Last Christmas

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OK, time for a bit of cheese. Not a lot to say about this one, really, other than the fact that it’s probably the best song Wham! ever did. Which isn’t necessarily saying much. But here it is anyway. Last Christmas.

2000 Miles

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Back to the music again. This is a classic Christmas song, but the video was clearly made on a budget! But never mind the cheesiness, the sight of Chrissie Hynde dressed up as a Salvation Army singer (complete with tambourine) is enough to turn anyone to religion. Here are The Pretenders, with 2000 Miles.

The Oxen

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Time for another poem. This is The Oxen, by Thomas Hardy. The painting is Adoration of the Shepherds (De aanbidding der herders) by Dutch artist Gerard van Honthorst, featuring an ox kneeling at the crib of Jesus. Christmas Eve, and twelve of the clock. “Now they are all on their knees,” An elder said as …