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Four Days To.................................Christmas!


Sunday Breakfast 21st December 2008


Not having fully recovered from what , apparently , was just a heavy cold.........I arrived with not only a bag of Cds and Newspapers but a collection of cough and throat medicines!


I started with my single of the year which is the Killers and Human then with just Four days to go I got.....well Christmassy.....


The Carpenters                                          Merry Christmas Darling

Take That                                                  Greatest Day

Leona Lewis                                              Run


Lounge Lizards at 7.30 saw something of a Tom Jones Orgy as I played

Help Yourself followed quickly by the more recent If He Should Ever Leave You.


Delta Goodrem                                                  Throw it away

Elvis                                                                 Blue Christmas

Will Young                                                        The Game

Jools Holland and Ruby Turner                            The Informer

Gabriella Cilmi                                                   Sanctuary


Just after 8 I started the run through the local papers. The main headlines this week were


Brentwood Weekly News                        Town Centre Plan on Hold

Essex Inquirer                                       Shop Mates With Knives

Billericay and Wickford Gazette              A child will be killed

Brentwood Gazette                                Evil Rapists Cheat Justice



Maroon 5                                                           This Love

Doobie Brothers                                                 Long Train Runnin'

The O'Jays                                                        Used to be my Girl

The Verve                                                          Rather Be



In Essential at 8.30


Twas the Night Before Christmas


Clement Clarke Moore (1779 - 1863) wrote the poem Twas the night before Christmas also called “A Visit from St. Nicholas" in 1822.


The author of the poem Twas the night before Christmas was a reticent man and it is believed that a family friend, Miss H. Butler, sent a copy of the poem to the New York Sentinel who published the poem. The condition of publication was that the author of Twas the night before Christmas was to remain anonymous. The first publication date was 23rd December 1823 and it was an immediate success. It was not until 1844 that Clement Clarke Moore claimed ownership when the work was included in a book of his poetry.


I played and extract from a spoken version of the poem by Robert J. Lurtsema blended with a vocal version by Peter Paul and Mary


Ronan Keating & Yousef Islam                Father and Son

Aleisha Dixon                                        The Boy Does Nothing

A Punk                                                 Vampire Weekend


The Golden Year at 9.00


Gilbert O'Sullivan                                                The Christmas Song

Pilot                                                                  January

Peter Shelley                                                     Love Me Love My Dog

Dana                                                                 It's Gonna be a cold cold Christmas

Pete Wingfield                                                    Eighteen with a bullet


I was maybe a little hard this week or was it just the Christmas Spirit.....many people struggled to get it right!


Random Clues Were


January 1 - Work is abandoned on the British end of the Channel Tunnel.


19 September - the first episode of the popular sitcom Fawlty Towers broadcast


November 29 - The name "Micro-soft" (for microcomputer software) is used by Bill Gates in a letter to Paul Allen for the first time

(Microsoft becomes a registered trademark on November 26, Of the following Year).




And The Year ?









1                            9                                7                             5



Absie                                                                Silent Someone (She's from Chelmsford)

Coldplay                                                            Lovers in Japan

Jackie Wilson                                                    Reet Petite

Split Enz                                                           I Got You

Jamiriquai                                                          Canned Heat

Chris De Burgh                                                   A Spaceman Came Travelling


And on that note.....Happy Christmas......see you on the 28th.







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