Once upon a Christmas time, the much-vaunted title 'Christmas No.1' really meant something - it meant that a song had at least something to do with Christmas (even if it was just the inclusion of tubular bells, as in East 17's 'Stay Another Day'). Nowadays the Christmas No.1 is either going to be the latest X-Factor winner's* release or a song that's been championed on the Internet as an anti-Christmas song, like Rage Against the Machine's 'Killing in the Name'.
Well today a line has to be drawn and a stand has to be made. The Christmas No.1 must be reclaimed by Christmas, and with that in mind I am officially declaring that I shall be championing 'Ebenezer's Carol', by The Men That Will Not Be Blamed for Nothing, for Christmas No.1 2010.
If you would like to join me in my mission, please check out the Facebook page I have created for this cause, 'Like' it, and then download the single yourself. And let's have a Christmas song** as Christmas No.1!
* And I use the word 'winner' here advisedly.
** And it doesn't get much more Christmassy than Dickens' A Christmas Carol now, does it?