The OU is the grinch that has stolen my Christmas! No merry-making or end of year lists or frivolous nonsense!
Despite that, I have selected some winter themed music for your perusal. Not many sleigh bells or jingle balls but enjoyable in a cathartic melancholy sort of way.
Scarves and Gloves Winter Selection
- Christmas Time Is Here * Vince Guaradi
- A Christmas Dirge * Nellie McKay
- Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis * Neko Case
- Jackie Jackie (Spend This Winter With Me) * Sally Shapiro
- I Remember When (Emotional Version) * James Fogle
- It’s Not Really Cold When It Snows * The Russian Futurists
- Winter, Fire & Snow * Anúna
- All I Ever Get For Christmas Is Blue * Over The Rhine
- That Was The Worst Christmas Ever! * Sufjan Stevens
- Winter Wonderland (Bent Remix) * Perry Como
- Heart On Snow * Marc Almond with Russia Orchestra
- Blowing Snow * Marco Raaphorst
- Avening * Danna & Clément
- Little Girl Blue (Postal Service Remix) * Nina Simone
- Things Fall Apart * Cristina
- Fairytale Of New York * Stars
- Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas * Aimee Mann
- 2000 Miles * The Pretenders
- Spotlight On Christmas * Rufus Wainwright
- Love Came Down * Harry Simeone Chorale
If you enjoyed these, or even if you haven’t, and feel full of goodwill, you might consider a small donation to Mencap, a charity which does amazing things for young people with learning disabilities. My friend Jonathan has dressed up as a Santa for them and this is supposed to make us want to give money. I’m sure there’s some logic there, but hey, let’s donate and feel all warm and fuzzy inside!