her Mini to save money because it was cheaper than travelling by train. His inspiration for the song came as she and Rea were stuck in traffic as they were leaving London with a long drive ahead. Rea has described the song as a 'car version of a carol.'


miss b's favourite Christmas songs......
  • Last Christmas - Wham
  • White Christmas - Bing Crosby
  • Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas - She & Him
  • Let it snow - Michael Bublé

and favourite Christmas carols.....
  • O Come O Come Emmanuel
  • The First Noel

and favourite French Christmas carols.............
  • Il est né le divin enfant
  • Trois anges sont venus ce soir
            

20 comments:

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  2. Thanks, Harriette, for visiting my blog and for following!

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  3. Love that song too, Miss B. Bon weekend! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  4. I love this! So upbeat! Love your list of favorite Christmas songs Miss B! Have an awesome weekend my friend. :D
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  5. love it!
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  6. I love this song too! I didn' know about its origins! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Love!!!! :-)
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  8. You´re gonna make me cry with this song ... !!! As an expat I´m so looking forward to go back home for christmas ... !!! XXX

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  9. I love the video!! I think it`s very nice "let it snow of Bublé".


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  10. Thank you for all your positive comments. Glad you like it too!

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  11. I like it!
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  12. Have never heard "Driving home for Christmas" before, but it is a great song!

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  13. This is a GREAT christmas drive time song!

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  14. Love the song. Love Last Christmas by Wham!

    xx
    Heel in Mint

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  15. I love the Holidays! this is such a perfect song!

    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

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  16. love that song! soo pretty!

    xx

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  17. This is my all time favourite too - just the right mix of nostalgia - LOVE Christmas time.
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    Francesca

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