As a 43 year old, I should just be from about the right point in time to enjoy, the more modern Christmas songs and I do. The trouble is that radio stations are clearly relying on the usual suspects and as such I confess to feeling a little bit saturated by Fairytale of New York.
So with that in mind I've gone back a little bit further. Today I've picked a tune that played in the background during my childhood in the 1970s. I don't really recall thinking I like this as a child, but it was there every time Christmas came around. It has linked itself to the pleasant memories of Christmas such as walking around all wrapped up in the local town when all the Christmas decorations were out and the local Salvation Army band was playing to an appreciative crowd. It was a time when it felt Christmassy and everyone joined in as opposed to being servants of their smart phones and generally detached from the human race.
So I give you today a song from a warm sounding voice singing a song about hope (real hope and not a campaign slogan).