Can A Heathen Have A Favorite Christmas Song?

You bet your ass he can! I didn’t think a Christmas song could evoke positive sentimental feelings in me until I heard the Pogue’s “Fairytale of New York” a few years ago. Drunk tanks, failed dreams, arguments with my girlfriend, these things are human things, things I relate to. They remind me I am alive. I lived, and loved, and mattered. I made people angry, happy and sad sometimes, as they did me. It’s the process of living this song reminds me of, of being a part of existence with everyone else here. Right now. The first version of the song I’ve included here is with Alan Doyle, Samantha Barks, and Russell Crowe and was performed a few years ago in New York. The embedded video is a solo version of it performed by an Irish folk singer named Christy Moore. The more I hear this song, the more I love it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoVHclTIJjQ&list=FLoQATGhmPVfXvAGUtCHaVwg&index=13

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9 thoughts on “Can A Heathen Have A Favorite Christmas Song?

  1. Indeed a great song. I saw the Pogues in Brisbane…. Brilliant!!

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